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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Getting a new 900 soon!

SO I had a really nice 2007 900 custom, then bumped into a tree, took it to a dealership to get fixed only to have the dealership try to screw my insurance company, which cost me my bike (totaled).

I've been heartbroken about it, but today I found a new 2007 900 custom. This one has 10k more miles, but V&H pipes and a few other upgrades. Best part is that it's $2k less than insurance paid me for the one they totaled!

Getting a nice bike for $3500. Picking it up Saturday. Sooooo happy.

Yeah, too cold to ride any time soon but I'm thinking of parking it on my sun porch over winter and looking for a deal on saddlebags.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 08:41 AM
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Congrats. Funny how things happen sometimes.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 02:14 PM
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What did they do with the other bike? Were you able to keep it also?


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Watch out for trees this time . Have you asked the insurance what it would cost to buy yours back from them?

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As Tony the Tiger said"Grrrrrrrrrreat"

Vulcar, when the insurance company pays for a total loss, they keep the bike, it belongs to them, you even have to sign papers to change the owner. And then they screw someone else to get their money back.
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It's always good to hear the consumer get a good deal after companies and insurance providers are always out to get us and double-dip us by overcharging us on top of that. Glad you got something you will like dude.

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Vulcar, when the insurance company pays for a total loss, they keep the bike, it belongs to them, you even have to sign papers to change the owner. And then they screw someone else to get their money back.
Then they have to dispose of the bike somehow. A lot of times the owner can buy them back, saves the insurance company the trouble of having to haul it to the insurance salvage pool or whatever else they might do with it.
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It's always good to hear the consumer get a good deal after companies and insurance providers are always out to get us and double-dip us by overcharging us on top of that. Glad you got something you will like dude.
It happened to me with my car. I was parked and a lady crash me when she was backing up, the insurance company paid for the damages of my car, I bought the broken parts, but did not fixed the car bc of time, few weeks after that some one else crash my car on the same spot, again a claim was filed on a different company, andthey also paid for the parts that i already had bought on the first claim. So i got paid twice for the same damage...it was so sweet.
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It happened to me with my car. I was parked and a lady crash me when she was backing up, the insurance company paid for the damages of my car, I bought the broken parts, but did not fixed the car bc of time, few weeks after that some one else crash my car on the same spot, again a claim was filed on a different company, andthey also paid for the parts that i already had bought on the first claim. So i got paid twice for the same damage...it was so sweet.
I'd say you got lucky. I believe since your car was already F*****D from the first accident, the second is only responsible for additional damages. So if they knew it was still wrecked and unfixed from previous accident, they may not have owed you a dime.

But congrats on the win!!!
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it happened to me with my car. I was parked and a lady crash me when she was backing up, the insurance company paid for the damages of my car, i bought the broken parts, but did not fixed the car bc of time, few weeks after that some one else crash my car on the same spot, again a claim was filed on a different company, andthey also paid for the parts that i already had bought on the first claim. So i got paid twice for the same damage...it was so sweet.
Right on dude! Right on! Hahahaha!

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