So, +300 miles (amateur I know) on my XR. Stumbled upon this thread googling something unrelated (name of muscle back of leg that's sore from not riding forever lol) and just thought I'd share my thoughts on this.
The person who died due to the nose dive, I've had mine lose power 'randomly' until I thought about why it was that it happened. Heading down a hill and taking a right turn at a traffic light into a bike lane, I lost power and luckily just coasted without any control (oh man, scary!). Replaying it back in my head while bewildered, figured out it was my own fault as when I made that right turn, my back foot had lifted enough to disengage the sensor and cut the power to the wheel.
On another note which might help others as I wish someone would have helped me...did get a broken wrist 1.5 years ago due to a dip in the street that was not visible at all to the eye. The OW did what it needed to do to compensate and ended up kicking out from under me. Actually had my gopro recording the accident, damn lucky the car behind me didn't run me over! OOoofff...Download file for 4k and not 720p
So please....seen too many riders thinking it's not cool to wear a helmet or protective gear...trust me, sitting at home for 3 months waiting for your wrist to heal up is far worse than killing that swagger of floating on a OW. At least wear a helmet, and better yet, wear wrist guards Triple-Saver-Wristsavers. Still get random sharp pain spikes in the wrist, especially on cold mornings while driving. Cheers and stay safe!