Thursday, August 30, 2007

An Appointment for Stella

Well now that I am on my way to mending it is time to get Stella fixed. When I first got my bike I decided to name it Stella. Why you might ask------ well because this was the name our daughter choose in high school to be called in her french class and I always liked that line from On The Waterfront. STELLA-----STELLA Here are pictures of the road rash damage to Stella. Look at the road rash along the brake and tachometer.
Driving light broken.

Turn indicator broken, cap missing.


Mirror broken, hope this doesn't mean seven years bad luck.



Pipes road rash. Saddle bags road rash. I will get new ones goodie goodie!!!!!!!!!!!!




Rear brake pedal road rash. Actually quite a bit of it is worn off. I just realized this today when I took the pictures.






Tail light--lens cover missing and road rash. Hoping most of the damage is cosmetic. Hubby did ride it to the main highway. He says the handle bars are askew but seemed to run okay. We will find out on the official inspection. The insurance requires an inspection by a certified Harley mechanic so that's why she needs to go in. We can have the repairs done anywhere but the inspection needs to be done with certified mechanic. Any internal repairs will be done at the shop but most likely the cosmetic repairs we will do. Maybe I will get a bigger tank. The tank has a couple dings but they didn't show up in the pictures.
Stella will most likely go in next week, if they have room for her.
Have a great evening. Dot





11 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Stella looks as bad as you. I hope she will be nice to you after you both get fixed up.

paula, the quilter said...

Poor Stella, poor Dot. I hope you both recover fast. I have a GF who named her bike Magic Lady. And got that painted on the tank up in Sturgis one year.

Suze said...

Here is hoping both you and Stella will be mended soon.............

Karolee said...

Wow! I am so impressed that you have a Harley. That is so totally cool! I am scared to DEATH to drive a bike myself, but I love riding with my hubby in control.

Do you guys go to Sturgis every year?

Bren said...

Hopefully you will both mend quickly. I know from my dad and uncles that your bike is an extension of yourself.

Leah S said...

Ack! Now I feel stupid, I thought you fell off a BICYCLE! And I kept thinking in the past few weeks, wow... that's a lot of damage for a bicycle.

Now that I realize that we're talking about a motorcycle... wow, I'm glad it wasn't worse!

LadyDi said...

Love the name...Stella. Knowing you and your bike, it's appropriate. "Fly-By-Night" is our corporate entity having many subsideraries one being "Motorcycle Repair And Painting". Perhaps we might be able to help you out when the time comes to get her back on her "feet" again. In the meantime, try to stay outta trouble and give me a call if you get bored. I'm diligently working on creating more redword embroidery for you to help me test. Blessing and Prayers for your quite recovery. ~LadyDi

Holly said...

You've been through a lot together. Hope Stella mends as well as you.

Libby said...

I hope Stella is all better soon, too!

Sweet P said...

I hope Stella is better soon.

Rose Marie said...

I've been reading your tale of woe and all I can say is.......ouch, ouch, ouch! Take care.