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 Glad you've got it sorted out  :028:.

 I'm surprised at your axle turning. There's no obvious reason why it shouldn't, but I don't remember it ever happening to me although I keep everything well greased up.

 Speak to it sharply before you next try removing the nut  :211:.

  :2:

  Rob.
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Greasing my nuts
« Last post by Zipperhead on Yesterday at 09:52 PM »
It turned out to be pretty easy - once I'd stopped the bolt turning a bit of pressure on the breaker bar (nowhere near as much as last night) and "crack" it freed off. I reckon it heard my swearing last night.

The thread on the end of the bolt wasn't very dirty, nor the nut, but I gave them both a good clean anyway. Maybe it's all too clean - I had to put the socket back onto the bolt to hold it so that I could turn the nut the last bit of the way to line up with the hole for the split pin.
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A little late on this, but as TowerMan mentions, many bars don't provide protection high enough on the side. Which is why I bought the Touratech ones (yes, they're expensive). Downside is that they can't be fitted with the aux lights that are OEM for the GT, but you can always fit a different set (or just not bother if you're as lazy as me). Even these don't alleviate the indicator punch through, although when I dropped my bike, the indicator and fairing were undamaged, so either I was particularly fortunate, or the bars did help.

https://shop.touratech-uk.co.uk/fairing-crash-bar-stainless-steel-for-kawasaki-versys-650-from-2015-black.html
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Unfortunately the change in classifications of damage to vehicles was really aimed at cars/vans etc and bikes are a bit of an add on, the rules state that chassis damage means  it is written off ie a bent chassis on a truck or damage to a  monocoque chassis on a car  .

But it means on a bike even if it is a damaged bolt on sub frame that has taken a hit it will be written off
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Greasing my nuts
« Last post by kevin..in on Yesterday at 06:42 PM »
take it to a tyre place and get them to whizz it off with a wheel nut gun
I did this with my front sprocket
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*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
To what degree is the frame damaged  :question: Whereabouts on the frame did the damage occur .  Can't imagine that the frame can be bent in a crash where you didn't even come off the bike  :027:.

If indeed the frame is damaged, I would just hassle them for a realistic settlement figure and just walk away. However, if the damage to the frame is say a bent bracket  :question: :027: , I would say that it is worth having back. Then just buy the bits that you need to make it whole again, then with a decent settlement figure you will have the cheapest bike in the world.  :152:.

I would be asking for a detailed checklist of all the damage.    THEN DECIDE.   Good luck.  :002:
any impact marks on the frame even a paint scuff will be logged as damage an be cat b no questions
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For Sale Section / Re: Givi Monokey V47 Top Box & Inner Bag
« Last post by Catsick on Yesterday at 06:22 PM »






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To what degree is the frame damaged  :question: Whereabouts on the frame did the damage occur .  Can't imagine that the frame can be bent in a crash where you didn't even come off the bike  :027:.

If indeed the frame is damaged, I would just hassle them for a realistic settlement figure and just walk away. However, if the damage to the frame is say a bent bracket  :question: :027: , I would say that it is worth having back. Then just buy the bits that you need to make it whole again, then with a decent settlement figure you will have the cheapest bike in the world.  :152:.

I would be asking for a detailed checklist of all the damage.    THEN DECIDE.   Good luck.  :002:
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PS - your time sorted out this nonsense is also claimable.

Calculate your daily rate, multiply it by how much time you have to spend on stuff like this and add it to the bill. They'll say no but if they don't move you have a record of this stuff which the solicitors can have fun with when they counter claim against them.

Just because you're tougher than the average victim doesn't mean you're not entitled to something.
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never accept the first offer
ever!
if you get the bike back and break it I will buy the top yoke and bar risers
swing arm is £350 all day long and engine should net you the rest of your £1400 easily
wheels and tyres a couple of hundred
brakes another £150 to £200
full set of locks/keys and ecu will be £250
is the tank damaged? another couple of hundred
it all mounts up

I will definitely buy the top yoke!!
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