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CMX 500: In case anyone is wondering what happens damage wise during a right hand turn drop, I have attached pictures. New brake arm is $14 from Honda. I'm going to try pop-a-dent on the tank. The start button is jacked (it's floating/jiggles, clicking in both directions, and sticks) so I have someone coming to look at it. Hopefully nothing more than cosmetic damage and tightening up a few things....and a very "I'm so disappointed that I dropped it within 2 days of getting it" case of the sads. (I just finished MSF and have been putting around my neighborhood. Stupid learning mistake on my part).
 

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ah I'm sorry to see that. I'm assuming you're ok though since you didn't mention any injuries so that's the important thing at least. The dent in the tank might be an eyesore for now but the other parts should be easy enough to replace.
 

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Glad you are safe.................it's a material thing, stay strong, keep going. Enjoy the ride once you get her back in shape. We all do this eventually, thanks for the confession and lesson.
 

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Sorry to hear about your "accident", but most important that you are physically alright.
Material things can always be repaired or replaced; likely we all had similar experience in the past.


Hope this will your first and the last. Take care and ride safe.
 

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Man, I did the same exact thing. Damage wasn't as bad though. Pulling right on a hill and dropped it. Only damaged the exhaust, similar to your picture. That was the 2nd day I had it. But, that was a few months and a thousand miles ago.

Glad you're safe. Keep at it.
 

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I 've dropped mine and target locked on a ditch meeting it in an s - curve. All in all - scuff on muffler, bent gear shift into a better place, replaced mount for headlight- broke just the gray area where it bolts, and a scuff on the arm of the mirror. Lessons learned. Just bruised ribs from the pavement and me meeting. I did get first blood - yes first blood on the rebel- 5 minutes into possession. I was uncomfortable moving it in flip flops into the motorcycle hangar (workshop) and was talked into- did not stand my ground. Went to kick up kick stand, ankle rolled ( ankle used to it since I go dancing in heels- blues bands) and met my concrete porch sliding my face across it. So pissed. I do not climb on with out my boots on to stabilize my ankles. ATGATT!
 

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Cracker,

Lace up boots have saved my ankles and legs from serious fractures twice in the years I have been ridin'. In the morning when I lace up my boots I am sometimes tempted to just throw on a pair of sneakers and hit the road. I then remember Thanksgiving day of 1974 when I tangled with a Beagle while going 50 MPH on a rural farm road. It was impossible to get the right boot off without cutting it off. I did have bruising and massive swelling but the Xrays confirmed no broken bones. I was thankful for boots.

Ride Safe!

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Good to hear you're doing OK. Sorry to hear about the bike but it honestly looks like easy fixes anyways. Important thing is that your confidence is still there. I'm also a new rider and gaining confidence slowly with each ride. Have gone up to 80 km/h thus far as far as high speed is concerned. Never thought I could do it. Hope you're feeling good still. Ride safe and enjoy.
 

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OK, first off, here are a couple of links to part diagrams that will help you order the right stuff.
2017 Honda CMX500A AC OEM Parts, Babbitts Honda Partshouse
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-parts/HONDA - you'll have to choose your bike, but it's where I bought my parts. They're ok, not great. Prices actually look better on my first link.
All in all, Honda OEM parts are pretty reasonable.
You can just use these as reference and then order them through your dealer too.

Someone actually backed over our bike in a parking lot. Rather than replace the muffler, I sanded off the scratches and repainted with VHT (Very High Temp) Exhaust paint. The color is just slightly darker. Not really noticeable if you just do a touch up. But really, the muffler is only attached at two points. Pull it off and paint the whole thing.

Glad you're okay. Take some deep breaths and practice. Especially be mindful of what crossed you up the first time. It's a learning experience. Fix that bike up and get back out there! Be safe. You can do this.
 

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totally glad you're okay - I totally got off of my bike and didn't put the kickstand down. So I have that in my repertoire of awesome things I have done.:grin2:
I almost had my first "awesome thing" the first week I had mine. Almost dropped it (literally) putting it away in the garage. I was turning it into my parking spot and it leaned over and I didn't have much room to move and stop it. I caught it just in time where only the muffler slightly grazed the concrete before I stopped it from going further :laugh:
 

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CMX 500: In case anyone is wondering what happens damage wise during a right hand turn drop, I have attached pictures. New brake arm is $14 from Honda. I'm going to try pop-a-dent on the tank. The start button is jacked (it's floating/jiggles, clicking in both directions, and sticks) so I have someone coming to look at it. Hopefully nothing more than cosmetic damage and tightening up a few things....and a very "I'm so disappointed that I dropped it within 2 days of getting it" case of the sads. (I just finished MSF and have been putting around my neighborhood. Stupid learning mistake on my part).
I had some rocks do some serious scuffing to my exhaust as well, if you are anal about how things look i used this stuff to mask the damage and it looks great...however do so at your own risk i know some people are very particular about paint colors :D


VHT
Flat Aluminum Flameproof Coating, Flat Finish
 

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Half the problem here is that damned exhaust pipe weighs like 40 pounds...throws off the weight on the bike. Glad you are ok though. That tank is gonna be EXPENSIVE. Good luck. -p
 

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Dropped my first bike (Suzuki S40) making a right hand turn as well a few years back. Sucks, but definitely made me more aware of all inputs I make on a bike and overall made me a better rider. Best to learn from it and don't dwell on it too much, like everyone said material items can be fixed/replaced.
 

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ah I'm sorry to see that. I'm assuming you're ok though since you didn't mention any injuries so that's the important thing at least. The dent in the tank might be an eyesore for now but the other parts should be easy enough to replace.
Totally okay! It was low speed and I had on all my gear. New brake arm is on, still waiting for the start switch assembly from Babbitt. After several unsuccessful tries to get the dent out, I put a bandaid on it. Literally. (Picture won't attach, but I got a silver bandaid decal large enough to go over the dent). Ventured out of the neighborhood for the first time this past weekend to get gas. It was butt early on a Saturday, so no traffic in a 35mph area. Success!
 

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totally glad you're okay - I totally got off of my bike and didn't put the kickstand down. So I have that in my repertoire of awesome things I have done.
That happens to folks more often than one would think. Friends have mentioned that happening to them or others frequently in their array of "don't feel bad" stories!
 
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