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Well as some of you know from my first few posts about my 954 I live on a gravel road... My drive way is a hard right with a big slope and as I was turning into the driveway the bike ended up sliding out from under me, low siding.

The damage:
Right side mirror
Brake Lever
Right side fairing
Upper Cowl cracked completely right above the corner of the headlight

No pictures since it just happened tonight.

No damage to pegs/exhaust/brakes and she still cranks up fine with no problems or lights.

Was only traveling around 4 mph and it just slid...

Quick questions:
-Are OEM fairings still available from a Honda dealership?
-If not, where should I buy fairings?
-I'm getting oem mirrors, PSR Click N' Roll clutch & brake levers, Stainless Steel brake lines, HH brake pads, some cheap ebay bar ends and frame sliders.

Not too bad expensive until the fairing kit comes into play. Really pissed me off that it happened, its been a bad few days for bikes in my part of the woods. 2 friends wrecked this last weekend, a guy died on a main road (he was going 120 mph) and now this happened to me!

Guess it puts me in the "riders who have went down" category.
 

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Always better to be repairing a bike than bones. :)
 

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Absolutely, bad luck. You're right Sky I'm thankful it was in the driveway instead of on the highway in a ditch or something..

Anyway I ordered PSR Click N Roll clutch/brake levers last night and they are on their way along with left and right OEM mirrors.

Called my local Honda place about getting original Honda fairings and apparently a full set painted with decals is around $2000.00 SO I'm not going to be buying those lol.. But he gave me a website: Aftermarket Fairings - Motorcycle Fairing - Fairing Kits These fairings are machine made with "OEM Factory Grade ABS Plastic, Pre-drilled and ready to install, and are machine made"

Ebay fairings are injection or compression molded and I have heard mixed reviews on them. I'll take these any day but I still have to view the damage in day light so I can determine the extent of it. OEM would be nice for the originality of the bike but I with the Honda place vouching for fastfairings I will probably go with them as long as they use OEM paint so it will match my tank.
 

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Says they are injection molded, not sure how that will compare to the machine made ones? Or maybe its all machine made lol I'm going to call the other place and ask them some questions
 

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:crying: Was disheartened when I saw this post on the active topics list... It is almost always going to happen, better that it be in your gravel driveway than on concrete. I am glad to hear that damage is only to the bike and, aside from being a wee mad, you made it out just fine. Depending on the damage I would ride it for a while with the damaged fairings for a little while in case anything else ends up happening (since you are still new to riding). Get a good set of fairings, but hold off on tossing them on until you are confident in your riding skills. Not to say you won't go down again, but at least wait until you have a lot more practice and time in the saddle.

Gives us some gory and sad pictures when you get the chance. :thumb: You know me, always after them pictures, unfortunately this is more like a bike horror film show than porn.
 

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If you look around, you can find OEM fairings used from somebody, for way cheaper than 2K...but they will still cost you if they are mint...
 

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Turns out a lot of the damage is just sticker rash, no major cracks in them except a few deeper rock scuffs and that big crack in the upper cowl. You can see the mirror broke off as well as the brake lever in half and a shot of the new grips that are gonna go on this winter.

Figure I'll replace the stickers with rash and put some stickers over the scuffs if that's possible haha need some honda racing stickers and whatever else!
 

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Definitely better to repair the bike than yourself. I'm going through that right now after an accident and over a week in the hospital and 3 surgeries in 6 days is no fun at all. Glad to hear it was minor!
 

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The only "bad" thing about your pictures- she was co clean and shiny everything in the background was reflecting off the bling making the damage hard to see!
 

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Forreal RRD I couldn't really see it either until focusing on the picture for a minute lol

Put the new levers on, GREAT upgrade. Highly suggest PSR levers!

Gonna ride it with the rash for a while and during winter do a few things to spiffy her up a bit ;)
 

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Gonna ride it with the rash for a while and during winter do a few things to spiffy her up a bit ;)

Just be sure to make up a cool story about being chased by the mafia while trying to return someone's dropped purse or something :thumb:
 

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haha Sky! "I'm an FBI agent, I was chased by 30 cartel smugglers and I only got away because I laid the bike on its side so I could slide under a closing garage door.. The fbi garage door" Believable right?
 

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Sure... I'd almost buy it if I were paid lol....

I'll eventually patch mine back up, just not anytime soon. I could care less about a few scratches that do not actually affect the performance. I would rather spend the money improving the suspension and making her handle better that way I might not run out of tire again? Haha... ummm... I mean, that way she doesn't randomly slip out for no reason =)
 

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lol I agree, I'm doing some appearance stuff this winter though. Powder coating the wheels, doing some brake lines and pads, gotta fix my upper fairing but I gotta find an OEM one first!
 

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lol I agree, I'm doing some appearance stuff this winter though. Powder coating the wheels, doing some brake lines and pads, gotta fix my upper fairing but I gotta find an OEM one first!
Get ready to cough up some doh. OEM fairing's ain't cheap. :idunno:
 

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I found some scuffed oem upper fairings in red on ebay for 259.99 just a few minor scuffs that I'll be painting over anyway so come winter I'll find another one (hopefully) and be able to paint/put it on the bike along with a new less hazed headlight!
 

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Not too horrible a price for the upper. I'm lucky enough to have my headlight almost crystal clear. Could always try some lens-restorer from a parts store, some of those systems are rumored to work fairly nice.
 
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