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Hey all, I lowsided this past weekend, and now I'm faced with the task of getting my bike fixed... Planning on bringing it to the place I bought it to get the estimate, but my question to ya'll is, how hard is it to replace pretty much everything on the left side? i.e. 3 front cowls, rear cowl, ?alternator cover? shift lever, clutch lever, rearset, etc... all of which are bent/scratched/cracked/etc. any help would be appreciated.
 

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Replacing the plastic fairings is a piece of cake. The fairings are expensive, though. Ever think about getting sharkskins or rensport plastics? They're race plastics that are cheaper and you could get them custom painted for cheap. The leftfootpeg doesn't look too difficult, but the right one seems kinda tough. The whole rearset would probably be tough. The clutch lever might be tough - I'd leave that up to the mechanic. You can replace the alternator cover (engine cap) by yourself, but you'll leak a shitload of engine oil in the process, so have a bunch of rags close by and some replacement oil...
 

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yeah, that's kinda what I was thinking, but wanted to check... I'm definatley no mechanic... as far as the plastics go, I kinda want it back to stock, except for (hopefully) a micron slip-on... and some performance type stuff...
 

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Id say it pritty mush a bolt-on-job, so if you can remember the order you are taking if off, it sould'nt be to defficult to bolt in back on. Anyway as ed statet, olie will proberly pour out when you take off the engine cap. Try to tilt the bike to the right (it sould'nt be nessary to tilt it too mush), and remember also to have a new gaskit ready. If the old one breaks you have to remove ALL of it. You can use a Standly knife (dont know if that is what its call - but you know no of the realy shap ones :hammer :stupic )
Anyhow - good luck whit the job, and sorry for my spelling :stupic :stupic :stupic :stupic
 

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I just recently fixed my bike, well at least to running condition, still cosmetically damaged, But i will say that nothing is very hard/ besides engine and tranny type things
My whole left side was bashed and my forks were corkscrewed. I did it all myself, with a little help from a friend. I would say just buy all your pieces whether through ebay or any other method, though ebay is cheaper than most stores, and go at it yourself. Along with the difficulties is the accomplishment of doing it yourself, and learning your bike even more so! If you do decide to do it yourself, make sure to bring it to a shop afterward and have them check it out, my experience with shops is that they will at least test ride it for free.
Just my few pennies!
 
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