My 901 went down for the first time this last weekend. Did about 150 miles off-road around Fredricksburg and Llano, Texas. Went down hard in deep course sand at a river crossing. Approached too quickly and didn't realize how deep the sand was, so I didn't place enough weight to the rear. Couldn't maintain my track. I've got the AXP poly skid plate on. The fall would have badly messed up the stock aluminum plates that 'protect' the gas tank (umm, right) had they been there. As it was, the AXP is significantly scratched, but otherwise did it's job. Had I put the AXP stickers on though, I'd be missing one now on the right side. It would have been fully rubbed off. And just in case you thought your 901 would come to a rest in that 'aluminum plate' area, well, not so much. I have scratches on that yellow green stripe and above that near the subdued 'H'. Even knocked the blinker loose; was hanging by wires. And the right hand guard was knocked out of place and significantly scratched too. I'm not sure crash bars would even have kept it from rolling so far up on its side. That might explain why the 'crash bar' makers have been so slow putting out product. But honestly, I'm glad it's finally happened - won't be babying it anymore. She's a man now!