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General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 08 March 2020, 08:19:40 PM »
Its an FZ8'Fazer

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 07 March 2020, 10:46:33 PM »
26000 ish .

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 01 March 2020, 08:05:04 PM »
The valve clearances where done and a gear indicator fitted .
When I get it back it will be my second /winter bike as I've decided to buy a new bike .

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 01 March 2020, 12:02:53 AM »
I was in 2 minds but I had also spent £1100 on the bike having a full service new chain and sprockets a new front tyre brakes and some other bits done 3 days before their accident so was loathed to loose that as well .

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 28 February 2020, 03:16:18 PM »
Update .
The insurers valued the bike at £3600.
The actual cost of replacing my bike from a Yamaha dealers with the same bike in the same condition and similar mileage would be around £4250 to £4900.
The knock is from second gear which has lost a tooth and spilt from where the tooth is missing to the centre.
This was discovered by removing the clutch and using a camera.
This was probably caused by the car stopping the back wheel turning as I was in second gear when the car hit me from behind.
The cost to rebuild the gear box is estimated at £2000 .
This added to the cost of repairs so far is £4200.
The insurance company original offered a maximum of £2900 for repairs .
However after much negotiation they have increases the repair offer to £3500 .
I will have to pay the difference but will have a usable bike at the end of this .
So all being well I should have my bike back in about 4 weeks time .

Also it will have 2 new  Michelin Road 5 tyres. _________________

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 17 February 2020, 10:56:40 PM »
The swinging arm moved forward and spread the rear of the frame .
The frame has been jigged and the swinging arm checked .
They are now doing further checks.

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 17 February 2020, 01:00:52 PM »
Thanks for the info guys .
The new chain and sprockets fitted by Yamaha 3 days  before the accident where Yamaha parts .
On the ride down to Guilford there was no knocking .
The bike could not be ridden after the accident until the repairs had been done .
The knocking was evident as soon as the bike was ridden.
They had fitted another new chain while doing the accident repairs as the chain was bent in the accident .
They are inspecting the bike today to see what is causing the knock .
Let's hope its a chain/sprocket issue .

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 16 February 2020, 05:35:27 PM »
Thanks .
I will ask for the loan bike back.
The knock is only appears once moving.

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 16 February 2020, 02:34:40 PM »
Another point is the Market value of my bike if they write it off .
Now with all the new parts its in mint condition other than the knock .
I paid £3500 for it 2 months ago .
I have since spent in the region of £2300 on it ,then there is the £2750 insurance spent on it .
It looks like a new bike so does this increase the market value .
I've looked at similar Blue FZ8 Fazers  for as much as £4750 .

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 16 February 2020, 02:28:25 PM »
The other Drivers insurance company Hastings Directed gave my a loan bike which I had collected on Thursday as I thought mine we be back .
They had already paid for my helmet but have refused to pay for my jacket ,jeans ,boots and gloves until I send them to them at my cost recorded delivery.
I explained I need them in order to ride the loan bike .
So I  am now waiting for Yamaha to investigate the knock from the engine .
If Hastings refuse to pay for the investigation and only pay what was on the estimate I could end up with my bike back needing a new engine .
Or can they decided to write it off and if they do who pays the repair bill?

General / Re: Help what happens now
« on: 16 February 2020, 02:21:57 PM »
They had agreed repairs of £2750 to which a new chain was added latter .
The bike had had new tyres ,Chain Sprockets ,brakes a sevice  etc.a few days before the accident at the Yamaha dealers which Cost over £1000 a few days before the accident .

I have also paid the Yamaha dealer another £470 this week for some additional work while the repairs where done .
If the insurance company refused any more repairs and pays Yamaha for the estimate work I will have my bike back having spent £1800 on it plus accessories.
But it may need a new engine .

General / Help what happens now
« on: 16 February 2020, 02:15:27 PM »
I went to pick my bike up after the accident repairs yesterday.
They had just returned from the road test .
More bad news there is a loud knocking from the left side of the engine low down .
There was no knocking before the accident and no external damage to the engine .
So what happens now as the other drivers insurance company had agreed repairs and they where on the limit of it being a writeoff.

General / Re: New boots
« on: 13 February 2020, 10:04:49 AM »
If its free its Good  :)

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Le Touquet Sunday 2nd February 2020.
« on: 07 February 2020, 02:53:52 PM »
Ok ,the most impresive thing about it is the MPG .
Averaging 80mpg.
Its a bit basic ,no heated grips or Power outlet or centre stand.

I like the under seat fuel tank and  storage compartment is handy,Both however are to small ,14lt tank  and the storage compartment wont take a full face lid ?

If they sorted the above and added hand guards,shaft or belt drive and gave it a nice dash like the latest BMWs it could be a really great bike .But then I guess that is why its cheap .
I like the look of the new F900 BMW but they have gone back to chain drive and moved the underseat  fuel tank.

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Le Touquet Sunday 2nd February 2020.
« on: 06 February 2020, 08:52:07 AM »
The Loan bike

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Le Touquet Sunday 2nd February 2020.
« on: 06 February 2020, 08:44:23 AM »

Made it to Le Touquet on the Loan bike Ok .

This Pic 45 mins before accident

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Le Touquet Sunday 2nd February 2020.
« on: 06 February 2020, 08:39:00 AM »

This is where the accident was .
The car came from the right on this pic on the inside land where the white van is  .Another car had stopped in the outside lane where the lorry is he recorded the accident on his dash cam .The Audi A4 was doing about 40mph and did not slow at the give way on to the roundabout She hit me from behind ,I went over the bars and landed approx in the middle of the pic .she stopped about 25mts to the left of pic under the A3 bridge.

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Le Touquet Sunday 2nd February 2020.
« on: 06 February 2020, 08:26:22 AM »
Hi great day ta .
Ben turned up without passport so didn't make it .
My bike is being repaired the estimate came in at  £2740 .
Hoping to have it back this weekend .

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Le Touquet Sunday 2nd February 2020.
« on: 30 January 2020, 10:43:08 AM »
Hi just an update .
Ben on a Honda NX will be meeting us there as well as Erica BMW F800GT and another couple on a BMW .
I will be on a Honda NX750 Loan bike .
I was knocked of my Fazer  on Tuesday by an Audi A4 .
I was hit from behind on a roundabout and went over the bars .
Few bruises and bumps but OK .
Bike could be a write off .
So will see you all on Sunday .

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Calm
« on: 30 January 2020, 10:32:53 AM »
I'm in St Albans so not to far.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Headlight bulbs
« on: 27 January 2020, 08:17:39 PM »
Fazer  FZ8.
I have just don't the mod so both dipped beams are on .
What are the standard bulbs ? H7 and H ?

Has anyone fitted LED s.
Or Better standard bulbs ?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Gear position indicator ?
« on: 27 January 2020, 08:12:05 PM »
Got the Glpro 2 .
It has a touch pad and Shift warning as well as some other features.
All fitted and works like a dream .

Fazer8 / FZ8 / Top box
« on: 27 January 2020, 08:06:23 PM »
Fitted the Yamaha rack and the adaptor plate to take the Yamaha 39 Lt top case .

Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: FZ8 Fazer screen?
« on: 27 January 2020, 08:04:50 PM »
Just fitted an MRA touring screen .
Will be testing it down to Dorset tomorrow.

Fazer8 / FZ8 / Re: Starter Solenoid compatibility
« on: 27 January 2020, 08:02:20 PM »
Still been having  intermittent non start problems .
The ignition would come on but starter would not spin when button pressed.
It turned out the wiring and connectors to the solenoid had been burning.
Yamaha made up a little loom and new connections.

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