This only happened 500 yards from home on my way to get the alternator seen to. I'm still at a loss as to why this this happened?!
Sober, alert (obv not enuff), visor down and undistracted by totty, travelling at 25ish MPH following silver/tarmac coloured Ssangyang which suddenly brakes-I slow- he then goes. A bus travelling opposite direction suddenly pulls out from stop a sharp 45 degrees, 'forces' 80 YO Ssanyong driver in front to anticipate a collision forr'd and so anchors.
I brake and skid, let go and correct, brake and go into second skid with a bump and spill stbd side too.
Here's the weird bit, fairing on both sides fcuked but especially on the near side..?!
Rest of damage is radiator (200) bars and fittings (150) exhaust o/s (250) fairing & fittings (1000+) plus the Ssingsong bumper by dealer. Oh, and a frighteningly big dent in the petrol tank where my plums nestle. I reckon the big bruise on my hips can account for this....thankfully.
Anyway, a payout of around 3k should give me a deposit for a BMW GS....