That's freaking nutz, but oh so typical. My pal *totaled* his 929 ($8500) damage and it was so minor I did not even notice that he'd tossed it until I sat down next to him and the bike and he handed me the busted off mirrors (he finally got them down to 4300 so the bike got fixed but does not have a salvage title).
Stator cover and engine inspection is all it needs to be roadworthy again ... the money spots were the tank, plastics, swingarm. Swingarm just has a little roadrash on the left side, not nearly serious enough to compromise the structural integrity of it. We'll see how things go. I'm definitely going to try and buy it back.
I wonder if the insurance companies are as tired of dealing with the overpriced repair shops and dealers as we are.
I have to assume that they're finding it easier and cheaper in the long run to have us get new bikes rather than let the dealers 'find' something else wrong in the midst of a repair. ( 'I measured the frame - -with what, a ruler?- - and it's way off- it'll have to be replaced.')
After all, the insurance companies have to protect their rep as being the biggest thieves on the planet - can't let the stealers get into the act...
And they know we'll find a way to pay their astronomical premiums.
Buy the thing back and fix it with used parts or new ones from ronayers.com. The retail prices that the dealers charge for parts are crazy. When I wrecked mine, the swingarm was almost $1000. The tank was $660. You can get swingarms on ebay for $50 and a new tank from ronayers is like $465. The rest of the parts were priced similarly. The repair bill on mine was close to $7000 for mostly cosmetic damage.
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