I do not know how new I am since I have ridden bikes for most of my life but I did have a new experience that I hope someone can benefit from my story. I recently bought a used Vn900 that is really a great bike. I have put over 1000 miles on her the last 2 months. Long story short I have not put highway bars on her yet. All was fine until it drizzled a little rain before I left my job. I stopped at a red light and watched the light change and traffic stop, I started across the intersection and apparently found an oily spot with water on it. It threw the bike on my left leg and the bones broke in three places and it dented my tank. I had all my leathers on and my full face helmet so other than a scrape on my knee and a broken leg I am fine. When I put her back together, there will be a highway bar.