Originally Posted by gotdirt
I am insurance adjuster for another insurance company. If I was the adjuster and there was as much damage as you are describing. The bike will most likely be a total loss.I can not speak for the adjuster looking at your bike. Just what I would do.
So far Progressive adjuster and Country Rode MotorWerks (Fairport NY), are doing a great and timely job of inspecting and totaling up the crash damage. The bike went down at highway speed and slid on its right side for a good distance, with my leg under it. Obviously all the tupperware on that side ($$$$), saddle bag ($$), muffler ($1800!), two rims dented ($$$ each), front fork damage $!$!) and the top case ($800-$900) flew off and sailed down the road getting banged up but stayed closed and protected my clothes, as did the side case that held all my electronic gadgets undamaged. Those lids are tough.
All this is getting up in the $$$ levels that are close to where they will consider it a total, should know tomorrow or soon. My helmet Arai Signet, was damaged, but my BMW riding gear just needed a good cleaning, no damage, tough stuff!
I have a lot of farkles that survived, and I will be able to either reattach everything or remove the wiring and mounts for a move to a replacement. The Aeroflow windscreen side deflector cracked on the damage side.
On the replacement front, if that's where it goes, I guess my choices will be to get a used K1200GT (mine was a 2008 with 11,000 miles) or a new K13GT. Getting late enough in the season it may pay to wait for 2010 production unit, but I don't want to miss any more of the season than I have to assuming my leg responds to physical therapy, so maybe a late production 09/leftover will do.
Trying to keep a good attitude on this but just falling down in the rain has me in that doubting my skill phase of post crash trauma. Watching MotoGP is keeping me psyched up though.