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I spent 6 hours getting Allstate to send me a temp Insurance card to my email.
It seems they are farming all the online people out to local agents, once I found my local agent he came thru for me. But darn it 6 hours.
I then went to the DMV and paid the fee to them, for license plates.
After that I was able to RIDE the bike to get it inspected.
Good news it passed the inspection and the belt hasn't broken yet. yeehaw
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I pined for it; looked at the empty space in the garage where it used to sit … sigh …
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Yeah, that sounds ominous, Folkie.
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Yeah, that sounds ominous, Folkie.
I took it in to the dealer on Thursday for the 1,000 miles service. Picked it up this morning and had a lovely (sunny!) ride home.

Sorry, didn't mean to scare you!
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I took it in to the dealer on Thursday for the 1,000 miles service. Picked it up this morning and had a lovely (sunny!) ride home.

Sorry, didn't mean to scare you!
Phew!
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I noticed something really odd on my ride home. There was this strange yellow ball in the sky?
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I noticed something really odd on my ride home. There was this strange yellow ball in the sky?
Weird wasn't it, don't panic, normal service WILL be restored soon enough!

Spent last weekend swapping out the forwards for mids. Spend today test riding the arse off it! Splendid stuff, Lots of happy bikers on the road today, me included

Glad you got your bike back, I was another one who thought something drastic had happened!
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symptom: Front brake switch only worked 98% of the time.
Cost me $65 to prove that my front brake switch wasn't intermittently bad.
Cost me 3 hours to prove there was a broken wire in the main harness (where it exits the headlight housing).
So I guess I gave her some blood, sweat & tears today..... but she's happier now.
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I took a picture of the spider web growing on it !!

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Believe me your better off doing the work yourself! I've spent lots o cash paying people to screw up something I could easily screw up myself!
Like I said, I trust their work. After they did some warranty work on it, I checked out what they did. Top quality stuff.

Anyway, with insurance. I nominate a repairer. The repairer gets the work and is paid directly by the company. Not like I can get the parts my self, do the work and pocket the difference.
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Not like I can get the parts my self, do the work and pocket the difference.
I've done exactly that more than once. I got a quote for the parts (on my local dealer's headed paper, or by printing off price for aftermarket parts from manufacturers' or suppliers' websites) and estimated the labour time. The insurance company paid me £35 per hour to do the work (compared to about £76 per hour it would have cost them to pay a dealer to do the work), after their assessor / engineer visited to inspect the damage and compare to my list. He was pleased that I'd already done most of his job for him by getting the parts prices and reckoned my garage was better equipped than many dealers he'd visited.

I received a cheque to cover the agreed value of parts and labour, which was more than enough to cover the cost of better replacement parts. If you have the knowhow and if your insurers agree to it, it's definitely worth doing - it's a win-win situation for you and your insurers. My insurers eventually recovered their costs from the other party's insurers, but they didn't know that at the time they paid me, as the blame was being contested.
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