Even though I promised myself I would not ride in anything that would risk laying the bike down, I couldn't help myself. Yesterday I rode the Middle Main Divide from Ortega Highway to Silverado Canyon in So Cal. After making a wrong turn at the summit I tried to stop and hold the bike on a slope. The bike slid down and I dropped it with the wheels uphill. Beings how I was riding by myself and was 20 miles in I could have been in deep s--t if it was not for a couple of four wheelers I had passed a few miles back. They were kind enough to help pick up my wounded Orange Monster. One of their wives kept commenting about the beautiful paint and how it changed color in the sun. Now it had battle scrars from the rocks it was laying on! If I would have had the crash bars none of the paint damage would have occurred. Oh well it is suppose to be and off road machine. Other than scratches on the paint and my leg the only damage was a broken mirror and bent clutch lever. Next week my crash bars arrive! The next thing I will do is find some more aggressive tires.