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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sparkymcgee, Jan 7, 2013.
There IS hope for humanity...
Now, if he only learns to park he won't have to worry about parking next to your bike!
Bravo, great outcome.
the guy took responsibility for his actions and rectified the situation like a gentleman?!?> How ODD
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!
Oops sorry, just read the rest. Good reprieve.
Nice result. I'd buy the guy a donut.
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.
Or he's broke trying to pay for the Mercedes.
OP, glad it worked out for you. Too many guys out there would have done everything they could to avoid paying.
Nice outcome! It's good to know that there are still people out there with a sense of responsiblity.
Wow, you got lucky.
Too bad the check was made out to the dealer.
I always thought of people driving Mercedes as snobs. I guess it's time to reevaluate my generalizations.
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?
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.
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 .
That's BMW people.
Now that I've sold the GS I can talk shit, how refreshing!
hah! So true!