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    Brrr YB in IN's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by knary
    Garth,
    I'm glad you're ok! BTDT.

    FWIW,
    IF you do decide to get your insurance company involved, don't be surprised to see a very large repair bill - especially if you dented the tank. I had a similar 11 mph spill a couple years ago that resulted in over $3k in damage to my K75s. Rather than repair the old bike, I took the cash, sold the bike as is (it wasn't totalled), walked away with more than I'd paid for the bike 80k miles previous, and invested in my current bike.

    If you keep the insurance company out of it and handle the repairs yourself, but let someone else do the painting, you're probably looking at a couple hundred plus the cost of painting. BTDT.

    good luck.
    Surprisingly enough I didn't dent the tank. I was pretty happy about that. I'm proabably just going to fix it on my own as it basically cosmetic. I'm sort of flirting with the idea though of getting insurance involved so that I can get my helmet replaced. I have to call my agent and check if I have equipment covered or not, and what they would pay towards a new helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YB in IN
    Surprisingly enough I didn't dent the tank. I was pretty happy about that. I'm proabably just going to fix it on my own as it basically cosmetic. I'm sort of flirting with the idea though of getting insurance involved so that I can get my helmet replaced. I have to call my agent and check if I have equipment covered or not, and what they would pay towards a new helmet.
    I repaired the fairing on my K75s and found the work to be tedious, but not that difficult. One thing to remember is that plain old bondo isn't necessarily flexible enough to be used on some parts of the fairing - specifically those areas near mounting points.

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    Glad you are okay dude. I see a tech day in Garth's Garage coming during the convalesence phase.

    Remember all the gear all the time.
    -=Brad

    It isn't what you ride, it is if you ride

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    well, you got that out of the way, and right at the begining of the "riding season" (whatever that means ) good thing it wasn't june or you might have really been hurt riding around in shorts and sandals


    great to hear you're alright and your bike got out relatively unscathed as well!

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    I am sorry you dropped the bike but glad that you are OK. that about says it.

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    As everyone else has said, the important thing is that you are okay.

    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    Remember all the gear all the time.
    I agree with BradfordBenn. Last summer, right after we purchased hip pads, the parts guy at our dealer told us that was a very wise investment because he believes hip pads are the most important protection in our suits. He said that is one of the most common injuries. If you don't use them, might want to consider them. They give you that attractive wide-a## look, but it's better than a bruised/broken hip.

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    Well this had turned out to be quite the fortuitous little spill. I accidentally (don't ask) had a claim started on my bike and the insurance guy came out today. He actually noticed a couple of things that I hadn't, like where a little bit of the paint had rubbed off on the tank. Long story short, he figured it would cost $2300 to fix my bike based off of the Max BMW online parts catalog. Seems sort of high to me but whatever. My bike is of now officially totaled believe it or not. I'm going to be getting a nice little check to put towards a new helmet, and maybe get all the stuff I need to hook up my XM on my bike. I now only have a salvage title for my bike, but I don't really care all that much about that. So I guess that this all turned out okay in the end after all. Sure my rates may go up, but I'm going to back my coverage way down to just liability, so hopefully that will even things out.

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    it's sweet to extract the equity from a vehicle, and still have the vehicle.

    i've done this with cars, had them repaired economically, and then had them retitled. it's pretty sweet, and for once, you feel like youre a little ahead in the insurance game.

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