Friend broke his forged engine guard
Buddy of mine that admits he rides way to fast (used to anyway) was riding in a clear lane passing a lot of stopped traffic on the freeway when a car pulled into his lane and as he swerved to miss the car his forged crash guard clipped the car and broke the bolts off and the guard went flying. He was doing 75mph+ 120kph+ when it happened.
Seems the crash guard is designed to sheer the bolts on heavy impact or so it seems to be, if the bolts haven't of sheered he would have had a very bad day. The girl in the car was as shaken up as he was and she had no way of knowing he was coming up on her because of his speed and the curve at that point of the road. He's a poor rider doing what he does passing stopped freeway traffic around a curve at 75mph+. The Cross Country Tour only suffered the guard damage and being a '12 it's a forged guard so it'll cost him. They didn't call the police figuring both were in the wrong, him more than her.
No on was hurt except the CCT.
Use your brain out there.
2015 Cross Country (bought new 7/11/15)
2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (bought new 4/26/17)
2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
1/4 turn throttle ring
VM-1 DR cams
Timing wheel +4
Lloydz high-flow air cleaner
Bassani baffled OEM mufflers
PC-V 118hp 116tq
If it's not broke, make it better