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Son of a- Guy ran over two of my bikes!

#1 Unread post by storysunfolding » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:47 pm

Yesterday was a harrowing enough day. I was forced off I-95 at 75 mph by a woman in a F-350. Luckily the jokes about the ever presence of the Va police are true. The statie's stopper her, ticketed her and have her on the hook for the damaged to my jeep.

Ok- one vehicle out of commission isn't the end of the world. I have two bikes in service currently ready to go. Or so I thought.

After getting home, I grab my new puppy and take her outside to do her business. We're not out there for two minutes when my neighbor's contractor backs up too far into my parking spot. Even with my neighbors and I yelling he still runs over the Vulcan, pushes that into the strom and mashes them between him and the curb.

Things I know are broken
Vulcan
-Rear brake light assembly
-Rear fender
-Windshield
-Crash bars
-Cover
-rear brake pedal

V-strom
-License plate bracket
-Right passenger peg
-Right Rider peg
-Brake lever
-Turn signal
-Hepco Becker Engine guards
-Front fender

Things I suspect are FUBAR
-Forks on both bikes.

I got his information and I have plenty of witnesses. He wants to pay out of pocket which is fine since Va will let me file against his insurance company anytime in the next year. I have witnesses and him admitting to damaging the bikes on video. If it comes to court action, he's beyond screwed. However, he doesn't seem to understand that bent forks mean the bike isn't safe to ride. He can't see a bend, and I told him that sometimes it's hard but the shop will let us know.

With parts and labor, I'm easily looking at a couple thousand worth of damage. I also no longer have a vehicle to drive other than a rental- and I hate rentals.

I can't wait to get my vehicles back on the road but seriously- three in one day?
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#2 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:52 pm

Jeez man... That's a rough day! I'm sorry to hear it!
On the plus side at least you weren't hurt by any of it right?
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#3 Unread post by storysunfolding » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:12 pm

mentally? Physically? Or Metaphysically? ;)
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#4 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:34 pm

Well you were already broken mentally beforehand, and physically you're not hurt. I'm sure your metaphysical spirit is sure feeling a few bruises though! lol
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#5 Unread post by sapaul » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:16 am

See, there are benefits to lining in SA. I would have shot him long before he got anywhere near the bikes.
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#6 Unread post by storysunfolding » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:45 pm

It's with the insurance company now. Price got too high.
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#7 Unread post by HYPERR » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:50 pm

Did you consider a salvage title buyback?
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#8 Unread post by storysunfolding » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:53 pm

Sorry- iphone and short messages lead to misdirection.

He balked at paying, so I kicked it over to the insurance company. They are paying for all damages.
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#9 Unread post by sapaul » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:06 am

So they should, Man what bad luck, but I think I know why. Doesn't Karma dictate that if you get some good you have to have some bad so life is in balance.

You have had some fantastic good luck lately haven't you ????
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#10 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:17 am

Holy cr@p, that dude was a complete maroon.

On the bright side, at least you didn't happen to be straddling either bike. Busted forks are way cheaper than busted legs.
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#11 Unread post by Gunslinger » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:55 pm

Wow that sucks deeply. Sorry to hear that. At least he had insurance. And you have witneeses, and him admitting fault. I'd say notwithstanding the obvious damage to the bikes you're in good shape. And hopefully those forks can be straightened out. We really need to start making bikes out of Nerf material. Just can't get them wet, increases the weight by about 500%.

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#12 Unread post by storysunfolding » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:53 am

So they are repairing everything that seems remotely wrong with the bike. Things I don't even see as damaged. Even better, Jc Whitney is not an approved brand so I'm getting a givi upgrade!
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#13 Unread post by Wrider » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:42 am

Sahweet!
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#14 Unread post by JC Viper » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:54 am

Cool, it seems things turned out for the better. One less aasshat on the road (if she learned her lesson) and bikes that are repaired and somewhat improved.

Of course I'm guessing the weather is better in your neck of the woods? (feels like an early spring here and I've been riding).
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#15 Unread post by Brackstone » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:11 am

Story,

I know this may seem obvious to others, but since I live in North Jersey (a place where if you like your motorcycle you garage it) I have to ask. We're your bikes on the street when this happened? Or did the guy back up into your driveway or something?

Either way sorry to hear about your bad luck :(
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#16 Unread post by storysunfolding » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:24 am

He ran into my parking spot in front of my townhouse. We have assigned pull in spots.
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#17 Unread post by JVRR » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:43 am

Wow what luck. Feel for you, I had to deal with a similar problem last year with my car. Though the individual admitted fault she changed her story with the insurance company (sounds like you are past that point though). Fortunately it all worked out in the end, but what a HEADACHE! I cannot imagine doing that for THREE vehicles!
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#18 Unread post by Brackstone » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:06 am

storysunfolding wrote:He ran into my parking spot in front of my townhouse. We have assigned pull in spots.
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That really sucks
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#19 Unread post by sapaul » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:18 am

Hi Story's, you coming right with this ? Hah, just had a thought, is this storyunfolding ?
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