About a week ago, I took Stella out for a run to the store. Just a quick trip, no big deal, right? Wrong. At the end of my street, I got a little impatient with the traffic pattern and wait time to turn right, so I decided to go after a smaller than normal gap in traffic to get on my way. I turned right, leaned over and goosed the throttle to get the big girl going, and just as I noticed a bit of slippage at the rear wheel, the slippage turned into bona fide wheelspin, and down I went. I wrenched my right knee a bit, but other than that my only injury was to my pride. Unfortunately, Stella was not so lucky. Right side tip over bar rub strip is pretty scraped, as expected, but the worst damage was the windshield actuators, left one has a broken link, right one is obviously bent somewhere, as the windshield will not retract fully anymore. Also, the chrome strip on the right pannier got a good rash on the bottom.
I know I can get the rub strip easily and relatively cheaply, and the parts for the windshield relatively easily (if not so cheaply
), but is the chrome strip on the pannier replaceable? I didn't see any obvious attachment method, but if it's an available part, I'm not worried about a snap or glue connection, just need to know which I'm up against.
Also, if anyone has a windshield retractor assembly they need to unload, please PM me, I'm your Huckleberry.