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OK. I wrecked the orange beast on Saturday... needs sissy bar, tank, maybe front fender, clutch lever, pegs, headlight, windshield, maybe rear fender.... couple other little things. Now, do I take it and leave it at the dealer to have them do it? or do I order all the parts from Hal, put them on, have the dealer sign off on it and give the receipts to the insurance company or something like that. Could save a lot on labor cost and get some new toys.... just wondering how this works since I've never broken anything like this before. thanks.
 

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You should be able to get a check from the insurance and fix it yourself. I have done this with cars.
 

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I'd discuss it with my agent. Haven't done it myself but do know of it being done and the guy was able to add some pretty neat stuff as a result. I would think taking the bike to the insurance company for inspection following the repair would be sufficient. I doubt you would get a repair shop to sign a statement IF they didn't receive some "benefit" from the repair.
 

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Yes Dave, Do it your Self and U can Enjoy Some Extra Goddies!!! The Insurance company Should Have NO problem as Long as the Work is done and Done Properly!! Have done this on My own Car Before!!
 
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So does that mean I should keep it here at the house and not take it to the dealer at all? thanks for the advice
 

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Just call your ins.Progressive came to me and sent a check.Mine has a lien,otherwise they didn't care what i did with the bike.I have to have mine inspected by the bank after repairs.Check is in my name AND the credit union.
 

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I did the same thing. Took mine to the local dealer for estimate on all the parts/labor. It's amazing how much MORE stuff you can buy in aftermarket vs stock for the same $$$. Keep all your receipts just in case anything does come up later on, you have evidence of what was on the bike.
 

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Davesax36 said:
So does that mean I should keep it here at the house and not take it to the dealer at all? thanks for the advice

Well, If U arte able to take it to a Couple Dealers or Shops, Get A Couple of Est.. and then When the Insurance company comes to Look at it, Maybe U can get the HIGHER Est :wink: :wink: More $$$$$$$
 
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