TL;DR - I'm fine. I have a scraped knee, gear did it's job, T-Rex frame mounted sliders did theirs. Motorcycle still works.
So, I was turning left at a traffic light with a left turn lane and a left turn arrow and I'm in a line of traffic. The through traffic light turns red, there's no one even at the light on the other side, the left turn light turns green and we start moving up. I'm going about 5-10 mph and the car in front of me just slammed on their brakes for no fucking reason. So I made the mistake of turning to avoid them and braking. I should've just run into their bumper. Instead I dumped it. They then started back up, turned, and drove away. The only thing I can form together as to why they stopped was that a car on the other side of the road approached the light in the through lane (RED LIGHT!) and stopped. So, maybe for some goddamn reason they thought they were going through, I don't know. So yeah, I've fallen haha. But the good news is I'm fine and the damage to the 919 is minimal, as you'll see below.
It was a lowspeed dump, so I know it's not the same as going down at highway speed, but the T-Rex sliders definitely did their job. I've already emailed them about getting a replacement puck. For reference, I put two long pucks on the frame and that was definitely the way to go. There is no damage to the tank or anything other than what I've photographed, so I think that's a win. The most unnerving part was when I saw liquid puddled up on the ground and was worried I had busted up the radiator or poked a hole in the tank. Thankfully, it was just gas running out of the vent in the tank.
I do need some help now with repairs. I'm not worried about the scrapes on the clutch lever, mirror, pegs, or exhaust. I'll probably just put a little black paint on the clutch, mirrors, and pegs, not a big deal. I know I can replace the side cover (anyone have an extra sitting around?
). Just to confirm, these are the correct parts:
11321-MCZ-D20 COVER, ALTERNATOR $67.42
11392-MV9-670 GASKET $9.30
As for the rear cowl, how do you guys recommend I fix it? I see that there are touch up pens out there and frankly, that'd probably be good enough. Anyone have one they've been happy with in the past? Thanks in advance for the help.