Bike hit in parking lot. F*&K!
So I was out enjoying lunch with a few buddies and as we are talking and walking to the cars there is a loud crunch (the one that sounds like a bikes falling over and breaking into pieces).
I turn around to see the RC laying on her side (1st time ever) and a truck pulling forward. The truck has backed into her tail and that pushed her forward, retracted the kick stand, and over she went.
I don't have pics to share right now but so far it a LS mirror, probably a front fairing, left fairing, turn signal, clutch resevoir, bar end, tank (repaint), shift lever, rear cowl, rash on muffler (tiny bit) and I'm not sure if the clip on is bent and the same with the LS exhaust (high mount).
It has the wing overlays for the silver with shadow wings and I'm not sure how that's going to play out. Same with the Hayden decals I had on the bike. This is the first time I've ever had a bike down like this and I'm concerned about the repair process.
Luckily the person who backed into her with his big ass truck works in my section and was right on the phone with his insurance whom I spoke with to give my information (I witheld my INS info). He's a good guy so I'm not worried about him.
What I am worried about is getting the bike back to how it was. Thankfully my Mori rad fins survived!
SO, what are some things I should be aware of, any tips to help deal with this and ensure I get a fair shake? The bike is not that horribly damaged (compared to a forward crash) but fairings will be replaced and the tank will have to be painted. I'm worried about getting close to totaling it-not sure what my threashold is.
I'd also like input in regards to the aftermarket overlays. Since they will have to replace the LS, now the bike is lopsided, same with the tank which has the overlays under the clear coat. I asked if they could just repair it back to stock-and possibly take the over lays off on the RS-good idea?
Same with the turn signals-there's no way to match a new one with the other side...I don't want a mix&match bike when they are done- she was a tight ship when she went down!
Thanks for your future support and advice....I'm heading to the range to "cope".
2001 #62. Ohlins rear/valves, Micron high mount, HyperPro damper, SharkSkinz, Tyga billet triple clamp, Tyga Carbon Fiber fender and hugger, Ti bolt/custom subframe/alien motion 8 cell diet, 15/41 520, COP conv. PCIII, Venhill lines, modified air box, turn signals in headlights...<deep breath> ZG Touring windscreen, Tech G rear sets, CRF450 rear master w/HRC cover, Tokico 6 pots w/V-pads, CRG Bar end mirrors, PSR Shorty levers-use only clutch, wanna-be basic racer paint, Roman Gold PC wheels