Main Motorcycle: My Bird
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
How did it happen? I'm a dummy, that's how it happened. My driveway has a slope to it. Noticeable enough. I've parked the bike on the driveway before as it warmed up and I got my gear on. I guess this time however I was on part of the driveway that was TOO sloped.
Anyway, the adjuster came out today. They are considering it a comprehensive claim, which has only a 100 dollar deductable.
The floor board has a scratch that is more on the underside of it. The british customs pipes, on that side, have a scratch/scuff way at the back. The pipe is not bent. The end of the handlebar, mirror and end of the clutch lever are very scratched but all operational.
The only thing that concerns me and I don't know what this is - If I sit on the bike and make the forks perfectly straight, the handlebars look askew. If I pull the handlebars straight the forks look askew.
So, and I'll find out tomorrow I guess, I'm not sure if my handlebars are bent - forks are bent - or if the the main bolt that holds the front fork assembly to the frame is tweaked a bit and needs to be reset.
I rode the bike yesterday and it seemed fine.
I hope my forks are okay. I can't imagine them getting bent from simply falling over. However I guess stranger things could happen.
Damn it all to hell, I love that bike and was so disappointed at my stupidity.
Thanks for all the responses and care, we love our bikes.