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      08-18-2019 01:35 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by JDSwan87 View Post
      Is that work being performed at a dealership? I'd want to see a list of what they are replacing along with specifics like if you had custom grips, make sure they are replacing with the same custom grips, not re-pop ones... also, go back to the bike and go over it yourself outside in the sunlight and look for things they might have missed...

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      Yes it is. It's the dealership I bought it from, and I asked for the parts list when I talked to them today. Their estimate was $8,300 (6100 parts/2200 labor) I counted $~5000 worth of damaged parts, so I either missed something, or had a different price list.

      I had the bike here at the house for over a week. I put it on the lift and looked at it several time. Found some new bits

      I asked for the list because 1) I'm curious what I missed, 2) I want to make sure they didn't miss anything, and 3) I want to know exactly what parts they are getting (including the painted parts)

      Service dept said I could have it back in about a month.
      Last edited by @McMike; 08-18-2019 at 01:48 PM.

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      08-18-2019 04:49 PM #102
      And how are you? Is the soreness gone? I hope you have no lingering after effects.
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      08-18-2019 05:05 PM #103
      I'm a MC adjuster down here in FL, what totals most Harleys I see is the tabs that the "engine guard" mounts to. The guard typically saves your leg and the engine at the cost of the frame, the tab is part of the frame and Harley won't repair frames. I've had a handful of shops that are willing to repair if the customer is cool with it but the majority of Harley owners I deal with here are afraid to anything that goes against the directive of the mother ship. It says you're in VA, that's one of the states that has some specific MC rules regarding parts and limitations of your policy, unless you're (hopefully) filing under the at-fault party policy in which case you can basically go nuts. Hopefully they can fix it since I'm sure you won't be happy with the total loss value.

      More than half of the MC claims I deal with involve a customer that is scarred for life, it's better to not be able to sit down for a while than to have no choice but live in a chair forever.
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      08-18-2019 06:12 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      And how are you? Is the soreness gone? I hope you have no lingering after effects.
      Still working on it. Hoping I'll be ready before the bike is ready for me.

      Quote Originally Posted by punisher89 View Post
      I'm a MC adjuster down here in FL, what totals most Harleys I see is the tabs that the "engine guard" mounts to. The guard typically saves your leg and the engine at the cost of the frame, the tab is part of the frame and Harley won't repair frames. I've had a handful of shops that are willing to repair if the customer is cool with it but the majority of Harley owners I deal with here are afraid to anything that goes against the directive of the mother ship. It says you're in VA, that's one of the states that has some specific MC rules regarding parts and limitations of your policy, unless you're (hopefully) filing under the at-fault party policy in which case you can basically go nuts. Hopefully they can fix it since I'm sure you won't be happy with the total loss value.

      More than half of the MC claims I deal with involve a customer that is scarred for life, it's better to not be able to sit down for a while than to have no choice but live in a chair forever.
      I'm aware of that tab. It's at the mother ship, so I'm assuming they won't repair it if is bent.

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      08-22-2019 03:59 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Got an estimate from the adjuster on Tuesday for a surprisingly low (and specific) $6607.22. He said he would let me know once the dealership has put in their estimate.

      Have not heard back.
      Called the dealership and their quote was $8300. I asked them to send me a parts list.

      I got the parts list and compared it line-by-line to what I had. There are some parts on it I didn't know were damaged (expected), a few parts I know weren't damaged, and a few other parts that confused me a little. I'm hoping they just padded it a bit to get some wiggle room in the event of some unseen damage once they get into it.

      They also missed about $2K worth of parts/labor ($1300 fuel tank being one of them).

      I sent the dealership a note outlining the parts that they missed, and the manager called me today to tell me he took a look himself and noticed the ones I pointed out and added them to the list.

      Still haven't heard from the adjuster.

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      08-22-2019 04:53 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post

      I sent the dealership a note outlining the parts that they missed, and the manager called me today to tell me he took a look himself and noticed the ones I pointed out and added them to the list.

      Still haven't heard from the adjuster.
      Seems like your experience at the dealership is going well. So there's that.

      The adjuster is gonna have to play ball, he'll come around.
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      08-22-2019 06:23 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Seems like your experience at the dealership is going well. So there's that.

