Thanks all, will keep my eyes on the ebay listings
Bought some used Hein Gericke to tide me over as even at used couldn’t justify the Rukka this month anyway while I price up damage to bike.
For a ~60mph spill we both did surprisingly well. I’m just bruised but the bike’s engine bars are knackered (but did their job), exhaust is a bit ropey looking (termi pair came with her so looking a bit dear to repair. Rivet band has torn off so I’m just going to replace that and make do with a slightly flattened off can), fairing rashed up and ground flat but started on that one already
So if anyone sees someone riding round on a TDM with body filler on the fairing and looking uncomfortable having recycled the passenger footpeg as a main peg and only one wing mirror, do give them a wave as I’ve taken it all in good humour!
Only thing that mildly concerned me about it was that I can’t work out what happened. I was moving in between the vehicles in lanes 3 and 4 on the A2 as the traffic ahead started to slow. I feathered the front brake (as the TDM does most of the braking with its engine, I was looking to show a signal as much as anything). The bike reacted as if I’d grabbed a handful. Front’s locked and tucked and we’ve shot down the middle of the traffic and gone really quite some distance.
Don’t get me wrong it’s definitely rider error, tested my brakes a few times on the way back and she seemed fine. Just don’t know what the error was. Wasn’t on white lines either.