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    Advice required

    Hi All,

    I finally got my 04 (03 model) Mille as I wanted it, with new end can from SP Engineering, sll serviced, plugs changed, new chain n sprockets, cleaned and waxed and really not needing anything else done.

    3 days later some moron knocked it over with a car while it was legally parked in a motorcyles only parking bay and theres approx 1000 of damage to it.

    The moron did the usuals, broken brake lever, bust indicator as expected.

    However there are some more serious problems too -

    Broken mirror glass (I have dropped it 3 times and never did this)
    Some damage to new end can
    Damage to middle fairing
    Slight damage to top fairing
    BENT right clip-on
    Broken steering lock
    Bike running as if on 1 cyl only (was left lying on its side for over 30 mins).

    So this clown obviously hit the bike pretty hard to do all that extra damage, but the last 2 are the ones I am really worried about and am looking for some opinions.

    The first thing I noticed when walking up to the bike was that the front wheel was pointing forward and not to left as it should when the steering lock is on. When I now try to lock the steering, the key wont go fully round to the position where you can lock the steering and pull the key out.

    Any ideas on what this could be ? I have heard there is a pin involved that may be bent. Any ideas on fixes and any costs too ?

    When the bike is started it has a sort of muffled sound where I think its not running on all cyls. As I said it was lying on its side for about 30 mins and I thought perhaps oil and fuel might have been causing this and should clear itself after a few minutes running, but that just hasnt happened.

    Any ideas on what could be causing that too and possible fixes ?

    The reason I ask is that there was an assessor up yesterday having a look at it and mentioned a high probability of it being a write off since its book value is only about 1550 and I dont really want it written off and so am thinking about trying to get a cash deal from the insurance and doing most if not all the repairs myself and with friends.

    I also think the middle panel only needs the decals changed, so any ideas where I could gt hold of those too ?

    Thanks, George.

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    For starters I would query his idea of it being worth only 1500
    ..check out ebay and auto trader etc nearer 3k all day long .

    Lock easy to take off and replace ..
    Decals look up image works they can supply these..as for,panels a wanted ad on here and rsvr.net and searching ebay is the what you need to do.
    As for the rough running I have no idea.

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    Sorry to hear of your miss fortune buddy.

    I would recommend checking the ht leads are connected ok as they may have been dislodged.

    As redrat said your bike should be worth 3k all day long..

    Good luck.

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    Baby Twin
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    Quote Originally Posted by redratbike View Post
    For starters I would query his idea of it being worth only 1500
    ..check out ebay and auto trader etc nearer 3k all day long .

    Lock easy to take off and replace ..
    Decals look up image works they can supply these..as for,panels a wanted ad on here and rsvr.net and searching ebay is the what you need to do.
    As for the rough running I have no idea.

    The book value is about 1500 and I bought it fro 2500 2 years ago. Not sure what the insurance will say as I am waiting for local garage to pick it up and provide an estimate. The assessor was here on friday morning but knew nothing about bikes, so will have to put a bit of faith in what local dealer says.

    The lock its self is fine, its just when you try to engage the steering locking mechanism that holds the the steering locked in left full lock.

    I will call ImageWorks tomorrow o see what they can do for me.

    Thanks.

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    Baby Twin
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    Quote Originally Posted by w00dzy View Post
    Sorry to hear of your miss fortune buddy.

    I would recommend checking the ht leads are connected ok as they may have been dislodged.

    As redrat said your bike should be worth 3k all day long..

    Good luck.
    Good point, I will have a look at the HT leads and see whats what. I actually havent had a chance to look at the bike since it happened.

    THanks.

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