Well Friday evening I went down for my first time. I was following a friend in a mustang out of a parking lot onto a street that was under construction. We were going about 10mph or less. The exit had a slight incline and the pavement was covered with large gravel. The kind they usually use as filler. The light turned yellow and my buddy slammed on the breaks. Needless to say before I could finish the though “this is going to hurt” I was laying on the ground. I don’t remember grabbing a hand full of break…think I was slowly adding grip…however have since been told the rear break is the only thing that I could have possibly used not to go down and who know how hard I really grabbed the thing. Guess I learned that lesson the hard way? The damage includes barely rashed left head light, left side of the front fairing is rashed and has a puncture in it, left top and bottom side fairings are rashed in spots and long scratches from the rolling on the gravel, and a rash about the side of a half dollar on the tail. The stator cover took quite a beating with some small dents and major rash. I will try to get some pics up here as soon as I can. I was lucky that it is all cosmetic damage. I went across the street to Apple Bee’s bar and grill and put ice on my knee. I was wearing my leather jacket, gloves and helmet. I usually wear Joe Rocket over pants, but didn’t today since I was planning on going in and out of a bunch of stores and then to a movie. Now I wish I had them on. Have an abrasion on my left knee and it is pretty swollen. However, it didn’t even rough up my jeans. I think it was more of an impact then a slide on my part. The bike kept going just a little farther then I did (maybe a foot?). Didn’t really do any damage to my gear. Roughed up the leather a little bit, but it is hardly noticeable. Sunday I installed frame sliders. I had considered doing it this weekend anyways and decided after Friday to go pick some up and put them on before riding again. Not sure if I met the frame slider fate for thinking about putting them on or what! But I sure wasn’t going to ride before installing them after deciding to buy them on Sunday.