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Yep, beautiful run to Williamstown, having a coffee & some tool in a ute comes & parks & backs into it & knocks it over. Mirror smashed, carbon fairing scratched, lever bent, temper stretched big time. Insurance job. Any recommendations for someone in Adelaide?
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Sorry to hear of your experience. Nothing like that to ruin a good ride..

Not easy these days to find the help you need in Adelaide. Of course, being an insurance job you will need to go through a dealer - at least initially.

You only really have Italian Motorcycles as an authorised Ducati dealer now, and The Bike Factory in the city, who are no longer an official dealership ( a bit of a story to this one..).

But the Bike Factory may be able to get your bike back to you quicker, being a less busy shop. And they have been there, specialised in Ducati, since 1975. But Mike - the owner of Italians - is also a good guy. I'm thinking an estimate of time is the main thing at this time of year.

Maybe go and see both shops and choose from there.

If you decided to fix it yourself (if the insurance company is open to that) I can help with tips re getting paint and repairs done. But even some of that is getting harder here these days.

But getting two quotes from shops is your first step. Then discuss your options with your insurer and take it from there.

I hope you are back riding before long. A good time of year to be riding in Adelaide! I'm loving it.

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Also be aware that if your bike can be repaired for a reasonable cost (doing it yourself, or with a little help) it may not even be worth claiming.

Between the excess, and the fact that your premiums will go up to offset their costs, it may not be worth it.

I had a similar extent of damage after hitting a bird at speed, and it turned out to not be worth claiming. I fixed it myself for less than the excess, and preserved my claim-free status.

I know - that is wrong in so many ways - but do the math before proceeding. A replacement lever and S/H mirror off Ebay or the forum, plus a paint and repair of your fairing panel may also come in under the excess, or not much over.

Only trying to prevent you doing something you could regret.

Remember the old adage - the insurance company always wins..

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Thanks, but the bloke that backed into me is going to claim it on his insurance & pay the excess. I'll take into Italian MC as soon as I can & get a quote.
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Hope it all goes well.

Ask for Mike (the boss at Italians) and tell him pat1098 sent you, if you don't know him.

And get two quotes. (Don't tell him I said that)!

Remember most businesses are closed for a bit at the moment..
 
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