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Old May 18th, 2017   #1
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Hey Guys:

Well, after nearly 45 years of riding a motorcycle I had my first incident where I had to lay my ST down. At about 20 mph at the end of a sharp curve my front wheel ran across a few shovelfuls of mason sand near a construction site and I lost control. The bike skidded down the pavement on the left side pushing the left mirror support down and in(bent the steel tubing a bit), and breaking the left foot support completely off. Those two items took most of the impact. I escaped with very little effect but I am still mourning the fact that my pristine ride is down until I can replace all that was damaged.
Question is: What route is the best way to get parts. I'll need a mirror assembly, a foot rest, and quite possibly the entire front faring. I'm determined to repair everything but I hate going thru my local Honda dealer. Are aftermarket options worth it. What would you guys do?

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Old May 18th, 2017   #2
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There's Service Honda... they sell online. Saves you shoveling money into an establishment you dislike, and they're genuine Honda parts, but not inexpensive-- basically full Honda list price.

Reports on other sites suggest that Chinese-made knock-off body parts are of grossly inferior quality. Basically rubbish.
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There is also PartShark and BikeBandit. They sell Honda Parts and the drawings are there to help you figure out exactly what you need.
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Thumbs up on Bike Bandit parts.
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Ron Ayers - http://www.ronayers.com/

Service Honda is usually cheaper in my experience but there are occasions when Ron Ayers has parts for less.
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Hey Guys:

All of your responses give me hope that I can return my ST back to near original condition. I knew that it would be pricey but.....mercy.
At least the parts ARE available....so I should be thankful.
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Tupperware is expensive no matter which brand. Do keep in mind that if you buy the Honda brand parts from any of those vendors we suggested and you buy the ones for your exact year model they will be painted already.

The cost of the Tupperware is probably the biggest reason most crashed bikes get totaled. They may be structurally fine but too expensive to fix.
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Awful news about accident. Glad you are undamaged physically. At least that's the good news.
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