Guy knocked my VFR over!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sparkymcgee, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Oddometer:
    16,210
    Location:
    The Trans-Mississippi

    Wow...

    There IS hope for humanity...
    #61
  2. Antiquar

    Antiquar Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    210
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Now, if he only learns to park he won't have to worry about parking next to your bike!
    #62
  3. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,073
    Location:
    Gulfport, MS
    Bravo, great outcome.
    #63
  4. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,440
    Location:
    True Norcal, not that Bay Area/Sacto Crap...
    :clap:clap

    Steve
    #64
  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    10,956
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, Ca

    :eek2

    the guy took responsibility for his actions and rectified the situation like a gentleman?!?> How ODD
    #65
  6. PinkLead

    PinkLead n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Oddometer:
    3


    Stick it to the bastard! He can afford a Mercedes, he can afford your damage. Save all receipts. Plastic is very expensive to replace. Good Luck!
    #66
  7. PinkLead

    PinkLead n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Oddometer:
    3
    Oops sorry, just read the rest. Good reprieve.
    #67
  8. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,116
    Location:
    Southampton UK
    Nice result. I'd buy the guy a donut.
    #68
  9. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,069
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    You seriously lucked out, but if this guy has an expensive Mercedes, then that much money may not have been a big deal to him. It would have probably cost him way more had his insurance company paid it.
    #69
  10. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Oddometer:
    4,239
    Location:
    Richmond, Ohio
    Or he's broke trying to pay for the Mercedes. :lol3


    OP, glad it worked out for you. Too many guys out there would have done everything they could to avoid paying.
    #70
  11. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2002
    Oddometer:
    3,493
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Nice outcome! It's good to know that there are still people out there with a sense of responsiblity.



    #71
  12. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Oddometer:
    20,584
    Location:
    SoCal
    Wow, you got lucky.



    Too bad the check was made out to the dealer.
    #72
  13. OldGreg

    OldGreg n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2
    Location:
    NC
    I always thought of people driving Mercedes as snobs. I guess it's time to reevaluate my generalizations.
    #73
  14. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    922
    Location:
    Southeast Michigan
    Another installment of "You Can't Judge a Book by it's Cover". Ooh, he drives a MERCEDES???!!!! Must be a total asshat. Oh, whoops, turns out to be a class act and a perfect gentleman.

    I enjoyed some of the initial posts about sticking it to him because he drive a Benz. Who's the asshat now?
    #74
  15. DaveBall

    DaveBall Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,163
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    I laugh at all the "advice" given about this, without having all the information. Lots of people sure are quick to jump to conclusions about "Sticking it to him" just because he knocked over a bike, or that he drives a Mercedes. Has nobody ever made a simple mistake and actually owned up to it and paid the consequences?

    Would it not have been more productive to give the bike owner some insight into what to maybe check on the bike that may be "hidden" damage? I really think that he was looking for that kind of advice, more so than a lot of the other comments.
    #75
  16. sparkymcgee

    sparkymcgee Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    340
    Location:
    Southern California
    Update...

    Picked up the bike last night. I had an aftermarket front brake lever (cheap knockoff of those fancy aluminum ones) and they replaced it with a stock lever. They replaced the Throttlemeister with the standard instead of heavy version, but it works fine and I think the smaller ones look better, so I'm not going to bother with it.

    I forgot how much I love that bike. It was like putting on really comfortable shoes. I had actually entertained selling the bike, but after not having it for three weeks, I realized how much I missed it. It's sitting outside my office and I'm keeping a close eye on it.

    I also took all of the damaged parts home, so if anyone has a VFR or knows someone who does and wants some slightly damaged parts, hit me up and I'll make a deal. I've got the plastics (both sides and front and rear), right side pegs, rear passenger peg holder assembly thingy, brake levers, right mirror, and this and that. It'll be easy to sand out the scratches and repaint. Perfect for a track bike or someone whose bike got damaged by a non-rich person :D.
    #76
  17. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,818
    Location:
    Midwest
    That's BMW people.



    :hide
    Now that I've sold the GS I can talk shit, how refreshing!
    #77
  18. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    922
    Location:
    Southeast Michigan

    hah! So true!
    #78