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Old 01-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #61
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Why the hell would you spend $4k on factory tanks when you could put the aftermarket 10g units on there for $1600 ish.....and gain a ton of usable capacity and durability. Not to mention it would add value to the bike

Who the hell wants to ride a stock bike? With the exception of one or two little parts everything that needs replaced there is an upgraded component for. To me, this looks like an opportunity to upgrade the bike and maybe have some coin in your pocket after doing so. Or I guess you could spend all that money to just have another stock bike
My statement was that the WHOLE cost of repairs IF NOT DOING THE WORK PERSONALLY, (aka taking it to a shop) would be close to $4k. I have reviewed and created estimates for several ADVs that have experienced "hard landings". IF it is a INSURANCE paid for job, which would require a "shop" to complete the work, the insurance co will strongly encourage the work to be completed back to the way the vehicle was prior to the "hard landing".

Is it technically possible to repair the motorcycle? Probably. Is is a good financial decision? That is yet to be determined, but on the surface, unfortunately for this ADV there is a very high likelihood that it will become a source for parts.

cheers to a good used ADV, may someone make use of your parts well
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #62
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Tell me more about this mythical creature; the one who could resist the call of the farkle.



You mean a Unicorn.......no, wait......I guess a Unicorn is just a Farkled horse So even mythical creatures can't resist the farkle.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #63
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New 990

I found a new 2011 at a dealership back November and gave $11,500 for it. I've also seen new 2012 Adventures for $12,999 in past few weeks.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:50 PM   #64
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I normally would recommend repairing your bike, the damage "appears" to be mostly comestic with some bent parts. The insurance offer is very, very generous, IMO I would take the money and buy me a new KTM and some new riding gear and enjoy.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #65
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I normally would recommend repairing your bike, the damage "appears" to be mostly comestic with some bent parts. The insurance offer is very, very generous, IMO I would take the money and buy me a new KTM and some new riding gear and enjoy.

Well,

They have decided to max out my "accessories" to $3K as I had a ton of farkles on the bike and provided receipts, photos, and comparables. This has made my decision easier since I know have enough $$$ to replace the bike and comparable items. The estimator suggesting the frame was bent sort of put me on this track as I don't want to gamble on that and there is no way of knowing unless I buy it and take it apart. It would now be within my budget to buy a 2010 used, and have SuperPlush upgrade the suspension. $4K to buy it back is a bit much - if it was like $3K I'd do it.

For someone with the time, expertise, and know how - they will be seeing this show up at auction somewhere in CA I would guess. I have no idea what Progressive does or their process but they have been good to me so far in this process. Local claim rep who picks up the phone - what a novel concept.

My key witness today also submitted a written deposition to progressive. He did one hell of a job backing me up - so I am sure this will really help me keep my record clean.

Here is a copy of the appraisal - or at least the portion of it with the VIN. If anyone can figure out where she ends up - let me know!!!!

It's bitter sweet for me as I put many many trips on her. She never let me or my wife down.

Just search my name and you'll see......

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I fully intend to pick another winner here soon, when I find that just right bike. I appreciate all the responses to this thread - it's really helped in more ways than one. I'll post up any updates as they happen and for the LOVE OF GOD please assume these pedestrians WILL place themselves in front of you at any given time.

And - NEVER leave home without your protective gear - not even for a short ride in town! Going to the store can be hazardous to your health..

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #66
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Well,

They have decided to max out my "accessories" to $3K as I had a ton of farkles on the bike and provided receipts, photos, and comparables. This has made my decision easier since I know have enough $$$ to replace the bike and comparable items .... It would now be within my budget to buy a 2010 used, and have SuperPlush upgrade the suspension. $4K to buy it back is a bit much - if it was like $3K I'd do it.
Wasn't it $11700 + new gear? And they've increased that higher due to accessories?

Dang, I'd sure like to get hold of the motor from that bike as I need a spare 9x0 engine and don't fancy playing the salvage yard lottery.

Anyways, good luck on the new bike! Sounds like Progressive treated you well which is nice to hear
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:18 PM   #67
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Yes - total payout is higher now. It pays to keep every receipt.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #68
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If there is any hint that the frame and forks are bent, insurance companies here right em off.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:10 AM   #69
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Nice to see that Progressive treated you right. Enjoy your new ride!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #70
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Chrish4ku....thanks for sharing this with us. Sorry that you have to give up a family member (the bike), but don't feel as though you are abandoning her, "she" took the bullet for you as any trusty steed would want to. Odd how we motorcyclists think our bikes have a soul, like a living thing. Last April I sold my 06 450x and 2007 25th Anniversary VFR to buy my 2012 R and really felt like I was doing something wrong.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #71
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Glad it worked out ok for you
I'd be reluctant to pay out 4 grand too if it was a crap shoot...

that bike was sweet BTW

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:16 PM   #72
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Glad it worked out ok for you
I'd be reluctant to pay out 4 grand too if it was a crap shoot...

that bike was sweet BTW

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"The Toecutter he knows who I am, I am the Nightrider! i am the chosen one! The mighty hand of vengance, sent down to strike the unroadworthy!"

Ba Ba - His name was the Night Rider....Say it.......

I'll keep this post updated as I now SEARCH HARD for the new perfect 990. I think 2010 or newer.

Somebody will indeed pick it up at auction at a cheap price.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #73
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Metal Damage, Frame Damage, .....YES.

THE TOE CUTTER - HE KNOWS WHO I AM>>>>>>>

I AM THE CHOSEN ONE!!!

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:10 PM   #75
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My Replacement

Picked her up today - got a good deal. 2011 / 9 miles.

All I got to do is stretch her suspension just a bit and RIDE! This ABS thing is kind of cool.





Need to break her in before the superbowl this weekend!!

I truly hope some ADV'er gets hold of my S model at some auction.....
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