Hi, I'm new. I'm Spyderlord. Got the name because I used to use a Spyder paintball gun and dominated my friends (or maybe they were just picking on me for using a Spyder instead of a Tippmann).
I just bought my first V twin and 1000cc bike yesterday morning. My new 02 Mille was pristine, no scratches or grease smudges anywhere. Dropped the $4G cash and drove my baby home on the back of a rented truck from my boss. Got lost in Jersey a few times before making it home. Unloaded it fine, except once on the pavement and almost into the garage I forgot to check the kickstand. The bike toppled over, sitting peacefully on the left side fairings. My blood-curdling shriek must have been heard down the street as I quickly launched the bike back upright.
Damage assessment as follows; minor scratches on left front fairings and scuff on the tail. The left blinker is squashed into the fairing but still works. The clutch lever snapped at the pivot point and the left handlebar is severed right after the choke adjuster. Luckily all of the switches and clutch master cylinder seem to be fine.
Obviously my main concern is the handlebar and clutch lever. I ordered new parts off ebay. I was wondering how hard it is to replace the bars? I am assuming you need to take off the upper triple tree, if so is there a certain way to do it on Aprilias?