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Post  ScoldedCat Tue Mar 27 2012, 23:38

Coming off a traffic controlled roundabout, car driver jumped the red light and drove into the side of my bike. Her car was virtually undamaged and I had to tell her three times to pull over as she wanted to drive off with me and my bike lying in the middle of a major junction!

Keep running through the scenario in my head, and I know I checked the junction as I entered it and there was no movement. Rush hour traffic, so dozens of witnesses and two guys stopped to give me details (both couldn't believe what she'd done and she had cut one guy up further up the road), and at least half a dozen stopped to check if I was OK.

Can't decide whether I want to cry or get really annoyed, my poor 'Cat is damaged a little over two weeks after I bought it. Crying or Very sad

The crash bungs I fitted YESTERDAY saved the fairings, but:

Crash Bung
Front Brake Lever
Rear Brake Pedal
Micron Exhaust dented & scraped
Pillion foot peg bent down
Frame paint scraped from rear foot brake lever
Scraped Indicator
Scraped Mirror

Popped seam on jacket
Scraped Helmet
Scraped kevlar jeans


So upset my poor bike is damaged when I was so proud of it's condition.


I've given the details to an accident management company, so we'll see how it goes.

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Post  frazmcfraggle Tue Mar 27 2012, 23:53

Sorry to hear that Andy, seems like the good weather is distracting the drivers. Hope you are ok yourself and you get a fairly hassle free settlement and the driver gets a bollocking from the cops especially of she was trying to leave the scene

Yesterday I had a woman in a Megane coupe change lanes in crawling traffic missing me by inches as I filtered up the middle, worst of it was I was 20 seconds behind another filtering bike so you would have thought that would have made her look for another bike - just as well I was going steadily and covering the brake.

Then about an hour later a taxi nearly took out a moped in front of me coming from a junction onto a main road without looking our way.

Finally mid afternoon a pink mini with those ridiculous eyelashes round the headlights pulled out of a parking space onto my side of road and nearly wiped me out head on.

Best of it was every one of these drivers looked incredulously at me and the moped man as if we were at fault.

Stay safe out there guys and girls Shocked
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Post  MrNutt Wed Mar 28 2012, 00:15

I am really sorry to hear about this andy, I know exactly what your going through having got in to an accident 5 days after picking up my cat last july.

Make sure you get everything written out as clearly as possible as its good to have everything covered your end.

The main thing is though that you are ok and alright, bikes can be fixed and mended, its harder to do that to you!

As for the driver, you seem to have alot of evidence going against her so make sure she gets what she deserves, people who take a approach to road use like that should be royally bollocked.

fingers crossed for you with it all

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Post  ScoldedCat Wed Mar 28 2012, 00:30

Thanks guy's, much appreciated.

I'm just annoyed and upset more than anything, first bike I've been really proud of, and some twit who was running late for work just had to push my luck too far.

Fingers crossed it all gets cleared up quickly.
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Post  Rosco Wed Mar 28 2012, 01:20

Really sorry to hear the news Andy.
Quite a list of things to be fixed.
I am right in saying you are injury free?
Good advice re noting everything down as evidence and for what you need to claim for.
Hope the claim gets sorted quickly, without hassle and without any loss.

Driver sounds like a complete numpty.

Sounds like it 'could' have been a lot worse though so count your blessings it wasn't.

Keep us posted with developments.
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Post  robertcains Wed Mar 28 2012, 02:42

Like all the others have said Andy, that's really bad luck & I hope you get it sorted really quickly & smoothly.
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Post  ScoldedCat Wed Mar 28 2012, 14:40

So far so good, the Accident Management company I'm using have her admitting liability on the phone, and they're talking to her insurers to get them to support that too.

Hire bike is being provided tomorrow (CBF 600).

Engineer should be out in the next couple of days to assess bike and then it can go to be repaired.

Fun and games!
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Post  Mapman Wed Mar 28 2012, 14:50

Sorry to hear about that mate but glad things are progressing quickly. Having her admit 100% at fault really helps move things along well, especially if she is with a decent insurance firm.

Glad you're ok. Enjoy the brief stint on the CBF.
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Post  stevemcc Wed Mar 28 2012, 16:05

Sorry to hear about your off, lets hope everything can get repaired and your back on your cat soon.

However I've heard that CBF600s are the fastest bikes in the world....(or is that just any hire bike)?
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Post  Snowcat Wed Mar 28 2012, 16:51

Really glad you're okay and hope everything gets sorted out quickly so you can get your baby back on the road

stevemcc wrote:However I've heard that CBF600s are the fastest bikes in the world....(or is that just any hire bike)?

