Good place for a repair estimate?

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  1. rileydeed

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    Hi,
    Can anyone suggest a good place for a repair estimate for my insurance.

    I dropped my CBR1000RR coming out of an intersection. Yeah stupid, I know. 48 degrees out and cold tire, late for work and the tiniest bit too much throttle. Scraped the right side fairing, the tail fairng and big crack down the middle of the front fairing...plus various scratches.

    Anyways, I will need an estimate. I called Beaverton Motorcycles, because they are closest to where I live, and was told if I drop it off it would probably take 4 or 5 days (which probably means two weeks). I was wondering if anyone knew a good place that would do good job of accessing the damage.

    I am hoping that I can get a check based on the estimate and then buy the parts and do the work myself.

    Thanks in advance for any help..
     
  2. rileydeed

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    It really is true that sleep deprivation can be as dangerous as drinking and driving. I got about an hour of sleep the night before this happened.

    Some pictures of the damage:

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  3. rileydeed

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    Anybody?
     
  4. 8 lives

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    Since you aren't going to have the shop do the work it doesn't matter. If you are going to repair it yourself go to the most expensive shop you can find so you can get the most money. I would suggest any dealership since they seem to be the highest priced.
     
  5. rileydeed

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, but the first dealership I called (Beaverton Motorcycles) seem to have a lot of work ahead and I was hoping to get a quote as quick as possible. I am not even sure at this point if I can get a check issued to me based on someone elses repair quote.
    Thanks and I will let y'all know how it turns out.
     
  6. West Seattle Cager

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    The Upper Cowl that broke into two pieces is $285.14 at cheap cycle parts.

    I would go into any auto body shop and have them repair and paint the plastic damage. The plastic parts that are damaged can be removed with a manual and basic tool kit.
     
  7. thrasher

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    Try Salem Honda :stir:
    1515 13th Street Southeast
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    (503) 364-6784
     
  8. sportrider3000

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    Look no further................ EDR!!!!:mfclap::mfclap::mfclap:
     
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  10. MidwesterneRR

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    that things junk and cant be fixed! just give it to me for disposal :)

    more seriously though, call your ins first and find out their process, they may do their own estimate or have a preferred shop. Otherwise i would start with the honda dealers for the estimate portion at least. (i would suggest one but have never dealt with any)

    Dont do anything until youve dealt with the insurance, it may not look like it, but you may be looking at a totaled bike. Its shocking how little it takes.
     
  11. jdmpenn

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    this!
     
  12. gatecrasher

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    So you want EDR to quote the OP for work that he clearly does not want. Great way for someone else to loose money. The OP needs to realise that only by suporting local shops will he get great and quick customer service. I assume that is what he originally paid his insurance company for, but now when he has an issue he wants it both ways. Don't skew a local shop just because you are cheap.
     
  13. rileydeed

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    I fully expected to pay for the estimate and I will be totally up front with the shop.
     
  14. DGA

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    If this happens I'm not sure how he is being cheap, skewing a shop, or anything devious. Sadly insurance does not take the insured's estimate on the work. I'd be much inclined the OP's direction if my bike was in the same shape as his. Let us know how it turns out Riley.
     
  15. rileydeed

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    I talked to the insurance adjuster that was asigned to the case. He asked me about the damages and said we could do it three ways. He could do a rough estimate based on what I told him and send me a check, or I could take it to a shop and get an estimate, or we could make an appointment to have a representative of the insurance company come and do the estimate. I did not commit to anything, but did tell him that I would like to do the repairs myself. He called back and left a message saying there was a check in the mail for $1500 (total estimate was $2000, but I have a $500 deductable) and that it was not an absolute settlement and that if I got into it and found more damages that they could make that up on "the back end". I am still free to go get an estimate done and they will base the final settlement on that estimate.

    I am pretty sure I can fix everything for $1500 and it really isn't like I wanted to make a profit on my own bonehead move, so I may just call it good.
     
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  16. Mrmat25

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    If you replace with new OEM parts there is more than 2k in damages there. That adjuster is screwing you. Just my 2 cents though.
     
  17. MidwesterneRR

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    $2k seems light to me as well
     
  18. rileydeed

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    Thanks guys. I guess I will go ahead and get an estimate.
     
  19. 8 lives

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    I read your original post and what you have said afterward and want to know why do you want to do the work yourself. You claim you aren't out to make money from your own mistake so why not have a shop do the repair? Since your insurance company is paying for the repairs it would be best to have a qualified motorcycle mechanic do the work for you cause they might spot something else that was damaged when performing the repair that was missed in the estimate.
     
  20. DGA

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    Nothing wrong with turning your own wrenches man. I'm not sure if the Honda parts are platinum dipped, but they should not cost much over a G. You'll make up your deductible money by doing the work yourself. So neither ahead or behind the 8-ball.
     
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