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2015 - Self inflicted wound, front fender - thanks for any advice!

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In a moment of mental haze backed my moto into my '15 foz :frown2: (zero damage to the bike BTW not a scratch)

I figured, 2-300 ish maybe, the two body shops in town I ran this by are in the $1200 range which seems excessive.

I've learned through painful experience this type of trivial deal should not be run through insurance (pay now or pay the insurance carrier, forever)

A new fender is $40 (aftermarket) to $190 (OEM) so not bad but shipping appears to be about $150 which seems excessive.

Anyone know if a fender replacement is a difficult job on a '15 era Forester?
Anyone know if a chain shop like Autozone, or similar can source a body part and save me the $$ on shipping or know a source that ships at a reasonable cost?

If I can get away with a $200 part and maybe $200 for a paint shop I'd do it, $1200 to a body shop no way I'll drive it as is.

Thanks for any advice! Yes stupid hurts as it should :grin2:


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Try to avoid EBay. Not a reliable source. Big PITA if they sell a bad part. I would go with a pull a part place or local EBay pick up seller. If you must use EBay.

Body shops can source OEM parts for less. Hagle the price. Shop around. Negotiate the price. $1200 is not too bad for paint and oem fender. Shoot for $900
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