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Post by Rudivv on 11th February 2010, 14:21

Hi all

Found this news clip on Jacaranda Radio.

"http://www.jacarandafm.com/kagiso/content/en/jacaranda/jacaranda-news?oid=554966&sn=Detail&pid=399938&Pothole-caused-bike-crash"

Wish the local governments can be more competant

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 11th February 2010, 15:25

We all travel far and wide on the byways as that is what biking is all about, and most of us have had a few narrow calls with the state of our roads, surfaces vanishing and tar roads all of a sudden becoming dirt roads - question when will the local and provinsial goverment start taking their commitments seriously with regards to service delivery.
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Post by Rudivv on 11th February 2010, 17:46

Hi

13 Ongeluke is nie goed nie! Dit lyk na 'n BMW op die foto!

Maak my hart seer!

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Post by Marnus on 12th February 2010, 19:24

*sigh*

For me it wasn't a pothole, but a manhole without a cover Potholes Causes Accidents Icon_evil

My beloved GS's forks destroyed and with a host of other damaged bits and pieces. Fortunately I had a soft landing - but the GS took it all.

Got the quote to repair - R87,348.25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WTF!

Waiting for the assessors & insurance, but it's looking like a write-off

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Post by GSlady on 12th February 2010, 23:32

R87k?! WHAAAT? Thank goodness there wasn't a Telkom worker inside! Shocked
Tough one Marnus.

but on the other hand... keep death off the roads and ride on the pavement...
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Post by DaveS on 13th February 2010, 07:26

sh1t!!! That is steep. Would never have thought it would be that much.

I always try to get something positive out of a negative situation and the positive I see here is a new GS on the horison. Twisted Evil Cool


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Post by Marnus on 13th February 2010, 09:26

DaveS wrote:the positive I see here is a new GS on the horison. Twisted Evil Cool

I was actually thinking BMW... KTM... BMW... KTM. But I've realized now that BMW really keeps their value, so it's a better investment. But my wife is on a different page altogether... like in NO bike Potholes Causes Accidents Icon_cry

(at least she's letting me keep the dirtbikes... for now)
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Post by DaveS on 13th February 2010, 10:37

Although I do not agree with her I can understand her sentiments with you recent run of 'luck'


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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 14th February 2010, 22:00

????? might as well by a new one then. Seems if this is the cost of fixing ones bike - we should al rather ride more "rustig" and take care, and beware of the odd "middle-mannetjie/open service hatches.
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Post by Sias on 15th February 2010, 09:39

Eish! Dit klink nie reg nie...Sterkte Marnus!
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Post by Marnus on 16th February 2010, 21:46

Update:

The insurance informed me that they are writing off my GS1200. Went there this afternoon to gather my "extras stuff" (wide pegs, gps bracket, etc.) Left Bavarian East with a small plastic bag and a bracket in my hands. Potholes Causes Accidents Icon_eek

I guess it felt like clearing out my office after being fired for making a mistake. Potholes Causes Accidents Icon_cry And SWAMBO is giving me the silent treatment for just thinking out loud about getting another one...

So until further notice I will be suffering from GS-less-ness.

Over... and out.

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Post by DaveS on 16th February 2010, 21:56

But as far as I know, most insurance companies these days do not pay out the money but rather pay the money to the dealer towards a replacement bike. Cool

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Post by dakardrix on 16th February 2010, 23:37

DaveS wrote:But as far as I know, most insurance companies these days do not pay out the money but rather pay the money to the dealer towards a replacement bike. Cool

... as you said... "I like the way you're thinking.." Twisted Evil
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 17th February 2010, 08:08

This is still very bad - beeing without your beloved GS (Beemer) - can recal when the Boxer was stolen in 2004 the ensuing month that it took the insurance to pay out and the finance on the LT to come trough was not the best month or so spent.
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Post by Richard H on 17th February 2010, 10:34

"Eina-yell!"

Is the settlement amount on your finance covered?
I would hate to have to continue paying for a bike that somebody else decided was not worth fixing. Can you put in an offer for the bits - or is there already a 'preferred service provider" that picks up the bits for precious little...?
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Post by Marnus on 17th February 2010, 10:49

Richard, this is exactly why I love BMW. They maintain very good market value, so I was in the fortunate position that the market value exceeded my outstanding finance.

Apparently how it works is the insurance collects the bike and give it a stock number. Then the salvaging companies (or individuals) go through some sort of bidding process to get it sold off as either Code 2 repair, or they strip for parts. Kind of sad to see it going in that way...
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Post by GSlady on 17th February 2010, 20:47

And very sad to see the change in your avatar text .. Crying or Very sad
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