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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 08:28 PM
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What I thought was a minor low-side on my first bike, a 2019 Iron 883 turned out to be over $7,500 in damage. On a $9K bike, insurance just totaled it out.

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Was there offer to allow you to by it back? Bought my Vette back after they totaled it. Valued at 8K at that time, bought it back for 1300.
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Was there offer to allow you to by it back? Bought my Vette back after they totaled it. Valued at 8K at that time, bought it back for 1300.
No, or at least it wasn't voiced to me/sent in any form. It went to auction. Truthfully, still being so new to bikes (remember, it was like 23 hours after I bought it that I went down) and having never worked on one - I would've been leery. If they offered, could I have bought it back for cheap and had it fixed up? Yeah. But I didn't know what I didn't know, either. It always would've been in the back of my mind "is it really as good as it was when it was new?" Plus the thought of a salvage or rebuilt title wasn't great if/when I did decide to trade it in or sell it to upgrade.

Damage was:

Dented tank (no issue with the paint, I could've lived with it)
Broken front wheel
Broken rear brake and peg
Toasted exhaust
Broken rear right-turn signal
Damage to the triple tree
*Edit - there was some talk about frame damage, but I didn't see it - again, too new to know what to look for

That's what I could see. Who knows what else may have been up with it electrically, etc. Factor in parts plus the standard labor charges - it was going to be expensive.

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No, or at least it wasn't voiced to me/sent in any form. It went to auction. Truthfully, still being so new to bikes (remember, it was like 23 hours after I bought it that I went down) and having never worked on one - I would've been leery. If they offered, could I have bought it back for cheap and had it fixed up? Yeah. But I didn't know what I didn't know, either. It always would've been in the back of my mind "is it really as good as it was when it was new?" Plus the thought of a salvage or rebuilt title wasn't great if/when I did decide to trade it in or sell it to upgrade..
My vette had bent frame behind front wheel, firewall was shredded like buzz saw went after it. No steel pan on 68's. First night had 1/2 dozen guys wanted, went for 3500.
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Lot's of $$$$$$$$$$

The Insurance company might just total it it don't take much any more for an insurance company to total a Veihecal.
That's always been my understanding. The damage to my bike from the wreck in March was ~ $15,000.00 on a '17 Ultra Classic and they fixed it. Foremost, not that it should make any difference, and I did get the bike back in better shape than before the accident.
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