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    Posted: 10 May 2018 at 20:26
Last friday a parcel force van reveresed into the bike while I was sitting on it at work, nearly dropped it but managed to keep it upright but the damage was to the exhaust, didn't see me apprently furious isn't the word,  cans a write off. Put the standard wheelie bin back on as it was booked in to fit a new shock today, just as well it got changed, I'm sure their shoudnt be a gap in the bottom mount...FFS


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Lucky. Are you sure the van didn't split the shock mount?
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I thought that might be possile but the edges of the gaps manky so looks like it's been like that for a while, parcelforce don't have an insurance company, it's their solicitor I need to go through, to be fair they phoned me yesterday, another Akra,s on its way..from Italy..to which parcelforce are getting the bill...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2018 at 21:19
Looking at the state of the shock, when was the last time you got on your hands and knees and inspected / cleaned it? 
Bike looks in very nice condition from standing eye level, it's the hidden parts you need to keep an eye on. No way that was done by the van. Not the first rear shock on an Aprilia I've seen go like that.
People say I don't know Jack Sh1t; but I do, he lives next door.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2018 at 21:21
Originally posted by Stevex Stevex wrote:

No way that was done by the van. 


That's not exactly what I was getting at  Wink
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Originally posted by legend88 legend88 wrote:

Originally posted by Stevex Stevex wrote:

No way that was done by the van. 


That's not exactly what I was getting at  Wink

Ah right, gotcha Wink
Yep, I'd be going straight down that road...how could they prove otherwise? Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A82addict Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2018 at 21:41
Terrribe whiplash too....The shock was always getting changed at some point, wasn't like that at last year's service day though, still lesson learned..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2018 at 23:15
you done well to stay upright must of been a hell of a whack. At least they've covered the can but a nice new shock would be even better. 
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that has happened to me twice with white spring units first when i got the bike i was looking at the linkage and it was all seized up and the eye was cracked i replaced it with another i had and it happened again the eye had cracked in half lucky i checked as i was going down to Bristol a couple a days later
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colinmeadows Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2018 at 05:16
get the exhaust repaired by mhp and youve got a spare for next time ????????????????
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diablo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2018 at 16:45
Whist being unlucky with the van, you were actually very lucky that it drew your attention to the shock!

Someone up there is looking after you.

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I had a transit reverse into mine years ago. I wasn't on it, but had just got off and was walking away. He heard me shouting for him to stop just after. His window was open and he looked right at me, then sped off! Turned out to be a cloned van. B******!! Angry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A82addict Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2018 at 17:21
Could have been worse on both counts, on the plus there's an refreshed Ohlins in there now and the new Akras on its way, 
Ill check out a reapir if the insurance settles up..

Who is the go to for Carbon, ive a carbon tail light souround which was damaged ??
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Could try jollygiant or morepower on here, they both make carbon so should be able to repair.
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sorry to hear seems to happen alot
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