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Tones death by fire picture thread

OK here they are ....

The drive & bike are soaked cos the fire brigade had just put it out. They said if it hadnt been full of fuel it would of exploded . !

















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Oh see what you mean Tone... Not nice that!



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GEEZ! What was the cause of that Tone?

I was young and stupid then. I'm old and stupid now.
We get too soon old, and too late smart.
I started off with nothing and still have most of it left.
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^^ freshly rebuilt and the mechanic skipped the hose-clamps on the fuel lines...

I really hope that this is going to somehow or another be covered as it was warranty work.... Bummer to see, but glad you weren't turn into Richard Pryor at the same time....

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Bought bike Sept 2007 brand spanking new with 1k of extras.
Went in for 12k service Aug 2008
Needed many parts from Japan that took almost 2 months to sort.
Fire happened in October 2008 just half hour & 10 miles after picking it up.

They did however lend me a DRZ400SM for the whole time it was layed up waiting parts.

Insurance ended up paying out just over 6k but i of course took the hit on my premiums right up to the latest one I just took out for the Tiger as the 5yr anniversary has just passed
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Re: Tones death by fire picture thread

So this happened 5 years ago?
How's the bike been since the repairs?
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So the shop didn't cover the damages?!?!!?!???!!!? WTF mate?!

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It was a complete right off mate, it got so hot it warped the frame
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No they didnt & they banned me from their shop for life & tried to get me banned from every local dealership too (all makes) of course that didnt work!

They claimed that I torched it to get the insurance!
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Then what happened?
Did insurance pay you, or did the dealership set you up with another bike?
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Oh yea, whilst it was in being repaired I had both tyres replaced, all pads replaced, all fluids change & some other bits I cant remember right now

*Chain & sprocket kit, yoke & fuel cap protectors.

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Insurance payed me because they & my solicitor decided it would be easier & less costly to them than dragging it through the courts
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No they didnt & they banned me from their shop for life & tried to get me banned from every local dealership too (all makes) of course that didnt work!

They claimed that I torched it to get the insurance!
I would think the insurance company would have investigated that possibility, and certainly would NOT have paid you if they could prove it.
What a shithole shop trying to blame you when it was an oversight by the mechanic.
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& yes btw that is a limited edition Phantom GSXR! to top it all off
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Re: Tones death by fire picture thread

It was proven mate, when the investigator came to my house to take it away to find the cause, it was not there (i was at work)

After many phone calls later I found out that the shop in question had visited my house & taken the bike to a lockup & started dismantling it to find the cause themselves without my permission.
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