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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2009, 4:51 pm Thread Starter
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K12GT Down in Buffalo Nead Dealer Advice

Crashed the 08 GT in pouring rain Saturday evening between Buffalo and Rochester. I was wearing all the gear and it all did its job. Main injury is to right leg as that's the side that hit. Slid over some asphalt on the side panel and rear bag case, knocked a footpeg loose.Went to see it today after release from Hospital (great help at the Regional Hospital there), and while it ran and didn't look too bad except for the cosmetics There was steam coming from the exhaust. At first I though it was oil burning off from lying on its side, but once that cleared there was a distinct steam smell and vapor from the exhaust exit. Needless to say I didn't try to ride it home. So now I need a BMW dealer recommendation for that part of the world. All I found online was Country Rode Moterwerks in Firport NY which is near Rochester NY. Any advice appreciated, as my next step is to call BMW Roadside Resistance for the tow to the dealer and to Progressive Insurance.

HAppy to be alive considering the speed (65) and heavy traffic and weather and all. Once again the BMW gear worked as intended and looks to be trashed pretty well.

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I can't give you any local advice, but bummer about the crash. The bike can be fixed or replaced, but I'm glad your gear worked as intended.

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Call BMW roadside assistance as your bike is still under warranty and you have a 3 year roadside assistance policy. 1-877-680-2176. Have your VIN # on the registration.
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Glad to hear you are ok, my wife and I just went through a similar experience 1300mi. from home. The main thing is you are OK, the rest can all be repaired.
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Call Max BMW see if he will come pick you up that far away, good luck glad your OK
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Thanks, 280 miles may be a bit of a long pick up. Nearest BMW dealer is in Fairport (Rochester, NY). Will be talking with Progressive and BMW Roadside today. Will advise. Thanks.

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Just an update. BMW RoadSide Assist took the bike to Country Rode Motorwerks in Fairport, NY (Near Rochester, NY) and they will do the post mortum). They've already reported both wheel rims are bent and fork damage, on top of the right side panels, side case and assorted little bits I saw Sunday. My guess is these all add up to a pretty big $$ number, and I was seeing some engine smoke when I tried to start it. It's a 2008, so I wonder when it tips from fix it to replace it? Will advise.

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Just an update. BMW RoadSide Assist took the bike to Country Rode Motorwerks in Fairport, NY (Near Rochester, NY) and they will do the post mortum). They've already reported both wheel rims are bent and fork damage, on top of the right side panels, side case and assorted little bits I saw Sunday. My guess is these all add up to a pretty big $$ number, and I was seeing some engine smoke when I tried to start it. It's a 2008, so I wonder when it tips from fix it to replace it? Will advise.
I am insurance adjuster for another insurance company. If I was the adjuster and there was as much damage as you are describing. The bike will most likely be a total loss.I can not speak for the adjuster looking at your bike. Just what I would do.
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I am insurance adjuster for another insurance company. If I was the adjuster and there was as much damage as you are describing. The bike will most likely be a total loss.I can not speak for the adjuster looking at your bike. Just what I would do.
So far Progressive adjuster and Country Rode MotorWerks (Fairport NY), are doing a great and timely job of inspecting and totaling up the crash damage. The bike went down at highway speed and slid on its right side for a good distance, with my leg under it. Obviously all the tupperware on that side ($$$$), saddle bag ($$), 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.

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...I guess my choices will be to get a used K1200GT (mine was a 2008 with 11,000 miles) 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.
With all the fueling, stalling, and switch issues of the current 2009 K1300GT's, I'd wait and waddle through the physical therapy stuff first and then "maybe" get a 2010 spring-time one, but only if BMW gets the issues ironed out by then. The '09's are sort of a funky "Will it start? Or will it die?" lot. My lawnmower can do better in both aspects (Honda ).

As one old-time BMW car and bike mechanic of 25 years told me: "Don't ever buy their first generation run of anything!" <-- like that affects me!

Good luck on the bike's insurance outcome and God's speed on the healing.


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