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So I turned a corner and got taken out by a load of oil... insurance wont pay as im not fully comp, and no one that I can point the finger at as to who is to blame for the oil...





This one shows the oil

The picture beneath you dont see so much damage, as the bike didnt fall on its right.



Does anyone have a headlight lamp unit for sale? or maybe front and tail fairings..?
 

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Not good news about your spill. Hope your OK though.

all might not be lost with the insurance though as last year we had a visit from a solicitor at our local mag meeting and apparently there is a fund for claiming damages for no fault accidents like yours. I think it is more for personal injury but may still be worth trying. heres a link to the solicitor who although based in Scotland may be able to help
http://www.digbybrown.co.uk/digbybrown/opencms/db/specialisms/mcu.html


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oh my god. I had the exact same accident like you had. Only it was raining and i was on a onramp to a highway. I made my corner started accelerating, it wasn't that vast, i must have done 30km/h or so (that's about 10~15 mph) and i skidded over diesel or oil or something like that. Made a full 360 degrees and got my foot stuck under my motorcycle.

lucky thing for me i had a speed four, damages where alot less then with your bike. Just minor scuffing on the frame and sidepanel, broken mirror mount and broken bikinifairing.

anyway, i can totally relate... best thing is you walked away. Any accident you can walk away from is a good experience. (although, i might be driving to carefully right now)
 

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That's a bummer, mate. I feel your pain. Happened to me also, except I had comprehensive insurance. The insurance company were going to go the council, but decided not to bother in the end.
 

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Agree, the council is the place to start. From what I remember reading in various bike magazines, they are required to clear up oil/diesel spillages 'within a reasonable time' of them being reported. Thus if you can find out if it was reported, you might get lucky.

Though in any case you can try your luck with legal expenses insurance and try and pursue the council/highway agency for neglecting the road.

But realistically you're stuffed. 3rd party insurance is absolute rubbish as, sadly, only experience tells.
 

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Ive contacted the council, but they said they cleared the spill up quickly, and there was no previous complaints about oil spills on that road..

So ive contacted a solicitor about the lack of any signs stating there were traffic lights ahead.. only workers. If I had known there was a set of temp traffic lights around the blind bend I would have definetly dropped my speed before turning the corner.. that would have meant I didnt have to brake in the oil
 

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Bad news about your "off". Hope you're okay. Similar thing happened to me entering my local Sainsbury's to go to the petrol (gas) station. 5-10mph, turn right, on my arse, bike slides across rumble strip, £2000 damage. Luckily I was fully comp. Insurance weren't interested in recovering anything from highway authority or sainsbury's.

Anyhow, here's an ad for a headlight on flea-bay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TRIUMPH-TT600-UK-HEADLIGHT_W0QQitemZ350137561571QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Motorcycle_Parts?hash=item350137561571&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1301|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318

The other thing worth doing once you've got your bike repaired is fit crash bungs - I fitted R&G which have already proved their worth in a crap u-turn incident!!!

Edit: Just re-checked your photos and see you've already got crash bungs!!

There are a few other bits on flea-bay at the mo but not a front or rear fairing unfortunately. Hope you get it fixed for not too much money.
 

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There is a large quarry along my favourite route, the rock is driven out along the west route and I spend my time on the east side. One day I was off to collect some food and decided to take the long way round which took me through the quarry.

Came to an intersection (off camber) and turned left. Low sided at low speed for no apparent reason. Turns out the quarry dumptrucks sit at the light there and dump all sorts of grease and oil on that intersection. I should have been more cautious just for the turn being off camber, and I should have expected crap to be on the road given the traffic that uses that stretch.

Needless to say I was still pissed at the quarry and avoid that area like the damn plague :D
 

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You may want to look into Sharkskinz race fairings for your front fairings. I have a set of non-matching tail fairings that I could sell if needed. They'd have to be painted to not look retarded though. Your right fairing looks good, I can't really tell from the pics for the left one and the cockpit one... well that's just plain gone. If you weren't on the other side of the pond, I'd propose some kind of trade as my front right fairing is a bit more rashed up than I'd like.
 

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Do you think the sharkskinz can be cut to let allow headlights..? And thanks for the offer of selling the back fairings but I just managed to pick some up for £50.

Ive just found out my bike wont start, the fuel sump case is cracked, and is leaking oil when I try and turn the bike over.. just the icing on the cake
 

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You would have to replace the headlight and fairing stay, at a minimum. I don't know what kinds of other attachment issues you would run into. Maybe not too many, since the frames are very similar.
 

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Well I have allready brought the headlight at a reasonable £70. So I would like to keep it purely TT parts.

So just front fairings at the moment, foot pegs, and to fix the oil leak.... which could be a major thing
 
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