Just read your RR and I am so glad you and Kirby are OK. Well that is the first time I have ever heard of such a thing... the front end of a BMW coming apart. I know Radioman had a issue with his 1150 ball joint going out but he did have 100K on the bike.
Well the important thing is Kirby is doing good and you will heal, but I too can attest that mending does seem to be a protracted timeline any more.
Just kick back and thank your lucky stars it didn't happen way out on the trail somewhere. you know OUT THERE
Hope to see you again next year at Hells Canyon on your sorted out Ride.