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General / Re: Bike write off advice
« on: 02 September 2013, 08:41:28 am »
Thanks for the additional comments gents. I'm not in much of a rush to replace so can afford to wait and have a look around. I have seen an FZ6 for £1800 on an 06 plate which i thought was quite cheap!
I will drop a line on here when I get my full settlement.

General / Re: Bike write off advice
« on: 30 August 2013, 10:19:12 am »
Gents, Thats brilliant advice thank you all. It has now made the process alot clearer in my own mind. I will try and see if I can squeeze a few more quid out of them which will help source a new bike. I think a couple of things stand out form the above comments, 1. Once you have decided to let your insurers deal with it, you have to go with the flow and let them deal with it, with the final outcome not always being to your liking. 2. If you go alone and decide to do your own repairs there are other pitfalls, i.e. getting the bike insured, repaired ok. and the biggest learning of all out of this is dont throw your bike down the road !
p.s. if anyone knows of a lowish mileage foxeye for around £2k let me know  ;)

General / Re: Bike write off advice
« on: 29 August 2013, 10:16:49 pm »
Thank you for the advice so far, I'll have a trawl through the classifieds, a very quick look seems to bring up an 03 600 at more near £2500. The chap from 4th dimension has tried with non OE parts and cant get the price down.

General / Bike write off advice
« on: 29 August 2013, 09:29:59 pm »
Hi All,
I have managed to throw my bike down the road and into the back of a car. I am ok but dealing with the insurance and repair companies is turning out to be more painful than the accident.
The bike is an 03 600 foxeye and the damage sustained was a smashed front mudguard; scuffed and scraped front wheel, scuffed fork lowers; heavily scraped LH fairing; heavily scrapped LH engine cover, bent LH foot peg. bent radiator.
The bike went to 4th Dimension in Egham Surrey and has been with them for 3 weeks. The have called me today to say it is an uneconomical repair which has surprised me as the bike was rideable after the accident. They have said there is £3K worth of damage.
They have offered me £2k in settlement minus my excess of £300 which will leave me £1700 towards a new bike. As I have never been in this situation I have a few questions
1. Can I ask for my bike back in the condition I gave it to them and will I incur any costs?
2. If they do give me it back can I repair it and put it back on the road?
3. If they have written it off can it go back on the road?
4. Can I ask for parts off the bike [it had a system 3 alarm on it]
5. Is the £2k negotiable [if I think it is worth more than that]
As I said I am a bit green in this area and would like others experiences or advice before I go back to them?
Thanks Badger

General / Re: Where do you put your helmet ? (ooer!)
« on: 27 May 2013, 10:18:36 am »
+1 for the pillion foot peg

General / Re: what engine cleaning products do you use?
« on: 13 May 2013, 08:57:37 pm »
Thanks again all  :)

General / Re: what engine cleaning products do you use?
« on: 12 May 2013, 02:50:13 pm »
Thanks for the link dBfazer given me some ideas might give the much off a go

General / what engine cleaning products do you use?
« on: 12 May 2013, 01:05:31 pm »
Fazer needs some major fettling which will include the exhaust coming off and getting a rub down and respray. While it is off I want to clean up the front of the engine which is dirty and dull and also has some furring.  So what is the best product with the best degreasing and cleaning result you have used? Cheers badger

General / Re: mfn
« on: 02 May 2013, 01:47:04 pm »
I have been a few times in the past, but with it being local I tend to go for a ride round first and then call in on the way back home. Well worth going on a warm summers night when there gets quite a gathering. The only thing we need now are the warm summer nights  :o

General / Re: Swinton Insurance
« on: 14 March 2013, 09:07:06 pm »
I've just gone the other way, was with swinton last year but their renewal quote was £70 out, did the comparison run through on the internet and bennetts were the cheapest by far. Didn't have to claim with swintons so not sure how good they would be in then? IMHO they are all much the same so go for the cheapest if the cover is right for you

Events, Meets, Ride outs etc / Re: Sunday 24th Feb. Melton Mowbray
« on: 23 February 2013, 04:29:43 pm »
Chris, I cant make this one but will keep an eye out if you do this again, dont mind a run to SkegVegas for some chips  :)

General / Re: Horsemeat: two facts, a logical conclusion and a question
« on: 15 February 2013, 07:23:17 pm »
i'm not a fussy eater and would probably try horse out of curiosity if I saw it on a menu somewhere?  I was at the Melton Mowbray market on tuesday and a couple of stalls had kangaroo, ostrich burgers etc and no one was jumping up and down and stoning the stall owners!  What I cant comprehend is how horse meat is cheaper than beef? are there horse farms where they are bred like cows for their meat?
badger [my name not a type of burger  :) ]

Steve - no problems maybe next time.
Farjo - i haven't got a garmin or gps so cannot see the route  :( I have been round quite  a few times so was OK :D  Could of done with a tractor alert fixed to the bike tho, the farmers were out in earnest abviously harvesting while they can !

