Wow, that's a tight turn, Steve!
As for what gets scratched when you drop the bike, take it from me (2016 Vaquero, been down twice):
First time was some a$$hole in a parking lot *at work* who must've sat on it, stood it up, realized the bars were locked, and dropped it. Then his buddies put it back upright and walked away. Only damage were two slight scratches on the frame and engine guards.
Second was this past July, when I went down at 35-40mph. Damage was more extensive:
1. Left mirror
2. All 4 guards (bike slid on its left side, pirouetted and flipped over on its right side)
3. Both saddlebag handles
4. One saddlebag lid
5. Clutch lever broke (there's a relief cut into it so you can ride home after a spill)
6. Both mufflers (try as I might, I still haven't found where they are scratched up)
7. Outer fairing (4" scratch)
8. Both floorboard supports and edges of floorboards
That's all I can remember getting damaged. I would look online for plastic guard covers - I know they make them for Harleys (I saw a guy in a recent course had them on his Road King). They were $30 or so, and cover the corners on all the guards.
If you do scrape up the guards, they're about $250/side for the parts (frame and engine guard).
Hope this helps!
2016 Vaquero (mostly stock)
2005 VN800B Bobber (Blue Collar Bobbers kits)