Doing things the hard way
Join Date: Oct 2010
Rep Power: 1
The bike - It has been in the shop for about a month while insurance and the garage make a total clusterf#ck out of the whole situation. I estimated about 2-2.5k in parts with only a few hours labor, which of course ballooned to 3k+ plus from insurance, and then got turned into 4k plus by the garage. The last time I saw the bike I rejected it because they didn't do some of the work even though they charged for it. They also expected me to ride it home with a bone dry chain. I have asked them to remove the broken Sato engine sliders so my guess is that they will return the bike with no engine mounts. I won't name the shop yet... but I will once the bike is out. Hint: it's in Veaudreuil, west of Mtl.
I should have arranged to do the work myself. I had not claimed anything on insurance in 15 years and did not explore all my options. Live and learn.
The rider - Mostly healed. The only thing left is my right hand which I figure I fractured because it still hurts at the gym or when I shake hands with the overzealous.
I have signed up for a track class this month... looking forward to it.
The upshot of all this is that my friends are shopping for gear.
Next update will be to rip the aforementioned garage a new a$$ and make sure no one ever goes there again.
"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai