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Old 10-24-2008, 07:51 PM
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down AGAIN!, looking for fairings

Hey guys,

Its been a while since I've posted, or even visited for that matter. We moved from the Western NY area to Smiths Grove, KY in July, and are still kinda getting settled in. So I just haven't had as much time to get online as I used to.

Anyway.... If you recognize my name, then you may remember I had a pretty bad down back in April. Well the bike was all back together, minus replacing the left fairing (i fixed it, and had some primer on it, but wasn't repainted)...

I was on my way to work last Saturday, and about 2 miles up the road, going through some turns at around 35MPH, I met up with a semi hauling milk from the dairy farms out here who was swinging pretty wide into this turn, and had completely blocked my side of the road. This was a tight turn, so i needed a little room. Well I had to make the choice to straighten out, and take the ditch over hitting the truck. I slowed as best I could, but i was headed down hill, and the grass on the side of the road was wet still. So I rode down into ditch, and once the bike reached the bottom, it stopped and through me over it. I was in full gear, and had no injury's.

Broke my right side fairing, chipped some corners off my Sharkskinz lower, put some scuffs on my tail fairing, and gas tank (but not bad), scraped mirror, and of course bent the mounting brackets for the fairings. (oh yea, scuffed up my right side Micron)... It took a bit to get the bike out of the ditch as the grass was wet, I chased down the truck at the next dairy, and called the sherriff.

Because our vehicles didn't collide, the insurance company isn't liable as he is a "contributing factor", but the deputy said i've got a great cival suit. I called the owner of the trucking company, and he originally said some BS about not being liable, but seemed to have changed his theme today as he called me back out of the blue. I'm hoping that he's going to cut the check to fix everything, but we shall see... If not, small claims court is only so far away...



SO..................................

Other than SharkSkinz, are there any other aftermarket companies for fairings? Also, what about all those fairings on ebay for the RC51? Has anybody perfected a build based on those fairings? I know its been done, but has anybody documented what is needed? I wouldn't mind having some of the cool sets they have on ebay. they may be cheap plastics, but I'm sure would work ok.


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Old 10-24-2008, 08:08 PM
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Sorry about your bad luck but glad you're ok. Welcome back! Roads, drivers, habits all change with what part of the country you're in. Give it some time. Stay on top of the trucking company. They crashed you out and they need to fix up your bike. Thank God they are not paying a wrongful death lawsuit.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:36 PM
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thanks man. I'm glad I wear gear now. Nice little slide through grass and no scrath on me. Would u settle for a little less out of court if it was enough to fix bike? Honda dealer quote was 1960 to repair
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Show me the money. I don't deal with ******** that are going to play one game, pay for one and then renig on the whole deal. Threaten to hire an attorney, he takes 1/3 and you still get your bike fixed - costs them more. Take the bike to Honda let them fix every little loose screw and charge them for all the repairs. Mean time, see your doctor. Anything, that is different, talk to him about it.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:07 PM
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Don't threaten to get an attorney. Just get one.
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Yeah. that too!
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:35 AM
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I don't recommend either one. Last thing you want to do is threaten anyone at this point. Try being polite but assertive during the entire thing.

Going to court would be a very bad thing for you, and most lawyers aren't going to touch this one. If it does have to go to court it will be against the insurance provider for the company, not the company itself. You would have a very hard time proving liability in court without a couple witnesses.

Who's to say you didn't just crash your bike and then come up with the story, or maybe the truck driver was completely within his lane but you just suck. Those are the things you would be fighting in court, and you would lose.

My advice, keep with him on the phone for a couple weeks. Show up to his office with the repair quote and POLITELY ask him if he's willing to help you with it. If he is an *** or just blows you off, forget it and move on.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:49 AM
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glad it wasn't worse. look here:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/indemnity

basically means gets you back where you were no better or worse. give em a chance and get your bike the way it was. good luck. go vols...
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:29 AM
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Josh, do I see a trend here?

Seriously though, glad your OK.

I hope it works out for ya.

I have a riding related queston for you, have you taken a MSF course?
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:05 AM
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No riding course. Been riding for 12 years, been down twice, both this year and this bike
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:14 AM
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Lets try and not go for a hat-trick... Glad you were ok!
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:32 AM
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Josh it wouldnt be a bad idea to take a MSF course, this goes for everyone (especially in light of your recent bad luck). There is nothing wrong with education.

I took the BRC course years ago, when I started riding 12 years ago.

This summer I retook the BRC, and really enjoyed it. I also took for the first time the ERC this year.
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Talk with an adjuster from your insurance company. If you have a reputable company they have a fiduciary responsibility to represent you in court, provide legal council at no cost to you.
Do not just take the word of an agent who may not know the law or particulars of a policy.
Get a copy of the police report and hopefully they gave the driver a citation, if not see if they will give him one now.
Photograph skid marks on the road from the truck and bike, measure out the distances, be aware of the blind spots the truck driver has as well as your own, and note time of day, and conditions.
If you want a favorable outcome unfortunately you have to do everyone’s job for them.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:38 PM
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so what happened? did you ever get your check?
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:43 PM
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i feel for ya' josh...i'm a careful rider but it only took one asswipe to take me out; thank gosh i was on my pos chinese 150 dual sport...
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by joshuatest View Post

Other than SharkSkinz, are there any other aftermarket companies for fairings? Also, what about all those fairings on ebay for the RC51? Has anybody perfected a build based on those fairings? I know its been done, but has anybody documented what is needed? I wouldn't mind having some of the cool sets they have on ebay. they may be cheap plastics, but I'm sure would work ok.


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Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Atleast you're ok.

If you're looking for full fairngs, mabye you could get the Mario Nava setup... http://web.tiscali.it/mario_nava/vtr1000_b_e.html
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:52 AM
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As for the new fairings check out Nicecycle.com they're ABS plastic. Tis where I'm getting mine from.
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They got some really nice stuff but I didn't see the VTR listed any place. Are they just out of stock - have you guys seen our fairings there before? Nothing listed at the moment that I could see.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:27 AM
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I definately see them under honda, scroll down to the bottom you should see VTR-1000 they have like 5 or 6 sets.
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those are for the RC51, just look at the headlight fairings.....they are not for our headlight assemblies.
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Originally Posted by usmc7051 View Post
I definately see them under honda, scroll down to the bottom you should see VTR-1000 they have like 5 or 6 sets.
my bad - I'll check again! Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:26 AM
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Yeah I see what your saying, can't be too hard to change the headlights though.
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OK I found them! They list them with the RC-51. Must be mostly the same castings with the exception of the headlight cowl. Good looking stuff. Little on the spendy side but it looks like the lower is part of the side panels.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:01 PM
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Divingindaytona: i think your advice is good, but its stupid to ask him if he has taken an msf course or question his riding abilities. We all know the idiot drivers out there, that doesnt meant its his fault.
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it pisses me off that a truck could almost kill a man and theree is no legal recourse? i have a buddy who hit a cow in his cage that was standing in the middle of a blind corner. he and his wife were ok and when they called the county law they get some bs that they are at fault cause the cow had the right of way? and to top it off they were liable for the cows injury. all because the road was a f.m.(farm to market road)
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