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Got my DX back yesterday, can't believe the dealer charged my insurance company £69 + VAT to ride my bike to me when the guy basically lives a couple of mile away and rode it to me after work (on his way home).

Half a tank of V-Power gone and 30 extra miles on her, they must have taken an extended "road test" or used her as a demo machine :spank:
Can't believe the cost of some of those parts and so annoyed they wouldn't let me change them for something else. It would have been much less to get a JE box painted and shipped than the stock unit (£570 + vat).

Ditto wing mirrors, i wanted Ness mirrors as replacements plus the 'd' rear fender mod. I would have happily paid the extra for these, ditto replacing the mufflers.

All i need now is to get the use of my arm back :(
 

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Only just seen what this is about. Wow, bad break, in every way.

Last time I smacked myself up badly, in 1987, the NHS scared me half to death, discharged myself and staggered to a Mr Strachan in Harley Street, who did a very fine job indeed, at the Fitzroy Nuffield in the West End, who ALSO did an excellent job.

However, since that was 20 years ago Strachan is probably retired and the FN is a probably rubbish like so many others (the Nuffield in Bournemouth, which I was in briefly for non bike related reasons, was horrible).

Did you find a good specialist? Worth knowing the name?

Hope you get the arm working properly soon. At least it wasn't much of Summer to miss :-(
 

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one piece of the puzzle is in place,remember the dealer needs profit, thats why no third party parts were flying over the pond !
 
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Not got an issue with them making money but it would have been nice to have been able to swap parts for ones that i wanted to upgrade or change, it wouldn't have cost the insurance company any more.

I do think that £81.05 to ride my bike home after work is out of order when they have billed £4780 (plus delivery).

I expect them to drop it off by van for that sort of money. I live 14 miles away from the dealer, they have charged £5.75 per mile and used my petrol plus put the miles on the bike and probably rode it like he stole it!
 

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Happy that you got the DX back, but as you say it is a bit 'kin rich to charge you to bring it back.

I hope you back riding soon, it would ne nice to meet up with more of you all.


I am chatting to dealers today about how they are going to weld my tab back on to the frame.
I joked that it would be easier if they gave me a new bike, and was told "you never know, a full warranty replacement may be easier"
 

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who are the dealers? sound like a right cowboy outfit!when i got knocked of my duece while back riders of bridgewater coulnd't have been more helpful,gave me handful of aftermarket catalouges and told me to pick what i wanted!all ipaid for was a custom paint job.is that the right price for the standard airbox cover!!!was going to stick mine on ebay now i have j & e cover.cant see me getting anything. near that for it though.all the best with your recovery mate.on the bright side its been a shit summer so you didn't miss lots of nice weather.
i'm off to spain and france at the weekend for the weeks on mine hopefully the sun will shine!!!
 

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Mr Strachan is still around and practising as an orthopedic consultant/surgeon. if you want any details of where he is, contact me.
 

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Well well, I'm not planning to need his professional services again, but it is nice to know he's there if I need him.

Sterling chap - I play the piano no worse than before I punted a VFR 750 through a crash barrier at 80.

I see you are Dorset based - I lived in Swanage for ten years before I moved to Portugal.
 
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