I've got a few years riding experience on 600RRs, and even more on dirtbikes. I just picked up a 2004 GSX-R1000. I am 19 as well.
Ive already put 1300miles on it, and all going good untill about last week when i was at a stop sign and a lady infront of me hit it in reverse and befor I could even react was backing over me. I am ok and it didnt knock me off or anything but it did a number to my front fender. And yes I was in plain sight of her as well, she just didnt bother to look.
Im taking it in to get the whole thing looked at for any damage I can't see cosmetically.
Yea she stuck around. and its going into the shop here pretty quick. As far as I can tell its just a broken front fender, but Ive noticed a Wobble in it while on the freeway(staying away from anything higher then 45 for now). Her insurance is going to cover it, and they were not too happy when I told them I am taking it in to get the whole thing looked over. I just really dont wanna take the chance to have the front end give out on em or something while in the curves =). They tried to cut me a check for $250, telling me that the fender + labor(including taking it and looking over the whole bike) wont be more then that....right.