I decided to take some backroads that I wasn't familiar with to the Easter family gathering. I missed a right turn I was supposed to take so I went down little ways to a spot where I could u-turn. Coming out of the U-Turn I hit a patch of sand on the far shoulder and must have grabbed the front brake and the front end washed out on me. I was going probably 10 mph or less, not really sure. The bike slid a couple feet and off the raised road and into the grass/ sand ditch. I fell on the road with my left hand/ elbow mainly hitting the ground and also hit the front of my helmet when I tumbled over. I have some scuffs on my jacket and helmet and a small hole in the glove. Can't imagine sliding down the road at faster speeds without gear...should probably invest in some armored pants...I was riding in jeans today, everything else was leather/ textile jacket, gloves and full face helmet. Anyway, started the bike back up and walked it up the small embankment and turned it off so I could check it over for damage. I got a few scuffs on the left fairing and mirror but nothing too bad. Couldn't start the bike back up again so I had to walk it about a mile or so to the gathering spot. Had a few family members push me so I could pop the clutch and start it when I left. The starter motor clicks on, but when you hit the starter the bike just kills completely. If you push the bike the electric systems goes back on. Anyway, rode home after the Easter meal and the bike died about 10 miles from home while I was riding it out of a turn. Took me about 25 mins to run along side it and push start it by myself in some church parking lot.