What the ? Soon to be ex Bird owner

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Lee337, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    After 11 years, it would appear that I'm soon to be an ex-Bird owner. Had to brake hard due to a truck coming round a corner too fast, hit a drain cover & slid less than gracefully on my side into the back of a car.

    Insurance company thinks they'll write it off as uneconomical to repair. Just gotta argue about the pennies now.

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  2. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Ah, shame Lee but live to tell the tale I guess. Hoping you walked away safely.
     
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  3. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor


    Glad you are ok.

    Them plastics are expensive so be prepared for a write off.

    Do you have a decent feel for the pre slide value? If not stick some details,around age, miles and condition on here.

    Not that I would condone such a thing, but some owners might remove the rack, comfort seat and any others bits and pieces before assessment......
     
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  4. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    It's a write off, the insurance co have arranged to collect it tomorrow. Luckily, the wingrack & seat 'weren't' on the bike at the time of the accident ;)
     
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  5. Squag1

    Squag1 Well-Known Member Club Sponsor

    That's too bad.
    Can you buy it back????
     
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  6. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    Not sure that I want to. New fairings, nose cone, mirror casings, front fender, replacement tank, nose cone bracket, both brake levers, repair lower fairing mounts (snapped off the engine casing lower right side) , dent in frame where crash bung was ripped out, then respray & that's all i've found after a quick look. There could be more. All that to own a Cat C/D (now S/N).

    To be honest, it's not worth that much of my time & effort.

    I was considering changing it anyway as I reached the age where the aches & pains took the pleasure out of riding it for more than 40-50 minutes.
     
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  7. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I agree. Total no brainer.

    Great opportunity to buy a car instead.
     
  8. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Well-Known Member Club Sponsor

    Not the way I'd like to see my ownership of the BIRD end. :crybaby2:

    I'm hoping to pass mine onto my grandson in a couple of yrs time after all he's been riding pillion on it since he was 7. (Is there too much sentimentality there?)
     
  9. Vinterceptor

    Vinterceptor Well-Known Member Club Sponsor

    Jeeeez bad luck your bike looks bad, but good that you didn't land up in hospital. What about the car was there much damage to that?
     
  10. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    Only damage to the car was a broken fog light.

    As for buying a car Andy, I've already got one of those, it's a bike I'm now short of
     
  11. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Glad you were able to walk away from it, Lee.

    I agree with Andy though, get a car instead. I know you have one already but buy a diesel, they're awesome. And clean.

    Failing that, I would hope you'd be able to pick up a tidy 'Bird with your insurance pay out :beer-toast1:
     
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  12. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I bet if you could get a diesel Bird you would be all over it. Particularly if they did an estate.
     
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  13. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Yep, like a fat kid on a cupcake.
     
  14. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    That's it, the Bird has flown, or rather piggy backed on a truck. The salvage co came at 6.00pm

    This is the first time in over 20 years I've been without a bike & I must say, it's not very pleasant.

    :ciao: Blackbird
     

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