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November 10, 2005, 04:46 PM

So some guy quickly changed lanes and took me down...never saw me for a second. I did a bit of sliding, ruined a pair of jeans but nothing serious. The bigger issue and the reason that I post is this:
What do you do after a bike crash to get your bike fixed? We weren't going very fast and the guy admitted that it was his fault (I realize that this could change at any time if he's not an honest dude), but I think all i need is a new mirror, two pieces of plastic, and a turn signal. Can I just buy that crap from Coleman's and assume I'm ok once I get the cash from the guy or his insurance (assuming that pans out) or do I need to get some more detailed inspection to be sure everything is straight?
I did put a nice dent in his beamer though...
Sucky end to the week....


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November 10, 2005, 04:49 PM

shoulda called the cops to file a report, better safe than sorry. I'd get it inspected.
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November 10, 2005, 04:49 PM

Glad you are safe, but I will have to leave the questions to the other riders who have experience with it. I am not sure.


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November 10, 2005, 04:56 PM

A reort is required for damage over I think 800 bucks. Trust me youve got more than that. Any scratched is replaced not repaired by insureance companies.


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November 10, 2005, 05:04 PM

I deal with this daily:

1) Contact his insurance company and tell them which shop you'll be taking it to.

2) Take the bike into the shop for a crash repair estimate.

3) Depending on the insurance company, they may send someone out to appraise it, or they'll just have the shop send them an estimate, parts and labor calculated in.

4) Once they cut you a check, take it to the shop and they'll order the parts and repair your bike.

5) Go ride again.

Don't expect this process to take any less than a month.

Good luck, glad you're alright.


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November 10, 2005, 05:06 PM

Take it somewhere to get it estimated. Coleman's is just as good a place as any. Depending on the damage, and whether or not you want to do the work yourself (which CAN save you bread if it's all cosmetic) you can tell dude's insurance company to either cut YOU a check, or to just deal with the shop where you take it...


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November 10, 2005, 05:14 PM

Its too late for a police report now. You have left the scene of an accident. You are at the mercy of this guy basically. Pray to god he does not call the cops and say you hit his car and took off. Then your looking at a felony hit and run"property damage" in VA.


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November 10, 2005, 05:18 PM

Ah I just noticed that you have his insurance info nevermind my other post. Police reports are still always a good idea. It keeps people on the straight and narrow.


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November 10, 2005, 05:21 PM

I think in Va you have 24 hours. Any of our lawdogs here on and know?


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November 10, 2005, 05:25 PM

I am a Cop. Call me and tell me you have left the scene and you still want to report the accident.


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November 10, 2005, 05:34 PM

are you serious? should I report the accident still? I mean, he was very apologetic and I've talked to him since on the phone once I called coleman's to get a rough estimate for the parts. I may just drop the bike off and call it an early winter...as much as that sucks.
Yeah but let me know if I should really try to file a report still...


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November 10, 2005, 06:19 PM

The post above was an indicator that you would have a fat chance in hell of getting a report taken now. Its too late to file a report, sorry man. Once you leave the scene and there is no injury thats all she wrote. Dispatchers will not even bother calling a unit usually, unless the caller demands to speak to an officer. Then all the officer will say is the same thing the dispatcher said. If you have left the scene its all on you. The reason for this is that we (the police) have no way of knowing if the crash actually happened on the date and time reported unless we are notified at the time of the incident. Too many people try to scam their insurance companies for the police to take accident reports after the fact.

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November 10, 2005, 06:40 PM

NOOOOOOO not another wounded duc. Sorry to hear bro. At least you're OK. New plastic is not cheap for ducs (not that it's cheap for new jap bikes either) So hopefully you don't have any isues with dudes insurance. Good luck. Never used colemans. I can vouch for speeds cycle in elkridge, MD but that might be a little far for you.


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November 10, 2005, 06:47 PM

damm sorry to hear that bro.........
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November 10, 2005, 06:51 PM

Hell yes use Colemans. For the estimate only. Oh yeah doesnt you neck hurt? You might be outta work for weeks. I say stick it to every jedi cager who thinks they have the right to do what they want


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