Well to all you seasoned rider I love reading your stories of great rides. Of over coming obstacles, finding awesome spots to ride. I have been riding three weeks and 400 miles later been down twice. smashed the right side of my brand new KLR650 in sand a 100 miles from home. Second time smashed the left side, 2 feet from the opening of my garage. I hit the front brake instead of the clutch. Both times face plant leg under the bike. I get up and try again tomorrow. I got to say they do make these bikes durable. Thank God for that, and thank God for ice packs and aspirin.