New GL1500SE owner, and a sad recommendation in AZ needed...
Hey all, I joined a bit ago when I was searching for a Goldwing to replace my '97 Pacific Coast. Found a great '93 GL1500 SE that I have been LOVING for the last few weeks. It's been a few years since I had my previous Goldwing, a GL 1100. I LOVE(D) this new bike! Put a thousand miles on it in the first 3 weeks!
Unfortunately for the bike, my wife and I were hit by a red-light runner as we were just pulling away from the line at the green light this weekend. SUPER fortunately, no major injuries, and we were wearing full-fact helmets, padded mesh jackets (hotter than all get-out down here this time of year) and gloves. No road rash, and the other driver was cited.
But I'm looking for recommendations of a shop in the Mesa/Phoenix area to have the bike looked at. I'd be shocked if it wasn't totalled, but really, it didn't look nearly as bad as I thought it would when we went to the yard the next day. Crash bars bent, windshield half gone, my leg tweaked the bars on the way over, and other misc scratches, and some leaking oil. Not even sure where to look, and whom to trust for a good estimate. The bike was in really, really great shape! 52K miles. First crash for me, so I'm not sure what to expect in terms of rebuilds on a 26 year old bike. Suggestions welcome, or directions to a more local forum, or section, that might have more specific information would be greatly appreciated!