Sad to report, my "nightmare" has come true. Oh, it could have been worse but while fully-loaded (and my wife as passenger) i flat out dropped the bike. (Feel free to laugh as I'm still in shock and have lost all pride at this point (ha)). The good news is that neither one of us are the worse for wear but I did a "bang-up job" of scratching my left side bag.
Up 'til now, I've been under the impression that re-painting bags and matching the color correctly is pretty much out of the question. I'm on a 2006 model Red RT which BMW has yet (to my knowledge) to use/issue again since that model...so I'm trying to determine whether there is any chance of finding a salvage left bag. (Yes, the proverbial needle in a haystack.)
Any feedback on where to best search for such an item would be much appreciated. It won't be the end of my world if I can't "r&r" the bag but I would at least like to know what options I have, if any.