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RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:04 pm
by milleplod
My lovely, early RT was written off last week - an HGV turned right across my path....BANG! :shock: Kin ell, I spent 15 mins staring into space, unable to move my arms or legs, which was terrifying, to put it mildly. My limbs gradually resumed normal service, and the subsequent CT scan showed no bone damage, it was a compression of my spine that caused things to 'switch off' for a bit. I've been left with a few grazes and bruises, and a horrible tingling (think pins and needles x 100!) in both arms and hands, fine control of my fingers is a bit iffy and the skin on my hands and lower arms is super-sensitive. I've also got ringing in my ears.....and I ache all over. I'm really surprised I didn't break anything!

The driver never even spoke to me, it seemed ages till someone else came to me lying on the road, quite a lonely feeling that! Anyway, the police attended, driver being done for a due care and I'm now back home mending. I've already started the hunt for a new bike, with a budget of £7-8k. Do I go for a late aircooled RT, or an early watercooled one.....?? :?

Pete

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:17 pm
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Decidedly scary, glad to hear you are OK.

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Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:52 pm
by windmill john
Hope you fully get back to normal Pete.

Airhead of course :smile:

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Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:00 pm
by Mjolinor
Never mind you, what about the poor bike? :) (I jest)

What damage? Is it not a possible rebuild candidate?

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:26 pm
by DEEP DIVER
Hope you heal up ok Pete.

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Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:13 pm
by george baker
Hi Pete
let's hope you recover full function soon

George

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Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:16 pm
by raesewell
Blimey Pete, glad you are OK. You're not having much luck with BMWs maybe you should consider an FJR :razz:

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:44 pm
by vmx1200
Pete, so sorry to hear this news, the bike isn't at the moment just get yourself well, plenty of time to to get another machine.

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:03 pm
by Rob Frankhamr
Really sorry to hear it... that really is a buggeration of the first water. It's no fun being on the other side of an RTC. Still, look on the positive side ... you're in one piece and you've got a new bike to look forward to.

Get better quickly.

Rob

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:40 pm
by CharlieVictor
Damn right turners !
Get well bro.

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:43 pm
by peter
Glad you're in one piece, sorry about the bike.
A careless driver, that's the way I lost my R100CS too.

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:00 pm
by gogs01
Pete,
That sounds like a horrific experience ! Glad you're on the mend. :smile:
As for a replacement bike, my personal experience has led me to believe that the "end of run" models are less troublesome than the first versions of the new model. That would lead me to look more kindly on a well-spec'd, well maintained 2013 "air cooled" bike than a 2014 LC. Just my opinion though - good luck whatever you decide. :grin:

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:03 pm
by Mark Esposito
Glad you are recovering well, sorry to hear what happened.

Mark

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Re: RT written off....

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:35 am
by Jockboxer
Glad you're OK! Get lawyered up and take the b******** for every penny! (Sorry to be mercenary but it's the only way these numpties learn!) Glad the Police were involved - the idiot should lose his licence! Grrrr!

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:53 am
by Mjolinor
Hmm, last time I got the police involved when someone hit my wife's car, apologised then drove off refusing to give insurance details the police refused to do anything. Tthey would not tell me where the women lived or even go to see her. All they would do is offer sage advice of "that is what your insurance is for".

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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:02 pm
by Tincan3
Really glad to hear you survived the encounter Pete, without major damage to yourself. I have a mate who seriously scored under similar circumstances (well, roughly similar...). He was going up a steep hill on his Honda 90 when an old dear in a Morris Minor turned across (to her right) in front of him. He had a 14 stone passenger on the back so was not going fast but broke his leg (tibia or fibula, I forget). Anyway, he was off work for a few weeks and got so much from the insurance compensation he was able to buy a Vincent series D Rapide, an amazing machine. It needed a back up workshop to keep on the road, however, so he later sold it and now has an assortment of BMWs.

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:01 pm
by gogs01
..... I have a mate who seriously scored under similar circumstances ..... he was off work for a few weeks and got so much from the insurance compensation he was able to buy a Vincent series D Rapide .....
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Pete - maybe you'll get enough for a new R1250RT ? :grin:

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:00 pm
by Jaythro
TWIN CAM All the way Pete The newer the better

Heal Well Heal Fast

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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:14 pm
by Mjolinor
I always find that the most profitable is to not involve your insurance, deal directly with the other party's and take a payment in lieu of repairs rather than letting them write your vehicle off.

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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:33 pm
by Jaythro
I always find that the most profitable is to not involve your insurance, deal directly with the other party's and take a payment in lieu of repairs rather than letting them write your vehicle off.
I suspect with the bang that Pete had?

Said Bike is not in a decent state of repair at all

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:05 pm
by daveb
get well soon

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:45 pm
by Ruralman
Sorry to hear that Pete, hope that you feel better soon

Regards
Keith


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Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:48 pm
by milleplod
Thanks for the replies and encouraging words chaps, much appreciated.....even from Rae, 'encouraging' me, yet again, to get an FJR! :lol: :grin:

My RT's definitely buggered, as expected - forks bent, all the front and nearside plastics wrecked, front wheel bent, silencer trashed....the list goes on!

I'm mending slowly, my left hand has lost most of its grip and my fingers only seem to work in slow motion - bit weird that....tying shoelaces is nigh-on impossible, washing my face is awkward as I have to actually think about making things move, and when they do, I can't really feel them doing the job I've demanded they do!! :shock: Anyway, I'm told things should improve....fingers crossed....that's if I can get them to cross, of course! :lol:

Be careful out there chaps!

Pete

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:33 pm
by george baker
Hi Pete
are you left handed? Grow a beard to cut down face washing

Take care and get well soon
George

Re: RT written off....

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:09 pm
by Mjolinor
Have you got a doctor's opinion of the lack of grip and movement difficulties?

That sounds really dodgy to me and a tad strange.