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Well she came in today............my only gripe was the way she was loaded they had her strapped against a beam with a blanket over it............it scratched paint off my $1,300+ tank :mad: But f**k it, I'm gonna repaint it anyways [laugh]














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congrats man [thumbsup] nice looking monster. that sucks about the paint though, have the shipping company pay for that shiznits :mad:
 

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congrats man [thumbsup] nice looking monster. that sucks about the paint though, have the shipping company pay for that shiznits :mad:
I'm pretty sure I would have had to deny the shipment, but like I said, I don't think it's worth the hassle. If the damage was greater then hell yeah I would have.
 

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Mr Borat saw your new bike and he told me

AVELRY NICE

looks good congrats, Im going to try to take my headlight fairing off this week, that looks so good im tired of seeing it it makes me jealous.
 

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hackd said:
Im going to try to take my headlight fairing off this week, that looks so good im tired of seeing it it makes me jealous.
when you take it off... send it my way.
 

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You don't have have to deny the shipment for them to pay for the damages. Hopefully you noted the damage on the freight bill. Then just call the freight company and give them the freight bill # and they will open a case. Mention that you have pictures of the way the bike was loaded and the damage.

My company does a lot of shipping and receiving and deals with this all the time. Usually the sticking point is whether the damage was noted on the freight bill. We have had them pay for repainting damaged items for the same reasons.

Might be worth the effort to make the phone call.
 

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Now this is just porn worthy, an Italian chick and a Japanese chick that sleep together [laugh]


 

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Looks good, BMiller! [thumbsup] Congrats!
 

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You don't have have to deny the shipment for them to pay for the damages. Hopefully you noted the damage on the freight bill. Then just call the freight company and give them the freight bill # and they will open a case. Mention that you have pictures of the way the bike was loaded and the damage.

My company does a lot of shipping and receiving and deals with this all the time. Usually the sticking point is whether the damage was noted on the freight bill. We have had them pay for repainting damaged items for the same reasons.

Might be worth the effort to make the phone call.
I sent them an email, very nice tone and professional. Hopefully they'll cover the damage, if not.........oh well, water under the bridge.
 

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howie said:
Congrats!! Definately try and collect for the damage. My guess is you will.
Thanks, I'm pumped up about getting her out on the street! Yeah, I paid $480 for shipping, so $100-150 for a tank repaint I think they can handle.
 

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desmodevil said:
Shadowchaser would NOT approve of that shipping!!

congrats though! what ya gonna do paint wise?
I don't approve of it either. I usually use Forward Air and have no problems, but it wasn't up to me in this case.

I'm going to do the tank in a Candy White and have the wheels powdercoated to match. [thumbsup]
 

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I don't approve of it either. I usually use Forward Air and have no problems, but it wasn't up to me in this case.

I'm going to do the tank in a Candy White and have the wheels powdercoated to match. [thumbsup]
regardless, it's good that you filed a claim. iirc, shipping companies are REQUIRED to offer a certain level of insurance, with optional insurance above a certain amount per pound or claim or whatever.

even if you're having the bike redone, whatever they give you can go toward reducing your costs...

what's the name of the company that you used? i gotta remember not to use them in the future. i'm not really a fan of forward air either, since they require a crate. i'd like to use one of those bike-specific companies with special bike trailers with pre-built slots/crates that bikes can be strapped into.
 

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simonster said:
regardless, it's good that you filed a claim. iirc, shipping companies are REQUIRED to offer a certain level of insurance, with optional insurance above a certain amount per pound or claim or whatever.

even if you're having the bike redone, whatever they give you can go toward reducing your costs...

what's the name of the company that you used? i gotta remember not to use them in the future. i'm not really a fan of forward air either, since they require a crate. i'd like to use one of those bike-specific companies with special bike trailers with pre-built slots/crates that bikes can be strapped into.
Forward Air provides steel crates specifically made for bikes too. I used Manning Transfer, Inc.
 

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desmodevil said:
Shadowchaser would NOT approve of that shipping!!
He most certainly would not. Steve would deal with that driver with extreme prejudice. >:D
 

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BMiller said:
The driver didn't load it though [thumbsup]
He still let it happen on his watch. Unacceptable by the SC code of conduct Item 323, page 57, article 3.
 
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