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Apr 18th 2016, 09:42 AM   #1
 beansbaxter's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
Arrow Coffee shops are great for parking your Ducati

Coffee shops are great for recharging your cell phone and parking your Ducati in front of them.

I bought a motorcycle. My dream motorcycle. It was pristine. And 230 miles later...

As I was enjoying my espresso, a Toyota Matrix knocked it over. Sad stuff to watch.

According to AutoTrader, the Matrix is known for its "high seating position" and yet, the driver still managed to not see my Ducati. The espresso had a wonderfully eloquent profile - very complex, full of sugars and chocolate with a strong fruit presence.

The driver's insurance accepted liability. This was very straightforward.

I've spent the last couple weeks dealing with the driver's insurance to not 'total' this motorcycle. This hasn't been very straightforward.

Given these unfortunate circumstances, we've made some mutual concessions and have come to an agreement. And Iím happy to say my beloved Ducati 999S will not be totaled!

Iím going to be without my motorcycle for the next few weeks, while some repairs get taken care of. And Iíll save the remaining repairs for winter.

Special thanks to Tim at Lowside - super awesome customer service and a quality setup for transporting motorcycles.

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Apr 18th 2016, 09:49 AM   #2
 
  Jan 2016
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At least you didn't hit the Damn Dog Beans.
Apr 18th 2016, 10:03 AM   #3
DGA
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
Fuck'n-A Dan.
Apr 18th 2016, 10:14 AM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Daaaanng! Sorry for your bike.

I am hitting up the bank today on my moto and I am thinking I'll park in the bike only area to give me more car buffer.
Apr 18th 2016, 10:38 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Sorry to hear, Beans! Your bike looks good, even on a trailer.
Apr 18th 2016, 12:59 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Skagit Valley

  2007 Ducati Multistrada
That sucks you just got that awesome Duc.
Apr 18th 2016, 01:33 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  '13 636, '14 N1k, DR650
I'm not sure where in the parking lot your bike was parked.

My SO and I had a discussion just last night about where I like to park (and not park) when in crowded parking lots. As a general rule, I try to park as far away from where another car will park as possible - or where they physically can not park (sidewalks).

Also, while your small bike might fit fine in a lot of spaces - drivers of cars aren't expecting anything to be parked in a non-"legit" parking spot.

Park on the sidewalk, or in the far back of the lot. Don't even give the cage the opportunity to mess up.
Apr 18th 2016, 01:45 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Buckley

THATS SUCKS!

I never park her out of sight..
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Apr 18th 2016, 02:00 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
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Originally Posted by tchase
THATS SUCKS!

I never park her out of sight..
Why do you pull it so far into the spot? I'm surprised no one has thought the spot was empty only to find out too late to stop.
Apr 18th 2016, 02:03 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Buckley

Quote:
Originally Posted by wooden
Why do you pull it so far into the spot? I'm surprised no one has thought the spot was empty only to find out too late to stop.
It's at the entrance of the parking lot, and I'd rather them have time to see it when they dive in rather than dive and hit. But like I said I do not let her out of my sight.
Apr 18th 2016, 02:20 PM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  '13 636, '14 N1k, DR650
Quote:
Originally Posted by wooden
Why do you pull it so far into the spot? I'm surprised no one has thought the spot was empty only to find out too late to stop.
That's what I was thinking too, but I guess if that drive way is the only way in/out then it's not as bad.

Unless you're Superman with vehicle-stopping-vision, watching your bike doesn't stop people from hitting it.
Apr 18th 2016, 02:32 PM   #12
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77 (AMA Nat'l landspeed record holder), CB750K, CB750F
Quote:
Originally Posted by wooden
Why do you pull it so far into the spot? I'm surprised no one has thought the spot was empty only to find out too late to stop.
I've parked that far into a space and come back to find two bikes parked behind mine so I can't get out. I'm happy to share with another rider, if they show a little courtesy. Now I tend to park a ways back from the curb and a little diagonal in the space to better fill it up.

Bummer about the Duc. Look at it as an opportunity to get some trick parts.
Apr 18th 2016, 02:33 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Buckley

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andenthal

Unless you're Superman with vehicle-stopping-vision, watching your bike doesn't stop people from hitting it.
I have no brain when it comes to protecting the bike over my body.. Then I ask myself why do I take it to the track..

IDK over 35k miles on this bike I've managed so far...
Apr 18th 2016, 03:10 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocB
I've parked that far into a space and come back to find two bikes parked behind mine so I can't get out. I'm happy to share with another rider, if they show a little courtesy. Now I tend to park a ways back from the curb and a little diagonal in the space to better fill it up.
I always park near the exit of the spot - this way, no one can park me in, and my bike is also visible to cars perusing the lot looking for a spot. I enjoy coming out to my spot to find that other riders have parked with me, and by parking this way, have never been blocked in.
Apr 18th 2016, 03:37 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Buckley

Food for thought, if you park near the entrance of the stall you increase your chance of someone backing into your bike thinking there is nothing in-between the cars.

Choose your poison.
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