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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #100 on: June 05, 2012, 05:23:41 pm »
where are the spots?  >:D

What spots? :D
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #101 on: June 05, 2012, 06:21:09 pm »
EINA!!!
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #102 on: June 05, 2012, 06:51:12 pm »
Now that is a HOT looking beemer!
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #103 on: June 05, 2012, 07:30:30 pm »
Thanks guys. The other bad part is that my wallet was inside the top case. Drivers license, credit cards, etc.. *poof* All gone!

So I had to go stand in the queue to get a temporary drivers license so I can show the insurance I had it...
Drove all the way to Langlaagte only to find out that E-Natis is offline. Ended up going to Krugersdorp and luckily got one there.

On a lighter note, Triple Black is not the latest and greatest color anymore.. It is now Matte Black! :D

More like Charcoal Black  :imaposer:
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #104 on: June 05, 2012, 07:38:17 pm »
Eisha...she was a beaut! Terrible!
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #105 on: June 05, 2012, 07:44:46 pm »
Bad luck Spyker.

I feel for you.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #106 on: June 05, 2012, 07:57:28 pm »
Ek voel lus en set myne on fire!
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #107 on: June 05, 2012, 07:59:15 pm »
think we need a moments silence.. hectic!
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #108 on: June 05, 2012, 09:45:46 pm »
Ai dis sleg. ek dink net hoe sal ek gevoel het as dit my bike was. Sterkte met die versekering. Hoop jou is gou weer op wiele.
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #109 on: June 06, 2012, 11:39:08 am »
Fire your technician for picking up a phone before he picked up a fire extinguisher.

NOT.

I remember a dude who pulled up near a petrol station in Munich. Kinda brand new Audi A something. Car smouldering, burning fluid dripping from engine compartment, smoke. Came running over to fetch an extinguisher.

I asked: "Someone in there?"
"No!"
"Insured?"
"Yes!"
"Then you don't want that" (pointing at the 12kg powder extinguisher)

Car had pretty much burned out by the time the fire brigade arrived.
Car was written off and replaced with a new one.

Which would you pick a new one or one that was on fire and repaired? :-\
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #110 on: June 06, 2012, 11:42:29 am »
Fire your technician for picking up a phone before he picked up a fire extinguisher.

NOT.

I remember a dude who pulled up near a petrol station in Munich. Kinda brand new Audi A something. Car smouldering, burning fluid dripping from engine compartment, smoke. Came running over to fetch an extinguisher.

I asked: "Someone in there?"
"No!"
"Insured?"
"Yes!"
"Then you don't want that" (pointing at the 12kg powder extinguisher)

Car had pretty much burned out by the time the fire brigade arrived.
Car was written off and replaced with a new one.

Which would you pick a new one or one that was on fire and repaired? :-\

Perhaps, provided you can find a 1100 in that (pre-burn) condition with the amount that the insurance eventually pays out. I think that they always undervalue the "older" bikes and you rarelyget a replacement with what they gave you.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #111 on: June 06, 2012, 11:47:54 am »
Fire your technician for picking up a phone before he picked up a fire extinguisher.

NOT.

I remember a dude who pulled up near a petrol station in Munich. Kinda brand new Audi A something. Car smouldering, burning fluid dripping from engine compartment, smoke. Came running over to fetch an extinguisher.

I asked: "Someone in there?"
"No!"
"Insured?"
"Yes!"
"Then you don't want that" (pointing at the 12kg powder extinguisher)

Car had pretty much burned out by the time the fire brigade arrived.
Car was written off and replaced with a new one.

Which would you pick a new one or one that was on fire and repaired? :-\
Agreed
You basically have seven to ten seconds from when you smell smoke to extinguish a vehicle fire, if you see flames it is usually too late already.
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #112 on: June 06, 2012, 11:48:45 am »
In the eyes of the insurance, yes, if the spots have not been wired up proffesionally (which you will have to prove) then they could have caused the fire, or any other non standard electrical accessory.

Im playing devils advocate here and hope for your sake that Im wrong, but my experience with insurance companies is that YOU get shafted (not a BMW pun  :biggrin:). By not paying out, they make money and stay in business.

If you worried about that, you are probably with Outsurance, and then you have a reason to worry

Yep, stuff Outsurance 8)

You pray that Outsurance don't want to fix it ::)
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #113 on: June 06, 2012, 12:07:54 pm »
Quote from: lecap

"Then you don't want that" (pointing at the 12kg powder extinguisher)



We emptied 2 of those dry powder extinguishers and it did squat! We ended up running for the fire hose. That made short work of the fire.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #114 on: June 06, 2012, 12:45:12 pm »
The insurance is now wanting to calculate the retail value of the GS. How does one calculate the retail value of an immaculate 1100GS?
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #115 on: June 06, 2012, 12:49:25 pm »
The insurance is now wanting to calculate the retail value of the GS. How does one calculate the retail value of an immaculate 1100GS?


ai man, dis sleg wat gebeur het. toe ek in 2009 net saggies geval het met my 1150 GSA wou hulle net afskryf, maar het my aangebied om n plaasvervanger te soek. Dis was moeiliker op daai stadium. maar die opsie is steeds daar. hang seker af van jou polis se fynskrif.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #116 on: June 06, 2012, 02:43:11 pm »
The insurance is now wanting to calculate the retail value of the GS. How does one calculate the retail value of an immaculate 1100GS?


that's another thing I can't understand from these farkers - they never seem to struggle to recalculate your monthly premiums, but when payoutday comes, they are baffled...... ::)
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #117 on: June 06, 2012, 08:40:18 pm »
RIP
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #118 on: June 07, 2012, 08:59:51 am »
The insurance is now wanting to calculate the retail value of the GS. How does one calculate the retail value of an immaculate 1100GS?


that's another thing I can't understand from these farkers - they never seem to struggle to recalculate your monthly premiums, but when payoutday comes, they are baffled...... ::)

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #119 on: June 07, 2012, 02:30:22 pm »
The insurance is now wanting to calculate the retail value of the GS. How does one calculate the retail value of an immaculate 1100GS?


Basically they're just gonna look in a little book for the suggested price. Problem is that that price is never worth the value of the bike. What year model was it?