My R1 eats me.
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
How to nurse my broken R1 back to health : (
Hi everyone, I am new to motorcycle forums and I wish I joined during better circumstances. A few weeks ago I had my first major accident and now I have a wrecked motorcycle and very little knowledge on how to repair it. I honestly do not know where to start; where to go for parts, how to check and see if my front forks are still good, what parts that I gatherd are still any good, is there a technical manual I can get, etc. etc. I have a 2011 R1 and the wreck ripped off my front headlight assembly, broke the mount bolt on the front of the gas tank (though the tank itself seems undamaged), my front tire is cock-eyed on the forks, clutch case cover (I think) is grinded down, rear tail light is busted out, one of the mount bolts to my exhaust is broken and of course most of the farings are pretty busted. I was able to reconnect the gauge cluster to the headlight assembly then to the two big connectors to the bike and she cranked right up, so I guess the engine was not damaged. Like I said, I am a virgin when it comes to reparing motorcycles so if anyone has been through this I could use all the help I can get. Thank you for your time in advance.