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Hi, I just got a 2013 GSX R600 and already laid it down (me dumb)... and as result, it has a few horrible scratches in left fairing, and in the engine cover (first picture).
Then I put my girlfriend for a test ride in the passenger's seat, and I noticed that her jean's buttons made small scratches but enough for remove white paint in two spots of both sides of the passenger painted area (second picture)

This is my first motorcycle ever, and I don't really know how could I fix the fairings and engine scratches... any idea, product recommendation or anything that help me to fix my babe will be appreciated!...

Thanks! ALDO

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Hi, I just got a 2013 GSX R600 and already laid it down

This is my first motorcycle ever,
Well you are learning some valuable lessons......the hard way.
First: too much bike for a beginner; WAY too much.
Pass that along to the next newbie that asks.

Then....new rider with too much bike....puts a passenger on the back.
You're lucky that you didn't dump her on the ground too.

Second, if the damage is really just scratches and not cracks or otherwise actually broken......
Then wear those scars like a badge of courage......and as a reminder to take it easy in the future.
How did your SKIN come out in the crash ??

Honestly, slow down and be more careful.
The next time you may not be ABLE to post here and ask for advice. :shock:

As for the original question, see a dealer for new parts or a body shop for paint/repair.
You will choke at the price but likely that nothing you can do yourself will be good enough.

Let me guess: You took out a loan to buy the brand new bike and didn't have full coverage insurance, right ??
At this point, the insurance would look pretty cheap.
 

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Don't bother with the scratch repairs at this stage. It sounds like that bike is going to cop a lot more scratches before you are finished.

Fix the scratches just before you sell it.
 

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Hi, I just got a 2013 GSX R600 and already laid it down (me dumb)... and as result, it has a few horrible scratches in left fairing, and in the engine cover (first picture).
Then I put my girlfriend for a test ride in the passenger's seat, and I noticed that her jean's buttons made small scratches but enough for remove white paint in two spots of both sides of the passenger painted area (second picture)

This is my first motorcycle ever, and I don't really know how could I fix the fairings and engine scratches... any idea, product recommendation or anything that help me to fix my babe will be appreciated!...

Thanks! ALDO

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Ouch. Glad you're okay, and have the opportunity to learn from a very bad mistake. That's all you can hope for when you drop a bike.
 

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Well you are learning some valuable lessons......the hard way.
First: too much bike for a beginner; WAY too much.
Pass that along to the next newbie that asks.
Well I should clarify when I said my first bike ever I meant to say my first new bike, I used to have a 249cc in which I learned and got experience, then after I sold it I got the 600.


Then....new rider with too much bike....puts a passenger on the back.
You're lucky that you didn't dump her on the ground too.
I agree that carrying a passenger is not a thing for a new rider at all... it took me months of practice and develop ridding skills before put some one in the back seat.

Second, if the damage is really just scratches and not cracks or otherwise actually broken......
Then wear those scars like a badge of courage......and as a reminder to take it easy in the future.
How did your SKIN come out in the crash ??
It is only scratches, some superficial and some deep but no cracks at all. The fall happened at 0 MPH, I was not ridding but I was trying to get the motorcycle out of my yard, I rolled on top of a small hill and the bike turned off and fall to the left, nobody was there to help me lifting so I lifted it by myself and may contribute with the scratches... fortunately I didn't get any hit, scratch or damage myself....


Honestly, slow down and be more careful.
The next time you may not be ABLE to post here and ask for advice. :shock:
Knock on wood...

As for the original question, see a dealer for new parts or a body shop for paint/repair.
You will choke at the price but likely that nothing you can do yourself will be good enough.
Thanks for the advice.

Let me guess: You took out a loan to buy the brand new bike and didn't have full coverage insurance, right ??
At this point, the insurance would look pretty cheap.
I have full coverage insurance, would you recommend to report this scratches to the Insurance? I mean would that count as a accident and will be on my record?
 

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Don't bother with the scratch repairs at this stage. It sounds like that bike is going to cop a lot more scratches before you are finished.

Fix the scratches just before you sell it.
I am afraid that I make the original post to look like I don't have any experience at all, this is my first "new" bike ever... but I had a 249cc in the past in which I learned the beginner skills.
It never happened to me before that laid down my 249cc before... it just was my mistake and dumbness to drop the 600cc the other day... it could happened ever to the most experienced rider at least once...
 

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Don't bother with the scratch repairs at this stage. It sounds like that bike is going to cop a lot more scratches before you are finished.

Fix the scratches just before you sell it.
The other day I ordered the Shogun Frame Sliders, still waiting for them to arrive.. thanks for the advice...
 

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Ouch. Glad you're okay, and have the opportunity to learn from a very bad mistake. That's all you can hope for when you drop a bike.
I agree... nothing happened to me... I was at 0 MPH, not ridding the bike just drop it inside my yard by mistake... as you said... learning from mistakes...
 

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Thanks so much for all the replies you people taking the time to write your thoughts and advice... (I posted the same question in motorcycleforum.com and most people there only insulted me, and a couple gave me good advice's).

So far would you people recommend me to just leave the scratches as they are... maybe put a sticker to cover it...? I mean there are not broken or cracked pieces only scratches.

