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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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OUCH part 2 - I'm starting to think its me

After all the problems I had last year -- http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...highlight=ouch I've had six perfect months of smiles and enjoyment.
I ran the bike all over winter, including a nervous 30 mile, 2 hour journey home from work one January morning with 4 inches of snow on the roads. Having survived all that I was starting to look forward to summer when it all got a little too hot for me.............

Unfortunately I didn't have time for pictures as the flames were licking up from around the alternator burning my leathers, I managed to unload a powder extinguisher which put the flames out and turned her a nice shade of white.

A strong cup of tea and a lot of and "F*@~ing Italian Sh*t bike" later I got it collected by the insurers.

Not sure the exact extent of the damage but hopefully I'll get them to email some pictures through with the costs etc to repair, which I'll post on here.

Not sure if it was best to save her before she went right up, or if a smouldering frame and a healthy cheque from the insurers would have been best? I guess only time and hindsight will tell.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 09:32 AM
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That's not a lucky bike you got there. Maybe you should have watched it burn, although I can't imagine doin' it myself. We love these things too much. Main thing is you're ok. What started it, do you know?
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Not a clue and couldn't see anything obvious through all the extinguisher powder!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 05:04 PM
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They will almost citainly right it off - pester them for a buy back offer, you may be able to take it off them for peanuts.
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its a write off, the powder causes horrible corrosion with moisture around

take the check and buy another.....

you might want to buy it back for a track only bike though!

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so any other news on the claims or anything??
Will they give you a new bike?

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Apparently the insurers are still examining the bike to assess the damage, which probably means its still in storage waiting to be seen!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 05:27 AM
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Bloody hell !

Glad you are ok !

I had a 900ss that blew a few cells out of the battery whilst riding it...acid went here and there and
on me, though the leathers saved me from any burns...Got it under a hose within minutes....though even
that was too late for the damage to the cases, swing arm, exhausts, plastics etc....Was all superficial
damage, but put it thru insurance and they wrote it off straight away. They put the bike to auction
shortly after but I was way too jaded to think about buying it (this same thing happened to my previous
ducati also...)

Doesn't take much to write off a bike it seems...

Swore I would never buy a 2nd hand duke ever again...but I did...just waiting for that familiar 'POP' again

Good luck!

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Currently : mv1000f4 312r, Ducati 750ss (95),and previously...gsxr600 k1, yzf1000r, ducati 900ss, ducati 600m, yzf750r, cbr600f, xt600, gpz900r, nsr250sp, kr1,
cagiva mito 125 (lawson replica), rg250, z250, cb350 (Four)...and counting...
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