02 January 2013

2013 Starts Better

First of all, no real cast, just a splint for my wrist:

Wrist Splint

This means I can take it off for showering! Yeah!!!!

The other good news is that the Tiger is repairable and that the insurance is covering everything except the deductible. Bike is being taken apart soon for the repair and hopefully there is no hidden damage.

Now I need new gear ... insurance is covering only part of the helmet, nothing else. Bummer.

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  1. Hope they can fix it faster then my Monster, took 4 months, waiting for one last part, the gear box cover was the hold up.

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    1. Yeah, I certainly hope so. It's a new, but not super new model and mainly normal "crash parts", so it should be okay.

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  2. Thats to bad about the gear. how do you thin the BMW jacket held up? Would you buy a new one?

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    1. The jacket did pretty well protecting me - both elbows are fairly okay, I have a bruise on my left elbow, the right is fine. Both elbows on the jacket have large holes in them though. I'd say it's a "one time protection jacket". It's not abrasion resistant at all in my opinion.

      But that's fine - it vents really well and is meant more for gravel, sand, ... not a slide on tarmac. I would not buy the Rallye 2 again, mainly due to some fit issues that showed fairly well in this crash, but I will definitely take a very close look at the Rallye 3. Same advantages (super well venting, very good armor, nice pockets, some other nice features), a few less disadvantages like more adjustability in the arms and body for a tighter fit, but still probably not warm at all, even with the liner in, and the rain protection is a joke - the liner is waterproof, but the jacket gets soaked, weighs a ton then and you feel like swimming in a wet sponge - this also sucks heat away from the body.

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  3. I am glad you don't have a hard cast - much easier to handle.

    It sucks that your gear isn't covered. Which company do you use for insurance?

    I ask because one of our friends went down on his Tiger last year and he had State Farm and they replaced his gear. Another friend went down on her Triumph America and she had Geico and they only replaced her helmet. Both bikes were fixed back to new though.

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    1. I have Geico - helmet will get partially replaced. They have a cap on helmet price. I talked to State Farm about two years ago when I had the R1200GS and they wanted about three times the premium compared to Geico. I saved about four to five jackets since then ... ;-)

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