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Old 05-06-2017, 10:33 PM   #21
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Well it took forever, but the guy who hit me was finally deemed at fault. His insurance company is going to pay out. They're coming around on Monday to do their own inspection. At this rate, I should get paid by October. 2018.
Once I get a number from them I can actually start figuring out what I'm going to do.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:26 PM   #22
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Yeah man...glad progress is being made. Getting $$$ from any ins co is crap. They ALWAYS want to low ball you - so counter-offer when they do. Don't take their nonsense.

Keep us posted. Hope you get back in the game soon...
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:07 PM   #23
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Hope you get back in the game soon...
Me too, the commute to work without lane splitting is insane - used to be 20 mins, now it's​ 60-105. (As in yes, some days almost 2 hours. To go 10 miles...next time you think you want to live in CA, consider the traffic and cost of housing)
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I'm late to this thread so good luck and hope things move quickly. glad you're not broken.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:37 PM   #25
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Me too, the commute to work without lane splitting is insane - used to be 20 mins, now it's​ 60-105. (As in yes, some days almost 2 hours. To go 10 miles...next time you think you want to live in CA, consider the traffic and cost of housing)
And Taxes...and fuel cost....and,
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:10 AM   #26
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Finally got an offer from the other person's insurance, and of course it's lowball. Anyone have experience getting bike valuations? I know there are several different places to get one from, but anyone have good experiences with any particular company? None of the ones I've come across mention what the cost is on their websites, so don't want to have to call around to 6 different places if someone here has a recommendation.


For their valuation, they used bikes with 5-10k miles on them and then deducted tons for the number of miles on mile. Want to get my own independent valuation using bikes that aren't basically 'new'
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:16 PM   #27
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You don't have to (nor should) accept the first offer. You can negotiate. You must have a number in your head that would be OK. Counter offer that, then plan on really settling between your number and their original offer. Any way you slice it, it's still crap.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:41 AM   #28
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In my experience, insurance companies really suck at payout, especially if it's not your insurance company, so they aren't even worried about losing a customer. Lawyer may make a difference. Did you lose any time at work? Did you go to a doctor or hospital? Does their estimate include replacing your gear? They should break down what they are paying for what with their estimate. Does the amount for the bike include enough to find a used Kat in your area and buy it outright? If not, can you send them any ads, especially if it's a used bike at a dealership and suggest that they be replacing your bike, plus any aftermarket items that were damaged, plus allowing you to take any that weren't damaged off the totaled bike? Just remember, the insurance company is not your friend, and their adjuster's job is to pay you as little as possible. Do you have service records to prove that your bike was better maintained than the average bike with less miles? Any angle of attack may make a difference.

Glad you're doing well!
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