      The adjuster is gonna have to play ball, he'll come around.
      I have fired up https://www.searchtempest.com/ to update my call list in case they keep it.

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      08-22-2019 10:05 PM #108
      If memory serves me, it's:

      If Cost to fix + expected salvage auction price = more than current value, it's totaled...

      Glad the dealer is cooperating!

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      08-27-2019 07:22 PM #109
      Appraiser called me today and the dealer sent me the latest estimate. Latest is close to $10K.

      We discussed a few parts, things that weren't damaged, etc. OK by me, there were a few things the dealer found that weren't on my list.

      Then he said that the dealership was going to send the tank to a custom painter to repair and paint. After calling the dealership and talking to them about this painter, I'm fairly confident he can pull it off. After talking to the dealership about this, they said it was going to be fairly easy and quick since there wasn't a dent.

      I told him to go look at it again.



      The quote to paint the tank was a little over $500. I now wonder if the painter knows there is a dent to repair as well, and if that quote will still be accurate. Also another part or two missing from the estimate.

      I now have to go down there show the service department what they missed. I really don't want to be that customer.
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      08-27-2019 08:06 PM #110
      It sounds like you’ll come out in pretty good shape.

      How are you doing physically now?
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      08-27-2019 08:19 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      It sounds like you’ll come out in pretty good shape.

      How are you doing physically now?
      Still sore when I:
      Sneeze
      Kneel
      Get in and out of bed
      Crawl underneath the van to troubleshoot a reverse light switch.
      Cut the lawn.

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      08-27-2019 10:13 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Still sore when I:
      Sneeze
      Kneel
      Get in and out of bed
      Crawl underneath the van to troubleshoot a reverse light switch.
      Cut the lawn.
      Happy to see drinking a beer is no longer on the list.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      maybe its just me, but i wouldnt put anything in the circle of "unrealistic" when it comes to sex.

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      09-07-2019 10:19 AM #113
      Verdict: Not Totaled.

      Final Estimate: $10,456.82

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      09-07-2019 01:24 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Verdict: Not Totaled.

      Final Estimate: $10,456.82
      How do you feel about that?

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      09-07-2019 01:39 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      How do you feel about that?

      Chris
      It's easier for me. I don't have to travel around to find another, transfer my warranty, title, etc, and swap the parts I want onto it.

      However, I would probably be in another bike sooner than it will take them to complete the repairs. I likely won't see it until the end of October since they have to have the factory paint the parts.

      As far as riding a bike that has been in an accident? Meh... It was all cosmetic, bolt-on parts that any of us could install in our own garage. There just happened to be a LOT of them.

      I still have almost five years on the warranty and it's being repaired by a dealership. I'm not too worried about it.

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      10-20-2019 06:18 PM #116
      81 days after the accident, I bought the bike home yesterday.

      Spent about three hours this weekend making adjustments, putting parts back on it, and inspecting the repair. Looks good.

      I had marked all the painted parts that were supposed to be replaced with two colors of paint in a inconspicuous place to make sure they were actually replaced. They were.

      Mike is happy. Hoping to ride to work tomorrow.


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      10-20-2019 06:33 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      81 days after the accident, I bought the bike home yesterday...
      That all sounds pretty good.

      How are you feeling now? Are you close to 100%?
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      10-21-2019 11:46 AM #118
      Glad to hear the bike is back and repaired the way you wanted it to be. And yeah, hope your health is coming back to 100% as well!

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      01-14-2020 02:54 PM #119
      Add another $150 to the estimate

      Had the bike back for 500 miles until the entire license plate bracket fell off on my way home from work back in November.

      Took it back too the dealer to have them replace it. They contacted the insurance company and they’re covering it. It’s $70 worth of parts and like, 30 minutes to install. I could have had it fixed in a week, but I would have had to pay for the parts. Kinda wish I would have, since it took another 50 days for the repair to be performed.

      Rode it to work yesterday, and I couldn’t lock my helmet because the latch to the helmet lock fell off somewhere.

      That’s now four things that have fallen off this thing:

      1) Thumb switch cover (after I replaced the handlebars)
      2) Me
      3) License plate & bracket
      4) Helmet lock clasp

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      01-14-2020 02:56 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      That’s now four things that have fallen off this thing:

      2) Me
      Probably a screw loose.
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