Well, it was going to be a good day. Hippo came round and we changed her oil and filter then we went to head off to the 250 ride day at Lillydale. We were a little late so she was SPEEDING! not gonna say how much over she was but shes very good most of the time (so she says) Anyway, we were going along Maroondah Hwy just passing Car City when a bus just pulls out in to the 80k traffic! not a lot of warning either, ( I you have to give way to them but this FAG just pulls out as he starts to indicate). There were 2 cars behind him one swerved in to the lane next to them (so the lady i hit tells me) and the other lady in the red commodore just slams on the breaks, and i don't have to tell you ABS in a modern car can have them stopping very quickly. I was more then 3 seconds behind her but even with a hand full of front and a lot of rear brakes and gearing down! still wasnt enough on the dusty roads (Melbourne's just had dust storms then very light rain to bring it to the ground + my tires are the shitty factory ones they put on 250s). So i hit her bumper, just missing the tow ball by about an inch and a half, I must of been doing about 10 maybe 12 k's when i hit, i never left the seat and didn't drop the bike. If she had of moved forward another 2 feet i would of been right But I cant change what happened. (deleted cuz people make me paranoid!) sorry makes no sence now. the deleted bits basically say, she decided there isnt enough damage to put it through insurance so forget about it... (deleted cuz people make me paranoid!) sorry makes no sence now. So im happy i don't have to stress about insurance a**holes scamming more money out of me, But there is still damage to my front guard to fix or replace (anyone know where i can get a gpx front guard?), and the steering feels a little different but steers straight with no weird noises, no buckle in the wheel, the tyre didn't deflate, the forks don't seem to be bent or twisted so i think its ok. I'm going to take it apart with my old man next weekend and have a good look and make sure all is ok just in case...(cuz it feels a little weird when i lean) So I'll be writing a thank you letter and getting some chocolates and dropping them in the mail box when i get a chance. and ive got my fingers crossed hoping the don't change their minds.