On the way to the 2014 GTR Mekong Boat & Bike Trip and what happens...R118 bites me again. Damn damn damn. And almost the exact same corner! Unbelievable, cruising along slowly, aware that I was in my "corner danger zone" & then suddenly without any warning I'm on the deck, the bike has slid out & I'm rolling, sliding down the road, watching the bike overtake me, bouncing side to side, end to end as it goes. A right hand corner this time, coming out of the corner. Last time a left hander. Fortunately the bike & I stayed on our left hand side of the road, no oncoming traffic, no one to run me over from behind - only Tony BKk enjoying the show. Damage to the bike is only plastic & zero damage to myself except the pride. The gear I was wearing Komine Super Titanium jacket Scuff marks on the outside left elbow A slight tear on the bottom left front 4,500 baht from 320SP in Bkk, or available from Zeromet in Chiang Mai. I was wary of something so cheap providing adequate protection, but the jacket worked fine & was superior to the 9,000 baht Revit Tornadao that shredded on me last year almost in the same spot. http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/38362-Double-ooops-GTR-David-Unk-goes-down-again Knee sliders - worth their weight in gold Scoyco 1,200 baht. Dont ride without them! Not a scratch on me. The pants Fieldsheer worn through but again protective foam in the right spot & not a mark on me. I will be after another pair of Fieldsheer from out of the USA, as they seem to be cheapest there. The right hand Givi box scuffed up, & what took the blow as the bike went down. The box popped open & the GTR valuables littered the site. But the box never broke, was repacked & locked up again. Only the mounting bracket is buckled / bent. My Arai Helmet a small graze on the chin protector. Of note at the accident site we saw plastic debris from a Kawasaki Ninja, plus another Honda. R118 is a bit of a nightmare, on the north, Mae Kachan side of the mountain. There are a series of corners alongside the Mae Lao stream either side of the police checkpoint, between Khun Chae national Park & the Trekker House turn off that are bloody treacherous - as I've discovered TWICE! I try to go round there carefully, smoothly, at a sedate speed; this time sticking to the centre line as I thought this is where the road is cleanest with no oil. The oil is in the middle of the lane. You either take the shoulder of the road or the centre line. I obviously got it wrong again, so next time I will be riding along the shoulder of the road. The other guys riding behind me all claimed that they had slides before I went down; but I had none until the bike just went down & I was sliding. Absolutely no warning. My tyres were new Michelin Tourance & the other guys were mainly on Pirelli Scorpions, so I wonder if maybe the Scorpions give you better feed back from road & let go more easily, but the Tourance just let go no warning whatsoever My other recent spills http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/38216-Oops-GTR-goes-down http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/38362-Double-ooops-GTR-David-Unk-goes-down-again an older one 2007 in Hongsa, Laos http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/27339-Finally-Did-It Take care guys - it is good to be alive.