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What Should I do? - May 19, 2009, 06:04 PM

I just had an incident on my way home from work. I was going down connecticut ave in the city, and out of nowhere, some guy going in the opposite direction whips out to try and make a left turn. I hit my airhorn(thanks Nick675) and my brakes simultaneously, and stopped without running into him, but lost my balance at the end and dropped my bike. I managed to stay up myself and did not fall. My frame sliders took the brunt of the force, but here was the extent of my damage:
- bent shifter
- scrape on my left front fairing
- bent shifter lever
- front headlight feels a bit loose. Thinking maybe the front took a little force on the fall.

I also was spilling fuel on the road as my bike was on the ground. I was able to start it up after a couple tries though. I had a witness who told me that it was probably because the bike was on it's side, but I don't know enough to know if that is true or not.

Anyways, I know others have had similar situations before, and I'm wondering what my options are? Is this his fault for whipping out in front of me? Should I go through my insurance? Or should I just try and settle it with him?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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I just had an incident on my way home from work. I was going down connecticut ave in the city, and out of nowhere, some guy going in the opposite direction whips out to try and make a left turn. I hit my airhorn(thanks Nick675) and my brakes simultaneously, and stopped without running into him, but lost my balance at the end and dropped my bike. I managed to stay up myself and did not fall. My frame sliders took the brunt of the force, but here was the extent of my damage:
- bent shifter
- scrape on my left front fairing
- bent shifter lever
- front headlight feels a bit loose. Thinking maybe the front took a little force on the fall.

I also was spilling fuel on the road as my bike was on the ground. I was able to start it up after a couple tries though. I had a witness who told me that it was probably because the bike was on it's side, but I don't know enough to know if that is true or not.

Anyways, I know others have had similar situations before, and I'm wondering what my options are? Is this his fault for whipping out in front of me? Should I go through my insurance? Or should I just try and settle it with him?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
You won't be able to get a dime out of his insurance because he didn't hit you. It sucks, but that's the way it works.

Yes a bike on it's side (if it's carbureted) won't be happy about starting again.

The decision between out of pocket or claiming on your collision is going to be your call.

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May 19, 2009, 06:10 PM

Sorry to hear Sasan .. What Donald said .. u wont get any $ ..FI s overflow gas too when down


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May 19, 2009, 06:17 PM

its only gas spilling from the over-flow tubes, no worries there...otherwise just learn from it and spend some extra cash on some upgrades for the bike, thats what i would do

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May 19, 2009, 06:19 PM

Thanks for your advice. It is carbed, so I guess that explains the fuel.

It's also only an 01' sv650, so I don't have full coverage on it since it's not worth it. Luckily, as I said, my frame sliders took most of the damage, so I guess I'm just going to have to fix it myself. Bullshit.....

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You won't be able to get a dime out of his insurance because he didn't hit you. It sucks, but that's the way it works.

Yes a bike on it's side (if it's carbureted) won't be happy about starting again.

The decision between out of pocket or claiming on your collision is going to be your call.

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Sorry to hear Sasan .. What Donald said .. u wont get any $ ..FI s overflow gas too when down
Thanks man.

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its only gas spilling from the over-flow tubes, no worries there...otherwise just learn from it and spend some extra cash on some upgrades for the bike, thats what i would do

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Just happened, so I didn't take pics yet. I was just trying to figure out what I should do first.
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don't worry about it, it sucks, but since it is a fairly old bike I wouldn't claim it, and just visit craigslist and svrider.com to put er back together

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Yeah. Could have been worse. Good thing I put some new pads on recently.
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when you say "- bent shifter lever" do you mean bent clutch lever?

if you do, let me know. I got an extra one that I bought for my SV. It's yours if you need it.


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Ha, yeah. That's what I meant. I didn't review my words before posting.

If you don't need it, I'll definitely take it. Thanks for the offer. I'll shoot you a PM sometime soon, and I can arrange a time for me to drop by.

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if you do, let me know. I got an extra one that I bought for my SV. It's yours if you need it.
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