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How will you fix your crashed bike?

  • I will only replace what's need to make it operable

    Votes: 12 54.5%
  • I will replace plastics if cracked but not if rashed

    Votes: 4 18.2%
  • I will replace everything to make it showroom again

    Votes: 8 36.4%
  • I don't fix them..I throw the bike away

    Votes: 1 4.5%
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Many people crash their bikes. Some fix them to get it back on the road and others want to put it back to perfect condition...

I always thought that when I had my down with my 9R that I would put it back to perfect but after I had the down. I just thought it was stupid to do so. I didn't want to claim it and didn't want to spend the money to replace just some rashed plastics. Maybe it would be different if the plastics were cracked but not for some rash.

But then hear that SV went down at the GAP and plans on getting his plastics repainted ASAP.

What about you guys?
 

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I don't want to ride around on a skinned up bike, or drive a dented car...It makes you look like you can't ride/drive. I would fix it...I doubt if I would put the bee back to factory...I would probably do a more custom paint scheme, but I would fix any damage ASAP
 

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Gas Man said:
Many people crash their bikes. Some fix them to get it back on the road and others want to put it back to perfect condition...

I always thought that when I had my down with my 9R that I would put it back to perfect but after I had the down. I just thought it was stupid to do so. I didn't want to claim it and didn't want to spend the money to replace just some rashed plastics. Maybe it would be different if the plastics were cracked but not for some rash.

But then hear that SV went down at the GAP and plans on getting his plastics repainted ASAP.

What about you guys?
Thanks Gas!! I dropped the bike in a parking lot before and cracked the rear fairing and scratched the rear plastics, so I replaced and had the bike custom painted within a month. I don't like riding around a scratched, cracked, or dirty MC. It's all about the image. I need to contact my painter friend this week.
 

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I thought the same thing DL but I didn't do that when it came right to it. I still to this day have some rash on my side plastics from the deer incident...
 

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I thought the same thing DL but I didn't do that when it came right to it. I still to this day have some rash on my side plastics from the deer incident...
i think the only reason why I did it was because my deductable was on 300 bucks. if it was like a G then i would proly still have the rash on it. it does give it character though.
 

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Yeah that's what I say... character... it also just sits there and begs for somebody to ask for the story.

My deduct is only $500 and can be eatin up with more repairs, in most shops. But I don't want to give my insurance company any reason to drop me...
 

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Yeah that's what I say... character... it also just sits there and begs for somebody to ask for the story.

My deduct is only $500 and can be eatin up with more repairs, in most shops. But I don't want to give my insurance company any reason to drop me...
Likewise
 

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Oh, Twisy...you see I put a option on the poll just for you! Glad to see you check in on the thread!! :dthumb:
 

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Depends how much it costs to fix bike. I never purchase collison insurance on my bikes, by the time you take into account deductible if you ride bike few years your bike is paid for. Cheap Jap bikes its the rule.
 

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My bike is a "Learner bike". The plastics have some rash and some cracks. I plan to keep it that way. I want to be learning and not have to worry about how the bike looks (well, I care a little). Then maybe after a while with some experience under my belt (Im thinking 8-12 months), Ill either fix up the ninja, or go buy a new bike. I only fixed what is needed to make it run and pass inspection.


If I did lay down the ninja afer a while, Id see how much time, trouble, and money it would be to fix it. If those factors dont work out for me, id "Throw it in the gutta, and go buy anotha"...

Actually Id try to sell it/part it out and buy a new bike...
 

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That's a good way of doing it... but with the car in your avatar I'd think you'd just buy a new one...trash it...and then buy another new one... :D

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That's a good way of doing it... but with the car in your avatar I'd think you'd just buy a new one...trash it...and then buy another new one... :D

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I wish that was my car...That would be the old man's vette. I just happened to jump in frame while he was taking pictures. If I trashed it, I dont think Id see another day to go and buy another vette. I drive a 97 Prelude, and hopefully soon an 01 zx6r. But yea when it comes down to it, you have to ask yourself, is it really worth fixing? If you think yes, then go fix it. If you think no, you do what you want to do with it and go buy new bike. You should be pleased either way.
 

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That's kinda what happen to me... it wasn't worth it to fix it if all I might do is give it more scratchs.... so I just held off. I will wait to claim anything like that till I totall her or somin bad like that!

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