Polycarbonate spacers, longer bolts and a bit of brute force and ignorance works well.
You are here to tell the tale...that's what counts. Sounds as if you are okay. Excellent 👍Today, I got rear ended while at a stop light Heard the vehicle behind lock their brakes but I didn't react fast enough to either move forward or to the side. Laid the bake over on the right side. Looks like I'll be needing a new exhaust, radiator and radiator guard, both brake levers, rear signals, and the lower fork bracket that the caliper and axle mount to.
Taking it in tomorrow and I'm sure I'll hear what the status is. I'm thinking it will not have catastrophic damage. If I had to guess it's about $5k w/ labor. I just hope the dealer makes the right call to the adjuster. So far, heard good things about the relationship between my dealer and Geico. We'll see, LOLGetting hit from behind at a traffic light has always been one of my great fears.... Very sorry to hear about your accident.... Hope you get her fixed and back on the road soon....