on april 15, i was riding my tlr down marine drive west bound in north van. i hit a hidden pothole just before the capilano bridge. this fucking hole is brutal. the front wheel is severely bent. something in the right fork leg is broken(clunking over bumps), the gauge and headlight mounting bracket is sheared off, the upper fairing mounting lugs are broken off and the upper radiator mounting lugs are broken off as well. this is about $2500 in parts alone to fix it not including labor. the bikes appraised and insured value is $4000. i'm afraid if i claim it on my insurance they will write it off. i cannot get another tlr for that money that was in as good shape as mine.
i dont want to lose my bike. i have lusted after a tlr for years and now that i have one i cant give it up.
i back to riding my old bastard now. only 2 weeks on the tiller after working my ass off on it all winter to get all the mechanical and electrical problems solved. only thing left was paint. FUCK FUCK FUCK.