Well ladies and gents, After only 3 weeks of riding, I managed to go down on my DRZ400s...or up and over. (still cant figure it out) I was going along at about 25 mph, I'd say about 1 1/2 cars lengths behind an SUV. (too close...I know) when the woman in front of me slammed on her brakes. In turn, I clutched, down shifted and hit the brakes quicker than I thought I knew how. The wheel turned to the left and I was off the bike. I know I did about 3 tumbles before coming to a stop. I got up, did a once over and proceeded to throw out some words that would make my fellow devil dogs blush. I saw that she had pulled over, but once I got up, she bugged out. The bike was still running, so I shut it off and brought it to the side. I was lucky..... the person behind me had enough distance to stop behind me. I guess the bike going down was loud enough to get the attention of someone in their back yard, because he came running out from behind his fence. The bike started right up, and all I could see was some rash on my knees, so I rode it home. (after doing a shift and brake check first) On the way home I did notice that the handlebars were cocked to the left a bit. A buddy told me it was most likely the bars tweaked, but to check the forks anyway. Before I continue...ATGATT!!!!!!! my jacket, and cloves saved me some skin and possible a broken elbow. My olympia motosport jacket had a nice chunk work out of it right below the elbow on the pad. The hand guards on the left side seem to have been ground down a bit too. Here's some pics...for your viewing pleasure. In this pic, the tire is straight ahead, but as you can see, the bars are pointed slightly left. In this pic, you can see how the left hand guard was ground down. And finally, in this pic...you can see how my knees were ground down a bit too. Finally I'll say it again All The Gear All The Time. This could have been a lot worse.