I stopped at a stop light Saturday afternoon & a woman in a mini van ran into the rear of my Road Glide . I was lucky enough to have the riders back rest on because it stopped me from getting thrown off the bike & even though the whiplash caused my hands to come off the handlebars I was able to recover & get ahold of the handlebars & regain control of the bike in time to avoid the car that was stopped in front of me . I came out of the ordeal with some middle back pain from the whiplash , I did not go to the hospital @ the time of the accident but I am going to have my back looked @ today because the pain has not stopped . As for my RG it seemed that the saddlebag guards did their job , the guards were pushed forward but they protected the saddlebags along with the rear tail light & turn signals , the rear fender is bent in where the shocks are mounted & the fender struts are bent along with some brackets , I was able to ride the bike home even though the right side of the rear fender was rubbing the tire some . I do not know what the total damage is until the bike gets inspected by the HD dealer this week . The accident could have been worse & I am lucky that this is all that happened , even if you are as careful as you can you can still get in a accident .