So there I am on the new Blackbird...relaxed... slowly and calmly filtering through the middle of cars stopped at traffic lights...No problems at all...everything under control... The space between cars gets a little thin, so I decide to traverse across to the inside lane, and I monouvre beween two stopped cars. The one in front considerately moves forward a few feet to give me some room. I look left to make sure there is nothing coming...clear....turn the bike to the right as I ease out the clutch to move off again, and kachonk...engine stalls...but I have the front wheel turned, don't I....Bike trips over and squishes me beween the bike and the car I was manouvering around, with the bike only 1/2 way over from a full drop. So there I am pretty well pinned against the rear 1/4 panel, with the weight of the bike on me. (around about now it would have been nice if the drongo in the car behind had gotten out and gave me a hand to ease the bike off me, but oh no) Instead, I have to struggle myself, and as a result of busting a gut to get the bike off me, my a*se pushes in the rear 1/4 panel of the car I am leaning against. By now the driver of the car that now has my A*se Imprinted on his nice car get's out and comes around to see if I am ok...does'nt even mention the panel...more concerned if the bike is damaged. Anyway...not a scratch on the bike, and one ruined 1/4 panel for the poor bugger in the car, who was VERY decent about the whole event. (And a severe case of back strain for me) What a day to start out the morning commute....looking like a complete wanker in front of all the cages, and an "L" plater on a little 125 scooter sitting in the traffic line who I had only just filtered passed. eurgh! (I bet he had a good laugh!) CHEESUS! Any amount of experience does'nt exclude one from such 'little mishaps'. John.