Author Topic: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August  (Read 4936 times)

Offline jamiemac

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This is why I also converted my front turn signals to extra bright, "always on" yellow LED lights (they blink OFF when turning, instead of on).  Too many cars now have white lights on all the time and I want to look different than a car, and have a wider light pattern so I can be more easily seen, and from more angles, and not look as far away.

But yeah, for some drivers, nothing you do will matter.
Yeah, that last part. Ugh.
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Be sure you get your helmet and gear covered by the ins adjuster.
Thank God for good men willing to do extreme violence.

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Be sure you get your helmet and gear covered by the ins adjuster.
Yeah? That's a thing? Thanks!!
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Took some video of the carnage.
https://youtu.be/saTLokvWK20
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Yeah? That's a thing?

Of course it is.  Helmet, jacket, pants, boots, gloves.  The gas you lost.  If your phone is damaged.  Communicator.  Any and all add-ons to the bike that were lost or not worth anything now.  ANYTHING that was damaged.
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However, if I let the level of tylenol in my system go down, the pain makes an appearance pretty quick.

Glad that works for you.  It is sold all over and pushed by healthcare workers everywhere.  But acetaminophen does absolutely nothing for me.... zilch, nada, zip.  It is 100% ineffective; might as well take a pill of chalk.  Interestingly, most people I know tell me the same thing- my Mom, sister, several friends, some coworkers.

Give me ibuprofen!  Not only does it work, it helps healing through anti-inflammatory action.
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Glad that works for you.  It is sold all over and pushed by healthcare workers everywhere.  But acetaminophen does absolutely nothing for me.... zilch, nada, zip.  It is 100% ineffective; might as well take a pill of chalk.  Interestingly, most people I know tell me the same thing- my Mom, sister, several friends, some coworkers.

Give me ibuprofen!  Not only does it work, it helps healing through anti-inflammatory action.
I'd rather take Advil, but the VA told me to lay off them my last visit cause my kidney function numbers were higher than normal. So it's either kill your liver with tylenol, or your kidneys with Advil. Helluva choice. Tylenol does work ok for me right now, but I'd like to take less of the crap. It's not good for me, i know.
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If they total the bike, everything on it would go with it.
Check that they cover everything you have on it. 
 ie; Make a detailed list. Find current prices for the accessories.
If you plan to remove things,,, get some help and get it done before they give you a check.

Ted

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If they total the bike, everything on it would go with it.
Check that they cover everything you have on it. 
 ie; Make a detailed list. Find current prices for the accessories.
If you plan to remove things,,, get some help and get it done before they give you a check.

Ted
Also have no idea of the value of the scoot. Never figured on getting rid of her, so didn't really care what it was worth. Guess I'd better research it.
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Generally, insurance companies go by the resale value of a comparably equipped vehicle.  In this case, at 2008 Kawa Concours with XX miles.  The use local ads, even Kelly blue book to determine how much to cut a check for.  And they almost always lowball you so be ready to counter. 
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Generally, insurance companies go by the resale value of a comparably equipped vehicle.  In this case, at 2008 Kawa Concours with XX miles.  The use local ads, even Kelly blue book to determine how much to cut a check for.  And they almost always lowball you so be ready to counter.

Can one insist on "replacement" instead of value?  For example, I have a silver 2011 in extremely good condition.  I wouldn't want "blue book value" I would want another silver 2011 in extremely good condition.  If that means paying 20% more than blue book and having to pay to get it shipped from another state, so be it- THAT is the actual cost.  And I would want their insurance company to pay that.  Probably not how it works, though.
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Can one insist on "replacement" instead of value?  For example, I have a silver 2011 in extremely good condition.  I wouldn't want "blue book value" I would want another silver 2011 in extremely good condition.  If that means paying 20% more than blue book and having to pay to get it shipped from another state, so be it- THAT is the actual cost.  And I would want their insurance company to pay that.  Probably not how it works, though.
I’m lucky in that I have USAA.  As an insurance company, they are far more reasonable/accommodating than most. 

In your case, you might be able to negotiate with your insurance co. for more money due to the difficulty of replacement.  You never know how things are going to be with your particular ins. co. until you’re faced with a claim like this.  From what I know of you from your writings here, Max, I am confident you would be successful in a negotiation with your ins. co.   :thumbs:
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Took some video of the carnage.
https://youtu.be/saTLokvWK20

Boy that really crunched into a heap  :(

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Boy that really crunched into a heap  :(
Yep. The ignition still turns on, and the lower fork lights come on though. MondoMoto MM10 lights are tough!
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Yep. The ignition still turns on, and the lower fork lights come on though. MondoMoto MM10 lights are tough!

... but not bright enough  >:(