Well! I almost made it safely =x
About 10 minutes from my friends house just outside of Seattle I got in an accident. Ill post pictures of the bike soon as soon as I can find my card reader
Now on to what happened:
I had just left a stop light and gone through the intersection when something to my left caught my eye. I glanced over for only a second to see that it wasn't a threat. When I looked back in front of me all the cars had stopped. I'm not sure if I hit my back brake at all, I did however hit the front break to hard and the front end took a dive and slid the 15ft into the back of my girlfriends car.
From what I understand from the drivers in front of all this, a car went to make a left turn but didn't pull all the way into the turn lane which caused the cars to stop suddenly.
I can't remember what my following distance was to the car in front of me, but it was definitly more than 2 seconds.
Damage to the bike:
Right side fairing scratched all over and cracked above blinker.
Right handle bar is bent inward towards the gas tank.
Small dent in the gas tank from handle bar.
Front upper is cracked badly.
Right rear set is cracked in half with the peg dangling.
Rear brake lever is dangling and bent in half.
Damage to me:
Compression fracture in my wrist.
I was wearing a full suit of textile that I had just bought (Jacket: Fieldsheer, Pants: Tourmaster), a full face helmet (Icon) and leather gloves and boots (Both: Alpine Stars). The jacket had a small tear in the right elbow area due to sliding across the ground. But that was the only area compromised besides the helmet.
To top it all off, I got a ticket for $175.00.
Since my bike tapped the back of my own fiances car it was considered a collission.
The cop said I could fight it easily though, so I might do that.