Well I dumped my bike for the first time today. Luckily it was only at 15ish mph and took litte damage to the bike, my tank is fine, engine was protected by my Ricochet skid plate and didnt bend my rear brake lever. I always wondered why I saw some people saying that the cycleracks rear rack works well when the bike is dropped and when I went to pick up the bike, the rear rack saved my rear right blinker, exhaust and plastics. However where I did suffer extreme damage was in both my ego and my handlebar brushguards. They were $20 chinesium guards with pretty crappy aluminum bars since I mostly caught the bike before dropping it and they deformed about 1.5 inches. This is a good excuse to replace them with a set from Tusk. I guess the lesson of today is ride your experience level since most of my miles were on the road and probably only 25 miles offroad, I should have been going slower coming up to the curve and remembered to use more rear brake rather than using only the front brake which washed out on gravel. I am at 889 miles as of getting home and up till now, I was proud of almost hitting my first 1000 miles without incident. All in all I still had a great day riding and learned a lesson without it costing too much.