OK, this has become absurd, and I'm hoping it is just me still dreaming on Saturday morning and that Im not actually writing this. So - here it goes...
My 2000 Ducati Monster Dark has been run over while parked three times since I bought it in Jan 04. The first two, hit and run, no note, so I ate the $500-600 in repair costs each time for bars, levers, pegs, lights, etc. The third time, I thought, was the charm. This was in August of this year, and someone finally was nice enough to leave a note so I was able to file an insurance claim. The damage estimate, all told, including tank, exhaust, etc (all the expensive stuff) came to over $5000 with labor, so the bike was essentially totaled, even though it was all essentially cosmetic, and the functional stuff easily fixed back to full working order.
I took a check from insurance for about $4000, fixed a few things to make it rideable even though cosmetically it was a good bit uglier, and then finally, was able to get it re-inspected, and retitled as a salvage with a value of around $400. This was yesterday, at about 5pm when I finally had everything back in working order. Running great, just looking a bit worse for wear, but I was so happy just to have the whole ordeal wrapped up.
So, this morning, I go out on a beautiful sunny San Francisco morning for a ride, and sure enough, instead of the being perpendicular to the road, in its special 6 ft wide park with two driveways on both side, and no parks around it, where it has always been safe, well, oddly, it's leaning against a pole. And better still, a nice big pool of oil below it. Yup, knocked over again.
I checked it out, and the situation looks grim. The kickstand is bent forward, is unusable, hit so hard in fact, that where it attaches to the engine block, the stress must have been too much, for that is the source of the oil leak. Aside from that, the usual damage - bent bars, levers, cut grips, etc.
Now that my ride is officially cursed, any suggestions as for what to do? Id think that damage to the engine like that would be super expensive to fix. I have no possible insurance claim, since I didnt have collission on the salvage bike of $400 value. Is it worth fixing? How much could I get if it was sold for parts at 8400 miles, given the major tank dent, scratched exhaust, some left out in the weather elemental wear?
Any help would be appreciated. I'm really at a loss, and given the curse, and thinking it is time to just bury DQ (her nickname, DramaQueen) and call it a day.