gilles --- Just to clear things up I need to tell you that I was injured in the accident. A 22 year old was coming in the other direction on his bike when he low sided and his bike slid across the highway and hit me. I was off to the hospital and my HMT was totaled. He wasn't even hurt and rode his rice rocket home. I ended up needing 3 operations and am still is pain and seeing the doctors. I have been riding off and on for 40 years and this was the 2nd accident I was involved in. The other accident wasn't my fault either. I was 19 and a car hit me head on. Ouch, that hurt.