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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 11:37 AM
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From my own experience with a wrecked motorcycle, I had to wait until the insurance appraiser came and took pictures before I could touch mine. My bike was then totaled by the insurance co. they then wanted more money, to allow me to buy it back, than I paid for it originally. They paid me more than enough to upgrade from an 04 1800C to this 07 1800c with quite a few extra mods on it and still have some cash left over. Glad you were not severely hurt, but I do know the feeling when you lose your pride and joy. I'm hoping you have a great outcome from this tragedy of an accident. Keep us informed, and get well my friend.
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Since the insurance company has denied the claim, I would go ahead and start working on it, keep all receipts and use them in your lawsuit.

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I would hold off till an adjuster comes out, be it the lawyer or the insurance. Document everything. Cost of part, shipping, time, labor if you use a shop. Photos be fore during and after. It helped a friend of mine with his rebuild. He was able to keep his cycle, fix it and pick up a newer ride. He got luckish though.

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Glad you're OK.

Bike state is not that bad actually. Seems like the frame is intact. Forks and engine frame look untouched. I've read crash reports where they had same issue as yours and it was the kickstand switch. I think the other fellas in this thread may be onto something.

Bit off topic but the damage you took on the rear is why I also ride with rear crash guards. Look great on R/S models (not so sure on C models) and they protect the bike mid-frame and back in case of a slide. They're also cheap.

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You can take a legal approach but virtually always the following vehicle is found at fault due to not maintaining a safe distance. As long as there is no malicious intent from the vehicle in front they should be able to do anything without endangering a vehicle behind. If someone is in a turn and a pedestrian steps into the crosswalk and the vehicle stops abruptly for the pedestrian (as it must) if that causes a crisis for the vehicle following then they were too close. Making a sharp turn is not an offense, making a turn without signaling is, but that is not a valid defense to protect the trailing vehicle. If someone doesn't signal a turn but brakes quickly and the trailing vehicle collides, the front vehicle will be cited for failure to signal and the trailing vehicle will be cited for not maintaining an appropriate distance.
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You can take a legal approach but virtually always the following vehicle is found at fault due to not maintaining a safe distance. As long as there is no malicious intent from the vehicle in front they should be able to do anything without endangering a vehicle behind. If someone is in a turn and a pedestrian steps into the crosswalk and the vehicle stops abruptly for the pedestrian (as it must) if that causes a crisis for the vehicle following then they were too close. Making a sharp turn is not an offense, making a turn without signaling is, but that is not a valid defense to protect the trailing vehicle. If someone doesn't signal a turn but brakes quickly and the trailing vehicle collides, the front vehicle will be cited for failure to signal and the trailing vehicle will be cited for not maintaining an appropriate distance.

that is how I see it also... Rider Error. way to near car.


never put a bike down.... your fault for that..
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never put a bike down.... your fault for that..
That's how the insurance sees it. You "voluntarily" put your bike down? Nobody hit you? Then they rule it's nobody else's fault but your own. *shrug*

There are different schools of thought on avoiding a collision.
- MSF teaches not to dump the bike and keep traction for braking until the collision to minimize energy
- British moto police teaches to dump the bike since it is heavier and will slide to its death while the rider should slow down faster

I'd like to see some demos of both in different situations. Anybody got a cool educational video we all could learn from?
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totalled? there are like 4 scratches man. fix her up!, C parts are dirt cheap except for the front fender.

Alas, this is my bike atm, teen driver as well.

are we ok? check

got some dollars from the accident? check

rebuild/buy away!

PS my Sena 20s is still somewhere in the street along with my helmet parts. that 33ft flight felt great, almost landed well too.
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Alas, this is my bike atm, teen driver as well.
OUCH!
Glad you're in one piece. Literally.

Teen driver again. *sigh* Was she texting? Or just plain dumb-f*** stupid?

IMHO, if the police stopped giving out candy (monetary fines) and started handing out criminal charges for attempted vehicular manslaughter, idiots would start paying MUCH more attention. No repercussions means no motivation.
If you hit a LEO with your car or bike, it is automatically classified as assault with a deadly weapon. WhyTF do we limit it only to LEOs? Non-blue lives matter. *shrug*

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Mt best drawing of what happened. Lol

Not sure i agree with the following to closely. But then my opinion not gonna matter in the end, facts and a jury will decide. I did however find a partial witness that hear the crash, and then saw the driver on the wrong side of the road, and speeding. So it might help my case might not
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