No pics..but back in the day, after about 6 months experience of riding, I was on a Rebel 450, going down US RT 30, heading from York, towards Lancaster...I did pre-trip, like always of course, and everything was good to go. Wearing a lid, leather jacket jeans, and sneakers..no gloves. Doing about 70 MPH, and begin to notice the front end is real stiff, and I cant turn at all, I look down, and here my front tire is completely flat, and flapping on the rim!!! :shock: Of course, a curve is coming up, and I can barely turn the front end, and it's starting the shimmy, so I let off the throttle,and quickly begin to slow down, tried the back brake, and that made it worse, so I quickly let off, and realized that Im going down..so I continued to slow, and hit the grass on the side of the rode at about 40 mph, and immediately laid the bike down and kicked away from me as its sliding towards some bushes past the grass. I landed and rolled for about 15-20 or so I think, and bike can to a halt in the bushes.
Scared out of my mind, but other than I just had a couple bruises on my arm shoulder and thigh.
bike had about 400.00 worth of damage done..since it slid on the grass, only had to replace the signals, saddlebag got messed up, seat needed recovered, and the right foot peg needed replaced, and a new front tire...and a couple reflectors..all in all, it could have been a hell of alot worse.