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had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby honda1982 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:54 pm



got hit by high school girl with school permit had our insurance come look at bike not sure they got a full definition of the damage to the she was at stop sign pull out while i was entering the intersection throttled the bike to get away almost made it the impact took out the left bag rear spoiler ect was a glancing blow but felt the rear of the bike move to the right . here is my question is there would there be some damage to the trailing arm it now makes a grinding noise when i back the bike up using reverse haven't taken it out for a cruise yet didn't lay it down .what makes me mad is just got it put 200 miles or so on it dang the luck



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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby themainviking » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:30 am

Have the bike checked out by an authorized repair shop for Honda Motorcycles. Submit the bill along with the bill for repairs to the Insurance appraiser. The appraiser is not qualified to make a judgement on repair requirement, but a good shop will be.
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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby honda1982 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:48 pm

yea the adjuster didn't really impress me was good on body repairs but yea there's more going on there. finally got it out for a ride today scrapping noise when backing an sounds like some whir in the rear end. so yea but going to have to FIND a good dealer. was looking for some outside advice THANK YOU for your input.just not knowledgeable with this bike

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:39 pm

Definitely without question get a dealer to look at it and soak the insurance for it. I probably wouldn't be riding it with it making that noise, either.

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby redial » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:20 pm

Be aware that the insurance assessor works for the insurance company, and that he will be trying to minimise the payout by that company.

So now the question is, how much to fix? You have to know that they will write it off if the repairs are worth more than the 'book value' of the gw. So tread carefully.
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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:52 am

Man that wack could have bent the swingarm in some, that could be screwing with the final gear drive and then running it could ruin the final gear if the shaft is out of alignment,,I'd want a new swingarm, new wheel, new finalgear drive, new rear end, totally..Everything new as you can, well maybe not new but good used replacement parts and such..Make them buy you a new bike... :shock: She screwed up the one you had.. :evil:

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby wjnfirearms » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:24 am

The guys are correct that a shop needs to assess the damage, not just an appraiser. The guy that looked at yours probably never fixed a bike in his life much less rode one.
Len, what you said is not necessarily true. Some insurance companies use independent assessors here. This is very common and it depends on the company if they use theirs or not. It is to your benefit is he is an independent. They are very concerned with reputation and this goes to being complete on the assessment and they routinely don't look out for the company quite as much.

Still, the bike needs to be looked at by someone qualified.
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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby honda1982 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:33 pm

well got it in the shop to get checked right now with no mechanical issues we are at 2000 waiting on the shop for there appraisal. on the rear end so far they did a quick glance started with bearings an bushings so we see what happens from here.the little cruise i took on seamed to trail fine but yea i do agree it needs looked at further. an there quick look was set it on center stand and play with the wheel to c how much play was there just gonna have some one else look at it again when they r done. just a gut feelin about the dealer i took it to. they say trust your in stinks before others its like goin to the Dr these days. they have a degree don't make them right. ive worked as a mechanic for many years .but not on bikes. watched secretary take ASE certification tests once an ace them. any way so far so good THANKS ALL

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby twostrokes48 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:32 pm

Just another thing to watch for....If they try to total it, they use book value. But, there are multiple book values out there. I have also seen them use the book for a different location where bikes may be cheaper. Had them try that with a car once not a bike, but same thing....It is a good thing that I just happen to know the area code and saw it on the print out and knew it was the wrong one.

Always remember that you should assume that the insurance company is your enemy in this situation, not your friend. They will smile, feed you BS shake your hand while stabbing you in the back or shall we say your wallet all at the same time. Most would sell their mother on the street corner for an extra dime. The minute you show trust in them, you show weakness and they strike like a pit viper.

Do your homework, get all the book values that are out there and find the highest and demand it is just as accurate as theirs is. Also most wings sell for more than book value. So also start doing your own research on sales values on your bike in your area...It will probably be at least $2K higher than book values.

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby honda1982 » Mon May 06, 2013 4:54 pm

so after 2 dealers checking this bike out one says needs bushings an bearings everything else looks OK dealer two says they didn't see anything abnormal with the rear suspension. i think for my piece of mind rear wheel bearings are a must. so now comes a week of tearing into this bike for belts, bearings, an a good old take the plastic off an give it a hand washing top to bottom if something dose not look right get the tape measure out an ask a lot of questions. IE: peace of mind

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby twostrokes48 » Mon May 06, 2013 6:19 pm

Good to hear it seems no major damage, frame wise and rear drive wise as far as alignment is concerned....Hope you get her up soon so you don't miss any riding time and hope the Insurance give you a good settlement on it. Maybe enough for a couple upgrades along the way.

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby honda1982 » Fri May 10, 2013 8:10 pm

OK got settlement on bike have enough for upgrades an things something that was not part of the accident is a couple of scuffs on trunk. here's my question how can i remove the trunk to get it touched up an painted. i c antennas lights, body guy wants to paint them off bike didn't c a DIY article on that or don't no where to look HELP PLZ an THX

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 10, 2013 8:26 pm

honda1982 wrote:OK got settlement on bike have enough for upgrades an things something that was not part of the accident is a couple of scuffs on trunk. here's my question how can i remove the trunk to get it touched up an painted. i c antennas lights, body guy wants to paint them off bike didn't c a DIY article on that or don't no where to look HELP PLZ an THX


You need to first remove the trunk lower cover (four screws, underneath), and disconnect the opener cables from the saddlebags (both of these are covered in various How To's - check the one for rear brakes).

You'll need to remove the seat, then disconnect the antenna, brake and speaker wires. Remove the screws on the insides of the trunk that hold the side pockets in place, then remove them. Remove the four screws in the bottom of the trunk, then lift it away.

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Re: had accident w 88 gl1500

Postby honda1982 » Sat May 18, 2013 8:26 pm

:D :D :D got parts back from body shop did great job matching color thx for the help getting trunk off. took her out for a ride today just didn't want quit. now on to upgrades lol :o




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