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Hi, Great forum. I own a Speed Triple 2010 model. Unfortunately it has become damaged following an accident. I am looking for the workshop repair times for my bike so that I can compare quotes etc. to get it repaired.

If any one has the workshop repair times, would you be able to share them with me please?

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Welcome Karlloss, what sort of damage has your triple sustained and what accident?
 

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Originally it was just the gear change lever, as debris on the road injured my foot and damaged the lever. However the insurance company then collected the bike from the recovery agent as I was being taken to hospital. Whilst in the custody and care of the insurance company, (they used a salvage yard for safe and secure storage and to remove any further storage costs from the recovery company) the bike has suffered massive damage to the right hand side, I haven't yet got the full report on the damage but here are the items I know of at the moment that will need replacing.

Handle bars, front master cylinder, reservoir and brackets, nose faring, headlight, R/H radiator cowling, R/H indicator, R/H engine casings, exhaust shield, R/H foot peg, brake lever and rearset, passenger foot peg and bracket, seat, rear subframe, L/H engine casing, rear seat panels, seat locking mechanism, crash bungs. This is the damage I know of but I suspect there is more. I need the repair times so I can cost the repair time etc. the insurance company should pay, but at this moment in time they are trying to weasel their way out of paying. It's certainly a battle I could do without.
 

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Not really your job to cost the repairs is it.

The insurance company has a clear duty to make you whole. Hassle them, perhaps with the aid of a solicitor, every five minutes or so until they give in and do the right thing.

The repair times won't help you, what you need is an official estimate from an authorised repairer.
 

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I have been hassling them, and independent engineers have assessed all the damage. However I still would like the repair times for my own piece of mind. The repair times will help me a great deal.
 

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The insurance company has a clear duty to make you whole.
Good that you are in the UK and not USA. Unless you pay gobs of money for a special policy here, insurance here will tend to write-off the bike vs. repair it (if the repair estimate is more than the "fair value" then they salvage the vehicle).

I just hope you have some proof that the additional damage was inflicted while in the care of the insurance co. It sounds as if they dragged the bike up on an tow truck meant for a car.

For a car accident some years ago, I wound up getting a lawyer (solicitor) because I was getting such a run-around from the insurance company. You may get by with having him/her write a few letters to the insurance co vs. going to court (I assume solicitors in the UK are as expensive as lawyers are in the US).

Best of luck to you.
 

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Yep lawyers here are extremely expensive. I have a police officer's statement that my bike was not damaged other than the gear lever at the time of the accident and recovery.

The insurance company is trying to say that my Baglux tank cover/tank bag base wasn't declared and also my pannier racks. My argument is that they are not permanent accessories and they are removed when I am not touring. However I did declare I had accessories at the time of purchasing the insurance, they didn't ask what exactly they were, so I am confident I will win. I am sure a judge will see it my way, as I'm not asking for anything unreasonable or unfair.
 
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