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I'd go after the insurance as hard as you possibly can, give it your all. Perhaps contact a few dent doctor guys and see if any of the can massage it into a better shape. Don't spend the time sanding and repainting, just touch it up with some black paint to prevent rust and throw a tank slider over it.
 

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I’d be buying a new OEM tank from Partzilla in my color if this happen to me. My bike is a 2019 with like 3K miles, and it’s mint. Unless insurance was paying instead of me lol, but I’d be paying that $600-$700 for a brand new tank for sure.

Then, you could sale your damaged tank on eBay for probably $300 dollars.

Id say, just replace the tank. You’d be out maybe $500 bucks after selling your tank. But, your bike would be back to perfect condition.

You could also sell any other damaged parts on eBay for a fairly good amount of money, primarily because they are OEM parts.
 

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Hey guys...update!!!!!!!!!!!
MY BIKE WAS STOLEN AGAIN...LITERALLY A YEAR LATER. THE SAME SHIT HAPPENS HAHA.

June 2021 my bike was stolen before I went to the beach, this time it was stolen after I went to the beach. Had it for the same amount of time etc. Different locations. Had a rotor lock and a tracker....they took the tracker out and threw it on the street. XD

Gotta love New York City.
 

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Hey guys...update!!!!!!!!!!!
MY BIKE WAS STOLEN AGAIN...LITERALLY A YEAR LATER. THE SAME SHIT HAPPENS HAHA.

June 2021 my bike was stolen before I went to the beach, this time it was stolen after I went to the beach. Had it for the same amount of time etc. Different locations. Had a rotor lock and a tracker....they took the tracker out and threw it on the street. XD

Gotta love New York City.
You need to hide two AirTags inside the motorcycle. You can place one in a obvious spot, then place the 2nd AirTag some where nearly impossible to find or locate.

I have three air tags on my motorcycle. You won’t find them all. They are relatively cheap considering.

I would be in their driveway to load my bike back up right after they pulled in. :)

My bike is paid for, and I do not have full coverage ins on it. So, if it’s stolen I’m absolutely screwed, and I cannot afford to spend $10,000 dollars on another one.
 

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You are likely to become uninsurable very shortly......
Didn't have comprehensive with progressive last year so I paid out of pocket.
Have comprehensive this time but still...yeah I think I'm out of the game. NYC is no place for a motorcycle if you don't have a garage. Such a shame.
 

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If you want to keep riding, buy a sleeper instead of something bright and shiny. A 'rat' bike can be every bit as quick and nimble as a brand new bike. Cosmetically ugly is less appealing to the thieves of the world.
 

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How much would it be to rent garage space?
Around me right now (Economically challenged area lol), a garage is around $200 a month.

My apartment complex has an outdoor gated parking space but I've been on the waitlist since April.

If you want to keep riding, buy a sleeper instead of something bright and shiny. A 'rat' bike can be every bit as quick and nimble as a brand new bike. Cosmetically ugly is less appealing to the thieves of the world.
Have an older friend who wants to get me his VFR 750 but idk. This just took the oomph out of everything ATM. Demoralizing.
 

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If all you're trying to do is park a bike in that gated area, you don't need a full space to park in...... you're actually better off jammed into a corner no one else can park in, surrounded by cars. Especially if you are allowed to put a chain around something solid in that area. If there is a spot that has the stanchions around it to keep trucks etc., from cutting too close to the elevators, etc., that's a good spot for you to park a bike under a generic cover.

I know $200/mo for a garage space sounds like a lot, but if that's something you could split with one or two other riders, it's nowhere near as much of hit. With some finesse, you can put as many as four bikes into one car parking space.

Insurance stats on what bikes are the most stolen, and which aren't can be very helpful in selecting what you personally want to ride. Nothing will stop a determined thief, but making your property less desirable than someone else's is a step towards keeping yours.
 

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I have a detached garage at my house. I feel very thankful to have it too. I couldn’t imagine just parking a brand new motorcycle outside and letting it sit at night. I couldn’t possibly sleep :LOL:. Even with my bike in a locked garage, I’m paranoid.

If you own a motorcycle, you need to bring it in your home if possible, or lock it away in a barn or garage. And have (2) air tags hidden on the bike some where just in case as a last resort, just in-case someone does break in and steal the bike.
 

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UPDATE TO MY UPDATE! BIKE FOUND!

the perp completely smashed my bike and himself and is currently in the hospital. :)
Damn, that was a newer ZX6R too. Looks like mine man. This makes me so mad seeing stuff like this. Do you get a new bike? Will INS cover this?

Maybe you’ll get some good news, hopefully he won’t ever be able to walk again Ya know lol.
 

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Damn, that was a newer ZX6R too. Looks like mine man. This makes me so mad seeing stuff like this. Do you get a new bike? Will INS cover this?

Maybe you’ll get some good news, hopefully he won’t ever be able to walk again Ya know lol.
haha, the officer on scene said he had priors so I’m hoping this felony gets him for some time.

I do have comprehensive so they should pay out, although the claims specialist said they have to do an investigation because I had a motorcycle stolen a year ago.

‘twas literally a ‘22. Fuck that guy but I’m glad I just got some closure.
 
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