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Hey guys, I've been reading on this forum for quite a while and this is my first post. I started with a GL1100 a while ago which was totalled when somebody pulled out in front of me at 55. So long story short I got a new bike with the money they paid me for the old one, a burgundy 96 GL1500. Well today I was rearended and it didn't get hurt bad but I probably want to get this fixed when the other persons insurance pays me for the damages. My goal here is to identify some of the names of the parts that were damaged so I can try to find the parts aftermarket and save a little money because I know its going to be tough with the money they give me to get it fixed back like I would want it with the money they give me. Anyway, I bought the bike used with a lot of aftermarket parts on it so I'm not even sure what some of the pieces are and if they are factory (i.e. the air dam at the bottom.) I am attaching this picture with the chip piece in hopes someone here can tell me where to get it. Also the light. What is this light called? License plate light? Thanks, and if you happen to know the paint code that would be great too. Would the whole rear end need to be painted to get it to match on a bike that may have already weathered 17 years on the road? The guy I got this from kept it meticulous and I just feel like putting it back right. The lens by the way was just hanging on so I went ahead and took that off. The piece that snapped in just chipped off so it wouldn't stay on. And the scratches were from where it fell over. Thanks guys.
 

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It's sort of hard to tell with the pics being all askew like that, but it looks like superficial damage to the right saddlebag, correct?
Just get on westernhonda.com and decipher what you need from the fiche. there probably aren't any aftermarket pieces available.
You should really get in there and take the bag apart, to make sure it wasn't cracked somewhere else.
 

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Its actually the rear valance air dam thing in addition to the superficial damage to the right side. But with the whole back did get pushed in a little so both gaps on the bags aren't symettrical anymore. Let me post the exploded pictures so you can get the best image.
 

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96 should have high enough value that some minor damage like that will not claim it totaled so insurance should pay for all repairs needed.
I'd take it to Honda for an estimate and hopefully they will find anything else that may be wrong also like cracks in side baga or it mounts are bent etc...

Then with the estimate you would have a list of what might need replaced and you can look up parts from there and decide yourself what really does or does not need replaced. Also you will have the price of what Honda would charge to repair the bike right and have something to haggle with if insurance tries to lowball you
 

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Perfect, that sounds like a good idea, I will take it to my local dealer. I guess in the past every time I have been in a wreck nothing I have had has been nice enough not to be totaled haha. Then again I'm only 24 and have always had beater bikes and cars (pontiacs and old Honda cycles with over 100,000 miles a piece on them). I do know that I will end up fixing it myself. I have rebuilt enough bikes from two or three parts bikes it shouldn't be bad at all unless I have to get something painted. I just hope my paint matches.
 

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Claydawg, I can't make out much from your photos. However, I also had to rebuild after getting rear-ended, and I can say it's not too hard. Search the web for GL1500 service manual. Everything was designed to be taken apart and repaired, so it will go well. In the worst case, if things are misaligned, you'll need to replace the luggage frame (the "stay"), but that's not part of the bike's main structural frame, so not a huge deal. Thanks the the triking craze, all the parts appear on ebay from time to time.

I also have a few spare parts but I can't tell from the photos what you need.

Good luck.
 

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Well finally getting insurance to come look at it. 4200 in damages according to estimate. Worst thing is the bottom of the right saddlebag got scratched up and that alone is 500+ not even including the lid for it.

I found out the rear air dam thing i was asking about is the "lower rear spoiler" from hondaline. They also make a matching one for below the trunk. Needless to say this part is discontinued so that isn't on the estimate. I found one on ebay original unpainted. 110$ with shipping. I am just imagining if i had bought that before it ended today i would be 200+ trying to get it painted and matched at a body shop. So about 300 and some change sound right to anybody? Not sure if hondaline parts were painted when they sold them years ago but i can just imagine it cost 300$ when it was new back in the 90s knowing honda accessories. Anyway, have to let yall know what adjuster ends up doing.
 

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Here are the pictures right side up. I couldn't tell much about it with them sideways.

Edit: They are listed under the gas cap door. Here are the paint codes for the 96 GL1500SE.

1996 GL1500SE
Candy Spectra Red, R176C. Inset panel colour is Candy Garnet Red, R199C
Pearl Glacier White, NH326M. Inset panel colour is Glacier White Accent Gray, no code available
Pearl Royal Magenta, R151P. Inset panel colour is Pearl Royal Magenta Accent, no code available
Pearl Sierra Green, G156P. Inset panel colour is Pearl Sierra Green Accent, no code available
 

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