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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2019, 09:47:04 PM »
Be careful out there on the big mopeds, folks.

Mrs. JMack’s sister (Jmacksisterlaw?) related the story of her boyfriend’s wife’s motorcycle accident that happened recently. (Yes, the boyfriend has a wife, you didn’t misread that.) She recently recovered enough that they could put the missing piece of her skull back on.

@Rostum, can you get some compensation for the fibula, at least to cover the bike? (See? I understand some priorities.  ;) )
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2019, 10:15:17 PM »
Wrong thread...
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2019, 10:34:29 PM »
Really sorry to hear of the wifes injury and hope the recovery continues. First thought is was she wearing a helmet? Every accident is a different set of errors ad circumstance. Mine was likely caused by following a sat nav as a set of instructions and not as a guide. These devices are the biggest setback to road safety after mobile phones.

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@Rostum, can you get some compensation for the fibula, at least to cover the bike? (See? I understand some priorities.  ;) )

Yes I am bringing an uninsured loss claim for damaged clothing, injury and financial loss for missed work. I doubt they (the other parties insurers) will contest it. In 18 months to 2 years I may receive a cheque.

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 04:41:02 AM »
Update.

My MuZ Skorpion was written off by the insurers and I was low balled on the insurance for the bike. The reason is they are rare enough for none to have been sold in the 60 days prior to the accident (this is how long Ebay keeps sold information now) on Ebay, Auto Trader, GumTree et al. So I got about 2/3 of what I was expecting. As a low end Glasses guide price was used.

 My legal cover employed by my insurers are uninterested in resolving this and my insurers are saying not our problem so I guess I am out of pocket there. I have bought the bike back and will rebuild it although the bike shop that is the only supplier of parts has seen what I am after and can source about half of it. Note to self chase em up Tomorrow.

I went for a medical today relating to the crash and the doctor believes I have cracked my  right fibula, X-rays to follow. Kinda makes sense as I stopped a care with that leg.

I went for a short ride after and went back across the same roundabout I was hit at a little disconcerting but manageable. I pulled into the local Mc Donalds and had a taxi cut me up then try and back over me. Things got a little heated at that point but there were bike cops and a Police van in the garage opposite as well as two bikers taking an interest at a table 3 meters away so he got back in his taxi and went away.
This is the first time I have actually been back on a bike for no reason and it was really strange.

@Rostum sorry man!!! That's awful.  I hope your x-rays come back with nothing worse than a bruise.  Crossing fingers here.

Meanwhile, Ebay just doesn't sound like the most professional way to make an assessment. What about KBB? (Kelley Blue Book)  I'd put some more pressure on and see what happens.  A roommate's friend who had been lent my car while I was out of town got into a fight with a trucker in a parking lot and the guy just drove into my car and totalled it. They wouldn't cover it until i got into town and raised some hell.

Also, re: the McDonalds thing.... drivers are an extra sort of crazy.  Being surrounded by metal just brings out the a-hole in people. A friend once saw a motorcyclist almost get run over by a reckless driver, and then the motorcycle chased the car down to start kicking their door angrily while riding high speed on the freeway....

Anyway, take care and I hope your leg recovers and your pocketbook recovers too.

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2019, 03:55:02 PM »
Mrs. JMack’s sister (Jmacksisterlaw?) related the story of her boyfriend’s wife’s motorcycle accident that happened recently. (Yes, the boyfriend has a wife, you didn’t misread that.)

Wait, what?  :o
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2019, 04:52:40 PM »
@J.R.Darewood The problem with the bike and using ebay as a source of actual value is that it is so rare in the UK (9 left registered, most were unregistered and raced) So none sold in the kept history of any tat bazaars so they reverted to Glass's guide, which I guess is the equivilent of KBB and valued at the low mark.

Wow your car write off sounds crazy. Surely criminal charges should have determined fault on that one.

I had no issue real concern with the taxi driver beyond him running me over. If he wanted to throw hands in front of police and bikers his bad choices would have led to bad outcomes.

@Bender there are a number of reasons that is a valid situation, give it some thought.