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Old 11-11-2012, 05:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi new here, just came looking for a bit of advice really.

Yesterday I took my bike for it's first service, it's a ninja 250 2012 special edition. On the way back it rained heavily and my gf in front broke suddenly at a roundabout. I had to do an emergency stop but my front wheel locked up and fell away from me and all of a sudden I was on the floor, bike on it's side.
I picked it back up, my main concern was the bike!

There's a couple of scratches here and there, but mainly there's a crack in the fairing around the indicator. My question is-

Should I try and fix the crack? Should I try and replace the panel? Should I leave it as it's my first bike?

Also, should I be feeling relieved I've finally dropped the bike? I'm still so gutted about it, and its a slight reality check?
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Leave it alone. If shit aint falling off don't worry about it. You're probably going to drop it again. You'll get over it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If its not too bad, just leave it as is.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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to answer the title's question.. pick the bike up.

lol its a bike. its gonnnnn get dropped, kicked, knocked over, backed into by cunts in cars, sat on by drunk fuckstains downtown. aint shit you can do about it. fix the scratches if they bother you. otherwise, i'd say its all cosmetic and nothing more as far as damage.
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Ok cheers, thought that'd be the general consensus.

Can you recommend easy to install crash protectors/ frame sliders in that case?
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Best crash protector is between your ears. You were following the G/F too closely and you don't have a lot of experience riding in the rain. Don't blame her, you take responsibility for your life every time you take the bull by the horns........

Not a criticism of you Sam, most of us have dropped bikes. Just an analysis of what happened in the hope that it won't happen again to you or anyone else who thinks about what happened to you. Post a pic of the fairing crack. And ride on............
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I have never dropped a bike so it is not like it is a necessary part of becoming a good biker.
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If the crack is kinda bad or falling apart, then you can drill several holes along each side of the crack and zip tie it to hold it together. You can fully repair or replace the panel at a later date.
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Don't worry, you will.
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There's still plenty of time.
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