I agree that would be something than a body shop will be able fix, and yes I have full cover insurance but my question now is... Would worth to file a insurance claim for this? What would you people do?

Thanks again.
 

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I have full coverage insurance, would you recommend to report this scratches to the Insurance? I mean would that count as a accident and will be on my record?
You have to get all the facts before you decide.
Visit a dealer for repair costs.
If there is an independent body shop in town that does bikes, see them too.
And then talk to your insurance agent once you know what the repair cost will be.
Some companies will raise your rates; if that's the case, you probably are better off paying yourself.....or just living with it.
 

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The dealer will want to replace the engine cover, and a body shop will charge a bunch to repaint the plastics. So it is going to cost more than a $1.98. I would personally get some 400 grit sandpaper and smooth the edges of the scratch on the black paint on the engine cover, then spray the whole piece with semi-flat black paint. I wouldn't worry about the plastics, unless you have a super-low insurance deductible then let them pay for it, but if you have the usual $500 deductible just leave them- it is going to get scratched again, either from bumps, drops, or a passenger. If they bother you go to Colorrite.com and get a little bottle of touch up paint in the correct color. You'll still see them, but only up close.
 

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Thanks so much for all the replies you people taking the time to write your thoughts and advice... (I posted the same question in motorcycleforum.com and most people there only insulted me, and a couple gave me good advice's).

So far would you people recommend me to just leave the scratches as they are... maybe put a sticker to cover it...? I mean there are not broken or cracked pieces only scratches.

I agree that would be something than a body shop will be able fix, and yes I have full cover insurance but my question now is... Would worth to file a insurance claim for this? What would you people do?

Thanks again.
As the good Doctor said...most of us would probably leave it as is. Maybe do something about the engine cover. I would leave the paint and plastics alone. Just wear it as a badge of honor! Never hurts to have a little reminder to be careful as well. Probably cost more than you want to know to have it all fixed, so just try to deal with them as you go. And remember, this probably won't be the last time to scratch it up.

Speaking of that...most motorcycle accidents happen at very low speed. Your little oopsie is a pretty common thing. I went down on my first bike(ninja 250) at about 5 or 10mph. Much of the same damage as you have, except I had to replace a turn signal as well.

Get some frame sliders. They could have prevented most of what happened to your bike...and mine for that matter. Lastly, pass on the wisdom to someone else when they buy a brand new ride for their first.
 

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You could try a scratch and dent removal company...we have a few over here who specialise in this very thing but are car related mostly. As stated the engine cover will be fairly easy...may have to remove the cover to paint it all... matt engine black should do the job...but from memory I am sure most Jap engines are a plastic type coating so a perfect match may be hard to achieve

Good luck
 

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You have to get all the facts before you decide.
Visit a dealer for repair costs.
If there is an independent body shop in town that does bikes, see them too.
And then talk to your insurance agent once you know what the repair cost will be.
Some companies will raise your rates; if that's the case, you probably are better off paying yourself.....or just living with it.
Thanks for the advice... I believe I will just cover the scratches with a couple of nice stickers for now... and will paint the engine cover myself... thanks again!
 

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And most have. I've done it twice. Three times if you include not putting down the side stand at the gas station once. :whistle:
Thanks... haha that makes me feel good now... I still feel embarrassed for me dropping it at home yard.. (last Saturday)
 

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The dealer will want to replace the engine cover, and a body shop will charge a bunch to repaint the plastics. So it is going to cost more than a $1.98. I would personally get some 400 grit sandpaper and smooth the edges of the scratch on the black paint on the engine cover, then spray the whole piece with semi-flat black paint. I wouldn't worry about the plastics, unless you have a super-low insurance deductible then let them pay for it, but if you have the usual $500 deductible just leave them- it is going to get scratched again, either from bumps, drops, or a passenger. If they bother you go to Colorrite.com and get a little bottle of touch up paint in the correct color. You'll still see them, but only up close.

Hey that's a great tip for the engine cover... I will try that... thanks again!
 

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As the good Doctor said...most of us would probably leave it as is. Maybe do something about the engine cover. I would leave the paint and plastics alone. Just wear it as a badge of honor! Never hurts to have a little reminder to be careful as well. Probably cost more than you want to know to have it all fixed, so just try to deal with them as you go. And remember, this probably won't be the last time to scratch it up.

Speaking of that...most motorcycle accidents happen at very low speed. Your little oopsie is a pretty common thing. I went down on my first bike(ninja 250) at about 5 or 10mph. Much of the same damage as you have, except I had to replace a turn signal as well.

Get some frame sliders. They could have prevented most of what happened to your bike...and mine for that matter. Lastly, pass on the wisdom to someone else when they buy a brand new ride for their first.
yes I already ordered the Shogun Frame Sliders but they still don't arrive to my mail... bad thing it happened to me before have a chance to install them!
 

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You could try a scratch and dent removal company...we have a few over here who specialise in this very thing but are car related mostly. As stated the engine cover will be fairly easy...may have to remove the cover to paint it all... matt engine black should do the job...but from memory I am sure most Jap engines are a plastic type coating so a perfect match may be hard to achieve

Good luck
Is what I was thinking how to achieve the painting match closes to the original once I work on the engine cover...

By the way I think I will have to get the motorcycle stand so I could work with my bike the safe way.

Thanks!
 
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