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Re: [T TBS R] Value of 2004 Thinderbird Sport

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  • James Tennier
    Really offer them the deductible and use your mending time , mending the bike with the money you saved... ________________________________ From: James Tennier
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 20, 2013
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      Really offer them the deductible and use your "mending time", mending the bike
      with the money you saved...



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      From: James Tennier <tennier@...>
      To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, February 20, 2013 1:15:29 PM
      Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Value of 2004 Thinderbird Sport


      Offer them the deductible! You have right of first refusal... Be more careful in

      the future?

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      From: John Sloan johntsloan@...>
      To: "triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com"
      triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, February 20, 2013 11:08:59 AM
      Subject: [T TBS R] Value of 2004 Thinderbird Sport

      I crashed my excellent condition 2004 Thunderbird Sport with almost 28,000 miles

      on it. I suffered much worse damage than the bike, but while I am alive and
      walking, the insurance company wants to total the bike. The bike has superficial

      easily reparable damage except for the triumph windscreen which is no longer
      available, but the insurance company is totaling it. I have not kept up with
      prices and know that blue book values tend to be too low for good condition
      older bikes. What do some of you think the real market value is for a very nice
      black with yellow 2004 Thunderbird Sport, almost perfect except for a few minute

      scratches around the gas filler cap and about 27,500 miles on the odometer.

      Also, what would a cheap salvage value be to buy it back from the insurance
      company. With the headlight, handlebars, and the shifter's connecting rod
      replaced it would be roadworthy. I could tolerate the very small dents on the
      front fender and gas tank (gas tank dimpled by my left knee), the minor scrapes
      on the engine crank cover, more severe scrapes on the left muffler and a barely
      visible, tiny tear at the base of the king and queen seat. I would not be at
      all embarrassed to ride it like that, though it would no longer be a pride and
      joy ride.

      Thanks

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