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Old 01-09-2011, 12:16 AM   #21
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deff not gona buff out.

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Old 01-15-2011, 02:40 PM   #22
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I Ride: '10 Aprilia RSV4, '03 Aprilia RSV
glad you're okay J. i suppose you didn't really desire a life-flight as a passenger. Are you set on/ totally needing a truck or what? My '98 subaru can tow my bikes on a trailer, make it through every condition i can throw living in N. Oregon, never broke and stranded me and gets about 24-28 mpg depending on how i drive it. Pick up one and throw the rest of the check at your bike. just saying, LOVE THE 'ROO.

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Old 01-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #23
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glad you're okay J. i suppose you didn't really desire a life-flight as a passenger. Are you set on/ totally needing a truck or what? My '98 subaru can tow my bikes on a trailer, make it through every condition i can throw living in N. Oregon, never broke and stranded me and gets about 24-28 mpg depending on how i drive it. Pick up one and throw the rest of the check at your bike. just saying, LOVE THE 'ROO.
My brother has a Subaru Outback and loves it. I know they're good cars. One the other hand, I think I want something big with a Mad Max Road Warrior bumper installed so I can drive right through the next one. I'm still wearing braces on my wrist and knee. I'm thinking of a Suburban. I still don't have any money from the insurance company. We're at a standoff on the value of my truck, so my lawyer is dealing with it now. I'm driving my daughter's beat up Civic while she's gone to college.

I could build a front end like one of these on a Suburban, or just get an Armored Personnel Carrier. At least if I got hit in one of these, the damage wouldn't show. Just use a can of black primer to touch up the scratches.







This is more realistic.

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Old 03-22-2011, 01:00 AM   #24
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I Ride: 2004 Yamaha R1
I've still got nothing from the insurance, but we're getting closer to a deal on the property damage. I've sold a few custom parts I stripped off the truck before they hauled it away. Now it looks like I might get the wrecked truck back as part of the deal. There are plenty of valuable parts still on it to sell, so that will make up the difference.

After nearly 4 months of driving my college kids cars around, I finally got fed up with it, and financed a new vehicle for myself. Hopefully I'll get something from the insurance soon to help me start paying for this. I'm excited to get my personal stuff off of the garage floor and get it into the new rig.

Here are a few pics;







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Old 03-22-2011, 02:06 AM   #25
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Nice upgrade.

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Old 03-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #26
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Sweet!

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Old 03-22-2011, 10:05 AM   #27
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suburbans are awesome but have fun with gas mileage

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Old 03-24-2011, 05:02 PM   #28
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^^^ I've filled it once. I'm getting about 16 mpg so far mostly over Hwy 30 with lots of up and down on the hills and passing people at 55-65. I think it will do much better on freeways. It has the system that shuts down 4 cylinders when you're coasting or going downhill. I think it will get better mileage than my truck did.

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Old 03-24-2011, 05:06 PM   #29
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It looks like I'll probably be getting the truck back as part of the property damage settlement. I'll be advertising parts from it on Craigslist when I get it. The passenger side doors, tailgate and right front fender all look undamaged. There are other parts that might be good too, so if anyone is looking for something, let me know.

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Old 03-24-2011, 05:48 PM   #30
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Saw you post the new ride on facebook! Congrats man, big upgrade and well worth it!

My Aunt and Uncle drive the same SUV and LOVE IT! Enjoy!

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Old 03-30-2011, 12:03 AM   #31
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^^^ Thanks Brady. I'm really enjoying it. We got rid of my wife's Honda minivan last week also. We bought a very rugged, slightly lifted Jeep Wrangler for her. She's liked them for years, so now that I'm driving the "family car", she doesn't need the van.

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:28 AM   #32
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^^^ Thanks Brady. I'm really enjoying it. We got rid of my wife's Honda minivan last week also. We bought a very rugged, slightly lifted Jeep Wrangler for her. She's liked them for years, so now that I'm driving the "family car", she doesn't need the van.
Sweet! Beach mobile!

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Old 03-30-2011, 02:14 AM   #33
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Took almost a year to get any money for the car that I had for 12 yrs, and was worth double blue book.

I will not carry a policy from Farmers Insurance. And the above is not the only reason.

Nice new ride, check these out:

http://www.reunel.com/chevyextremedu...er/Chevy3.html

or

http://www.setina.com/bump_PB450lveh.php

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Old 04-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #34
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^^^ Those are some stout looking bumpers. I'll bet you could ram anything smaller than an 18 wheeler out of your way with one of those.

I only settled with the insurance on my truck because I worked out a deal to get my wrecked truck back. Now my dad is dismantling it and we're listing a bunch of the good parts on Craigslist. I've already sold about $600 worth, and have a lot left to sell. That will help make up the difference on my truck value. They were a bunch of bandits on the value of the truck and shorted me about $1700 from what I figured it was worth, but I think I will get more than that when I'm done parting it out. I'm hoping when we attempt to settle on my injuries that they will be more reasonable. Hopefully I'll get enough to help me pay for that Suburban. I don't expect to see that for a year or so.

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #35
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I got the Suburban, and my wife got rid of the Honda minivan to get this...

She's tough.


That's my 15 year old trying it out.

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