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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-24-2015, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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I hope it comes back to me!

I put my 2013 down last week, a low side at about 30 mph. I got banged up with a broken tibia and clavicle and some bruises but my motorcycle looks to have faired a bit better. I hope frame and forks are good.
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Owch. That tank got smashed pretty good. Looks like your crash bars and handguards held up. Glad to know you were not hurt worse. Good luck with recovery and repair.

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I can't figure out how the tank got damaged like that, I have no injury that matches and there are no marks that show an impact.
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I'm wondering if the barkbuster hit the tank on impact.

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So sorry for your fall boatswaineagle. That shinbone's gotta hurt. Hope you heal fast and I'm glad your bike's fixable.

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I think you drove your knee into your fuel tank, which then broke your left tibia... That can be sanded, primed, and painted for now. You'll just have a bit less fuel capacity. Left aluminum frame cover/footpeg mount broke at its common weak point.

Why would your forks be bent? Did the front wheel hit a curb or anything?
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Ouch..Hope you have a speedy recovery...

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My experience is the insurance company estimator will price the job based on replacing all impacted parts with brand new parts from Kawasaki and dealer labour costs. As a result their estimated cost of repair is always much higher than if you did it yourself with used parts sourced from salvage yards, forums like this one and Ebay and supplied your own labour and the likely hood of a write off is great with any kind of damage. Also you can always repair even heavily damaged fairings with Plastex and paint vs buying new expensive ones. IF you think you can repair a written off bikes with only bolt on parts replacement and fairing repair it may be a deal to purchase back as long as there is no frame, engine or fork damage.

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Dude!

Get well. You got mangled up pretty good!

You had a sweet one, that's for sure. If there is any chance of a bent frame, kiss it goodbye.
I'd get the same exact model if that does happen and I were you.


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Get well soon, and best of luck with your bike!





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The bike can be fixed. Hope you have a fast and complete recovery.

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Get well soon Boatswaineagle. Those bone fractures (both) are my nightmares
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Here's to hoping you have a fast recovery
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heal fast brother!

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