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Damn neighbors

Well two days after I get my bike fixed, some buckfutter backs in to my bike and knocks it over, breaks the clutch handle, cracks the speedo pod, and other various scratches. I figured out witch car it was since they left some paint on my license plate and I saw the gash on their bumper this morning. They will pay.......
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Go get'm, thats dirty period...... Battery acid everywhere, they should be responsible for anything that goes wrong for the next 10yrs......
No joke I feel your pain, well not quite as bad as you though......
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Well two days after I get my bike fixed, some buckfutter backs in to my bike and knocks it over, breaks the clutch handle, cracks the speedo pod, and other various scratches. I figured out witch car it was since they left some paint on my license plate and I saw the gash on their bumper this morning. They will pay.......
Let the authorities handle it. Doing something stupid could result in jail time. Hard to ride in the slammer.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Yea Im pretty sure Im going to call in a hit and run on them
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That's what it sounds like! Good call.

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That sucks. I got my bike knocked over in a hit-and-run last week too while parking in the street (rear wheel touching the curb, bike facing out). I take great pains to park at the front end of the street, and on the left side too, to avoid the backed-into-my-bike scenario, so someone must have swerved into it from behind (maybe to go around another car) and clipped it on the front wheel. That may explain why I was lucky enough not to get any cosmetic damage (new scratches or dents), though I did have to realign the front end and replace the fork seals (one of which had ruptured).

Another rider commented that the VN750 has a centerstand, which is rather rare for a cruiser, and that parking it on the centerstand would be much more stable -- "If a car backs into it, unless it's a truck with a very high fender, it's going to push the bike instead of knocking it off the kickstand".

Dunno how true that is but I am now parking on the centerstand when I park curbside! (Unless it's on a hill)

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Another rider commented that the VN750 has a centerstand, which is rather rare for a cruiser, and that parking it on the centerstand would be much more stable -- "If a car backs into it, unless it's a truck with a very high fender, it's going to push the bike instead of knocking it off the kickstand".
Dunno how true that is but I am now parking on the centerstand when I park curbside! (Unless it's on a hill)
I don`t think I can agree with the theory that the centerstand is more stable than the sidestand. The centerstand will have the bike sitting up with a higher center of gravity and a narrower "footprint". I feel it is more stable with a wider stance when using the sidestand.

The centerstand is a Godsent when doing some of the maintenance on the bike, or to park it back in the corner of the garage for winter storage, and take up less space. JMHO

fendereff, I`m glad you were able to indentify the guilty party, but it`s too bad that it`s a neighbor. Too often the hit and run to a bike or auto is in a parking lot and you never find them. Look for everything possible to have their insurance pay for. Stick it to them for not having the courtest to come to the door, or at least leave a note on the bike, owning up to the accident.

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move your bike next to there car and wash it over and over again and glare at them when they come out ... then look at the damage to there car and park your bike back home.. give them one more opertunity to own up if nothing happens call the cops and go that route,,, i dont know what your parking sit looks like or who drives there car it was wrong to knock u over ..... ok ok ok just shoot the bastard...



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That just happened to another guy here a short time ago, Big Rep is his screen name. I never did follow up if he found out who tagged his ride.

Some people have no friggin clue anymore.
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that is called a hit and run .

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Well two days after I get my bike fixed, some buckfutter backs in to my bike and knocks it over, breaks the clutch handle, cracks the speedo pod, and other various scratches. I figured out witch car it was since they left some paint on my license plate and I saw the gash on their bumper this morning. They will pay.......
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