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post #1 of 14 Old 04-26-2009, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, so I let my buddy use my bike to get his liscense because it's easier to get through the course then his big hog.....and while sitting in the parking lot, so dumb girl was in the class with a scooter. She freaked out and hit my bike with a FREAKIN SCOOTER!! Blame it on the clutch right? I doubt it. Anyways....my bike got some scratches and cracked the front cowl right below the headlight. I'm trying to get prices for that part but I'm unsure which one it is. The only pic I found was from the side and I'm guessing which part it is. Can someone help me out. I looked around but I didn't find anything one here. Thanks.
Oh yeah...I have an '08 Blue. I love it....My second bike and couldn't be happier.
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-26-2009, 03:34 PM
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First off I just wanna say bummer! Anyhow, go online and type in 'discount oem kawasaki parts' and look for a site with 'online microfiche'. Just find the part that's broke, write down the part number and find the cheapest price. Generally the decals are already installed on OEM parts when ordered. Please don't ask how I know about this..............!! Good luck!
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, so dumb girl was in the class with a scooter. She freaked out and hit my bike with a FREAKIN SCOOTER!!
I'd let her insurance agent find out how much it'll cost to fix your bike.
She hit it, with witnesses.. Case closed..
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rule number one never let anyone ride your bike it always happens something wrong. just my thought and i live by it i had to learn the hard way.
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I'd let her insurance agent find out how much it'll cost to fix your bike.
She hit it, with witnesses.. Case closed..
Big +1!! Let her pay for it on her dime. Good lesson for her.
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-17-2009, 08:47 AM
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if the shoe was on the other foot id guarantee she would be lettin you have it, i would for sure make her pay for it,also that part youre lookin for probably goes for well over 300.00 or more good luk ,be safe
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post #7 of 14 Old 09-17-2009, 11:50 AM
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Isn't there an unwritten creed "you break it, you fix it?" I've never borrowed or loaned a ride without that understanding.
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post #8 of 14 Old 09-17-2009, 02:45 PM
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Yeah, I agree that the girl should pay. But if that can't happen for some reason...well, if I was borrowing a friend's bike and it got damaged (even if it wasn't my fault), I'd make it right.

Obviously, we don't know the whole situation, but it seems odd that YOU would be paying.




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If you have not yet got a price take it to a Kawasaki dealer, they will have a price.

On lending a KLR 650 so someone doesn't have to take his drivers test on a "Hog" is a little warped. I took my motorcycle drivers test in 1971 and I took it on my 1971 Honda
SL-100 enduro and that is what I learned to drive on the road, in traffic on, not a 1200cc Hog for Gods sake!

No wonder so many posers get creamed on their Harleys. Take your test on a dirt bike then hit the great wide open like Peter Fonda and Denis Hopper on your Hog, God!
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I went the opposite way when I took my test.. I was riding a Kawi CSR 305 and Wisconsin had a 500 and under and 501 and over cycle license, so I swapped with a co-worker and took the test on his KZ 650 so I wasn't limited to 500 and under.

At that time, a 650 was a BIG bike.. (1981ish).. Now, it's a learner bike.. Doesn't seem quite right..
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