Well, some of you know me from my Triumph thread, one of the fortunate folks who had to wait nearly 8 months to get a grenaded motor replaced, albeit ultimately under warranty. If you followed the thread, you know I picked the bike up yesterday from the dealer. Tonight, after well over 100k miles of riding on 5 different bikes having never done more than a drop in a driveway, I joined the ranks of an off which - all things considered - was a "good" one. Pulling out of work, I took a left-hander onto the main road from the parking lot, and my new, cold tires on 26-degree pavement with far too much lean and throttle left my back-end coming around. I leaned more, brought the rear even further around under throttle, the bike when sideways, stood-up, and I high-sided myself to the ground. All at what amounted to no more than 15-20 mph. I hit the ground, knocking the wind out of me, then stood-up to return to the bike as the first cars started coming to my location. Everyone was nice kindly asking if I was okay, or if I needed help. I pulled the kickstand, butted-myself against the bike and got her up, and started it to pull off the road back into the parking lot. The right-side pannier is smashed-in, the crash bars got some character, tank bag ripped-off, right hand guard and the tip of the brake lever broke. Not sure about the handlebar, yet, but the biggest issue was the cast bracket that holds the whole windshield\lighting\dash assembly to the bike - it broke-off leaving the mass of front-end dangling by a few wires. The right front signal was broken, too. Nothing on me broke, though my right hip and upper right chest are in a bit of pain. Now I need to figure-out how to safely get the bike hauled the 15 miles home (anyone into bike hauling for some quick cash?) assess the damage, and probably wait another 8-months for the parts to arrive. In any case, i have officially joined the ranks and I am grateful nothing serious happened, even as I begin the next chapter in trying to get a Triumph back on the road. When (if) I get it home, I'll drop some pictures.