Thanks for the testimony Kevin. That is the exact reason for converting myself years ago. I lost a good friend in the same manner, near new rear tire, delam & exploded. They struck a guardail, his wife will bear physical and emotional scars the rest of her life. My friend survived the crash ............ for only a few minutes.
Thank you for posting your experience, I hate to read this type of stuff but feel it is very helpful to help keep us all from getting too comfortable. You guys are very tough especially your amazing wife. The more I ride the more of the proper gear I purchase and use. I hope everyone checks their helmets for the correct fit...just because its comfortable doesnt mean it a good fit! Im so glad you folks are healing and are okay now.
I just ordered Alpin PA3 ZP from TireRack. I paid the extra $10 to get 2-day UPS in hopes it will be here in time to mount and use for WingStock. The ME880 that I mounted up after last year's Wingstock - which has only ~ 7500 miles on it (been a slow riding year with health and several other issues keeping me off of it) is already at the wear bars, so it is mount another tire or use the spare wheel and D250. 4: