A Word From The Wise....
Posted February 26, 2006 - 11:42 PM
Posted February 27, 2006 - 01:49 AM
you can offer to make it easier for him and if he can find a 98-2000 model frame( or bike with blown motor),etc to put your motor in, better for him and you will just have the hassle of putting it in, but if not, put the screws on this bastard to pay.
here in Aus we have an unwritten rule that if you bust it, you pay.
you dont sue, you keep the pressure on in person.
go and see this prick and let him know that he has to pay, either he gets a personal loan, gets the money off his parents, sells something of his own, whatever, make him pay. and let him know he has to.
talk to his parents too to see what they intend to do about the damage.
bargain and negotiate as this can only reduce the amount you need and the time off riding. dont get aggro about it as this will only make them dig in and not co operate. work with them/him to solve this problem he caused together.
approach it with the intent to do all you can(say you understand he didnt mean to crash) to lessen the total amount (ie he gets blown motored bike or sell the bits you have like you are doing to put toward next bike) but keep onto him. HE HAS TO PAY.
I sympathise with you as i waited for many years to get a bike and having it means a lot to me and i am very apprehensive about allowing others to ride it. just dont let up and do not accept that he wont pay, at least part.
hope you are back riding soon
Posted February 27, 2006 - 04:24 AM
Posted February 27, 2006 - 04:51 AM
Moral of the story... dont lend your Yamaha's to friends, a Yamaha is meant to be ridden by it's owner, otherwise it'll bite Just buy a cheap (insert the brand you like to pick on) to lend to your friends
Posted February 27, 2006 - 06:06 AM
I had a friend hit a huge rock and crush my case, destroyed the clutch. I made him pay for it. My nephew took my father's quad out and rolled it! How you roll a quad just going for a little joy ride is beyond me. I had another friend that let a buddy ride his 2-stroke in the desert and the guy didn't know how to shift and overrevved the piss out of it. Fried the top end.
I could go on and on. If you have a friend that wants to ride make it clear up front if anything gets broke they're buying it and only let one person ride any mechanized machine at a time. Preferrably in a big open area on flat ground. It's one of life's lessons that unfortuneately has to be learned the hard way by all of us. Good luck.
Posted February 27, 2006 - 06:25 AM
Don't let it get you down!
Posted March 02, 2006 - 04:19 AM
That is an unwritten law down here in Australia. You break, you pay.
Posted March 02, 2006 - 09:13 AM
Posted March 02, 2006 - 04:40 PM