Originally Posted by runnin4melife
My bike was backed into, the bike came off the center stand and feel to the side. Damages were to the panniers, handlebar, bark busters, engine guard, lower front forks plus associated scratches... Protection is worth it!
Agreed. I've dropped the bike half a dozen times, because my skills are shit, and the plastics haven't been dinged at all. Crash guards and luggage racks have totally payed for itself
All this without having plans for a RTW.