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    Mehrten
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    I did some snooping to see why the right mirror was dangling.

    Getting to the mirror mount was actually quite easy. A few screws, the right speaker comes off and there's the mounting point for the mirror.

    First off, there is a tether. A rather stout one.

    Second, the right front panel carrier is broke.

    The right mirror did not collapse, it broke off its mounting tab on the right front panel carrier. About $530 per the web.

    With some more snooping it appears the front nose is two pieces and only the right side is damaged.

    That simplifies the panel carrier and front nose removal from what I see on the K16 RepRom.

    Still the amount of labor needed to take stuff off and put new back on will probably be the biggest bite.

    Thanks to all for the kind words. We appreciate it.

    And hope all had a excellent Thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    I would want to check all those big trailers they are pulling, likely carrying a good supply of Canadian Whiskey.
    A buddy of mine, rest his bones - cancer, worked at the Nogales, AZ Border Check.

    If an RV came through with Canadian plates the fuel tanks were immediately suspect.

    They carried Canadian Whiskey south, then tanked up with Tequila for the return trip north!

    Sometimes more than 50 gallons!

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    Update...

    The estimated damage came in at just below $7,000.

    The large right side panel, with emblem mount et. al., and the right saddle bag were the most $$$.

    The mirror did not collapse or fold over, rather it broke off the mirror tang on the right control panel mount.

    The panel mount is about $450 and requires a bunch of labor to get it off and back on.

    Progressive has given Iron Horse the green light to order all the needed parts.

    Several of the painted parts are on order from the Fatherland. Could take a month.

    Good to have the '02 K1200RS and the '16 R1200RS in the garage and ready to ride ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehrten View Post

    Progressive has given Iron Horse the green light to order all the needed parts.

    Good news
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    In previous years it may have been half - but lately our economy is keeping us at home. I would want to check all those big trailers they are pulling, likely carrying a good supply of Canadian Whiskey.
    Most likely the gold inlaid clear pine boards I buy at Lowe's and home depot. Wanna talk about inflation?
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    Update...

    BB is home and looking good!!!

    We picked her up Saturday. The ride home was a hoot!

    Iron Horse Motorcycles in Tucson Arizona took excellent care of us.

    I paid the deductible of $250 and all is good.

    We'll see what happens on our next insurance renewal ;)

    PS That's our '90 M3 in the background. With 110k miles she still scoots down the road.
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    Looks good
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    Glad to hear that worked out well, Deryle!

    Best,
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    Thanks!

    Thanks Lee, DeVern.

    We've already put 300 miles on her since we picked her up.

    Ride safe...

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