Normal route is local roads out of Hucknall
BB386 - oxton - southwell
A612 Southwell - thurgaton
A6097 - Bingham
Local road through Bingham, past langar, langar airfield, harby.
Harby on to Waltham on the Wolds
Past the waltham transmitter [awesome sight close up] to garthorpe
B676 Garthorpe to Melton
B6047 melton to Market Harborough
I normally come back along the B664 through uppingham to oakham and then melton nottingham.
Its approx 140 miles but a cracking run

weather looks good saturday so will probably be dragging the bike out for a run through southwell, vale of belvoir, waltham, melton, then towards market harborough stopping at foxton locks for a coffee n butty. anyone welcome to tag along  ;)

General / Re: Footpump Reccomendations
« on: 07 August 2012, 02:42:31 pm »
I also got fed up of footpumps not lasting so brought one of these from halfrauds for £20
the pump action has lasted ok but the hose as perished  :( , now looking out for a cheap pump to swap the hose over. I dont trust the bulit guage either and use a separate pressure gauge .

General / Re: Any entomologist's on the site??
« on: 25 July 2012, 10:41:25 am »
Thanks for the replies, I haven't seen any more in the house although still plenty in the garden. I have put some ant powder near the doors to the house, as I understand that they do more good than harm and don't want to unnecessarily kill them.

General / Any entomologist's on the site??
« on: 23 July 2012, 10:00:41 pm »
Didn't think I would be asking this question on here but here goes, I am being plagued by beetles in the garden and a few are starting to appear in the house now and freaking the wife out a bit. I have trawled the internet and found that the beetles are called Clivina Fosser [not ringo george paul n john]. They are quite agressive and attack one another and have filled my outside sink drain with dead carcasses and I have even seen one beetle pick up a dead one and drop it in the drain !! :eek .
So my question is will they do any damage to the house i.e. bore into wood lay eggs and cause a bunch of problems down the line? or do I just leave them be and let nature take it course?
I'm going to give the council a call tomorrow to see what they advise as well.
many thanks

General / Re: tail pack ? or another suggestion?
« on: 22 June 2012, 02:32:07 pm »
sorry had to do it.....wouldn't the ice cream have melted by the time you got there ???? :lol


Splelin knot ure strong poynt !!  :) ;)

Nope but when the van comes around our way we ask for an ice cream cornet
An ice cream cone, poke or cornet is a dry, cone-shaped pastry usually made of a wafer [source wiki]
 :lol ;)

General / Re: tail pack ? or another suggestion?
« on: 22 June 2012, 09:50:01 am »
sorry had to do it.....wouldn't the ice cream have melted by the time you got there ???? :lol

General / Re: question for the cyclists
« on: 21 June 2012, 08:01:29 pm »
Recording the TDF will also help with the interest factor so you can watch while you turbo!
(think I've spotted a gap in the market, turbo training cycling dvd!)

[size=78%]Its already out there:[/size]

[size=78%]first one of these:[/size]

then this:

and i think there is an interface you need as well but look on this page:

if you live near sheffield they have one set up in the shop

General / Re: question for the cyclists
« on: 21 June 2012, 12:13:43 pm »
i had a Airflow turbo trainer but seriously dont do it save your money, it gathered dust in the garage and i eventually sold it. It is the most boring mudane exercise i have ever done! As JZS has said go out on your bike, invest the money in some wet weather or warm cycling gear or as a last resort try a spin class, very enjoyable and a good work out and the scenery can be very good in there  ;)

General / Re: W I Y
« on: 20 June 2012, 04:55:39 pm »
more importantly WHY.

No reason just curious, strange to see 2 x 1000's and a sprint together on a tuesday tea time, and thought they might be members of this forum

General / W I Y
« on: 19 June 2012, 06:22:22 pm »
Was it you, 2 fazer 1000's and 1 triumph sprint 2 up going through bulwell nottingham around 5.45 tonight [tuesday]

Nice one, thank you  :thumbup

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