CRUNCH!!! (GD people that don't know how to drive!)

art.robinson at art.robinson at
Wed May 7 17:34:20 PDT 2008

Sounds like the fellow employee who hooked his Honda CRV onto my
Geeperes and then managed to tow it 15 yards or so, with the siren
making all sorts of racket (that he didn't hear). Nice part was that it
was all caught on the security camera. He paid really quick and got off
pretty light as I just charged him for the parts.

I hope your experience is no more painless.

Art in TO

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Wilcox [mailto:leanintree at] 
Sent: 07 May 2008 18:08
To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
Subject: CRUNCH!!! (GD people that don't know how to drive!)

Wonderful day. at 11:00 I realized I'd forgotten my wallet (making it
hard to go get lunch), so I borrows a ten-spot from the boss and heads
to Burger King for some artery hardening sustenance.

Around about 11:45, I'm standing in line waiting for my greasy fries and
chopped&pressed almost-fish-like-substance sandwich, and some guy walks
inside and comes up to me (in my moto jacket and gloves) and says "Hey,
is that your bike out there that got run over?". I sez to him, "Are you
serious?", he sez to me,"Sure am, some guy just backed his truck into it
and it's laying on it's side"

Needless to say, I ceased waiting for my almost food, dropped my junk on
a table and ran outside to find some dude about to blow out a hernia
trying to pick up my GPZ off of it's right side.

We pick it up and he starts gathering his info immediatly, all the while
saying "I didn't see it" (well no shit sherlock, I'm pretty sure you
wouldn'ta hit it if you'd been paying attention). I'm pissed, but he
didn't just haul ass, so I'm thankful for that.

It happened like this... this here BK is basically a 1-way ring around
the building. All the parking spots are diagonals assuming your coming
in the same way I did. That's the direction the drive through goes, and
a whole line of cars ends up planted down the center of the parking area
(lined up to drive through). The do have a back lot (accessable from the
north side), but there's really no entrance into the main portion of the
parking area with people waiting for the drive through, and besides,
that means your effectively going the wrong way around the one-way flow.

This jackhole decided to do it though. In his long bed ex-cab F250. And
then tries to back into the space beside my bike (or into the space I'm
in). Crunch.

Initial damages identified are scuffed lower fairings, scratched upper
fairing, bent RH handlebar, cracked throttle assembly, bent brake pedal,
gouged engine side covers (3), busted RH mirror (glass), gouged
Throttlemeister, both front turn signals busted. Mostly cosmetic, other
than the mirror, brake pedal and handlebar.

Already notified the cops, they came out and took report, since I may
have to take it to the guys insurance company. In a way, I hope not,
since it could *easily* be totalled for the value of new plastic (13 yrs
old). But I'll be damned if I'm paying to fix it though. with the low
value like that, I won't get anything out of it if they total, and it
might just take that kind of money to rebuild. And I don't have any hope
that I could replace it for the book value...

Crap day.

Don in GJ

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