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Postby Crazy Kev » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:20 pm

Just has an off with a car turning right onto me!
Cracked cylinderhead and rocker cover insurance
or fix myself?!
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Postby slparry » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:42 pm

if thats all there is fix yourself :)
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Postby Hay Ewe^ » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:12 pm

When I had my incidnet, I was SO lucky that issurance didnt write it off I feel.
local dealer repalced so much that I considered fair wear and tear, the cost was really high.
I only wanted a new set of panniers that I am working on selling.

Your insurance assessor may look at everything and consider to repair / replace it all will be too much
As said above, if thats all teh damage, seems like a simple DIY job to me

but I dont understand fully, you say cracked cylidner head and rocker cover - can you post some pictures up?

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Postby boxerscott » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:04 pm

Roll yourself a big fatty Boy, take a big drag and ponder how lucky you are that, that may be the worse thing to happen to you in your lifetime!! either way it ain`t worth stressing over, not that you are, me? try fixing it myself. :wink:

Pleased you did not suffer harm.

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Postby Mitch1100 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:21 am

The $$$ you'll get for pain and suffering,stress, adversely affected lifestyle, loss of wages, battering from wife caused by the accident, buy a new one :wink:
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Postby Crazy Kev » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:09 pm

Waiting for insurance to come out to give final review! Fellow on phone said bike is probably a writeoff! as its a 20yr old bike and they have no book value on it! Theres no other marks on it
everything on the bike works as it should!
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Postby twigg » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:47 pm

Unfortunately that is what most insurance assessors do if they haven't got a book value, depending on your insurance company you may be asked if you want to buy the bike from them
Could make a nice project

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Postby BoxerCup R » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:05 pm

Glad you're alright :D Let the Insurance take care of it and get a courtesy bike in the mean time if your insurance allows :wink:

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Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:53 pm

Similar to my accident in 2013. Woman turned right straight into my side. Result written off - the rear wheel to silencer gap reduced from 2cm to 2 mm suggesting bent rear sub frame - alo forks damaged and every fairing panel (this was on a R1200ST). Also I got cit lip gashed leg and fractured vetribrae.

After a lot or argument I had the records amended to show that I was not at fault and the claim was settled in court all in my favour not 60/40 as AVIVA had originally said it would be settled.

When this all washed out I also got £120 back from my new insurers who had rated me because of the 60/40 thing.
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