Most of the non-riders I know don't know it's not a Panigale ... and they don't distinguish the R3 from anything faster or more exotic. They would notice a giant scratch on my 300cc superbike, though
Seriously, it's an R3, not a paningale. Money can go towards something useful. Like a sticker and some gas for a days worth of riding.
I think I just upped the ante yesterday and got you beat... my DUMB ASS dropped the bike for the first time, four days after replacing the rear fairing... BECAUSE I THOUGHT I HAD THE KICKSTAND DOWN AND I DIDN'T FML.That's nothing I did this stupidity while walking my bike down a hard to see ditch with tall grass. Tipped on the side right on concrete. This prob gonna set me back $150, but ill just wait it out for a bit. I think it builds character. Lol
Sounds like a good time for some upgrades. Some aftermarket levers? New rearsets? And now you know where to get cheaper parts, so new fairings wouldn't be a problem if it bugs you enough.
BTW, I ordered my last batch of OEM parts from Partzilla.com, just to give them a shot, and looks like they did get the parts out a little faster than ProCaliber, and their shipping rates if you're under $100 are maybe a little better than ProCaliber. I think ProCaliber has SLIGHTLY better prices on some stuff tho, and like I said, their customer service is excellent. Either way, it's gonna be better than going thru a dealer.