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Post  westy Fri Apr 27 2012, 17:21

So on my way home going through a built up area... Light rain...

Approaching a mini-roundabout traffic to right pulling onto it, I decide to stop at line as per usual in those sort of situations...

BAM
Saab up the arse end & over I went.

Steam Ears

Picked up my cat, into neutral & over to the side for a damage report.

1. R&G bung got a bit of a battering
2. Rear left indicator lamp totalled

Other than that, she was ok.

Then took it down the road to see if the frame was bent, wheels shafted etc.
No problems, looks like this one was purely cosmetic. Thumb

She didn't want to have me filing a claim, and as I was ok (didn't even fall over) so when she asked if there was a way to sort this out...

I thought £100 sounded reasonable for arse ending me and breaking my indicator lamp naughty

So here I am, no repairs needed to me, new indicator unit ordered with some spare bulbs (£28 with delivery) and I'm now 72 quid up!

For anyone who hasn't had the chance to test their R&G's, I can personally say they saved the fairing for me here. She went down HARD.

Anyone else had a little "shunt" like this?

Anything I should give a proper inspection prior to riding again?
I rode it straight after the crash, heard that riding it in a straight line, then taking your hands off the bars and seeing what direction the bike wants to go is a good test of frame straightness. Which is what I was bricking it about most. It just went straight so I assume everythings OK from an alignment point of view.
Dont have a dial gauge to test the rim runout though...

Grr buying more tools... this is becoming more expensive than biking itself!
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Post  Rampers Fri Apr 27 2012, 17:24

Glad your ok matey and not out of pocket(yet) but I would run it to my local garage just to make sure tho
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Post  MrNutt Fri Apr 27 2012, 17:30

sounds highly unpleasent, glad to hear your ok and that the bike seems ok, crash bungs are a godsend at times!

As rampers said, cetainly get you local spanner man to give the bike a quick look over, no point in taking any risks with it, last thing you want is its arse giving way at speed.
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Post  westy Fri Apr 27 2012, 17:38

Cheers guys

She must of only been going 5mph so wasn't too bad. Doubt any proper damage was dealt. But I will go get it seen in the week, just to be sure.
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Post  SteveCat Fri Apr 27 2012, 17:57

Sorry to hear, but pleased you are not hurt.

Might be worth chatting with R&G about what happened. The bungs have a crumple / honeycomb arrangement inside and could now no longer have the same protection. I'd like to think they not going to try and automatically flog you a replacement. I called them looking for a bolt and they were very helpful - that when I found out about the inner workings.
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Post  greencat Fri Apr 27 2012, 18:32

Oooh, sorry to hear about the incident.
You sound up beat on this one and, apparently, not out of pocket. I hope that's true and not the adrenalin talking. You know what kind of a bump it was, but might be worth, purely to make sure the bike is safe, getting someone else to go over it.
My question is.... Why didn't she want a claim filing?

Glad you're OK and you're still riding.
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Post  westy Fri Apr 27 2012, 18:49

greencat wrote:My question is.... Why didn't she want a claim filing?

My thoughts exactly...

I'm tpf&t though so when it happened i thought, whatever the outcome i'll never get get the bike fixed via insurance. So I thought i'd just settle for a bit of cash there and then to fix it myself.

I thought asking for a hundred notes was excessive given the damage, but she had no argument.

Should anything serious arise, i have the reg of the car & the phone numbers of the drivers husband and 2 witnesses...
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Post  0ldcat Fri Apr 27 2012, 19:04

westy wrote:
greencat wrote:My question is.... Why didn't she want a claim filing?

My thoughts exactly...

I'm tpf&t though so when it happened i thought, whatever the outcome i'll never get get the bike fixed via insurance.
When the other driver is at fault, it matters not what cover you have. THEIR insurants (if they have any) covers the repairs to your vehicle and any injuries you may have had.
That's the third party (you in this case) part of the insurance left thumb up
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Post  robertcains Fri Apr 27 2012, 19:12

Blimey mate, For what its worth I'd have done the same in your situation, If you are confident the damage is cosmetic its best avoiding letting any insurance company know at all especially as a newly qualified rider[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Lets hope thats the end of the aggro for you, A quick shufty around the back of the bike should soon give you an idea of any possible damage but its unlikely as the 'cat is a tough old bird.
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Post  Wooster Fri Apr 27 2012, 19:34

I'd have got the insurance details anyway.

I got reversed over and had time to actually step off (I was stationary) and lay the bike most of the way down.
The bar ends and bent clip-on still came to the best part of £300 alone.
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Post  terry lees Fri Apr 27 2012, 19:49

I got rear ended in Ripon about 18 months ago but could'nt stop the bike falling over, so it landed on the crash bobbin, silencer, and pannier, total bill £1,960, luckily he was insured. He did try to blame it on me though, said I had been swerving about before the collision, and that had distracted him, I think he was on the phone.
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Post  Goxethee Sat Apr 28 2012, 00:25

Same thing happened to me a few months ago - I was waiting at a junction & the car behind me (which had also been stopped) decided to just shunt me forwards, luckily he was only doing about 1mph, so he only broke my number plate. His excuse? 'Sorry, I was talking to my nipper & I thought you'd pulled away' Neutral
Anyway, he didn't want to go through his insurance & lose his no-claims, so I stripped his wallet - neither of us had any clue what a number plate cost, so he gave me £30, all he had on him. Number plate came to a tenner including a kindly lad screwing it on for me there & then Very Happy So I was quids in too.
Hope both you & your bike are really ok Smile
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Post  mechy69 Sat Apr 28 2012, 11:40

wait until you stop at a roundabout for a lorry and you get rear ended by your wife , that looksgood on claim forms,, and makes the driver of the lorry you stopped for nearly p**s himself when you explain it !!
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Post  Rosco Sat Apr 28 2012, 13:26

I've seen it happen by a triker into a biker.

Both managed to stay on and were fine.
Unfortunately the biker's rear wheel got broken causing all the air to leave the tyre - end of rideout. :( for him.

He (Pete - Funderkat) did come all the way back (Nottingham to Inverness) a month or two later and do the Big Mac re-run with me and Furball all the way to John O'Groats and back. Unfortunately the weather wasn't quite as kind but we still enjoyed it.

Also managed to get rear ended myself as I was taking a junction (right hand turn). One minute I'm on the bike nearly in the new road the next I'm jogging down the grass on the right hand side of the old road.
My pillion did a great possum impression for a minute but eventually got up with a bruise to the ankle. Fairly minimal damage - R&G and carbon covers took the brunt. I got paid off not to talk about it (oops) and get the broken bits replaced and a stiff drink for the pillion.

Hopefully you're not out of pocket for the repair and hassle and there isn't any problem that hasn't been seen yet.

Dangerous things these motorbikes Crying or Very sad

Maybe we should follow Tom's example

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Post  westy Sat Apr 28 2012, 21:34

Rosco wrote:Maybe we should follow Tom's example

Have since got myself a fectching hi-vis waistcoat.
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Post  Robcat Sun Apr 29 2012, 10:29

Paid off then Ross?

Was that the accident involving a guy kinda following you and thought 'oh were turning right are we?' Wink

Accidents are bad for our backs that's why I've invested in back protection.

Mainly for doing track days but will use it on the road.

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