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Sooo just a small rant.

My R6 was just stolen about a month ago. I went out purchased a new 959. I have less that 600 miles on this beast and the property manager at my apartment complex backed into my bike and pushed it about 6 inches. There is cosmetic damage to some of the plastics. However, she pushed it so hard that the kickstand bit into the ground and was bent. Looks like it may be bolted to the oil pan because now the oil is draining outta the bike.

Good news is that she called me and told me she did it. Just got off the phone with her insurance and they will take care of it. Bad news is I now have a 959 with less than 600 miles on it that has a reported accident on it. Not sure why I'm putting this here only that you guys may be the only ones who understand my frustration.

Thanks for listening :|
 

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What does taking care of it mean? New plastics, new kickstand, and repair of the crank case?

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She went so far as to partially destroy your new motorcycle to get your attention - she's a keeper! NOT!! She's INSANE!!!

sorry you'll be unable to ride for a couple weeks!
 

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I feel your pain. Happened to me with a previous bike. Now I'm very particular as to where I park.
 

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She went so far as to partially destroy your new motorcycle to get your attention - she's a keeper! NOT!! She's INSANE!!!

sorry you'll be unable to ride for a couple weeks!

I must have missed something, this was an intentional?
 

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Very sorry to hear this. Trust me, I know the feeling all to well but it sounds like you are going to get it taken care of and the damage could have been much worse. Your baby will be as good as new soon and you'll quickly forget it ever happened.
 

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Sooo just a small rant.

My R6 was just stolen about a month ago. I went out purchased a new 959. I have less that 600 miles on this beast and the property manager at my apartment complex backed into my bike and pushed it about 6 inches. There is cosmetic damage to some of the plastics. However, she pushed it so hard that the kickstand bit into the ground and was bent. Looks like it may be bolted to the oil pan because now the oil is draining outta the bike.

Good news is that she called me and told me she did it. Just got off the phone with her insurance and they will take care of it. Bad news is I now have a 959 with less than 600 miles on it that has a reported accident on it. Not sure why I'm putting this here only that you guys may be the only ones who understand my frustration.

Thanks for listening :|

Take it to a reputable Ducati dealer and have them go over it with a fine tooth comb for hidden damage. You don't want something popping up later that is related to the accident. Good luck to you on this!
 
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Take it to a reputable Ducati dealer and have them go over it with a fine tooth comb for hidden damage.
Can't be stressed enough. If they charge labour for the check (and if it's a thorough one, they will), that'll be covered too. Keep all invoices and receipts and remember: every single scratch that wasn't there before is what you are going to have fixed, even if that means a completely new piece.
 

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every single scratch
Yeah @idzr0 you see that scratch on the exhaust can? Time to get Akras. That rim damage, yep, time for some carbon rims.
 

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Having been through this, I would trade the bike with a new one right now. This may cost you but not as much as you may think. My repaired bike never handled like new thereafter. Moreover, upon resale, it will show up as accidented. If it was me, I'd take the loss now and not have to worry about future issues which may cost you even more in dollars and aggravation.
 

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Having been through this, I would trade the bike with a new one right now. This may cost you but not as much as you may think. My repaired bike never handled like new thereafter. Moreover, upon resale, it will show up as accidented. If it was me, I'd take the loss now and not have to worry about future issues which may cost you even more in dollars and aggravation.
This!!! I have to do that. I don't want to be riding this bike later and have some "ghost" thing going on. I will also be trying to get a diminishing value on the bike. In the grand scheme of things no one died, but it sure is a huge PITA. :|
 

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Yes, what a bummer! I had a farm tractor with a mowing attachment pull out in front of me just as I rounded a fast corner on my ZX-14 back in April. I ended up going with plan D for Ditch and it didn't pan out too well. Luckily the damage to the bike was mostly cosmetic and after spending about $1500 on parts and 10 hours forced labor putting it all back together, she looks and handles like new. You might have been lucky and the frame and forks are fine but only an experienced shop will be able to tell for sure. They can look at the impact damage and follow the load paths and transferred forces which can lead to nasty things like a torqued frame or bent forks/triple tree clamps etc. I would feel confident if a good shop did the inspection and repairs but make sure they don't miss anything. If it's even lightly scratched, have them replace it. You deserve to have your machine returned to "AS NEW " condition.
 

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I just got the estimate back from the shop. She did $11,400 in damage :| Apparently when she backed into it she got the front wheel and the engine case was damaged. That is where all the oil was coming from. Thank God for insurance.
 

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I just got the estimate back from the shop. She did $11,400 in damage :| Apparently when she backed into it she got the front wheel and the engine case was damaged. That is where all the oil was coming from. Thank God for insurance.
If the adjuster for her insurance company doesn't total it and offer to hand you a check for the replacement amount, I would be shocked.
 

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I would think that as well.
 

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Thank God for insurance.
Let's hope your property manager sees it through and her insurance covers all of the damage.
 
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