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Offline mountainboy

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« on: May 28, 2007, 10:06:30 am »
So had my first big mishap this weekend -with damage to the headlight bracket ,fairing,dash and some other bracket  :shock: Mostly cosmetic with everything still working...

can anyone recommend a good panel beater/repair company that specialises in bikes -hopefully one that has a loan bike policy too.

Or does BMW do repairs too??

I'm sure the insurance will give 'their' prefered companies but it always good to ask first

any help will be appreciated............
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 10:18:44 am »
I trust any work done by Wicus at Motorcycle Laboratory aka M-labs

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 10:23:17 am »
First you have to TELL us what happened..
With pictures of course.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007, 10:25:58 am »
Go for BMW if the insurance pay.

One thing to remember, maybe not true in this case with cosmetic damage only, is that BMW can repudiate future warranty claims if repairs was not done by approved BMW dealers. Just read the fine print first.

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007, 10:30:42 am »
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
Go for BMW if the insurance pay.

One thing to remember, maybe not true in this case with cosmetic damage only, is that BMW can repudiate future warranty claims if repairs was not done by approved BMW dealers. Just read the fine print first.

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Good point -I think I'll call BMW first

As for pics - stupid cam was out of order too.  :wink:

And once I've mended that fragile ego - hell,I'll even tell the story  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 11:05:29 am »
Well you were on yesterdays ride...
Bad stuff happened.

With my own eyes I saw 6 spills and heard of lots more.
Stopped counting eventually!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 11:08:46 am »
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Well you were on yesterdays ride...
Bad stuff happened.

With my own eyes I saw 6 spills and heard of lots more.
Stopped counting eventually!
 :lol:


6..Wow, Looks like things went awry after I left the group :shock:
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 11:11:43 am »
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Well you were on yesterdays ride...
Bad stuff happened.

With my own eyes I saw 6 spills and heard of lots more.
Stopped counting eventually!
 :lol:


Actually I missed yestersday ride due to that fall - not sure exactly what has been damaged on the bike.

many falls you say???

tell me more - tell me more   :shock:
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2007, 11:17:31 am »
Apologies - we started with 21 riders and it was almost impossible to keep track of the who's who's.

Sorry you missed it though, was loads of fun albeit somewhat costly ito cosmetics.
Not sure if I should spill the beans. Yet.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2007, 11:19:03 am »
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Apologies - we started with 21 riders and it was almost impossible to keep track of the who's who's.

Sorry you missed it though, was loads of fun albeit somewhat costly ito cosmetics.
Not sure if I should spill the beans. Yet.


Oh go on do tell. Especially of the ones I missed :twisted:
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2007, 11:28:29 am »
If the damage is mainly cosmetic, IE scratche panels etc dont get it repaired straight away. Rather replace the broken parts like screen, indicators hanguards etc out of your own pocket, and keep the insurance for bigger spills. the bike will get damaged again.. it's the nature of things.
I obviously do not know exactly what  damage you have but keep it in mind
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2007, 11:38:46 am »
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If the damage is mainly cosmetic, IE scratche panels etc dont get it repaired straight away. Rather replace the broken parts like screen, indicators hanguards etc out of your own pocket, and keep the insurance for bigger spills. the bike will get damaged again.. it's the nature of things.
I obviously do not know exactly what  damage you have but keep it in mind


The bracket holding the light twisted,pushing the dash out too,cracking the glass (small crack tho).The bracket then pushed into the steering,which makes me a tad nervous.The fairing is also out of place and some clips broke.The light is still perfect but the mould around it broke big time

Everything still works fine and I'm just not sure if any other damage is done tho
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2007, 11:40:29 am »
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Quote from: "MrBig"
Apologies - we started with 21 riders and it was almost impossible to keep track of the who's who's.

Sorry you missed it though, was loads of fun albeit somewhat costly ito cosmetics.
Not sure if I should spill the beans. Yet.


Oh go on do tell. Especially of the ones I missed :twisted:


Com'on Mr Big

Do tell,pls

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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2007, 11:46:58 am »
Jeepers.. whadya do Mountainboy...did you hit  something..sounds like hard impact..
 

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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2007, 12:16:48 pm »
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Jeepers.. whadya do Mountainboy...did you hit  something..sounds like hard impact..


Nope,was'nt a hard fall,just bad luck on how the bike fell. There was a solitary stump that my bike simply aimed for and hit the side of the headlight.Both the hedlight and screen survived tho.

After interogation,the stump finally admitted that he was paid by a KTM rider to 'break' my fall  :lol:  KTM's riders are nice ppl  :wink:

So ja -we fall,we learn I suppose
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2007, 12:49:30 pm »
Mountainboy,

I was upset to hear about your mishap from Wes. But hen, we made up for the lack of your presence so we'll each be looking for suggestions of places to have minor cosmetic repairs done to each of our bikes.

I was responsible for the entertainment on 3 occassions yesterday, two were simple offs and then one almighty embarrassment in front of the entire crowd. Had to jump up quickly and pat the dust off my BMW suit.  :oops:

So far, replacement parts cost is limited to R110 for a set of shorter indicators. The rest is purely paint and touch up.

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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2007, 10:51:56 am »
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Mountainboy,

I was upset to hear about your mishap from Wes. But hen, we made up for the lack of your presence so we'll each be looking for suggestions of places to have minor cosmetic repairs done to each of our bikes.

I was responsible for the entertainment on 3 occassions yesterday, two were simple offs and then one almighty embarrassment in front of the entire crowd. Had to jump up quickly and pat the dust off my BMW suit.  :oops:

So far, replacement parts cost is limited to R110 for a set of shorter indicators. The rest is purely paint and touch up.

Cheers

Lawrence
p.s. Apparantly my moment of glory/stupidity is caught on VIDEO! Fahrk



Go forth and hermanate the trail with a strom   :?

I'm totally bummed I missed the ride but you boys sure made up for it.Its a great route and will return there time and time again.Just glad ur little 'oops' was caught on video. Not so much for the entertainment of other WD but in a few yrs,those memories will simply be mind blowing  :wink:

good stuff  :)
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