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Squid down...need advice

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This is kinda weird, but I was surfing this site yesterday and read the post about the girl laying down her SV. Well today, I was out riding and lost it going over a stick getting a big front wheel wobble and running off the road hitting a big patch of grass and laid it down at about 10-15 mph. I am fine thank god, wearing full gear is a good thing. It is a SV650S, that is the weird part, 2004 though. I totally cracked the front cowling and broke off the shift peg and had to ride back in first. There are no scratches on the engine or rearend. The wheel is also not lined up with the handle bars. I don't see anything really bent on the forks, but don't really understand the mechanics of motorcycle tire alignment being a noobie. Besides some other minor scratches that aren't really necessary to replace. I have full coverage on the bike with a $150 deductible. Should I involve the insurance and have my rates go up or see what the estimate is and go straight pay route. I also have coverage on my accessories seeing as my helmet is no good since i took a nasty blow landing on the pavement. I just thank god I am not a showboat and was just cruising, so wasn't hurt at all.
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Get on ebay and start locating your parts. It will be your best source for second hand parts!!

Also stick around here... cause :twfrox:

And like Sv said... no the dealer don't give a rats a$$ how you damaged the bike!
I can't stress EBay enough. Just be carefull out there!
Ya but if you were doing a claim...most shops can soak up your deductable up to $500.
Ya Jeeps said it... if you're not comfortable let a pro do it.

Dig pics... get one of those disposables that come with a dig cd when developed.

$150 deduct should be soaked in REAL easy! :luck: and keep us advised!
jeeps84 said:
and mine! :skep:
Hmmm... I know of a few rattle can bikes.....
jeeps84 said:
I would do the same and try hard to keep any usable parts. Damaged or not.
Yes, tell the dealer you want ALL damaged parts. Most of them will resell on EBay. I made a killing on a few insurance jobs on the old parts!
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