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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:53 pm 
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Hi Folks,
Great News, had a call from the van drivers insurance 10 mins hence & they're admitting liability, (most likely because there is no claim for personal injury).
Hopefully that'll speed things up a bit.
This has also lifted the anxiety that was around for me regarding the driver perhaps lying as can sometimes happen, probably helped it was a lease van & so not his personal insurance.
Whatever, I'm relieved to say the least, as it will now cost me nothing, not even my excess.
Thanks for the concern & advice folks.
All the best. JB

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 12:56 pm 
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Hi Folks,
I was thinking last night about the accident & as a consequence have just told the insurance to take the Honda back & (if parts are going to be difficult to find) to let me have my bike back to store safely & then to come pick the up when they're got the parts & are able to get on with fixing it.
This will no doubt reduce the charges to the third party for storage & for the cost of the hire bike.
I'm not naive enough to think this will make any difference to all of our insurance premiums next year but may help in the long run.
Like a few of you have said, everyone's out to make money & it really just ain't fair.
It was just an accident & the guy admitted responsibility, fair begets fair in my book.
Hope you're all well. JB

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:27 pm 
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Jazzbutcher wrote:
told the insurance to take the Honda back & (if parts are going to be difficult to find) to let me have my bike back to store safely & then to come pick the up when they're got the parts & are able to get on with fixing it.

What? The insurance company wants to fix it? Or do they obligate themselves to do so because it's their money? Do you not get to choose who does the work to make sure it gets done the right way? If I lived in the UK, I'd be headed up to Manchester with the parts that need replacing. I'm sure Maz would find everything else that's wrong with the bike as he's going through it. Would be cool to give him the business too, cough, cough, "in these desperate times...." :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:04 pm 
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x1glider wrote:
Jazzbutcher wrote:
told the insurance to take the Honda back & (if parts are going to be difficult to find) to let me have my bike back to store safely & then to come pick the up when they're got the parts & are able to get on with fixing it.

What? The insurance company wants to fix it? Or do they obligate themselves to do so because it's their money? Do you not get to choose who does the work to make sure it gets done the right way? If I lived in the UK, I'd be headed up to Manchester with the parts that need replacing. I'm sure Maz would find everything else that's wrong with the bike as he's going through it. Would be cool to give him the business too, cough, cough, "in these desperate times...." :roll:


Yes, It would be cool to give the work to Maz, & I do have a choice although 4th Dimension who have my 1125r are very well equipped to make sure everything single thing is done correctly. Even down to X-raying the frame if needs be.

Although I'm not insured with Bennett's the article gives info on 4th Dimension.
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/n ... urance-faq

I'm pretty happy to let a company like this with the engineering team & equipment they have & who deal with BSB racing bikes to do the work on my bike. My only worry is where they're going to get the parts if the forks, yokes or wheel need replacing which ain't gonna be easy & wouldn't be for Maz either I'm guessing. Hence my request for them to drop it back to me for storage till they can get on with it.

I haven't as yet received a detailed report on the damage & what they're going to do, when I get that I can chip in my 10p's worth if I think they've missed anything and at that point can change the repairer if I don't think they're being thorough enough.
Believe me when I say the bike will have to be pretty well sorted for me to accept it back when it's finished & I'll expect a written detailed report on everything that's been done.
All the best JB.

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 12:08 pm 
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Hi Folks,
Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed info & advice regarding the repairs to my 1125r in various threads.
I have now dropped my reasonable approach & asked that all parts are replaced with new parts for safety reasons. If not then that a guarantee of safety certificate is issued for the repairs (especially the alloy fork legs & that they are dye crack tested & the inner dimensions are checked for ovality which may cause accelerated wear after the repair.
I've also informed them that the specialist engine sliders & crash bungs are not an item that I have to inform my insurance about, so would be willing to reproduce these items but they will take quite a bit of time to make & I'm willing to negotiate a price for this task.
Also told them to come & get the hire bike yet again & asked for all communications to be via e-mail so I can keep a record of our conversations & requests to remove the hire bike.
I guess it'll be written of now but looked like it was heading that way anyway.
So thanks again.
Hope everyone is well. JB

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 Post subject: Re: Knocked off.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:08 pm 
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Hi Folks,
Here's something very interesting for your perusal.
Now that the Hire bike has gone back.
I have had a couple of calls from 4th Dimension who are handling the claim.
One was regarding "was I ever given the option of another hire bike?", when I said no he seemed very pissed. He then went on to say that as I was Comprehensive I could if I wanted claim via my own company which would speed up the process, as they wouldn't have to wait for the third part to inspect, it would just be done & then claimed back by my insurer.
Now, I thought that was what was happening anyway with my comprehensive policy?
Clearly it wasn't & giving the third party the option to inspect before the work was done (or waiting around I call that) was adding to Hire charges/storage charges.
Now that the hire charges have stopped & they're only getting the storage charges, it seems there is a quicker way to get it all done.
I mean a very quick way, I was informed that they'll be doing the repairs next week.
Seemingly now claiming via my own company, the other insurers have 5 days get their inspection done or to yes or no the claim, or it just gets mended & they foot the bill anyway.
I am incensed that this wan't the procedure followed anyway & that they can get away with this sort of nonsense, which is if I'm not mistaken, is legal fraud I think (if there is such a thing).
It'll be interesting to see what progress get's made now & also interesting to see if Ageas my insurer, is interested in any of this? Or if indeed it's worth my trouble to inform them?
All the best JB.

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