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Old 12-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #21
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All new bodywork on my 2006 CBR1000RR three weeks ago. two weeks ago construction site was rough side to side. Even with straps and canyon dancer at fork seal busting tightness bike fell over and broke upper, tank cover, and tail. Maybe 200 miles on bodywork since new. FML.

I should learn to never buy nice stuff. always gets tore up around me no matter how hard I try.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #22
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Got everything stood back up.

SV - seat all torn up, rear fairing has a pretty good gash in it. Solo cowl also damaged. Both plastic bits are reparable. I can either replace or recover the seat. Tank took a dent right behind the filler which shouldn't be a huge deal to pull and bodywork.

R1 - Actually faired pretty well. One intake tube crunched a little (little CF tube held the entire weight of the bike against the SV's kickstand - I'm amazed at how little damage there is). Tank took a ding on the side where it wraps around which is a pain since it means more work to re-establish its lines. I'll have to talk with HOP but I suspect they'll be able to take care of it for me without it being a big deal. Somehow that is the ONLY damage that bike took so I'm actually really glad the SV was there to break its fall.

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Bummer. Let me know if you need a replacement seat for the SV. Mine came with 3 driver seats and I really don't need them all.
Definitely interested. Its either that or I get mine re-covered. How much?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:21 PM   #23
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I bought the bike with 327 miles on the clock. The previous owner didn't sit on the stock seat for tenth of those miles before he bought a Suzuki gel seat and a Sargent. Stock seat is the one on the right. It's basically brand new.

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #24
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I guess those carbon fiber tubes are worth the price after all.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #25
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I guess those carbon fiber tubes are worth the price after all.
I couldn't really see the damage other than that it was sitting on it. I expected it to be completely crushed. It just has a little spot where the weave is stressed. It didn't even deform! If it weren't for the tank damage I would leave it alone since its such a small blemish, but its one of these escalation of commitment things. If I'm paying $200 to have the tank fixed and painted, I might as well spend $6-700 and get the whole bike gone over and done in the colors I want, and if I'm doing one I might as well get both bikes taken care of at the same time and maybe get a discount for bulk work. It'll be pricy but I'm looking at a possible windfall from a large amount of extra work coming in the next couple of months so if that comes through I'll have the extra money I need to just take them both over to HOP and have them completely gone over. I've wanted to get the SV done ever since I did the front end on it but it was just never quite bad enough to justify and it was hard to say that the R1 was bad enough to paint either since I'm just planning on taking it on the track. This sort of gets both of them into bad enough shape that I can justify the expense.
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i guess you can call the all incident a blessing in disguise
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:52 PM   #27
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i guess you can call the all incident a blessing in disguise
Well it does sort of force things doesn't it My bank account won't appreciate it but I'm going to have some nice eye candy in my garage when I'm all done with them for sure!
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:26 AM   #28
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Could have been worse, a couple of years ago I had a the same kind of thing happen.
Bikes were loaded up in the hill country, straps/chocks double checked several times. Opened up to unload at home, SV was on top of the R1 and had done some immoral things to it. Straps/chocks still attached I might add.

The end result, SV repairs cost ~$300, R1 repairs ~$3600.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #29
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happens. I ride a beater bike and still get when I scratch it up...More....
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oh who am I kidding, people don't make stuff like this up. Sorry to hear about that bro. Wish I could help. Ever think about getting a roll of carbon fiber, resin & stuff and having a go at your own "art" project?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #31
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oh who am I kidding, people don't make stuff like this up. Sorry to hear about that bro. Wish I could help. Ever think about getting a roll of carbon fiber, resin & stuff and having a go at your own "art" project?
Did you see any high chairs with an emphasis on high?
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:11 AM   #32
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Dropped by HOP today to pick up my wheels and get a quote on the paint work. Looks like about $900 for paint and the basic repairs on both bikes. I've also got a tank and rear fairing for the R1 on the way so I'm on the way to getting her back in gear. Need to order a seat cover for the SV and I'll be doing really well.

Just got to get through another job or two and I'll have the money to start getting them over to HOP.
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