Senior VR Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Youngstown, OH
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I tried desperately to NOT become a member of this club...
Finally had someone pull out in front of me at 45mph and laid the bike down. aside from some road rash, bruises, and a twisted knee I'm ok.
The questions I know have are:
1.) The bike was only worth 3k trade in, 4k retail in KBB (05 C90T with 27k miles). Replacing the handlebars, crash bars, floor boards, front fender, windshield, lowers, all the front lights, both mirror, fork case (I think its just the case thats dinged), and tank cover plus labor sounds like its getting pretty close to the value of the bike. I wonder if they will total it out. If they do is it worth it to take the money and run?
2.) Should I take the money offered and try and see if they will let me take my seat to try and sell?
3.) Is it worth it to see how much they will give me if I want to have the repairs done myself and then turn around and part it out for more money?
4.) Is it worth it to see how much they will give me if I want to have the repairs done myself and then turn around and sell it outright on a salvage title (I've already had people make offers)?
5.) If it comes in below, should I have it fixed. Ive only had the places around here do minor stuff like oil changes, tires, and brakes. I've heard a lot of horror stories about guys getting bikes fixed and it just not being right after.
Currently Bike-less due to Crash