My insurance company did the appraisal today and the damage is NOT enough to warrant totaling Yoshie, my V-Strom Sidecar Rig.
The damage to the motorcycle itself turned out to be minor.
The sidecar is another story. They're going to replace the sidecar's subframe mount, wheel and fender. They're also going to replace the subframe mounts that attach to the motorcycle itself. The only thing not being replaced is the tub and its wiring.
Here's the rub, due to work backlogs at DMC Sidecars, it's a projected 7-8 weeks before the replacement parts will be delivered to the Suzuki dealer for installation!
I am currently waiting on the stupid cow's insurance rep to answer my voicemail as to my request for a "loss of use" rental car from them; the next month after all is usually the snowiest month for the Denver Metro Area usually.
I'll be retrieving the old sidecar subframe/hardware as soon as the mechanic separates it from the motorcycle. I am hoping to be able to sell it to another stromtrooper who is perhaps looking to "hack" his ride. Of course, if it looks "bent" when I go pick it up, I will let the mechanic dispose of it as it will be unsellable and really, I wouldn't sell something that is any way unsafe.
#98 The Tale of Two Opinions
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