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post #1 of 27 Old 08-28-2006, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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well, laid mine down today

i was wondering if anyone knows where to get a tank for a 05 niner. This chick in a extended cab chevy pulled out in front of me today. All she had to say is am i allright and is there anything we need to do here and then went on with her day. some people. not too much damage done, but did put a nice dent in the tank. don't know if i want to claim it on insurance or not, but hey it might be a good chance to get a custom paint job

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post #2 of 27 Old 08-28-2006, 07:51 PM
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Unfortunately, I laid mine down last week. Was doing around 75 the left side took everything, and my frame sliders were still in the mail. Here is a website I am getting my new parts from. 30% off. A new tank will cost around $400 instead of $636. servicehonda.com It might be a little difficult to navigate around. Let me know if you have any problems.

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why wouldn't you want to claim it on her insurence????

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why wouldn't you want to claim it on her insurence????
I don't have a lot of exp with bike insurance, but with the math; paying a 250 or 500 deductible for a tank with the risk of raising your rates when you renew...you might end up paying a lot more for the tank than just paying out of pocket. On the other hand, if u have been with the insurance company for years and your rates won't raise. Go for it. Especially if you have a 250 deduc and they'll go through the dealership. Just my thoughts.

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I don't have a lot of exp with bike insurance, but with the math; paying a 250 or 500 deductible for a tank with the risk of raising your rates when you renew...you might end up paying a lot more for the tank than just paying out of pocket. On the other hand, if u have been with the insurance company for years and your rates won't raise. Go for it. Especially if you have a 250 deduc and they'll go through the dealership. Just my thoughts.

insurence must be different there!! here in NC if the accident is the other parties fault their insurence pays and you have no deducible (spelling?)


Also hope your ok!!!

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why wouldn't you want to claim it on her insurence????
I am confused too. Was it your fault??????
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she had no insurance. i am starting to think that i would be better off just paying out of pocket. although, i have 5 vehicles and a house with them so i might get a break. we will see

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she had no insurance. i am starting to think that i would be better off just paying out of pocket.
If she had no insurance, that is a crime in most US states. If you have comprehensive insurance (not just liability) on your bike, then you can file a claim and pay the deductible. If you have "uninsured motorist" coverage on your bike, that will cover medical expenses resulting from the crash. If you file an uninsured motorist claim, your insurance company will sue the party responsible for the crash, and deny the uninsured motorist claim.

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That sucks. Did you get a police report? If not it will be a he said, she said deal. I'm sure she will deny the accident anyway.

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First of all, sorry to hear that you dropped your bike. Most importantly, hope you are okay with no injuries.

As far as Insurance goes...if I remember correctly, Mississippi is one of those rather strick states when it comes to rules. If you have Un-Insured motorist coverage, they should cover you for the damage, and they can then arbitrate against said driver who was at fault. As long as it was not your fault, they usually are prohibited by law from raising your rates or marking such an incident against you.

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post #12 of 27 Old 08-29-2006, 03:52 PM
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I bet you have no proof that she was even in the vicinity, you didn't hit her so she has no damage, as far as anyone is concerned you simply fell off your bike. Sorry to sound harsh but that's the way it could go to anybody who would have to pay up

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Yep, if there were no witnesses and a police report wasn't filed you're PMF.

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That sucks, but glad you're OK. This reminds me of an incident I had back in '89, in college. I was riding my Nighthawk around campus and I was about to cross an intersection that clearly had a green. Suddenly, out of nowhere, some chick just steps out to cross the intersection without even looking. At first I thought WTF not expecting her to actually proceed, but sure enough, she kept her stride, just looking straight ahead. I had 2 options: either I lay it down, or I would hit her dead on, because I absolutely had no time to evade. I laid it down, and rolled off as my bike tumbled forward towards the oncoming lane. In fact, my bike went right past her, barely missing her as she jumped back. So as I lay there on the road, road rash aplenty, and as I watched my bike spewing gas out the tank, with bent bars, shifter, broken headlight and signals, and a messed up tank....the only thing this girl had to say (and I'm not kidding, this is her quote) "Didn't you see me walking?" as she continued on her merry way, holding her books to her chest, with her nose in the air, and her torso shifting with each step as if to counter balance each stride she took. A guy in a car behind me came to my aid, and before I knew it, she had disappeared.

