I haven’t posted about this yet, but I had a bad crash in Alaska that totaled my F800GS and caught me a life flight to the hospital. I don’t remember the wreck or anything that lead up to it. At Dust 2 Dawson the week before I had luckily met a paramedic rider named Cameron. He and I met up in Fairbanks and were riding to Prudhoe Bay together when it happened. Cameron was staggered behind me and said he saw my rear wheel start wobbling out of control. I had a Scott’s steering damper that had worked fantastically for me until that point so I have thought long and hard about what could have caused me a back wheel wobble at about 65mph on a dirt highway when the front kept tracking straight. From what he said I tried to get control of the bike but within a second or two it hooked left or right and cartwheeled down the road with me on it for the first few flips. I’m lucky he was with me since I was unconcious and in the bushes down the steep shoulder. I had my personal locator beacon but who knows when I would have been able to get it out of my pocket and trigger it. I ended up having a badly shattered shoulder and a broken jaw. Insurance initially told me they were bringing the bike back to CA so I hoped I would be able to salvage some farkles and look the bike over. They ended up keeping it in Alaska though so I only saw it briefly in the tow yard where they had dumped it on its side. Ever since the wreck I’ve been wracking my brain for answers why I went down and keep coming back to this wheel bearing potential. I had ridden solo all the way to Alaska without any issues on much gnarlier terrain than the Dalton. I had gotten it up to triple digits on the Dalton earlier that morning for a little fun and the bike felt perfectly planted at speed. My speedometer was broken off pinned at 60mph so I know I was going a reasonable highway speed when it happened. In my head I figure it’s possible I had a rear wheel bearing failure, a rear tire blowout, got caught in a gnarly rut under graded surface, or hit something like a big rock. Cameron was very specific that I had a rear wheel wobble however, and with the Scotts steering damper seems unlikely to have been caused by something like rough dirt highway terrain. Curious to hear your thoughts on it. Does that sound like what would happen when you had a bearing fail at speed?