Hey guys. So I just had the same problem pretty much. I went out for a little night time ride at around 10:30pm. Decided to check out this nice, empty, "parking lot" (or so I thought). What I didn't notice was that it was in fact a dirt lot, and the turn from the street into the lot had this really thin sand/dirt that moved from the lot onto the road due to cars driving in and out dragging the sand onto the road. Barely touched that thin patch of sand and WHOOP. I lowsided it, so it landed on its left. I would expect the bike/tires to at least be able to take a LITTLE bit of dirt..but no. Anyways, I only realized the sand was under me AFTER I fell...too late lol. I didn't press my front brakes or anything if I remember correctly. I just had the clutch in and was turning, probably only going between 3-5 mph.
The bike looks like it was going 50 when it fell. Idk if the damage I got is typical of a low side, but sheesh. Left side fairings cracked/scratched, same with front blinker, mirror case, handle bar, and clutch. The rear seat fairing popped out of place and cracked too. Plastic screws everywhere. And of course, the gear lever bent inwards over that rod thing, so now I cant downshift or upshift. Oh, and when I turn my blinkers on now, it makes this weird noise under the rear seat. NO idea how anything electrical could have been damaged. Also, I think my handle bars bent leftwards a little, cuz when I turn them left, it almost touches my tank, but when i turn right, theres more space between the tank and handlebar. AND I think something leaked. There was a leak about the size of two oreo cookies lol. I touched where I thought it came from and did get some on my hands, but I couldnt tell what it was. Btw If you guys want pictures of the bike let me know!
So I ended up driving back home in first gear
lol luckily it was late and there werent many cars. I was only about 3 or 4 miles from home.
Ughh. Anyways sorry for the long description lol. Someone make me feel better
. Anyone know how much this will cost? Should I just buy a shift lever on my own and attempt to fix it even though I dont know much about this kind of stuff, or just give it to the dealer to fix? And let's say the dealer fixes it up for me, what kind of resale price would I get?