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General => General Motorcycle Discussion => Topic started by: Gone in 60 on 06/26/18 08:48AM

Title: I feel for the guy....
Post by: Gone in 60 on 06/26/18 08:48AM
So, yesterday, a coworker and I were the last two people in the office. He left first, and came back, telling my very sheepishly that he backed his car into my bike... which was the only other thing in our parking lot. Ugh. We went out to survey the damage. My Bonneville was under its cover, which is grey. He said that he didn't see it against our grey building. Thankfully it didn't tip over, but the rear fender is crunched. He offered to pay whatever it costs to fix it, along with whatever alcoholic beverage I choose. I told him just paying for parts would be fine, and I'd get a total for him.

Now, my black cover is faded to grey and due to be replaced, so I'm getting a new one in Hi Viz, and last night I totaled up a new fender and bracket at about $300. I gave my coworker my part list and bill when he got in this morning, and he was noticeably upset. Seems he had just gotten a ticket on the way in this morning, and then I dinged him for repairs to my bike.

Just isn't his day...
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: luciano136 on 06/26/18 09:11AM

Aiai, although $300 isn't bad.  Could've been much worse.
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: Gone in 60 on 06/26/18 09:52AM
His ticket will probably be more...
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: OOTV on 06/26/18 10:22AM
A guy backed into my VFR and knocked it over, with the fairing, windscreen, mirror, front sub-frame, top case and foot pegs needing to be replaced, he got a ~$2,800.00 bill (his company insurance paid for it), so let your co-worker know he got let off easy! Still, with the ticket, a little insult to injury never feels good.
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/26/18 03:16PM
Damn that sucks but at least he paid for it.  Must be an overall shitty driver if he got a ticket earlier too.
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: Rd Todd on 06/26/18 10:08PM
Hes got NO business being "visibly upset" He should be humble and take responsibility for his actions its very simple, People are are so frkn intitled these days it pisses me off!
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: Gone in 60 on 06/27/18 12:32AM
To be fair he wasn’t upset with me. Just that he got nicked a few blocks from the office.
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 06/27/18 10:04AM
The ticket is all on him, just like backing into your bike.  I get being upset, but those are both things he has control over.  You can empathize if you wish, but your coworker should probably learn to slow down and enjoy life.  :26:
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: BCMC on 07/02/18 09:41AM
The ticket is all on him, just like backing into your bike.  I get being upset, but those are both things he has control over.  You can empathize if you wish, but your coworker should probably learn to slow down and enjoy life.  :26:

Agreed..  some people create their own stress!  You handled the bike mishap well.
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: bkrochman on 07/03/18 07:43AM
Hey, at least he came back and admitted he damaged your bike. How many times have we heard about a friend whose bike was crunched in a parking lot and the person who did it did not leave any information. So, props to him for doing the right thing.


“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”
— C. S. Lewis
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: Gone in 60 on 07/03/18 03:08PM
Got a new cover. Still can't see my bike in the parking lot?  8)

And as soon as I told my coworker I found the parts and fixed my bike, he had cash ready. Stand up guy.
Title: Re: I feel for the guy....
Post by: 1fastrider on 07/03/18 04:55PM
LOL nice cover