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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:02 am 
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Well all , I got t-boned off the bike on the 3rd july , at about 35mph , and the x1 went down on left side. 11 years I have had her, lasted longer than my marriage , and never threw me off (unlike the ex)! The gear linkage is all fooked and there are generally scuffs and scrapes but bars dont look bent or forks. Will need a new clutch casing as it peed out oil through the clutch cable orifice.

Should I buy it back or not as the insurance has written it off? should I buy it back and breaks for spares?

Still waiting for their buy back price.

Some thoughts please - 2001 white , nuclear blue frame, wheels do polish up well when done. 21800 miles.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:27 am 
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BUY IT BACK !

Hopefully it's fixable , most things are , it sounds cosmetic repairs only TBH :yup:
BUT if it's fubar then..
have you seen the prices bits are going for :shock:

just a thought , when my car was written off , i bought it back for 10% of the payout value :dance:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:30 am 
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Nutah wrote:
BUY IT BACK !

Hopefully it's fixable , most things are :yup:
BUT if it's fubar then
have you seen the prices bits are going for :shock:


:yt:

Definitely buy it back & mend or break it. :yup:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:05 pm 
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Thanks guys, lets see what they write it off for

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:56 pm 
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fingers crossed , don't let them fob you off :yup: :sun:

maybe because oil leaked from the clutch they think the engine is fucked :roll:
or it may be that new parts are "unavailable" , insurance is a weird game :headbang:
but you can repair it using used parts etc.

plus as it's an X1 in the best colour scheme (OK I'm biased)
so save it is an order, from the "Tuber Gods" :sun:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:44 pm 
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I would give you a fare price for it or just the engine.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:27 am 
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You haven't mentioned if you were hurt, hopefully not; which is the main thing.
You obviously have a strong bond with the bike and if only relatively lightly damaged you'd probably sort it with bits from on here. Buy it back and if you ever get fed up sorting it you'd likely still get your money back I'd think.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:04 am 
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Rebuild it, I would

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:57 pm 
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gusm2 wrote:
Rebuild it, I would

for track or road :?: :idea:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:50 pm 
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Nutah wrote:
fingers crossed , don't let them fob you off :yup: :sun:

maybe because oil leaked from the clutch they think the engine is fucked :roll:
or it may be that new parts are "unavailable" , insurance is a weird game :headbang:
but you can repair it using used parts etc.

plus as it's an X1 in the best colour scheme (OK I'm biased)
so save it is an order, from the "Tuber Gods" :sun:


Right lets see what they say!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:53 pm 
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deepsix wrote:
You haven't mentioned if you were hurt, hopefully not; which is the main thing.
You obviously have a strong bond with the bike and if only relatively lightly damaged you'd probably sort it with bits from on here. Buy it back and if you ever get fed up sorting it you'd likely still get your money back I'd think.


Got a fractured wrist and elbow thanks, not bad for a 35 mph side impact, very bruised and scuffed, I took the majority of the impact i think it will fix up as well. just worried about gearbox damage as the input shaft where the selector goes in looked slightly bent , but I am no expert. Will post up photos.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:01 pm 
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x1 cassette gearbox so quick and easy to strip
unlike XB's full engine strip

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:34 pm 
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Hope you're not laid up for too long. Sorry to hear about your injuries.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:32 pm 
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Babybadger wrote:
deepsix wrote:
You haven't mentioned if you were hurt, hopefully not; which is the main thing.
You obviously have a strong bond with the bike and if only relatively lightly damaged you'd probably sort it with bits from on here. Buy it back and if you ever get fed up sorting it you'd likely still get your money back I'd think.


Got a fractured wrist and elbow thanks, not bad for a 35 mph side impact, very bruised and scuffed, I took the majority of the impact i think it will fix up as well. just worried about gearbox damage as the input shaft where the selector goes in looked slightly bent , but I am no expert. Will post up photos.


Heal fast & safe :yup:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:22 am 
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Glad to hear you are safe get well soon :yup:


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