Originally Posted by dmwphoto
I agree with the suggestion of a paintless dent repair guy. the pic indicates that would likely be a good solution
I do and I don't.
Painless dent isn't going to be able to repair the paint. Their work is generally for parts that have no paint damage (violation of the paint beyond wet sanding and buffing.)
If you turn it into your insurance, the fender's going to have to be repainted. They won't fix the dent and not the "chip". Not sure how much is going to come out of that, and not still be noticable.
That's some serious damage, as far as cosmetics.
If it were mine, I'd consider having it professionally repaired as the bike's a 2012, not a 2005 like mine.