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    Tipped bike over this morning

    I tipped my 2001 R1100SA Light over this morning on the way to work. The paint on the engine was scratched and the right piece of plastic that runs along the seat is loose (I'll look at it better tonight). This is just superficial, but the tail light is demolished . Before I call a dealership and order a new tail light, I thought I could pick up some tips from you guys. Is there a cheaper route than a dealership?
    Right now I could cry because this was a pristine machine before I bought it.

    Any responses would be appreciated.

    Duckster

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    Check beemerboneyard, They have used parts. Or Re-Psycle BMW parts.
    Last edited by josh00; 05-03-2012 at 12:53 AM.

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    Tipped over

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    Many of us, including me, have done the same or similar. You are unharmed, your bike is repairable. More importantly, what happened and what did you learn?

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    There's always a cheaper way than the dealer, if you just want parts.
    Josh. 11319, and queretaro have said just about everything.

    Sooner or later, they all fall over, they're just two tired after all.

    It's all good.
    Not to worry.
    Next time, post a pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queretaro View Post
    Many of us, including me, have done the same or similar. You are unharmed, your bike is repairable. More importantly, what happened and what did you learn?
    Yea Man, you described a classic. Don't let it bring you down for long. Glad to see you sharing it on BMWMOA instead of OBITS.

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    Many of us, including me, have done the same or similar.

    +1 here

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorradmike View Post

    sooner or later, they all fall over, they're just two tired after all.
    '07 R1200GS for solo rides
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    The bright side is; now that it has some scratches, the next scratches won't matter much.
    '03 R1150R, '03 F650GS, '97DR200SE,'78 Honda CT-90, '77Honda CT-90

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    I have had good luck with Re-Psycle and dealt with them for more than 15 years.

    Recently, my dealer put me on to pinwallcycle.com in Massillon, Ohio. I picked up a used fuel tank for my 1998 K1200RS for a more than fair price. My dealer, Mathias BMW, has had good experience with them.

    Pinwall sells parts for all kinds of bikes and has a much greater BMW part inventory than I expected.
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    answers

    I was driving on a foggy morning and I was about to turn on the road when a light came out of the fog. I hit the brakes and the momentum tipped me over. Better than being hit by the car. West Texas is very scary to drive in the fog.
    Why was I driving in the fog. I check the weather channel before I ride every time to check temperatures, winds and fog. There was no mention of fog.
    I ended up buying tail lights at A & S Cycles for $42 per light. A lot less than a Harley

    Duckster

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    2 wheels

    A motorcycle's natural propensity is to lay on it's side.
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