As some of you may remember, I was recently rear-ended by an 18 wheeler causing some major damage to the back of my bike
2 months have passed and since the truck driver was at fault the insurance is paying for my repairs...they sent an insurance adjuster to the shop and the shop showed me his list...
- all the rear fairings. rear lights, signals, etc...
-rear wheel, tire and wheel bearings,
pretty much about 3500 worth of parts..total bill 4500 (with labour).when I asked the shop if I could keep some of the old parts, they replied "No"...now, this is a shop that I have dealt with and have been a customer of for quite a few seasons...makes me wonder if they truely are going to replace all those parts with brand new from kawi...
does anyone have experience with this kind of insurance repair? any advice on how I can go about verifying all the parts were actually replaced with brand new?
Is a customer not entitled to the old parts if they ask for them?
obviously, the plastics and the exhaust will be easy to tell, but what about things like the wheel-bearings, rim and sub-frame?