Sturgis: Left hand turns, oil slicks, and tip-over guards...
So...we took our first trip to Sturgis this year and after 15 minutes there managed to have our first accident ever. While making a left hand turn onto Hwy 16 towards Mt. Rushmore, we hit an unseen oil slick and in a split second found ourselves on the ground doing loop de loops through the intersection. I'm still in a bit of sticker shock as to the cost to repair what looked like minor/moderate damage, but we walked away with only minor strains, bruises, and scratches. It was amazing how many people came to our aid and helped us get the bike up within moments of laying it down. I truly appreciate all of the great people that helped us get back on the road and made sure we were safe.
My fiance and I are sold on Victory and their engineering. Although the tip-over guards are designed primarily for stationary events...they kept the motorcycle from rolling over on us while turning at about 10 mph and prevented us from sustaining serious injuries.
2008 Victory Vision Tour Premium
Wow! Same bike opposite side. Maybe we could build a third Vision with our busted up parts. That loss of traction on a turn sure puts you down in a hurry. Glad you are both ok. I'm guessing yours was still rideable. My footboard was bent up with the tipover protector, so depressing the rear brake was tough. I'm still waiting to get mine out of the shop. The rear tipover protector came in a box marked Silver, but it was black. They had to reorder the bracket for the footboard/brake also because it came in black. And, the front fender is on backorder until Oct 23rd. Did you get the last one before me? Nice choice on the Vision.
2008 Vision Tour Premium - Midnight Cherry
2008 Kingpin Tour - Black & Chrome (SOLD 10/14)