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This past Sunday I was involved in a collision with a car that avoided an accident with another car and road debris. He locked up his brakes and swerved 90 degrees into my lane. I went from 80 mph to about 15-20 mph before I came to a stop on the side of his car. The rush allowed me to pick up my own bike by myself and move it out of the road. This was my first motor vehicle accident, and it just so happen to be on my new (used) ducati 848. It should have been worst but thankfully my training and these Brembo brakes saved my life. I got a few scratches and was able to ride the bike home, somewhat.

I'm doing the insurance part now, and adding up all the parts on ducati Omaha has me at 9k before labor cost. State farm has been awesome so far, hopefully I can get everything assessed and settle soon, it sucks not riding this amazing machine.


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I just wanted to share this with you guys. I've been reading about possible total loss situations and how people have handled their accidents. If it's totaled I won't keep it, I'd get another 848 or 899. I was told that if the handle bars won't lock all the way, that the frame is slightly bent where those little tabs are. The right side fairings are scuffed up pretty good too, along with the fork leg by the front axel thing

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Oh man. I'm glad your okay. I hate it when other peoples mistakes or poor ability hurt other people driving.
 

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The most important thing is your okay the 848 can be replaced / repaired if there is that much damage just replace the 848 with . Gooooo 7 cities what part are you in?
 

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Glad you are ok
I say get an 899 bro
they are awesome and amazing just make
sure you heat wrap the exhaust
glad you are still with us
 

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All that matters is for the most part you are ok, SF will make it right.
 

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Thanks you guys, the witness that was driving behind me was also a rider and he told me that it should have been a lot worst, I guess I handled the bike fairly well, I blackout during the last part but the negligence of others (especially in maryland) always effect others who are paying attention. And that fucker didn't even stop....

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Hit and Run? WTF...
 

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Man, you lucked out! Sounds like it could have been a lot worse, glad you made it out pretty much unscathed. Bike looks great, insurance should be able to fix it no problem as it wasn't your fault.
 

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Damn man glad you ok. Where you from?
I'm live in waldorf md.





Man, you lucked out! Sounds like it could have been a lot worse, glad you made it out pretty much unscathed. Bike looks great, insurance should be able to fix it no problem as it wasn't your fault.
Thanks man, I count my blessings. I looked up the parts and it's a lot surprisingly. Everything that is scratch or damaged have to be replaced. I'm happy I have state farm because everyone says they are awesome and fast.

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I'm glad your okay! sounds like it could have alot worse then it was! money can always buy a new bike or parts but will not replace a life! hope your back out riding soon
 

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Transported to Coleman powersports for wreck estimate , so we shall see what the verdict is soon.

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I'm doing the insurance part now, and adding up all the parts on ducati Omaha has me at 9k before labor cost.
If that's true then it's an easy total. You do have the option to buy it back cheap and use it for a track bike though. I'd be tempted to go that route if almost all of the damage is cosmetic, which it appears to be.

Even if it isn't totaled, shop around for used and aftermarket parts that can be had for a fraction of the cost of OEM. For example, I bet you can snag a set of Woodcrafts for what an overpriced Ducati factory rearset would cost you.:naughty:
 

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If that's true then it's an easy total. You do have the option to buy it back cheap and use it for a track bike though. I'd be tempted to go that route if almost all of the damage is cosmetic, which it appears to be.

Even if it isn't totaled, shop around for used and aftermarket parts that can be had for a fraction of the cost of OEM. For example, I bet you can snag a set of Woodcrafts for what an overpriced Ducati factory rearset would cost you.:naughty:
yea i am thinking about it. i read your entire thread and it def helped me with knowing all my options. I might just say Ef-It and get a 899. I only had this 848 for a few days lol, the worst luck
 

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yea i am thinking about it. i read your entire thread and it def helped me with knowing all my options. I might just say Ef-It and get a 899. I only had this 848 for a few days lol, the worst luck
Glad my mishap could be useful. I made out in the end, but it's definitely no fun going through the process. If you're not super attached to the 848 like I was, an 899 is a nice step up in handling (if it's anything like the 1199, anyway).

At least you're not hurt; at the end of the day that's the only part that really maters.:yo: You should check out my Mustang thread if you want to see some carnage... It's hard to believe I didn't even get a scratch because the car ended up looking like a fatal wreck for sure.:eek:
 

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wreck estimate came back at over 9k as I suspected. ...that shit added up quick

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