I had to push my bike almost 2 miles back to my dorm, with asphalt filled pizza elbows and knees, just to add insult to injury.

Anyway, you can probably get your tank fixed for less than the deductible, but double check everything, even though it seems to be a minor drop.

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I had 2 options: either I lay it down, or I would hit her dead on, because I absolutely had no time to evade.
I hope that by now you realize that "lay it down" was not a good option. You can't steer or brake after you "lay it down".

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I hope that by now you realize that "lay it down" was not a good option. You can't steer or brake after you "lay it down".
Call it inexperience (and a different era with different attitudes...17+ years ago). I hit the brakes (locked the rear...big no no with a heavy bike on small tires by today's standards), as I tried to steer away from her. Consequently, I layed it down because I knew I would hit her if I kept my course.

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Here we go with the lay it down, don't lay it down argument again. Sorry about the whole sitch, mdsumrall. I like your remaining calm, dood!

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Hey, bigdaa: we're not arguing. (...unless someone wants to claim that they can really steer or brake better with the bike on its side. I'd be happy to argue against that position if I had the time.)

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I just read something saying that it's better to brake as hard as possible, thereby giving the obstacle more time to get out of the way???

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I just read something saying that it's better to brake as hard as possible, thereby giving the obstacle more time to get out of the way???
That works as long as you don't lock a wheel up. Wheel lockup will make you move much, much faster into that obstacle than you would if you were braking. Even if you still collide, it's better to remain upright and shed as much speed as possible without locking up one of the wheels. This may seem like a no-brainer, but if something is straight ahead of you and you're moving towards it, falling off will still make you move towards the object. Your forward trajectory is only stopped by friction, either your tires on the road (hopefully, being slowed by brakes) or your body on the pavement. I prefer to have my tires slow me down.

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That sucks, but glad you're OK. This reminds me of an incident I had back in '89, in college. I was riding my Nighthawk around campus and I was about to cross an intersection that clearly had a green. Suddenly, out of nowhere, some chick just steps out to cross the intersection without even looking. At first I thought WTF not expecting her to actually proceed, but sure enough, she kept her stride, just looking straight ahead. I had 2 options: either I lay it down, or I would hit her dead on, because I absolutely had no time to evade. I laid it down, and rolled off as my bike tumbled forward towards the oncoming lane. In fact, my bike went right past her, barely missing her as she jumped back. So as I lay there on the road, road rash aplenty, and as I watched my bike spewing gas out the tank, with bent bars, shifter, broken headlight and signals, and a messed up tank....the only thing this girl had to say (and I'm not kidding, this is her quote) "Didn't you see me walking?" as she continued on her merry way, holding her books to her chest, with her nose in the air, and her torso shifting with each step as if to counter balance each stride she took. A guy in a car behind me came to my aid, and before I knew it, she had disappeared.

I had to push my bike almost 2 miles back to my dorm, with asphalt filled pizza elbows and knees, just to add insult to injury.

Anyway, you can probably get your tank fixed for less than the deductible, but double check everything, even though it seems to be a minor drop.

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Unfortunately, I laid mine down last week. Was doing around 75 the left side took everything, and my frame sliders were still in the mail. Here is a website I am getting my new parts from. 30% off. A new tank will cost around $400 instead of $636. servicehonda.com It might be a little difficult to navigate around. Let me know if you have any problems.
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I would have not laid it down if there was anyway around it, but she pulled out in front of me at the last minute. Not to mention she was driving an chevy with a cab and a long bed. was not going but about 20, so not too much damage was done. I was lucky i did not even get a scratch. live and learn.

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I'm so sad, im selling my 93 nighthawk tommorow!!! im getting a good price for it though only 200 less then what i paid for it and i put like 6000 miles on it. But its depressing cause im taking off my renthals from the night hawk but good news is im putting them on the 9er

tonight is a sad night but it will be a good night tommorow when i have that cash in my hand and money to buy some satos and rizzoma stuff hahaha!!!

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