Might be getting another FZ6!

trepetti

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You can take the walk away pay out and then offer to purchase the damaged bike. There’s a $1,000 difference between the two values the insurance company offered you. I’d offer them $500 for the wrecked bike. Talk to the adjuster.
I see what you mean. In such a case, I assume that I need to title it to them and then back to me. Again, I am un-wise in this area..... Is this where a salvage title would be issued? If so, do you know what that means to me? I don't care about resale, but I wonder what this will do to my ability to insure the bike.

I will be talking to the adjuster today, but whatever inf you or the community can give me will help.

Thanks
 

Gary in NJ

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Yes, that is how a salvage title works. But if you are going to use the bike to cannibalize it for parts, you won’t need to re-register it. If you take the 3,600 payout you avoid the salvage title.

If you decide to buy your salvage bike for parts, the insurance company may require you to bid on your bike with others (usually scrap yards). They usually only want to pay $100...you should have no problem outbidding them.
 

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"Either way, I'm getting another 6. Any color other than Blue :) "

The blue ones, as Scott says are faster. But they also bestow superhuman bike handling skills so that they crash less often.

But, if you're happy with those crash-prone silver ones, sounds like you can get about what you paid for it in 2012, then buy it back for cheap and have lots of money so you can afford some really good gear for sliding. :)
 

trepetti

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"Either way, I'm getting another 6. Any color other than Blue :) "

The blue ones, as Scott says are faster. But they also bestow superhuman bike handling skills so that they crash less often.

But, if you're happy with those crash-prone silver ones, sounds like you can get about what you paid for it in 2012, then buy it back for cheap and have lots of money so you can afford some really good gear for sliding. :)
Ouch. I heard that the tires on the blue ones warm up more slowly :)
 

trepetti

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Yes, that is how a salvage title works. But if you are going to use the bike to cannibalize it for parts, you won’t need to re-register it. If you take the 3,600 payout you avoid the salvage title.

If you decide to buy your salvage bike for parts, the insurance company may require you to bid on your bike with others (usually scrap yards). They usually only want to pay $100...you should have no problem outbidding them.
Thanks Gary. Definitely not parting her out. I will talk to the agent about insuring a salvage title. I am guessing that it will either be more difficult, more expensive, or both.
 

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....because the insurance company might total my 05 :-(

Long story short.... Went out for my morning ride at 07:00 last Friday. It all starts with a marvelous on-ramp about a mile from the house. On my way, I see there is a commuter bus ahead of me, and he will be taking the same ramp. I slow way down to gap him, knowing that when he hits the highway, the on ramp is clear. I need to go over the highway before the ramp, and I glance over to see the bus is on the highway and the on ramp is clear. I setup for the turn, get the bike leaned over and pitch into the turn......

.... it was either diesel or air conditioner condensate, and I just wash out into a gentle low side.

All good so far, the right side slider does its job. I tear up my Draggin jeans a bit, and I think the right sleeve on on my jacket rode up and exposed my forearm a bit. I got a scrape, not rash. But I jam my right shoulder. And that is all the good news.....

No longer turning, the bike slides straight towards the grassy median between my on ramp and the corresponding exit ramp. It tags the low curb and rolls over, breaking the windshield, denting the tank (from my tank bag and the bent FZ1 bar) and comes to rest on the left shoulder of the exit ramp, laying on its left side.

Damage seems to be typical..... front fairing, one inner panel, airing stay, headlight assembly, tank, rear grab handles. Noticed a drip under the headers. Need to assess to see if case is cracked, but can't imagine how that happened. My R6 forks never touched the ground and appear straight.

I am ok, healing up. Just pissed. I take good care of the bike will have a tough ti,e letting her go.

So in a few days I'll find out what challenge awaits me.

Ouch! How many miles on the bike? Yeah, serious fun, page IV in the handbook. LOL
 

trepetti

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Shoulder reconstruction on 9/23. All bike parts in, all painting done but no reassembly yet. I have no garage and lost my prior year's indoor storage, so the bike is all torn down and prepped for winter. I am expected to be 100% again in 6 months or less, so this year is a do-over......
 

trepetti

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Let me know if I can help. If you need a place to do final assembly one weekend, I'll offer my garage and my labor.
You're aces Gary. Thanks much. I expect that the spring assembly will be a non issue as long as I have 2 good arms by then. And it's unlikely I will not. I DO plan on taking you up on a ride next season :)
 
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