Laid her down
So, I've been trolling this forum for a while now, and regrettably this is my first post. Got my shiny '09 green Versys a couple of months ago and have been having a blast riding her around town and getting to know her. She's my first bike so I've been real nice to her. I was just about ready to take her in for the break-in service, when she decided to buck me off on my way to work this morning. I was taking a right turn at a reasonable speed and I think the combination of some gravel and cold tires led to me meeting the pavement. Thankfully, I was in my full riding gear (Tourmaster Intake Jacket and matching pants) so the only thing I got were some scrapes and bruises. The bike, however, is a little worse for wear. The aluminum bracket that attaches the foot peg is cracked. A couple of the body panels are scratched to hell. The rear brake line is either loose or broken. The rear brake lever is bent. And one of the mount points that holds the body panel to the side of the radiator is bent. No to mention a number of scratches on mirrors, handlebars, etc.. I have all the intention in the world to get her fixed up, I'm just loathing to see what the repair bill is going to be like. Anyone else out there go through similar crashes and know what kind of $$$ to expect? I'm hoping its not going to be one of these situations where the repair bill will be as much as the bike is worth... UGH!
Anyways.. here's to surviving my first crash relatively unscathed. Keep the rubber side down everyone!