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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Damnit.

Alright, I was riding with my dad and my uncle today, and took a left onto Western from Bryn Mawr. I was going a bit too fast for the turn, still in 1st mind you as we all started at the stop light, in my newbie fashion for some reason I decided it would be a good idea to tap the front brake. Regardless, I then proceeded to drop the bike, and jack it up fairly well. I only had 200 miles on the thing. Well, I got it back up and went home. I only have scrapes on my hands from incident, nothing more. But, I do have a dent in the tank, the windshield and faring around it is cracked and the right side is pretty scratched up. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should go about replacing this plastics? Lights, brakes, instrument panel all still work fine.

Needless to say I feel like just about the biggest retard ever right now.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 06:56 PM
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I'd honestly wait on fixing the plastic for at least another 3500 miles. Its probably going to happen again (hopefully at a standstill) and is not really worth the expense unless you are looking to sell right now. Spend the money on a decent pair of gloves so you can protect your hands, and get some frame sliders to hopefully minimize it next time. Don't feel too bad as just about everyone has done something goofy at one time or another.

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08 GSXR is all new, right? Chances of finding anything available new is limited. Patch what you can and ride it dirty for now until parts are available. If you want OEM, head to a dealer and get part numbers and cost then do a little web searching to see if you can beat it elsewhere.

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right side jacked up from a left turn? ow.

ebay is the best place to bargain hunt for replacement parts.

if you're going with stock OEM replacement parts, go look em up on ronayers.com
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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yea. I feel like a retard. Especially because it was in front of family.
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yea. I feel like a retard. Especially because it was in front of family.
Don't feel like one the first time you do something like that. Feel like one the third time you do something like that.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 07:29 PM
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the scrape lines in the direction of travel give the pictures a sens of motion adn speed, they make the bike look even faster


frankenstein zip-tie stitch the plastics together and run it that way

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 08:09 PM
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it happens to all of us but as long as you learn from it then it wasn't in waste. here's a site a lot of people have been talking about when it comes to parts:
www bikebandit com. can't post links yet but i'm sure you get the idea
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