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Old 09-26-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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question about bike repair?

So this may or may not be a stupid question but has anyone had body replacement done on their bike repaired from the insurance companies. If so how long did it take for the adjuster to put the claim in, how long did it take to get your repair complete? comments please
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:22 PM   #2
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often it goes like this:

rider brings bike to dealer, asks for estimate.
make sure the dealer is approved by the ins. co to do estimates, most authorized dealers should be, as well as reputable shops, but check to be sure.

the service dept will do the estimate(parts+labor), and will call or fax the quote to the ins co. then the ins co decides what they want to do. depends on the damage.

in this case just body damage means its most likely not going to be totalled. (depends on year of the bike i guess)

once the ins co gives the approval the dealer should do the job.

now to answer the original question, could take a week, or a few weeks really. depends on how good the customer service is of the dealer and the ins co. if the service dept is not backed up, they should be able to do the quote in a few hours. then its up to how fast the ins co wants to give the approval, if they sit on their a$$ it may take a while. if they are good, you might get a approval same day.

after that your probably going to wait 5-6 days for the parts to come in. should take an hour or so to put them on, again it depends on how busy the service dept is and when they can get to it.

your best bet is to stay in close contact with your service writer from the dealer and your ins agent through the whole process. what you want to avoid is a situation where someone thought you were going to make a phone call, and you assume they were handling it and hadnt forgetten (remember people have alot of to do sometimes)
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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Well its Motorcycles Unlimited so i think it should go smoothly but ive never had to do this for a bike so im just thinking on how long its going to be cuz i miss my bike already. pretty much everything (fork tubes, tank, front, end cowl, and light housing) is getting repaired so. Do you think once the adjuster has approved the claim that it will take about a week or 2?
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Well its Motorcycles Unlimited so i think it should go smoothly but ive never had to do this for a bike so im just thinking on how long its going to be cuz i miss my bike already. pretty much everything (fork tubes, tank, front, end cowl, and light housing) is getting repaired so. Do you think once the adjuster has approved the claim that it will take about a week or 2?
maybe say goodbye to your gsxr in that case. remember, bikes aren't like cars. even if your mirror, levers, foot pegs, etc. etc. is scratched......guess what, they gotta pay for a new one.

usually.....insurance will pay to replace parts. if you have your bike at Motorcycles Unlimited....you are in good hands. they'll get you taken care of as fast as humanly possible.

it's really up to the insurance.......and parts delivery.
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what year is your gixxer?

if its old, the ins. co may just cut you a check for the value of your bike. if its newer it may be worth fixing. cant really say without seeing it.

if it can be repaired, than yeah, i would say a week or two is possible, but you never know, parts can be back-ordered, etc..you might be better off just getting a check for the value, than you just pick out another one!
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