A broken clutch cable isn't uncommon. The one I witnessed was a DR350, though.
Shifters and rear brake levers can get broken when you fall in rocky terrain.
It *is* a simple machine but it's still a machine.
As was mentioned - handguards, skid plate, case guards and radiator guards will go a long ways toward preventing damage. The old 'ounce of prevention' thing.
Hey - if it ain't an adventure, it's just a ride!
'04 KLR 650
'05 DRZ 400E Titled/Plated