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Rode an hour and a half to my dealership for my 600 mile service. Rode and hour and 29 minutes to my house. Turned onto my street and happened upon a patch of gravel...mid turn...right as I rolled on the throttle. Didn't notice it until the bike was on top of me. Literally. Gear shift lever: bent too much to shift, front left fairing: scratched to hell, SE graphics: trashed, front left turn signal: scratched to hell, left bar and clutch lever: scratched moderately, rear seat: torn, rear left fairing under the seat: scratched, me: battered, bruised, and pissed at myself for not paying more attention. Lesson learned for sure.

On a related note, I took off the shift lever off and pounded it into shape again (new one is on order), got the bike to shift through all 6 gears. Rode the bike around and it seems like the only damage other than the shifter is cosmetic. Interestingly and frustratingly enough, my bike would not start this morning. I think the battery is dead. Pretty sure the guys at my dealership left the key in the "on" position for a long time. Awesome. Pics to come
 

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So sorry to hear, with all you mentioned it may be worth an insurance claim for sure.
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Bruised and tattered is better than dead though, so count your blessings of that.
Keep your head up, we all make mistakes and we just have to try and learn from them so that we don't have the same reoccurring issues.
 

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I tried to move it,apparently another mod moved it before me.

 

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I have a shift lever sitting in my garage. If you cancel yours you can get it today. I live in cypress.

Btw, the lever is brand new. Not used. Still in box. I work in galleria, so if you want it today. Please let me know.
This is why I love this forum... Kudos for being generous. I'm glad you are ok man coz It seems like you were driving fast when this happened by hearing about the damages. It's not ok but we're all glad youre still here.
 

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This is why I love this forum... Kudos for being generous. I'm glad you are ok man coz It seems like you were driving fast when this happened by hearing about the damages. It's not ok but we're all glad youre still here.
Totally agree. Definitely taking him up on it. Here's one last picture before the crash.

So pretty.
 

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YOUUUUUUUUUU!

I figured it was you :p
 

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Glad you walked away from this one! It's always a good day when you "walk away" from a motorcycle crash...:D
 
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