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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Crunched Bike

Well, my 03 1100 Classic Silverado just happened to be occupying a space that a pickup wanted. After he heard the crunch he stopped to see what happened. He said "I bumped your bike and moved it a little but it did not fall over". When I got there I could see that the bike "moved" backwards dragging the kickstand about 6 ft until it hit the curb with the rear wheel. After 3 estimates it will cost him $1,354.00 to fix. I am still riding it but looks goofy. Mangled front fender and bent up turn signals. Plus smashed tube covers and one tube needs replaced because of scuffing. I will have both tubes micro metered to make sure they are true. He is a good friend and he really feels bad. Just a word to the wise....this stuff is expensive!
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Well...at least you weren't on it at the time.

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Something like this can hurt the friendship big time. Best of luck to you in getting your bike back to normal.
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Thankfully he is a friend and was honest about it I've known people that would have just parked somewhere else and not said a word
Hope all works out well for you

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Sorry about the crunching. Hopefully you can take care of all the repairs without using anybodies insurance.



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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Bike in ICU as we speak. Parts to arrive in 3 or 4 days. Should have it back by next Monday. Good as new they say. Hope so. This is the 2nd time for front end damage. Once more and I may consider this a bad luck bike. But it fits me soooo good! And they don't make them anymore.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 08:18 PM
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That sucks to hear man. I always worry someone is gonna do that to mine, I try and park in the open so it be seen alittle easier, I know i have try to pull into a spot with my truck and there was a bike there hidden by the car next to it. Hope everything turns out good for ya!!

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You could always buy another bike for parts vstar 1100s can be cheap nowdays.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 04:50 PM
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In a parking lot I try to put my bike more or less as close to travel lane better for it to be seen, that is only if I can't park it within 3 feet of the building I am going into. I also try to get a end spot when available try to stay away fromthe middle spots.
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