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  • Birthday 11/02/1957

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    2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport. 1980 Moto Guzzi Le Mans. 1984 Honda XL600R. 1980 Kawasaki KDX 250. 1977 BMW R100RS. 1975 BMW R75/6. 1970 Honda CB450.
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    New Haven, Connecticut
  1. I acquired the bike painted as such, not sure I would have chosen it, but I don't mind it. I was told by the previous owner that the bike had some defects in the paint from the factory and the person who bought it originally agreed to the grey and pinstripes as the dealer anticipated trouble matching the original green.
  2. 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport. 10,200 miles (I'm still riding it.) in excellent shape. Original green paint, top of tank/tail repainted grey (there are some bubbles in the grey paint on the top of the tank, pic included), grey front fender. Minor damage to right side after it fell (repaired). Metzeler tires are 18 months old with a little over 2000 miles on them, worn evenly, no flat spots. Oil and filter and air filter new at 10,100 miles. Valves adjusted. Rizoma brake and clutch fluid reservoirs. OEM exhaust replaced (pic). New battery a/o April 2019. LED turn signals with new relay. I have the oem side covers, I removed them. Includes a three-ring binder copy of the shop manual. Strong motor, terrific sound, rides and runs as it should. $3700., preferred in cash. Located in Connecticut. Images at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17lsXcbeFQbTBdIG8WZqE9zd5wR5GYiEr?usp=sharing
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  4. Hyar, thanks for the observation. However, planting motorcycle seeds in fertile ground is diabolical. If they should flower, you'll be berated. And rightly so.
  5. Re: docc, Interesting. Insurance company protocol? First the machine is resolved then the crunchled (a word my son coined decades ago) body? I'm a fairly dogged adversary when I'm able to get a toe-hold on my argument and believe it is righteous. 'Indemnification'. A sharp arrow in the quiver. They'll have to pry my title from my cold dead hand. If I can misquote an odious slogan. A grandstanding bellow on a Friday night in front of my computer. I'll determine not to wither in the future moment. Grazie per il coraggio.
  6. Countless thanks to all that have offered help and advice, almost beyond words. The battle is with the insurance company of the driver of the marauding, malevolent Ford. I don't carry collision insurance on my bike, nor for any of my past bikes (hat tip 'LowRyter') and never needed it. My insurance company is relatively laissez faire about being an advocate on my behalf. They made some noise in establishing a narrative in the beginning, that is about all they have to give. I've not yet been offered a settlement from the other driver's company, so I don't want to be too dire about what it will be, but I know in my gut what course this ship is sailing. I have been trying to research a way to document the value of the bike and numerous offers and resources made by people on this forum have been very reassuring in thinking about how to be strategic. The insurance company's rep the other day morphed into an automaton when the conversation veered into questions about process, i.e., every question regarding alternatives was met with the same response 'It's all in the numbers', a glazed-eyed zombie's response. I know her role is not to offer consideration to nuance and circumstance. Even questions about accepting a lesser amount for the repair in order to preserve the future of the motorcycle as a viable machine that I can still use were countered with the same well-worn mantra. Thanks again all and a Happy New Year all around. I'll post the next eye-roller when it arrives at my door. . . . and not to be too intrusive, but the bikes in everyone's profile are bikes you currently own? I listed every one I could think of going to back to when the U.S. president hailed from the great state of Georgia. All of them put to pasture with the exception of the current one; itself in a custody battle in an acrimonious divorce with an insurance company behemoth. Perhaps it doesn't work that way. I didn't mean to sound as though I had a triple-wide garage stuffed with bikes from two continents, I don't.
  7. Re: 'Footgoose'; fine moto forensics. I purchased the bike in early summer from a seller in Annapolis. The bike was originally registered in Connecticut, made its way south and returned in the back of a van to Connecticut. According to lore, the paint had flaws in the showroom and the grey sections and red pinstripes were a compromise made to avoid having to match the original green. That is the story that was passed down with the bike. I've been a riding motorcycles for 45 years, this was the first time I was mistaken for a billiard ball and tossed onto pavement. Torn muscles, a fractured rib and aforementioned scabs on the bike. I don't want to unfairly and prematurely impugn the insurance company, I'll heal, but their initial gambit is to offer to shoot the horse I was riding. Thanks for all the suggestions and links to bikes for sale, I saw some of the same posts that were mentioned and archived them, I anticipate a frustrating wrestling match with insurance company robots coughing up numbers from their aggregating machine in the bowels of the beast. "Numbers don't lie" as quoted by the appraiser did not portend a respectful dialog going forward and reduced the value of the machine to a trifling widget. I'll dig in. Thank you all for all the suggestions especially the 'raresportbikesforsale' link from al_roethlisberger.
  8. I was t-boned at low speed on my 2000 V11 Sport about a month ago. I was hit on the left side, my foot sheared off the shift lever, the bike went down on its right side (basically fell over). Snapped off the brake lever, scraped the Mistral 'carbon' muffler, bent the bracket that holds the muffler, scraped mirror, brake lever, cap on the end of the axle, broke the aluminum guard bolted to the head, spark plug wire. The bike has I'm being histrionic and anticipatory at this point as I don't know what their final conclusion will be. But I know the game they play. Does anyone have advice for establishing the value of the bike? I did screen shots of classified ads of 'similar' bikes as a way to provide a baseline, but at this time of the year there are a dearth offered for sale. Thanks in advance. Marcus Santora the pic (pre-collision) is pretty pathetic, apologies, not sure my image reduction to
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