I agree. One thing I learned at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation class was the siwrveng and throttle control are both your friends. We did many siwrveng drills,as they believe that siwrveng out of the way of a hazard is infinitely better than laying the bike down. In fact, people will say I layed the bike down to avoid a crash. Well, they define that as a crash. Gunning the throttle at the right moment can take you out of the path of danger.I don't have any Joe Rocket gear but I understand it's good stuff. I mostly ride Olympia and Tourmaster.