Fell over on my sweet loved '09 yesterday.
I was exiting my driveway and saw a large branch laying into the road. I maneuvered around and thought I had cleared it. All of a sudden, I came to an abrupt stop and over to the left I went. I had apparently clipped just the very end of the branch and it flipped up and got between the upper and lower chain in front of the rear sprocket. It stopped me dead so fast I never had a chance to get my leg out to stop the fall. I was really honked 'cause I had intended to never
drop this bike, ya right... I now have the pitted alt cover, scratched up rad cowling, slight front fork rash, busted clutch lever, and chewed left mirror. Waaaaa!
I got a little dinged up but I was already ugly so no biggie...
And yes I know what you're gunna say, and I do know better; I'll fess up and say I was in a hurry to get to an appointment.
Any suggestions other than the obvious on sourcing replacement parts for a good price? Any of you have a left mirror or alt cover laying around?
The crazy part about the story is that I have a Motech crash bar set that I got from a forum member here. I haven't installed 'em yet because the mounting hardware was missing when the bars arrived no thanks to the post office in a long stupid story that I won't get into now. I hadn't sourced the missing pieces yet.
That's what I get for procrastinating... If I just woulda, shoulda, coulda...