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It's not bad, the tank was repaired in that same spot when I fixed it the first time, it's a big chip in the filler.
I just sent the estimate and photos to the insurance company, almost $3300 , I could have made it more but I don't want to total the bike, even at that it still might, hopefully they take the bikes condition into account.
I am ready to fight with them though, I can't even find an 06 Mirage Orange Roadster for sale to compare value. All the ones I find are 04-05 and black or blue.
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Doesn't look too bad. Tank does not appear to be dented, any chance of saving it?

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It's not bad, the tank was repaired in that same spot when I fixed it the first time, it's a big chip in the filler.
I just sent the estimate and photos to the insurance company, almost $3300 , I could have made it more but I don't want to total the bike, even at that it still might, hopefully they take the bikes condition into account.
I am ready to fight with them though, I can't even find an 06 Mirage Orange Roadster for sale to compare value. All the ones I find are 04-05 and black or blue.

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I thought the number where they total cars was 80% of the value, not sure if bikes are the same.
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I thought the number where they total cars was 80% of the value, not sure if bikes are the same.
Every ins co is different, 80% is about average, some are 75, I've seen some leasing companys total at 50%. Talked to the adjuster today, he is still reviewing, it I should know tomorrow.
I went back to work today, but I forgot to grab the decals for you, I will try to mail them at lunch tomorrow.
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Every ins co is different, 80% is about average, some are 75, I've seen some leasing companys total at 50%. Talked to the adjuster today, he is still reviewing, it I should know tomorrow.
I went back to work today, but I forgot to grab the decals for you, I will try to mail them at lunch tomorrow.
Good luck with it. The two times I went down it never occurred to me to file an insurance claim. On both occasions I got up and rode away.

The first on my Softail would have been a new front fender which goes for $800 painted plus a new bracket for my aux lights, so probably about $1,000 total if I installed.

The second was my Sportster when I went down at 70. Saddle bag, tourpak, windshield, Kuryakyn LED aux lights, broken stop on lower tree, windshield, my helmet, and of course my riding jacket. Trouble is all of that was bought used and I had no receipts for any of it so it would have been interesting reporting the claim. Also, since I did not wait around for the police I had no incident report proving it occurred.

Thanks again on the stickers. I hope to sit down with the painter in a week or so and go over everything. Before I get the tank painted I need to drill the hole in the bottom to plumb in my aux fuel tank and that has me a bit nervous ...
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Ditto. When mine spit me off I just got up and rode it to the appointment I was late for and started fixing it once home. I'd try to fix the mark in the tank and work out the rough spots as you find replacement parts. It's just one of those things.
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Well, I finally settled up with the insurance company, the value of the bike came back higher than anticipated, so they payed from my estimate. It was no where near totaled.
So I replaced handle bars, clutch lever and perch, switch housing, and shifter side forward control mount, foot peg, shifter peg.
Also made a small repair to the primary cover, I just sanded out the gouge, sanded the area around it with a red scotchbrite pad, cleaned really good, and sprayed some VHT wrinkle black paint on the repair area. It's not a perfect match, but close enough, with the foot peg assembly back on it's undetectable.
The only thing left to do is repair the tank, but I will probably wait for winter before I do that. I might find a cool sticker to cover the damage for now.
Here's some pics of the primary cover repair.

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Well, I finally settled up with the insurance company, the value of the bike came back higher than anticipated, so they payed from my estimate. It was no where near totaled.
So I replaced handle bars, clutch lever and perch, switch housing, and shifter side forward control mount, foot peg, shifter peg.
Also made a small repair to the primary cover, I just sanded out the gouge, sanded the area around it with a red scotchbrite pad, cleaned really good, and sprayed some VHT wrinkle black paint on the repair area. It's not a perfect match, but close enough, with the foot peg assembly back on it's undetectable.
The only thing left to do is repair the tank, but I will probably wait for winter before I do that. I might find a cool sticker to cover the damage for now.
Here's some pics of the primary cover repair.

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No, I'm still gonna trailer it down, it's almost 600 miles one way, I don't know if I'm up for that yet. Plus my wife will not be as worried about me.
I can't wait though, see you Thursday brother!

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It's going to be fun! I'm glad you are going to make it!!

Just realized I am about a week behind on the meet thread. Got to get to work now though..

Should get up there on Thursday. Will let you guys know when we head out.

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Well, I finally settled up with the insurance company, the value of the bike came back higher than anticipated, so they payed from my estimate. It was no where near totaled.
So I replaced handle bars, clutch lever and perch, switch housing, and shifter side forward control mount, foot peg, shifter peg.
Also made a small repair to the primary cover, I just sanded out the gouge, sanded the area around it with a red scotchbrite pad, cleaned really good, and sprayed some VHT wrinkle black paint on the repair area. It's not a perfect match, but close enough, with the foot peg assembly back on it's undetectable.
The only thing left to do is repair the tank, but I will probably wait for winter before I do that. I might find a cool sticker to cover the damage for now.
Glad to hear you are getting it back together.

Do you mean a cool sticker like this?

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