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...."
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.