Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fremont, Calif.
unexplained, cracked side panel
okay, this is really weird.
i've got about 1,500 miles on my bike in the two months since i bought it new.
with about 700 miles on it, i installed a suzuki centerstand. in the process of stretching the spring, i knocked the blasted thing on its left side, shattering turn signals and scratching the LEFT fairing panel (the panel with the suzuki logo). pretty much said, "fuggit" and decided to live with a scratched side panel. replaced turn signals and tweaked handlebars.
this morning i ride my bike to work, as usual, but when i dismount i notice somthing funny about the RIGHT fairing panel. There is a vertical crack that nearly spans the entire panel, nearly cutting it in half.
could find no evidence that the bike had been tipped over in the garage parking lot. no cracked turn signals. no scrapes. just a cracked side panel.
could it be the right side panel cracked when i flopped it on the left side? maybe some yahoo with a careless car door? what could cause such a thing?
i'm pretty seriously bummed, so any insight here appreciated. :mad: