Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Virginia Beach
I Ride: 2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Bike laid down for many days - need suggestion.
My bike was knocked down by someone in the parking lot and it laid on the ground for 5 days while I was out of town and came to know about it upon my return.
Since it is a hit and run case, I need to get it fixed through my insurance. The bike seems to be in good shape, with minimum damage but I have couple of questions regarding the damages and I need your professional opinion and recommendation.
1) The vehicle hit from the rear left side, near the rear sprocket and fell to the right. Would there be any structural damage that I should be concerned about?
2) The whole right side of the bike is covered in oil. It looks like engine oil and may be the gasoline also leaked. I am not sure where the oil came from. Should I be concerned about it? The insurance adjuster is concerned that the oil might have gone into areas where it should not be and fixing it is money intensive and calls it out as a risk of supplemental claim beyond the value of the bike. The adjuster is considering the option to total the bike. I don't want to total the bike as it has $2600 worth of new upgrades. How bad could the situation be? What could possibly go wrong and can this be fixed?
3) Should I ask them to write a check to me and I get the bike fixed or should I accept the offer to total the bike? Which is a safer option?
4) The right fairing has few minor scratches. Thank god I invested in handle bar ends and shorty levers. I am considering to get a decal kit to cover them up. Is that a good idea? If so, could you please recommend any kits or brands who make good quality decals?
Your input and guidance is highly appreciated.
Bike: 2010 ZX6R
Slip-on: Two Brothers S1R with power tip
Fuel Management Module: Bazzaz ZFi
Sprockets: F15 R44
Speedometer Corrector: SpeedoDRD