Well I accomplished alot this morning.Woke up early left the house around 8:30 went for a nice ride down to the area where I grew up at.Needed a little break so I stopped at a convenience store got a gatorade for the road. while I was in the store bunch of HDs parked next to me .Went to start my bike wouldn`t start did a quick assessment emergency switch was engaged ,which I never use ,so pretty sure that my japanese bike was the victim of a joke ,hey but I got big shoulders so heap it on there a little bit and maybe I did do that,So I get on the bike and start my ride in earnest hitting some nice country twisties,I roll up on a stop sign for all directions except right turns I`m making a right turn so I don`t stop but I do slow down and proceed with caution next thing I know a truck out of no where blows through his sign on my left , I attempt to make the turn tighter which is when I washed out in some loose sand and gravel and down I go,good thing for me I was going pretty slow no damage to me and just a little scratch on my right engine cover which I am reasonably sure that I can sand out and then touch up with paint and maybe this winter get a real paint job done if I don`t like my job. All in all I was happy with my reaction ,I didn`t get run over , I didn`t get hurt ,I responded quickly through out entire event, It went almost like a well rehearsed battle drill assessed myself then the bike lifted bike back up put it back in neutral waited a couple seconds to start and off I went, start to finish was probably around 30 to 40 seconds, and most impressively I didn`t throw anything ,when I was younger I probably would have thrown the helmet.Best part of the whole thing the truck kept going and the car behind him didn`t stop to offer assistance, hey I know I`m a superstar but you could at least ask.
It sounds like it could have been allot worse, I'm glad to hear you're ok. If it were me, I might have chased down the truck and administered some justice of my own.
.. or at least taken down the plate number and called the fuzz on him.
That was the intent but feel to correct me if I am wrong but I believe the 919 has automatic fuel shutoff when tipped, either way it would not start immediately.starting the bike was the longest part of the whole event.But since I couldn`t get the oneup I had to live on past glories of shooting bad drivers in Iraq,
glad you ended up ok afterwards and yep they have a bank angle sensor that shuts off the fuel pump i believe.
OK This is the last dude that drops his bike no more allowed!!
ya I didn`t even really want to fess up about it,and no kidding that was my first thought was wow how do I tell the guys about this , I did go on to have a good ride afterwards though ,got to see alot of the old stomping grounds so it ended good.