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So, the other day I had my first accident... 2,200mi of awesome riding and then a high side. :(
Thankfully, my gear saved me, but my baby is in poor shape. It absolutely sucks not being able to ride - driving the cage to and fro every day has been an absolute drag and unfortunately I don't really have the money to just drop the bike off at the dealer and have them fix it.

I know there are a lot of very helpful and experienced riders on the boards and if anyone can possibly point me in the right direction, I would REALLY appreciate it.

I attached pictures of the damage, but basically: shift lever is bent, left foot peg is gone, left side view mirror is gone, one handlebar is just about hanging loose, and the middle and upper fairing both got badly ripped up. I would like to fix as much of this as possible at home because I know the dealer would charge a TON for all of this, so if anyone has any tips, please help out. I'm a sad, sad man without my CBR :(
 

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Parts are not as expensive as you think, But insurance pays to have.

I would look for used parts or aftermarket ones.

You can find a website that lists the parts and price anyway.
 

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Glad you are alright. You can get it rolling again for $150? Parts at Honda are not that expensive. Leave the body work for another time when you get more money. The mirror, foot peg, and shift lever and rod will only take a few minutes to put on. The handle bars a couple hours at the most.
 

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I'm glad you're alright and that you wore your protective gear. As everyone else has already said, parts through Honda aren't too expensive but if you were wanting to mod the bike to make the seating position a bit more aggressive then now is the time!

On a side note, carrying insurance on these bikes is not very expensive at all and could save you a lot of heartache in the future.
 

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well i'm glad you were wearing your gear... bikes can be replaced.
 

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What I would do is just order whatever is needed to get you riding again, parts for this bike are sold individually (even the bolts, lol) so you can come off fairly cheap for getting it rideable. Cosmetics aren't something you should worry about until you are confident that you won't drop it again, imho.
 

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Goto www.mrcycles.com they sell all oem parts and most are 30% off retail price. Compare that price to that of motosport.com (which I believe offers free shipping over a certain amount.
 

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The dealer has ordered parts to fix my parking lot assassination, similar parts damaged except footpeg and shifter ok, but a damaged fork leg, about 370 for parts and with labor just under 700. I too was amazed at Honda's low prices. Your not getting hurt is the best part of your story - ride on.
 

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Glad you are alright. You can get it rolling again for $150? Parts at Honda are not that expensive. Leave the body work for another time when you get more money. The mirror, foot peg, and shift lever and rod will only take a few minutes to put on. The handle bars a couple hours at the most.
Actually, after looking, you're just about right. It wouldn't be much more than that.. the most expensive things are the upper and middle fairings. I think I'm going to try to do the shift lever, mirror, and foot peg myself and let the dealer take care of the handle bar and fairings. Unfortunately, it looks like some of the clips got broken, a few bolts are missing, and the fairing is generally a mess - I'd rather just have them deal with it. Also, my bike is black and it looks like all the sites only have the red fairings available :confused:


On a side note, carrying insurance on these bikes is not very expensive at all and could save you a lot of heartache in the future.
Yeah, I'm thinking about dropping PIP and getting collision since I think medical insurance would cover it. When I got my insurance, I was thinking more in terms of cars: didn't see myself causing any accidents where I would be liable and didn't think about single vehicle accidents being more common on the bike.


The dealer has ordered parts to fix my parking lot assassination, similar parts damaged except footpeg and shifter ok, but a damaged fork leg, about 370 for parts and with labor just under 700. I too was amazed at Honda's low prices. Your not getting hurt is the best part of your story - ride on.
Wow, that's not bad at all actually! I didn't talk to them yet, but I would've anticipated over $1,000. I'm going to have them do the left handle bar and the fairings most likely.

My legs were a little sore from rolling around, but nothing worse than I've felt snowboarding! haha. My helmet took the impact with the curb and jacket's armor literally left my torso feeling spotless. Thank you to Scorpion and Alpinestars!
 

