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Had the very unfortunate experience to drop my ’08 on Thursday. :crying:

Very strange thing happened. From standstill just as I pulled of in a right turn, the stud underneath the foot peg (herein after referred to as the culprit) “caught” the top of my boot and drag the boot underneath the back wheel so me (hereinafter referred to as idiot – feels that way anyway) and the bike tipped over. :mad:

pic 1 is the culprit which has subsequently been removed.
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Immediately ordered all the damaged parts ie.
-side fairing;
- exhaust cover;
- clutch cover;
- mirror;
- handle bar weight;
- front brake lever; and
- air intake cover.

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Started to strip all the damaged parts on Thursday evening, and received all the new parts on Friday – big up to Honda SA for having had all items with the exception of the clutch cover in stock. :clap: :thumb:

pics 4 & 5 show the bike in the stripped state and pic 6 shows the damage on the clutch cover

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All is fixed now and the bike is like it was on Wednesday. :smilebig:

As this was my first time to drop a bike....ever, idiot wants some advice.

Noticed some oil when the bike was laying on it’s side. Nothing containing oil seems to be broken or cracked and no sign of any oil now. Is it normal for oil to leak if the bike is not upright and where does it come from? :hmm:
 

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MadnohB, sorry to hear that dude. I had a very similar experience on my way home from purchasing my bike. My shoe lace got caught in the rear brake lever coming to a traffic light. I was able to save it for the most part, but did end up with minor scratches to the cover as yours did. In the US the cover is black so I touched it up and it's hard to see if your not looking at it. Never really cared for riding boots, but I have since bought some (no more laces).
 

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That sucks...peg feelers serve no purpose.
 

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madnohb,dthiss...sorry to hear that guys. I had the same problem when my bike tiped over to its left side a couple of days ago but i maneged to save it with little scratches to the clutch lever and left mirror...i had the same leakage which i tought to be oil too but it turned out to be coolant solution so check the coolant level.
 

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Sorry to hear it. I know how you feel hurting your baby. I hit sand going thru a curve and lost it. I to need to replace the same parts, but mine are a little worse. I would already have the girl fixed but I broke the my whole thumb right off my fricken hand. Glad to hear your back up and lookin good.
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
All fixed except for the clutch plate cover......no stock locally

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had a busy few days :rolleyes:

Thursday morning - bike tipped over
Thursday afternoon - ordered the parts
Thursday night - stripped damaged parts
Friday morning - collect R&G tail tidy from SodaO at airport
Friday afternoon - collect parts
Friday evening and Saturday morning - fit new parts and tail tidy
Sunday morning - out ride.......all is well, no oil......must have come from the filler cap when laying on its side
 

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I don't know why there are people that think this bike is ugly. That tail tidy removes the only ugly part of that bike. Sweet ride!
 

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Beautiful... she is absolutely beautiful... I'm glad you managed to sort her out so quickly..
 

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Have already gotten my laces and pant cuffs caught on the peg feelers a few times while starting off. Luckily, its always been while going straight and no feet were required for balance. I too may ditch those evil bastards.

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Re: Hurt my baby (again)

Sh#t, I'm unfortunate with this bike.

Nearly 200 000 incident free km's and now two mishaps with the 08.

Long (and embarrassing) story......this time the front/left side. Nothing bent or broken but enough to be seriously annoying.

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repairs (replacement) in progress.........

man this bike is sexy even without clothes :)

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Bad luck mate i know the pain- i managed to bin my rr4 the other week, but i dont wanna do the same to my rr8!! I always take the hero blobs off all my bikes, ya just dont need 'em!
 

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Man those are a couple of really unlucky days.!!! Best of luck the rest of the way. You're right the bike looks mean even without clothes.
 

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If there was a 'hug' smiley I would send it to you for dropping your new bike twice..
 

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That sucks...peg feelers serve no purpose.
well they give you warning before shifter lever and rear brake lever drag .
I used to take em off but after bending a lever I leave them on now. Also could be a little hairy if you get an unexpected up shift when your hard cornering left.
You thought they're for looks?
 

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Right, that's why every race bike has them...:rolleyes:
 
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