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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 12:28 AM
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Bent frame, I think it might be goneskies mate.
My opinion is if the frame is bent, it is better off goneskies, as sad as that is, they are never the same afterwards.
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post #12 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 09:37 AM
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Glad you didn't get hurt (amazed you kept it upright!). Gotta agree, if the frame is bent, DEMAND that they total and replace it; a bent frame will never be the same. And fight them if his insurance tries to low ball the value, you want actual replacement cost, not book. make sure you document any accessories.
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post #13 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 10:16 AM
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Glad your ok. That sounds scary as hell. Sounds like the bike is bent.

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Glad you are okay! Congrats on surviving, and my condolences on the damage to your bike. Sounds to me like she is a lost cause... good luck with the insurance company.

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...make sure you document any accessories.
On this...remove all your acessories and mods you honestly wont get sh!t for them...our dealer was nice enough to remove them for us before it was sent to the scrapyard...

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post #16 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from the dealer. The frame is warped in places from the impact. Under the seat and at the upper shock mounts things are ever so slightly deformed just enough that things don't line up or fit well. They still have to look at the swingarm and alignment. The shop ran some numbers and the price of a new frame with labor and all the obvious odds and ends comes in just under the 75% of the bike's value, the magic number for a no brainer total. I'm in limbo. The dealer will have to state a strong case to the adjuster to total the bike. They have a lovely gently used and wonderfully modded 2012 Thruxton on the showroom floor I expressed an interest in, so it's also in his favor to have the bike declared totaled. They'll let me pull all my mods and accessories off it. So that's where it stands. I wait for the insurance company adjuster. They've said I have zero liability in this and they can go after the guy who hit me's insurer to recoup what ever they pay out to me, so I'm hopeful.

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Oh yeah... I also forgot to consider I'm walking around able to bitch and moan about this instead of being in a wheelchair with an assortment of titanium pins and bolts holding my s**t together while I drool and moan waiting for someone to turn up my morphine drip. So life is good and I'm very lucky, although a morphine drip might have been nice.

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glad you walked away;

as for the bike, push for it being totaled. The frame alone should do that, but don't forget an impact like that can easily damage inner parts that don't move as quickly as the impact demands. You could have cracked gears, rods etc. internally that won't reveal themselves until several hundred miles down the road. I would insist on a total. There are other undamaged bikes to be had.

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Glad your OK. I was once rear ended and the SOB took off on me..... Left me with a beaten up bike but it wasnt as bad as yours, just crunched lights and platic.

It sounds totaled to me. If the insurance company thinks its not, tell your mechanic to break out the hammer and up the damage..... An old trick my buddy who works at Ducati told me .

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