I got hit by a car a short while ago on my bike. The driver came out of a side street and collected the side of my bike with his bumper bar hitting my left leg, the bike was lifted up in the air and came down on my left leg, pinning it under the bike until I lifted it off. Amazingly my boots took the full force and my leg did not break, just was really sore and bruised.
Because of all the modifications to my bike the insurance company has decided to write it off, the fabrication, import and shipping cost of the broken bits combined with the OEM replacement parts is well above the price for a new bike, so they are going to pay out a new bike cost.
I have been offered the possibility of purchasing the salvage if I want, but have decided to let it go. So if anyone in Aust is interested in some seriously modified parts for their bike it will be at the QBE auctions and I am guessing it will go very cheep as I don't think dealers will know what the undamaged parts such as a Cogent with remote preload adjustment and many others are actually worth..
So it is a sad good bye to a faithful bike that made almost 220,000 km in 5 years of life.