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post #1 of 20 Old 04-21-2017, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Uh oh, bike got knocked over! :(

A sad day....

Just a few minutes ago, my bike (a 2014 GTL-E) got knocked over in my garage. I saw it happen and couldn't do anything about it.

Damage:
* Right mirror snapped off. The cast metal arm broke. Otherwise, it is fully intact. (Photo 5).
* Right armrest snapped off. Pretty much the same thing...the cast aluminum near the hinge broke. (Photo 1)
* A few places gouged in the plastic but nothing cracked or broken...edge of right side case, right top edge of top box, rear edge of right fairing. (Photos 2, 3, and 4)

It mostly fell into other stuff along the wall where most of the damage was done. The engine guard and C4 side case bars never got to the ground before it hit other stuff.

From what I can cell on the BMW parts site, I'm going to have to replace the entire unit mirror and possibly the entire armrest ($248 & $575, respectively) unless I'm reading it wrong. The side case and top box are minimal and I'll probably ignore it. The fairing could probably be polished & painted by a body shop.

The work to replace the damaged parts appears to be fairly minimal and I could probably do it with some planned farkle work that I was going to do in 1-2 weeks.

Anyone have part of an armrest they don't need, perhaps form breaking the other side?

Anyone have some tips? The best place to get good prices on parts?
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I'm really sorry to hear about that. I just checked BeemerBoneyard.com and didn't see anything you need. Mind sharing more about how it happened? This is the biggest bike I've ever owned and am interested in what to avoid/protect against.

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Suggest you undo the speak enclosure on the same side it fell on. You can flex the fairing enough to break the speaker mounts. Learned that the hard way.

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I'm really sorry to hear about that. I just checked BeemerBoneyard.com and didn't see anything you need. Mind sharing more about how it happened? This is the biggest bike I've ever owned and am interested in what to avoid/protect against.
It was parked in my garage....someone else bumped it with another vehicle. Not a lot you could do to protect against that. I suppose I could have ensure that the area around it was completely clear but that wouldn't be practical.

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Suggest you undo the speak enclosure on the same side it fell on. You can flex the fairing enough to break the speaker mounts. Learned that the hard way.
I don't think the fairing up there ever touched...the mirror was broken off from the end. The only signs of the fairing touching were on the rear edge back just above the small phone/usb compartment.
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Bummer dude. You just watched your baby get smacked.
How's that "family is more important than material things" mantra working for ya?
I'll bet they also feel terrible about what happened.
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Check ebay for that mirror at least, I just saw one on there.
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Ouch!! Just about makes me sick to my stomach to see that. Hope you can get it repaired soon. We might start actually having riding weather here in the west!

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**** that looks bad.No chance of gettting the arm rest and mirror welded then?
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Left hand mirror on my 2012 GT was about 150, dealer gave me a break on price
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