Location: London, UK for now. Home is the Bay Area, CA, USA
Wow that sucks that it got back into, but amazing someone actually left a note, she is one in a million. Just ask the guys at the shop about how you want the money spent, I bet you can get exhaust this way (maybe some other stuff too). I know I've heard of shops taking the repair money, and then suggesting some work that isn't completely necessary to the owner, which they can skip then and use that cost to cover the deductible, so there is no out of pocket expense for the owner if they are at fault.
Originally Posted by magista
A couple weeks ago I had parked my bike on the street. I met with some friends and when I returned I discovered someone had backed into it. She did left a note and number.
She said that there was only a scratch on one of the mirrors. Hah! She knocked it clean over and mashed it.
Anyway, just got the estimate...$4,300.00 in damage (pretty expensive scratch). No biggy in that her insurance is covering all of it.
I did note that the stock cans are listed at a whopping $1,000 each. Holy sh*t! She also scratched the rear cowl which is about $500.
Can I tell the shop to not change the cowl & cans and just take the difference and buy a good aftermarket exhaust with it?
My therapist has two wheels and desmodromic valves
Meh, no go. It's a two party check. They have to do it as prescribed. That's fine. At least I'll have my back back in proper shape. For that I'm grateful.
Someday I'll get fancy new pipes.
Been down this road before. The 2 party check acts as a guarantee of sorts to the lien holder that you don't just cash they check then ditch out on your obligation to make payments. In any event, as long as the shop gets paid, they shouldn't care how you spend the money...
Having witnessed a few cars parallel park in NW using only their bumpers I try to park out in BFE or on the side walk. Yeah, yeah, we're not supposed to do that but I keep her out of the path of the walkers (luckily I don't have to deal w/downtown any more). People just don't care, to them, the world revolves around them.
This just happened to me two weeks ago. The lady's insurance (Geico) wrote me a check for parts + labor totaling >4600. I cashed the check and ordered a few parts that I needed to replace. Net gain was ~2500 dollars and a few scratchs on tailpiece/tank/seat cover/windscreen/clutch lever. Had to replace the fairing and fairing stay since they were broken in half. Going to do my best to repair windscreen and tank and am considering leaving the tailpiece slightly scratched.
Also my shop was very helpful and even said they would help me out getting the best deal I could!