Hey all, just recently signed up here and got my Ls...also took delivery of an '11 Ninja 250R last week (will make a thread on that in the new ride section soon hopefully). Was on my way back from a friend's house in Mosman and heading uphill to a roundabout on a T-intersection (where I was heading into the 'T' if that makes sense), cruising and slowing down ready to stop/go depending on what the traffic was like...it's pretty busy, but I notice a BMW is coming from my left and turning right, so he should shield the traffic for me and enable me to go. I am still slowing down, probably only going about 5 km/h at this point and wait until he's about 3/4 through the turn before I start making my move into the roundabout to turn left...I make eye contact with him and all is good he seems to be exiting the roundabout...but then he pulls the car around at the last second and decides to do a u-turn on the roundabout. I hit the brakes, panic a little and put my foot down but being on a hill I really misjudge it, lose my balance and drop the bike ever so slowly. Managed to smash the left blinker and the gear lever is now a bit bent, a bit of fuel also seemed to leak out. Guy in the BMW also decided to just drive off as he saw me go down, awesome. Thankfully a very nice couple stopped behind me and helped me pull up the bike then wheel it off to the side of the road, made sure I was ok etc which was really good. I was fine but just really pissed off at myself because it was a very stupid drop. Rode it back home but initially I had to hold the starter for a few seconds before it would start, and then mid ride home realised the gear lever wasn't shifting down properly because it was lodged against the bike. The instructor's words have been drilled home for sure now...expect the unexpected, especially in the suburbs. I keep going over it in my head and I think it would have been stupid to stop, I did have a gap which I could have accelerated into so the decision to brake suddenly was the wrong one on my part (it was an action I would have taken in my car, but maybe not as appropriate on the bike). So anyway, I'm assuming my bike isn't technically road legal anymore with the front left blinker out? Will have to get that fixed ASAP if it isn't. Also, anyone have any suggestions on how to bend the gear lever back and straighten it out? I tried doing it with my hands but that was a bit of a fail, think I'll just take it to the mechanics across the road and maybe he'll be able to fix it for me.