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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2018, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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First time ever going down...and my baby suffered because of it :(

My first time EVER going down on a bike was yesterday with my baby at the track. In general, I felt I was doing very poorly yesterday and I think it reflected in my attitude too in subsequent sessions that day. To make a long story short, I ended up low siding going off the track into the grass/gravel at a rather low speed (about 40mph). My left knee and fingers are going to be sore for a few days but my immediate thought was my baby is damaged now.

Objectively, most of the damage was to the side fairing which I believe I'll just order a new one. A small minor scrape on the fuel tank and front fairing also, a slightly larger scrape along the rear side fairing...I'm not sure if I should order a replacement for that one or not. Additionally my alternator cover will need to be replaced as well as the gearshift lever. For not having any frame sliders, I'm actually surprised that it wasn't too bad. I'll post some pics a little later.

She was able to be ridden after the crash without any issue. Engine/transmission were fine. So a couple of questions for some folks here about repairing the damage.

1. So I've found the part number for the new fairing, 8000C0539. I just want to confirm that ordering this replacement does include the decal already on the fairing and that MV hasn't changed the paint at all. I want to make sure that if I order this thing, I should be able to simply slide it right on my bike, it'll match the existing color, and I shouldn't have to do anything else.

2. I believe my left handlebar took the brunt of the impact. The bar end specifically did, as well as some on the clutch lever. I haven't had a chance yet to get under it to check the handlebar for damage, but anything specific I should look for? I was just going to check to make sure it didn't seem bent or anything.

3. I can do mechanical work no problem, but admittedly I've never really done any sort of body work. For the minor scrapes that are on my rear fairing, a couple people at the track said they should buff out no problem. I have no clue how to do this. I don't want to mess up the fairing by doing anything too abrasive.

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I'd just take the garfed up fairing to a paint shop and have them fix it.
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I see no information of it being a dedicated track bike or street and track bike.

If its street and trackbike I would get some new fairing parts, but as soon as you go to the track mount the scratched fairings.
If track only, why not just slap a new coat of paint on it like mentioned before.

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I've had 2 clipons fail on me in my time on track. Both had taken 'hits' before. I can tell you trying to brake at 100 mph when the clipon is in your hand is very difficult. Needless to say I crashed hard. If in doubt sort the clipon, especially if it has a cast mount on the forks.

It's probably ok, but after I trashed an R1, I don't take the risk.


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1: There is no guarantee it'll match. In 4 years there has likely been some paint fade, especially with pearl colors.

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