well, I finally crashed. Was going up one of the roads around Belcarra hit some gravel under braking, went into the grass and fell off the bike. Luckily I was only going about 5-10 km by the time I went into the grass so I'm not hurt really. Just a sore back/side and a bruised big toe.
What I should have done: let off the brake and lean the bike/push the bar, then apply brakes again. I still could have fallen but I might have made it.
What I really should have done: not pushed it on a day that I wasn't really 'feeling it' and realize that I'm still very green and have a lot to learn.
Anyway, I'm sort of glad it happened to put things back into perspective. I'm still going to ride but I think I will focus on being smooth and practicing technique rather than going fast. Speed will hopefully come later... and I know, it should be on the track not the street.
So now I have to fix my bike and here's what's damaged from what I can see:
1. nose plastic is cracked
2. middle left fairing cracked
3. left signal ripped off
4. left frame slider bent
5. aluminum coolant hose is bent causing a minor leak
6. left peg broken (tried to bend it back and it broke off. )
7. tank and rear seat cowl scratched (battle scars I guess; won't bother replacing)
8. left mirror ripped off
Everything else seems ok. Though when I started the bike up after the fall it made a weird clunking sound but that went away after 1 sec or so. I rode the bike home and I made it ok. Handle bars seem straight et al.
I'm pretty sure I can fix all of this myself but how much am I looking at here? I'm hoping I can get it all used (Red 2005 CBR600RR). Can someone break down what the fair pricing for each item for me so I don't get ripped off?
Also, I hit my head when I fell but it was in soft muddy grass and most of the damage appears to be surface scratches. I remember reading on here that you can get your helmet X-Rayed to see if it's still usable. Does anyone know where I can get that done? I have an Arai helmet.