Hit by bus - Question about frame damage..
Last Wednesday I was involved in a low speed incident with a Seattle Metro bus by the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. The bus driver was ruled at fault. I wasn't injured but am of course annoyed at having to go through this.
I took it in this morning and after a quick discussion with the service manager he's saying there's a chance it's totaled simply because one of the tabs that holds the right foot peg/brake assembly to the frame is bent. The heavy (magnesium?) assembly that holds the foot peg cracked in half where the bus hit the bike. This bent the lower of the two bolts that hold that assembly to the frame. With the bolt, it also bent the mounting tab that accepts the bolt and that is welded to the frame.
To me, the tab can be bent back into place, and since there's two there the assembly can be bolted on safely without issue. At the least someone could weld another mounting tab on?
What do you think? Should it be totaled if that tab is bent? Granted, there is other damage. The muffler assembly under the foot peg was pushed an inch or so into the rear tire. The rear tire was roughed up a bit from this. It fell on the left side of the bike so the left fairing was cracked, the left mirror was damaged, the left bar end was scratched, and my left givi case was scratched up.