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stressed out mother

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:17 pm
by CASANPEDRO13
My son is currently away from home at this time. He owns a 2003 honda RVT1000. He loves this bike so much that he once said (joking),
mom i would rather break my bones than break my bike... Now this is the problem, I was taking bags out of my trunk & as I walked by one
of the handles must of got caught on it & it fell over. OMG!!!! So i called Honda dealership & they came out & quoted me a price of over $2000. NOT EVEN A CHANCE despite if i could i would. Do you think if i tried to order parts myself online it would be cheaper? Or are there
motorcycle junkyards? Any advise, tips or suggestions would be HIGHLY appreciated.

Re: stressed out mother

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:46 pm
by jstark47
Can you give us a clue of what actually is broken? Plastic fairings can be repaired instead of replaced, if the damage isn't too bad. Some fairing repairs are do-it-yourself, with a kit easily purchased on the internet. Replacement fairings can be insanely expensive, so there's a lot of info out there about repairing them. Google "motorcycle fairing repair" - you'll find kits, how-to instructions and videos, etc.

What else is broken? BikeBandit is one of the biggest internet retailers of motorcycle parts. Internet retailers are generally a bit cheaper than going through a dealer. (By the way, the RVT1000R is also known under the designations RC51 or VTR1000, so you can search for parts under those names.) Hard to figure repairs from a simple stationary tip-over would cost over $2000, unless you went with a dealer doing all the work, using OEM parts and quoting rates straight "by the book".

(This why a lot of us do a lot of work on our bikes ourselves, BTW)

Re: stressed out mother

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:51 pm
by jstark47
By the way, don't feel too, too bad about this. Bikes fall over. (Especially when one gets off them without putting down the side stand. DAMHIK. :oops: ) Your son's isn't the first. We fix them again. Life goes on.

Re: stressed out mother

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:07 pm
by sunshine229
Chapparal Motorsports is a sponsor of TMW and sells all kinds of gear and parts. Go to TotalMotorcycle.com homepage and click on the skinny banner right at the top of the page. :)

Do you have an itemized list of what needs fixing?

I also agree with Jstark, don't feel too badly as tipping a bike over is not that difficult to do...

Re: stressed out mother

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:20 am
by perry7
i feel so pity for you :/

Re: stressed out mother

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:07 pm
by sdweltoro
Julia, relax. He left it in ... YOUR ... garage...., you were doing him a favor by storing it for him. It will be all right.