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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2017, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

After my Versys crash in the Delaware Water Gap area recently, the insurance company decided to go forward with repairs. Frame replacement, swing arm, right side fairings, license plate and rear signal assembly, mirror, right foot pegs, etc. etc.

I live in the NY metro area and figure that bringing the bike back here for repairs is going to get expensive. Most hourly rates around here are north of $100, and I figure that could push things into the totaled territory.

That said, I haven't done much research on shops in Eastern PA. I saw a few with decent Google reviews, but I wanted to ask if anybody has recommendations (for or against) shops in the general vicinity of Stroudsburg.

Thanks in advance!
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Sorry, I'm not familiar with shops in the area. But, with the extent and severity of damage that you mentioned (plus seeing the video), I'm baffled why they didn't total it. This isn't a $20,000 vehicle. A frame swap is very labor intensive. You can imagine all of the related effort involved, in removing every bolt and component, and then reassembling it. Also, I'd be surprised if forks and/or triple trees didn't get tweaked. Did they take a good look at engine cases and covers, for damage? Who will re-stamp the VIN into the new frame? The new frame will come without a VIN.

Just a friendly word of insight, you might want to ensure the insurance company is willing to pay for storage, towing, and any other incidentals (parts) that may not have been originally detected on round one of the claim. There may be more expenses than what was originally noticed and documented.

Hope things work out well for you! Keep us posted.

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Hi all,

After my Versys crash in the Delaware Water Gap area recently, the insurance company decided to go forward with repairs. Frame replacement, swing arm, right side fairings, license plate and rear signal assembly, mirror, right foot pegs, etc. etc.

I live in the NY metro area and figure that bringing the bike back here for repairs is going to get expensive. Most hourly rates around here are north of $100, and I figure that could push things into the totaled territory.

That said, I haven't done much research on shops in Eastern PA. I saw a few with decent Google reviews, but I wanted to ask if anybody has recommendations (for or against) shops in the general vicinity of Stroudsburg.

Thanks in advance!
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I would have gone for it to be totalled. May never be right after the swap.
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Hi all,

After my Versys crash in the Delaware Water Gap area recently, the insurance company decided to go forward with repairs. Frame replacement, swing arm, right side fairings, license plate and rear signal assembly, mirror, right foot pegs, etc. etc.

I live in the NY metro area and figure that bringing the bike back here for repairs is going to get expensive. Most hourly rates around here are north of $100, and I figure that could push things into the totaled territory.

That said, I haven't done much research on shops in Eastern PA. I saw a few with decent Google reviews, but I wanted to ask if anybody has recommendations (for or against) shops in the general vicinity of Stroudsburg.

Thanks in advance!
I would stick with a Kawasaki dealerships.
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I'd ask for it to be considered a write off as well.
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I would have gone for it to be totalled. May never be right after the swap.
Same here!
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