Bike Down, Sans Rider

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Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby BottleCap » September 21st, 2011, 3:19 pm

I got rear ended in the work lot today. :( A lot of us park in the same spot every day but today we had construction and people, myself included, got shuffled. Someone didn't notice and backed his truck into his usual spot (no assigned parking, just his usual spot, I didn't know it was) and whacked my bike pretty good.

Busted tail light, bent right hand handlebar end, small scratches on exhaust and a scuffed brake pedal pad is all I can see so far. Rode it home. Felt fine. Biggest concern is he whacked it good enough to put a fist size dent in his metal truck bumper shell. It didn't feel like anything on the frame are handlebars is bent but I'll have it looked at by Bikers Bay for piece of mind.

The guy tracked me down through other riders at work and his insurance has already called me. Props for his honesty. [CLAP]

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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby BottleCap » September 21st, 2011, 3:31 pm

The handlebar end was bent down 90 degrees. Had to bend it back to work the throttle. Throttle moves like it should now.

If the fender support, frame and handlebars aren't bent, I have a good mind to price out parts and try to work it between me and him. We work at the same plant. If I can save him a claim and get back on the road, good deal.
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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby Rob » September 21st, 2011, 3:35 pm

Bummer. Glad to hear the person was honest and hope you can get it repaired quickly.
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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby The Volusianator » September 21st, 2011, 3:39 pm

That sticks man, sorry to hear that!
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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby ecks » September 21st, 2011, 5:35 pm

Glad the guy was honest.
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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby teddybearfrmhell » September 21st, 2011, 7:10 pm

there should be a brute squad to handle such claims
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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby Rob » September 21st, 2011, 7:35 pm

teddybearfrmhell wrote:there should be a brute squad to handle such claims

...and the consequences should be even more severe as cold weather is setting in.
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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby colsar » September 22nd, 2011, 10:10 am

That sucks. :cry:
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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby BottleCap » September 23rd, 2011, 7:09 am

Next Friday before insurance looks at it. Call the goon squad!

Now I'm really thinking of going to the guy with a price list and settling it that way, if he wants to. There are some scratches on the exhaust though. Very small but deep. Had a few pieces of gravel stuck in them type deep. Deep enough to rust, I think. And then if something underneath is bent, that's going to get too pricey for out of pocket.

Oh, and those OEM engine guards everyone says do nothing, they did nothing. Not a mark on them. Even though the bike was knocked over on the right, and I park with my forks turned left, locked to the left even, it was the right side of the handle bar that took the brunt of the fall. That has me concerned too. The stops don't look messed up, but how the hell did that happen?
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Re: Bike Down, Sans Rider

Postby mightydog » September 23rd, 2011, 10:10 am

that does suck, bc. r u riding it to work & back as is? had a chance to drop by bikers bay yet? glad u weren't on it, at least.


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