Maybe I should have got ABS
Left work after lunch today, got on my XR and hit the road. Rode for about 3.5 hours and having a great day till I was about .5 miles from home. Turning right off of a 4 lane onto my county road a guy crossing the 4 lane from the other side decided he didn't need to stop for me. I don't know how I didn't hit him or drop the bike but I locked up the rear brake and started sliding with the rear end coming out to the left of me. I came to a stop parallel with this guys truck and the bike was going down but I somehow was able to hold the bike up with my leg and get it pushed back up right. Rode the few hundred yard back to my driveway wondering why I didn't get a '12 XR with ABS. There were not many XR's left in my area when I bought mine and the closest 2012 model was 3.5 hours away and the 2011 that I bought was the closest XR to me at 1 hour up the road. I always use the front brake first and ease on the rear brake but I don't know what I did in this situation.
2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp, LED headlight, luggage rack. WD lay down licence plate.