DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT
Lawsuit. Badmouth on any social media you can find. But first threaten them with same before giving them a deadline before you go off on them. Every case I see on Judge Judy anything said derogatory on social media has no basis on her decisions. We're not talking a couple hundred bucks here, we're talking thousands.had the fenders and tank sand blasted, apparently the shop doing the blasting had the tank "slip" off the forklift/pallet (their words) and then they blasted it with the dent and then sent me these images to show it was done, hiding the dent.
when I picked up the tank I saw the dent and had a huge argument with them, took my stuff and told them to fuck off, I wasn't paying them for shit. they refused to replace the tank and offered to "fix" it, by using body filler to hide the dent.
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I doubt that would come up. The carrier doesn't want it any more than you do. You can likely recover a few more bucks there. Get the $2000 (!?) one and the $930 towards it and then dispose of the dented one. If the carrier mentions it, tell them you'll give them $150 salvage for it and then sell it. If they don't want that (I doubt it comes up and if it does I'm sure they'll take $150), take it to the adjuster and tell them your $150 offer stands. I'd be shocked if they want it at all, and more shocked if they didn't accept $150 salvage. They don't want to dick with that thing and disposing of it. Ask them what they want for salvage if they bring it up to make sure they don't say $150 or you can offer $100, but let us know how it all shakes out. I am familiar with carrier operations and suspect you'll come out OK. Sounds like they're trying to help you out. The mistake/incompetence of the painter/blaster isn't the carrier's fault---unless they made you use that shop. Good luck. Always sucks to have something like that happen.actually not even sure if I have to return the tank these fools messed up if I take the dealership one.
maybe.. but then you never know what you are getting in a parts bike and then still have to go buy new stuff anyway.With all this problem your having and the money your spending and time , maybe would have been cheaper to get another bike for parts.
Agreed. I'd rather have a $3000. parts bike than a $3000. tank.
Carry on, it's looking good.
Depends on how much of a point one wants to make of it. I'm generally not the vindictive type, but to have someone just screw it up and leave you with an all busted up part is BS. And on that I would be tempted to make sure they don't get the opportunity to screw the next guy.I would be contacting my state insurance commissioner and inquiring as to how to contact the sand blaster's general liability insurance carrier. I'd pay the $25 to $50 fee to have them (the company and the carrier if possible) served with a notice to litigate and a notice to file claim and request their GL Insurance information. If you cannot get their GL Insurance carrier information from them or the state insurance commissioner, you should be able to locate their work comp carrier through online searches. Most companies use the same carrier or third party administrator for both WC and GL Claims. If you manage to track down their GL Carrier, they won't be too pleased that the company refused to provide that information. That adds liability on the carrier in their eyes. My GL carrier would much rather know about a $500 claim before it turns into a litigated $5K Claim at which point I risk cancellation and have to start insurance shopping!.
You should have tried PDR (Paintless Dent Repair). Even though it has no paint and if there was access to the dent it's fixable massaging the dent out from the inside with rods.well at this point I don't have a $3000 tank. thankfully. I have 3 tanks that cost me around $1,650 when you add them all up and subtract out the insurance reimbursement.
the 2 dented tanks are being repaired via stud welding. I will keep the best one as a spare and sell the other.
I talked the dealer down to $1,400 for the new tank they had, basically told them I don't "really" need it seeing as I have 2 that can be repaired, but I would do them the favor of taking off their hands at their cost seeing as it is just cluttering up their parts department storage area. Good thing I've known the GM at this dealership for 35+ years (and he was a good friend of my fathers) and purchased quite a few motorcycles and jet skis from him over the years.
the proper new tank will be put on the bike..
You should have tried PDR (Paintless Dent Repair). Even though it has no paint and if there was access to the dent it's fixable massaging the dent out from the inside with rods.