Hell of a way to start the weekend.. was on the fast lane with clear sight ahead of me. The car on the right lane was reaching some traffic so he switches lane with no warning or looking in his mirrors. Hit the brakes but was far too late. I went into his rear left corner and flipped over the bike onto the ground. Luckily Iím ok but my left side of my back is sore.
Exchanged info and got a Whitnessí phone number. Getting it towed to Ace Motorsports for them to asses and my insurance is sending an adjuster there too.
My poor baby.. I think itís totaled. Weíll see I guess. Any advice will be appreciated. Iím paying a loan on it still so Iím actually hoping itís totaled so theyíll replace it outright.
Glad to hear you are ok... the bike is replaceable. It doesn't take much damage for an insurance company to total a bike, I might try to buy it back back with salvage title from the insurance company for cheap if there's no frame or front suspension damage... this would allow you to pay off the loan with enough left over to make the bike pretty again. The side-impact crashes are relatively easy on bikes... clip-ons, mirrors, bodywork, headlight assembly, seat assembly, they all just bolt on. It's the front-end crashes that trash the front forks and usually bend the frame behind the steering tube that make it a lot more expensive to fix. Looks like your tank didn't even get scratched... you are a lucky guy today, most highway crashes don't end as well as yours for m/c riders.
What's most important is that your ok, or seem to be, damage to the bike doesn't look too bad from what I can see. As you rear ended the car are you liable for the car repairs? where I live the collision would be my fault even though the stupid cager pulled out on me.
Thanks everyone. Iím not sure if Iím liable or not for the carís damage. No idea how they handle that in CA. Iím not sure if the frame is bent or not but in this case Iím hoping it is so it will be declared totaled so insurance replaces the whole thing.
Tank did take damage on the left side from the left clip on.
Glad your OK just remember its day 2 when the soreness will
set in hope the Insurance treats you right. Only bright side is
lots of good Sport Classics for sale if you need to replace it
seems to be a buyers market right now.
Glad to hear you're okay, I commute that way daily and I know people do not look when they change lanes. It's the last second quick lane changers that catch you off guard. Looks like this is an opportunity to start fresh with the bike. It looks like that will be totaled based on the appearance of damages. Keep us posted.
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Sorry about the Bike. Glad you are ok. From the looks of helmet , make sure to get overall physical done special your neck area. Don't decalre all ok quickly. Correct me if i am wrong, but most of the head and nect issues show up after couple of week or so.
Adjusters mostly go with the point of impact. Let us know how the conversations with the adjuster go. I am sure Cager thinks he is right and blames it on you splitting too fast :-(.