Well, my faith in other drivers on the road has finally been dashed, and I've lost my nerve. We were leaving on what was to be a five-day trip out to Mount Rushmore on Wednesday, when two hours into the trip an inattentive driver pulled out from a stop sign to cross U.S. 20 outside of Dyersville, Iowa, and ended our trip. His view of the intersection was totally blocked by a turning dumptruck, but he decided to cross a busy highway anyway.
I was able to get rid of some speed, but we t-boned him right about at the driver's door. We are both fine, but the bike is gone. We were wearing helmets, gloves, armored mesh jackets, boots, and jeans...they all did their job. We were treated and released from the emergency room with a couple of cuts and some bruises. We are extremely lucky.
If we had been in my pickup, he would've been dead.
Thanks for everyone of you and the advice and knowledge that you've posted, I've followed your suggestions on so many things for my Voyager, and I sincerely appreciate all of your help. Just did the ignition wire wrap on Tuesday...
Again, thanks, and happy motoring; my bike days are over.
2011 Voyager 1700 ABS
Patriot Guard Rider
Kury ISO Grips
Kewl Metal Helmet Locks
Racn' Ray's Throttle Mod
Kury Longhorn Offset Dually Highway Pegs
Cobra Luggage Rack
Cobra Saddlebag Lid Guards
Stebel Compact Nautilus Horn
Clearview Tinted 17" Shield
Sagebrush Designs Tank Bib
Marvellas Passenger Pegs