New XC going back to shop
Well, love my new XC, man what a piece of machinery. Only had it a few weeks, and Friday afternoon I was rear ended while sitting at a stop sign. The bike went skidding on it's side, with me still attached to it, out into oncoming traffic that was going about 60mph. There was another bike in the oncoming traffic, and he must have sped ahead, jumped off his bike in front of me, cause when I looked up, he was waving the cars around us. After the traffic finally stopped, he helped me get my bike up and off the road, and called the police. Cosmetic damage to the bike mostly, I'm beat and banged up a little.
The driver of the car that hit me...no drivers license, no insurance, texting on her cell phone instead of watching where she was going. The guy who risked his butt to help me out...I was too dazed to remember his name. Anyway, those huge crash bars on that sucker kept 800 lbs of motorcycle off my leg, and that heavy @$# steel rear fender did more damage to her car I bet. Tough bike. So, the bike will be in the shop for the next few weeks.