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Online RichardL

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Bumped Over
« on: 18.04. 2010 21:41 »
Well, as one form of local bike activity, I rode to the local Harley dealer to look around. While walking around with my complimentary cup of java, a salesman calls out, "Who owns the BSA?" I figured I was parked in the wrong place. Nope. "Someone backed into your bike and knocked it over." "Oh sh*t!", says I. On seeing the bike, I was obviously not happy but somewhat relieved to see the damage was limited. There is a small bend in the rear mudguard, a scrape on the front mudguard, damaged headlight bezel, broken clutch perch and damaged seat cover. Right now I'm waiting for the tow service to arrive at my house with the bike.

 It's not that there is that much damage, it's just that I don't know how they can compensate me for all of my work it is going to take to impement the reairs.

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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #1 on: 19.04. 2010 02:38 »

Some people sure know how to take the shine off a beautiful day don't they...  And as for the free coffee, hope it was a good'n!
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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #2 on: 19.04. 2010 03:24 »
Sorry to hear that mate,(then the practical head takes over)will the harly shop pay for the damage as it happened on their turf (assuming that the mother who done it did´nt come in and confess),surly not your own insurance ? cheers-steve
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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #3 on: 19.04. 2010 04:20 »
Steve,

Bumper's insurance appears to be in order. Had the law there just to be sure Bumper's documents were legit. He didn't run and several people were witnesses. The Harley dealer was quite helpful, receiving faxes from insurers and storing my bike until the tow service arrived.

Thanks all for the good thoughts.

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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #4 on: 19.04. 2010 05:40 »
At least he didnt do a runner so you can work it out.

Its not nice though, I have had it happen to a brand new bike (had it about 1 hour) Its not a nice feeling seeing your pride and joy lying on the road.

Hope it all works out well.

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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #5 on: 19.04. 2010 08:10 »
It happened in 1975, I had just picked up my brand new Suzuki GT750 (water bottle) from the dealer and parked it out in front of my work. About 3/4 of an hour later one of the office girls came out and said someone had just run into my bike and taken off. Fortunately not much damage, broken lever and a couple of scratches. Never did find out who the mongrel was.

Its not a nice feeling and I can sympathise with Richard.

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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #6 on: 19.04. 2010 08:32 »
Sorry to hear this Richard, It really hurts when so much time, effort and care goes into a machine. Hope you soon get it sorted and all paid for. Keep us updated on how it goes.
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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #7 on: 19.04. 2010 08:42 »
Richard,

accept my deep sympathy! Hope you will get adequate compensation.

Cheers, Markus

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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #8 on: 19.04. 2010 17:33 »
A Slight adjustment to your picture Markus...
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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #9 on: 19.04. 2010 17:40 »
^^^ lol

Richard, hoping all repair goes well, and the whole incident gets forgotten as fast as possible.
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Re: Bumped Over
« Reply #10 on: 19.04. 2010 18:08 »
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A Slight adjustment to your picture Markus...

lol  *yeah*

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