Originally Posted by WoodWorks
I'm not sure that I could pick up a beer with broken ribs. ... David
No problem lifting a glass, beer is medicine ... Beer and Tylenol #4 got me home. Along the way I had Motorphoria's debate. I decided to get a bike with less heft and more dirt worthy geometry for the next journey north. While home recovering I did my research without a reasonable result. In short, trading from an R1150 to an R12 wasn't that big a difference and a KTM 950/990 just changed the equation but not by enough, so I kept the 1150. The F8GS just hits all the right notes for me. That and the KTM dealer never got my 690....
As to righting the bike the Jesse's will definitely aid both as a point to pivot and keeping the bike from going over too far. Hepco & Becker crash bars and the handlebars on mine should prevent a lot of the damage.