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Offline Shandy

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Re: New member - London
« Reply #20 on: Oct 22, 2019, 01:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by ButterBean [+]
It might be a while before I'm back on the orad as well. 2 weeks into owning the bike someone knocked it over in a carpark and I just received a text from my insurance company saying its likely to be a write off !

 :172: That sucks, bad luck dude.

what year and model is it? Rictus might be right, consider a buy back and pay out, you might be better off.

It just depends if you're planning on keeping the bike for a long time or not? If you change bikes often then might not be worth it as the write off will render the bike almost worthless to anyone other than you.

let's hope damage isn't as bad as first thought and she's able to be repaired. Fingers crossed!

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Re: New member - London
« Reply #21 on: Oct 26, 2019, 09:30 AM »
It's 2009 mk1. I'll probably go for the buy back once I know how much they will offer as it's mainly cosmetic and I bought it as work horse rather than a show pony.

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Re: New member - London
« Reply #22 on: Oct 26, 2019, 09:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rictus [+]
Do what I've done, my 2009 mk1 was written off Cat N, I got 2750; with a buy back of 750.

As I paid 2,400  just over 6 years ago, I spent a little over 400 repairing it (to be fair most of that was both OEM main panels, I could have save a lot if I'd gone for repair & respray), that means I've had the past 26,000 miles for the 400 repair bill and a free bike.

Hope it all works out for you.


Cheers Mark.

Cheers Mark, good advice, I'll probably try this option

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Re: New member - London
« Reply #23 on: Oct 26, 2019, 12:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by ButterBean [+]
I can;t tell you how gutted I am - was loving being on the Versys - especially compared to my other bike (moto Guzzi Breva 750).

Out of interest, what don't you like about the Breva? MY brother has one, so it's good to have ammunition to tease him  :2:

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Re: New member - London
« Reply #24 on: Oct 26, 2019, 12:59 PM »


   :2: :2: :2:

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Re: New member - London
« Reply #25 on: Jan 15, 2020, 02:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Zipperhead [+]
Out of interest, what don't you like about the Breva? MY brother has one, so it's good to have ammunition to tease him  :2:

Sorry its taken me so long to respond. The Breva was a bit of an impulse buy largely based on looks! Compared to the Versys, its a bit underwhelming to be honest, and no-where near as much fun! The engine on the versys is much more enjoyable. Also, the Breva is expensive to maintain. Its probably fine as a bike which is stored dry, kept by a keen tinkerer and ridden on dry weekends but for an all year commuter its not great.

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Re: New member - London
« Reply #26 on: Jan 15, 2020, 05:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by ButterBean [+]
Sorry its taken me so long to respond. The Breva was a bit of an impulse buy largely based on looks! Compared to the Versys, its a bit underwhelming to be honest, and no-where near as much fun! The engine on the versys is much more enjoyable. Also, the Breva is expensive to maintain. Its probably fine as a bike which is stored dry, kept by a keen tinkerer and ridden on dry weekends but for an all year commuter its not great.

That's ok, thanks for taking the trouble.

I did notice that whenever we got onto a motorway in France/Holland/Belgium/Italy/Switzerland (I really must write up my trips and sort out the pictures) I would just open up the go tap and easily merge at the speed limit - then have to slow down and wait for him to catch up, but I thought that was just him being an old man.

His is kept in the garage and normally only comes out on sunny days - but even with the limited mileage that he does it's had a gearbox rebuild, and going down to Italy this year the oil seal at the gearbox end of the drive shaft was dripping.

Still that did give us a reason to visit Mr. Agostini's motorcycle shop!

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Re: New member - London
« Reply #27 on: Jan 15, 2020, 06:51 PM »
I went to Bike sh#t shed once whilst killling a few hours on a wet Monday night stuck in London, What bunch of tossers and thats the staff don't care about the punters they probably theink I am dick as well so thats ok, I sat around drinking a few expensive beers, chat on me phone, surfing tinterweb and twice they came up to me and told me the seats were reserved. No there not there is no sign on them. When people turn up i'll move, there are other seats for others in the mean time.No one turned up in an 1.5hrs I just didn't fit their demogarphic and they wanted me out. Kin W'ankers , misses the whole point of bike meeting places. Don't think they served ice cream either FFS.
 I womble into all sorts of places when I am down in the smoke at work, even if I am not the right fit, bar people are polite, peeps leave me to my own people watching and I go when I am ready, never a problem whether thats getting dragged into a random pavement rave drinking thing  or having a beer in a sort of 2nd hand antique clothing bar where you sit under 60's style hair dryers, posh bars, champagne bars, city bars, market bars, normal pbs, local boozers never have I been so patronised having a beer as in the sh#t shed. A bikers meeting place it is not.
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Re: New member - London
« Reply #28 on: Jan 15, 2020, 07:53 PM »
Shoreditch innit. Full of trendy's with their fashionable tats, beards & bobbers, and the men are just as bad.

Mind you, just round the corner from that establishment is the printspace who do high quality work for me and others.