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PostSubject: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:54 am

To those that are not aware, on a recent ride to the North Coast, I had a low speed off and although the bike rode nicely home, due to the ridiculous price of parts Swann insurance have written off the VN after being told that my aftermarket market lights and other parts were not available and quoted for OEM parts. Put the parts and repair bill at $8,500. I think insurers are being ripped off by repairers.

I wasn't after a w/o at all, as I did love that bike and will not rush to buy another, preferring to take my time and make a good med/long term decision. Would welcome suggestions though. Triumph is high on the list.

RIP my dear friend, we had fun.





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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:16 pm

sorry to hear about ya bike Ed how did you end up
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:20 pm

Fractured left thumb otherwise ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:24 pm

thats good to hear you ok mate any ideas what the next bike will be .you going to need 1 for september mate im coming to S.A with you lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:33 pm

Leaning toward a Triumph, maybe the Thunderbird. Thanks for putting the pressure on me re FR # 20 lol. If I get the Triumph and with Stew on a Ninja, perhaps we need to change the name here. That was a talking point a while ago.

Glad I stripped the bike of parts I could. May have a Mustang seat and woollen cover for sale. As new, one owner.


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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:40 pm

yer no pressure mate lol

you may have to start a new club calling it the ex vulcan riders lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:45 pm

Haha well when I go for a ride with you guys I will just stick a V on the tank.
No one will notice I'm sure as its still a Kwaka Laughing
Sad news Ed, even I will miss the orange VN, certainly one of a kind with all your gadgets.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:47 pm

very funny stew are you still thinking of the far ride in sept
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:29 pm

Hey Rod yeah still thinking about it.
i did the Hay plains at Christmas and am not overly keen on doing that again.
Even sitting on 200+ took forever was very hot and windy, with literally nothing for hundreds of Km's. I was leaning the bike into the wind just to stay upright.
The other problem I had was almost running out of fuel.....
If i can come up with a more interesting route too take then I will certainly be on the ride.
Going from there though to start of GOR is VERY boring!!! Although have to say the GOR ride maybe worth it.
Plus I managed to do it without losing any points Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:21 am

well im hoping you Ed and some others can make it and we can get together and plan out a route ive booked a motel for the sat nite just need to work out rest of the details
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:02 pm

Sorry to hear about your bike Ed but glad you came through relatively Ok. The Thunderbird sounds awesome. Haven't ridden one but they get a brilliant review. Anyway hope all works out
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:44 pm

Sorry bout the off and the bike Ed.
But dont you thinjk its about time you started your adv riding an Explorer would look nice at your place Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:30 am

Hi Ed and all
Just came back on to the forum and note with regret your status of bike. Not good.
Like all of us when coming off, you are grateful and thank all and sundry that you are okay, and we are also grateful for that.
And --- this is the only way we can look at it .
Somehow to console ourselves about the loss.

Cheers Mate and take care
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:40 am

Anyone have any views on the Yamaha XVS Vstar 1300a?
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:19 am

a mate of mine his father has 1 and loves it
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:27 pm

not keen on any air cooled bikes

i suppose Hardly have been making them for years so Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:20 am

aj1249 wrote:
not keen on any air cooled bikes
i suppose Hardly have been making them for years so Rolling Eyes Aj

Liquid cooled AJ.

Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, V-twin

Displacement
1304 cc

Bore x Stroke
100.0 x 83.0 mm

Compression Ratio
9.5 : 1

Lubrication System
Wet sump

Fuel Management
Twin barrel EFI

Ignition
Digital TCI

Starter System
Electric

Fuel Tank Capacity
19 L

Final Transmission
Belt drive

Transmission
5-speed

Dimensions
Length 2490 mm
Width 980 mm
Height 1150 mm
Seat Height 690 mm
Wheelbase 1690 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm

Wet Weight
304 kg with 19 litres of fuel


Chassis
Frame Type
Steel double cradle
Suspension Front
Telescopic fork with 135mm travel

Suspension Rear
Swingarm with 110mm travel

Brakes Front
298mm dual discs

Brakes Rear
298mm disc

Tyres Front
130/90-16MC(67H)

Tyres Rear
170/70B-16MC(75H)

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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:45 am

hi Ed sorry to hear about your misshap mate ....shame about your bike Sad
re yamaha seen a few on the road .....look great ...yes liqued cooled bit more grunt is always
good ....i think they are a little bit lower on the road ......what about a meanstreak to do up or
are they getting a bit old now ?
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:04 am

fender59 wrote:
hi Ed sorry to hear about your misshap mate ....shame about your bike Sad
re yamaha seen a few on the road .....look great ...yes liqued cooled bit more grunt is always
good ....i think they are a little bit lower on the road ......what about a meanstreak to do up or
are they getting a bit old now ?

Yeah, a bit old. Wanted newer and less km. Big plus on the Vstar is 10,000 km service intervals. I don't want to add up what I paid for the VN to get it looked after, having put 85,000 on the clock. The 1304 cc, is more than enough to do what I want to do over the next few years. Have always wanted to tour Australia and would have had to upgrade from the VN if I did that. I'm sure she would have coped with the KM, but the higher CC will be welcomed.

Lower, yes. Should be ok. May have to be slower on Macquarie Pass lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:47 pm

ooh yammi have finally caught on

Looks good Ed, have u ridden it and the trumpy and how do they compare if u have

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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:53 pm

Adam, I didn't ride the Triumph. You know when a bike is not you when you sit on it. The side stand was way to far forward for me to put them down with ease. That would always niggle at me and 1600 cc is just not needed. I rode the Vstar around Parrammatta for about 20 mins. Great ride position, great sound and am happy with that.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:01 pm

Good stuff Ed,

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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:19 pm

Hi Ed, looks very similar to the VN.....still nice looking bike though.
Now about it being lower. Given you tend to ride a cruiser like its a sport bike how do you think that is going to work for you?
Your VN had forward pegs but with a classic style bike you will certainly scape around almost every corner. This might become annoying in a short space of time.
Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:09 am

I hear you Stew, just have to adapt I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike written off   Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:32 am

Pick it up next Thursday so I'll see you Friday at Harry's, Stew. Will you leave from Wolloomooloo or will you go direct to Panthers?
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