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Id be amazed if your damages are only $150. Honda prices are cheaper but not tremendously then other bikes. As you start taking things apart, you may start to see more subtle damages.

My highside cost almost $1k to fix in just parts, mainly because I bent both forks. ($400 a pop)

Check out typa pro and take everything off that you think needs replacing before you order in case there is something hidden you missed.

Buy the service manual and fix it yourself. Bikes are easy to work on.
 

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never really mentioned in this thread but what were you doing when you high sided?
 

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I can't imagine having a brand new bike w/o full coverage. Honestly the bike looks totaled. Sure it's fixable but you really need to have a nice look at the frame and inspect all the welds and tubes for cracks or bends.
 

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never really mentioned in this thread but what were you doing when you high sided?
I was coming off a local highway just heading home from a movie; the ramp is marked as 15mph and when I checked my speed I was going at about 25-30, which is usually about what I take it at. No cars or anything in sight so I just leaned in as usual. Now, the thing is, the pavement on part of the ramp is pretty bumpy (almost wiped out months ago when I did it the first time, but became very familiar with what it felt like over time), but I wasn't expecting there to be an extra surprise in there. aaaaaand so I'm leaned in and it all clicked as soon as my rear tire started sliding out; there was gravel on the bumpy part of the pavement. My reaction was to try to stand the bike up and basically abort the turn since heading into the opposing lane wasn't an issue; I could see there were no cars coming.

After that, I have no idea what specifically happened. I remember that I managed to get the bike partly stood up and then just about halfway into the opposing lane I just got thrown off over the top. I have no idea how that happened because I didn't touch the rear brakes as far as I know, but perhaps I did it subconsciously or something. Either that or I was leaning on the bars too much and there wasn't enough weight on the rear end and the tire just flipped out when it gained traction again.. or a combination of both.. can't really say for sure. I usually have my helmet cam running all the time but I didn't this once because it was in the charger.

Anyway, launched off the top, hit the pavement first pretty hard and then slid into the curb. Helmet smashed into the curb and I flipped onto the dirt, landed on my shoulder, and then kept tumbling maybe 20-25 feet until there was a little uphill part in the dirt and I stopped. I was able to get up and walk over to my bike and whatnot. Two guys ended up coming by a minute later and saw the wreck and helped out: one guy who has been riding for 20 years and one guy who always wanted to get a bike but never did. Then I proceeded to try to contact my insurance so we could tow the bike, but I literally couldn't get anything arranged after 2 hours so I just did an assessment of the damage and ended up riding it home. Shifted fine, brakes worked, no fluid leaking, chain was still in good condition, so I just managed to get it into second and drove 5 minutes home at 15-20mph.

I figured at that point, if she wanted to give way at that speed, I could take another fall too.
 

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Aborting a corner never ends well, don't do that any more. Better to just bear down and look where you want to go, at worst the bike will slide out from underneath you, instead of you going over the top of it.

Never give up, and look at your path with the ferocity of a tiger looking at his prey.

You can corner in different ways too, other than just leaning with the bike. You can hang over further than the bike, which is what I do in wet, slippery conditions, because it keeps the bike more upright. Or you can lean the bike underneath you, but keep your body more upright, like a dirt bike, which is good for gravel at slow speeds.
 

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Wow, you are lucky to have walked away from that. Even wearing a helmet, hitting a curb with your head at 25 mph can cause serious injuries. Just imagine if you weren't wearing it!

I can't believe you rode the bike in that condition! Especially since your helmet was damaged. After hitting the curb like that, the helmet absolutely needs to be replaced, as all the foam inside has been compressed by the force of your head trying to escape.

Edited to add: And definitely make sure you know exactly what is damaged. Take all the fairings off an inspect every last bit of the frame for damage. I thought the damage done to my bike was purely cosmetic, until the independent adjuster pointed out that the frame was bent. With damage like that, I would not be surprised if there is more damage underneath the fairings.
 
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