That just about accounts for anything borrowed while the owner is out of view Smile
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Post  SteveCat Wed Mar 28 2012, 17:09

Ouch, terrible news. Good that the repair process so far has been non painful, lets hope it continues.

How are you? Could take a couple of days for the aches and bruises etc. to make themselves known.
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Post  ScoldedCat Wed Mar 28 2012, 17:22

SteveCat wrote:How are you? Could take a couple of days for the aches and bruises etc. to make themselves known.


You're not kidding! Thought I'd escaped unscathed last night, but god I feel it today! Feel like all my muscles have been twisted the wrong way on my right side, in pain and a wounded 'Cat, bad times! Crying or Very sad
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Post  0ldcat Wed Mar 28 2012, 17:27

Go to your GP and get it put on record that you've been hurt (however slightly) just in case and for future reference.
Should you need to make a personal injury claim (and I'm not saying you should if there's no need), I believe you have a three year window to do so.
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Post  Snowcat Wed Mar 28 2012, 18:15

Good advice that, you may think you're okay now but get it on you GP record in case of future issues
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Post  Guest Wed Mar 28 2012, 19:22

hope every thing turns out right for you mate.
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Post  Radar Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:20

robertcains wrote:Like all the others have said Andy, that's really bad luck & I hope you get it sorted really quickly & smoothly.

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Post  Guest Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:37

What a complete bugger. Right at the start of what looks like the good weather and that happens. Look at the positives, namely no seriuos damage to you and a bike that's fixable. Could have been a lot worse. Being in any kind of RTA is a sickening feeling. My sympathies
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Post  ScoldedCat Thu Mar 29 2012, 15:30

Thanks for all the kind words guy's 'n' gal's, still not happy, but at least I'm in one piece left thumb up .

Hire bike arrived this morning, a Honda CBF 600. Thought it would be interesting as my "baby" bike was a CBF125.
I was a little worried that I'd prefer the newer and more relaxed style of the Honda (and it would dampen my enjoyment of the 'Cat when I get it back) and I was quite apprehensive of my ride to work this morning (after queuing for 30 mins to get fuel!).

No concern there though! I'm sat upright, which feels horrible if you're being "progressive" with the throttle, the engine feels and sounds like a car engine(not in a good way), it doesn't feel as stable as the 'Cat and I don't like silver. Oh, and it gives me a numb bum? Suspect
Can't wait to be back on the 'Cat, but at least I've got a bike to ride so I don't develop any off the bike phobia's.

Engineer can't see my bike until next Tuesday at the earliest, so we'll see what they say, then it can go and be fixed!

I'm really impressed with the R&G frame sliders though, they saved the plastics brilliantly, and even kept the bike rideable (although I won't be happy until it's been checked properly).
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Post  ScoldedCat Thu Mar 29 2012, 15:51

I've just worked it out, the CBF just feels soulless Crying or Very sad

My 'Cat has just been given a name by my work colleagues too, due to it's numberplate, it's now called "Susie". Laughing
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Post  Guest Thu Mar 29 2012, 17:27

Oh, and it gives me a numb bum? rofl

tell me about it.
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Post  ScoldedCat Thu Mar 29 2012, 17:42

johnakay wrote:Oh, and it gives me a numb bum? rofl

tell me about it.

You're far too young and innocent to hear about it. pmsl
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Post  Panzerbuilder Thu Mar 29 2012, 19:52

At least your fit and mobile. Hopefully the insurance claim won't be an issue and "Suzie Blue" will be fixed in no time.

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Post  Cheshirecat Wed Apr 04 2012, 17:07

Andy, That's really bad news, like others have said this woman sounds like a right numpty! Was the Police called to the scene? Was there a red light camera from the direction she was travelling from?

At least your only bruised and peed off could of been alot worse bud,

Hope all works out well,

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Post  ScoldedCat Wed Apr 04 2012, 23:24

Thanks Guy's, much appreciated.

Engineers did their report on Tuesday, just waiting to hear whether they'll fix it or write it off... Can't see that being the case though, should be an easy repair!

I'm glad I didn't buy a CBF600 though, I think it would have put me off biking for good!
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Post  greencat Thu Apr 05 2012, 11:34

Hi Andy,

Chin up! Fingers crossed.

I hope you get the news you want and are back on two wheels asap.
An off, of any kind, takes a while to get over. Glad you're OK. There's no point going over 'what-ifs', just get through the pain of dealing with the insurance etc and get back to riding as soon as you can. Then you'll be a much wiser rider and can put this all behind you.

Let us know how you get on.

Cheers,
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