Earned my squid badge today :(
Yep, I dropped the bike (got off without putting kickstand down). Luckily no faring / paint damage. Just as most others see, engine cover and bar ends.
But the bigger problem is the shift lever. It's bent in towards the bike, so it doesn't return to the middle position naturally. I have to push it up to upshift, then down to return to resting. I managed to bend it back with a big 'ol wrench, part looks to be steel so no worries about it shattering. Should I still replace the shifter lever? The linkage looks to be undamaged, but HondaPartsHouse has the whole assembly for like $40 including bolts. You guys think it's fine? Or better safe than sorry?
Recovering cruiser-bro. 2018 CB500F.