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Last Monday I hit at least 1 of 2 dogs in the highway going 60+. When I pulled over to clean my underwear it appeared that the only damage was that the upper fairing on the left side had popped over top of the lower. So I popped it back in place.
Yesterday while giving her a better lookover, now I see that it is as if all the fairings have shifted to the left. The right side fairings(while seated) have more than a finger gap at the front of the chrome tipover wing cover while the left side chrome is right against the fairings. There was an equal gap on both sides before the hit. I removed both lowers and do not see anything bent and all screws line up properly. The chrome cover has a screw mount forward and both sides seem to be in the proper position.
Any ideas I can try that might move it back into place?
 

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I'll wager the framing piece that holds most of the tupperware (uppers) is bent. It's an intricate frame made of tubing.

In addition to holding and aligning tupperware, this holds just about everything up top - including nose cone, speedo, speakers, headlight, dash.... Everything. A buddy of mine had his tweaked in a minor get-off.

PM shoswell, and he can send you a picture of the part I'm talking about. If this is the problem, I think he has an extra.
 

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In matters involving the tupperware and or the frame...

:worthless

We have a parts bike, that to be honest I am just trying to get to those that are in need.
 

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bmrbob said:
Did you get that dog's license number? He may have insurance coverage.
Booooooooooooooo!
 

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bmrbob said:
Did you get that dog's license number? He may have insurance coverage.
Look over there..... Its mount Shasta!.... :cool:
 

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I'll see if I can get a picture and then get it posted. Pic is easy, posting.... now that is altogether another issue for me.

Additionally, the 40 ish# dog I know I hit, did wack the finder but only unsnapped 3 of the catches on the left side(I popped them back in). Then went under the bike and hit the underside fairing connector piece before becoming a bump in the road. Something hit the right lower fairing and put a 2" crack in it below eyesight. I have not noticed any change in the ride, 40 mph wobble still there, but I forgot to add that the front mudflap is right up to and almost touching the lowest point of the middle connector piece. Would I feel something different if the front forks got bent?

I know, pictures.
 

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bblalock said:
but I forgot to add that the front mudflap is right up to and almost touching the lowest point of the middle connector piece. Would I feel something different if the front forks got bent?

I know, pictures.
that doesnt sound good !!
 

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Usually the forks don't bend but the telelever arm is designed to take the load of impact and deform. It must be replaced.
 

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John,
The part you are saying deforms is what is attached to the bottom of the shock, correct? I should be able to see/feel if it is deformed?

Looks like I need to remove upper and lower Tupperware this time to give her a better look over.

I took the pics and will try to post them later.

Does anyone have that part, if needed, they will part out?
 

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This is what John is referring to. And yes.... Its a parts bike for all.... lol

 

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That's gotta be worth at least $3.00-4.00!
 

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As an update I decided to file this on my insurance $500 deductible. After consulting the Clymer and determining the A-arm is bent at the knuckle, the ball joint may be damaged, 2 spoilers damaged and who knows what was damaged when everything shifted left I will let Capitol BMW check her over for anything else and do the work.

For those who do not know what happens with front wheel hits the front of the A-arm has a bolt(ball joint bolt) going through it and that gets bent down. What I realized was the rubber boot below the A-arm was pressed together in front but expanded at the rear.
And the mud flap is now 1/4" from the middle spoiler instead of two fingers away.

JohnZ thank you for bringing the possibly bent A-arm to my attention.
 

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You are welcome but then that is what the thing is designed to do as it lessens the extent of damage. Even though it is a $500 item it saves the two front forks that are well over $1,300.
 

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Well, $2,400 parts + 800 labor later I have Fireball back. The A-arm was bent plus one fork was tweaked. Well worth the $500 deductible.
Sure did feel great riding home!
 
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