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Old 09-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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nonrepairable vehicle status.. anyone deal with this ?

Hey Inmates,

I have a 2007 KTM 990 that has 50K mileage on and I was hit by an SUV on the freeway in stop and go traffic and the bike came out pretty fine with just lite scratches on the handgrips and crashbars except there was a small dent on the frame due to the handlebars twisting so hard it dented the frame...

Long story short the dented frame totaled out the bike and made the bike a nonrepairable vehicle that cant ever be registered.
read here http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/nonrepair.htm

Has anyone ever gotten around this ? I doubt it..

I am thinking of swapping the frame with a clean frame that already has a title
Thx,

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Old 09-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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Paul,

I got around it by arguing with my insurance company and not accepting the non-repairable vehicle title. I argued that it was MY vehicle and I would be the one to decide if it could be repaired or not.
It worked for me. Then when I had to buy the vehicle back from the insurance company I told them I wouldn't pay much since they told me it was unrepairable.

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Old 09-23-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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Paul,

I got around it by arguing with my insurance company and not accepting the non-repairable vehicle title. I argued that it was MY vehicle and I would be the one to decide if it could be repaired or not.
It worked for me. Then when I had to buy the vehicle back from the insurance company I told them I wouldn't pay much since they told me it was unrepairable.

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Who is your insurance ?
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Paul,

I got around it by arguing with my insurance company and not accepting the non-repairable vehicle title. I argued that it was MY vehicle and I would be the one to decide if it could be repaired or not.
It worked for me. Then when I had to buy the vehicle back from the insurance company I told them I wouldn't pay much since they told me it was unrepairable.

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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Who is your insurance ?
Man, I have no idea! Not AAA, but one of the big ones. Maybe State Farm? Not one of the newer companies like Geico or Progressive.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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Man, I have no idea! Not AAA, but one of the big ones. Maybe State Farm? Not one of the newer companies like Geico or Progressive.
You had a long argument with your insurance regarding a non-repairable vehicle title plus it sounds like a fairly long discussion regarding buy-back value and you don't know the name of your insurance company
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #7
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Man, I have no idea! Not AAA, but one of the big ones. Maybe State Farm? Not one of the newer companies like Geico or Progressive.

I have State Farm and was hoping you would say you did also and maybe you could refer me to someone you talked to who might be able to help.

My claim has been turned over to the total loss department and the guy is saying there is no way
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #8
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You had a long argument with your insurance regarding a non-repairable vehicle title plus it sounds like a fairly long discussion regarding buy-back value and you don't know the name of your insurance company
That's exactly what I was thinking....
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:06 AM   #9
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Man, I have no idea! Not AAA, but one of the big ones. Maybe State Farm? Not one of the newer companies like Geico or Progressive.
True story bro!

To the OP, any chance you could take the bike to a shop and have them determine the bikes' fitness for use? Also, I wonder if it would be worth the trouble to have the affected welds x-rayed to determine if there is any cracking, especially around the triples where the force was applied?
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:36 AM   #10
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I you are swapping the frame the title is off the new frame not the one with the non repairable status. It doesn't matter what happened to your frame only the history of the frame you're moving your parts to.
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You had a long argument with your insurance regarding a non-repairable vehicle title plus it sounds like a fairly long discussion regarding buy-back value and you don't know the name of your insurance company
Yeah, but this was after my house fire and I had no less than 4 open claims with 3 different insurance companies at the time! One thing the MS has taken from me is I have literally NO short term memory. Go back 10 years and I am a little better... a little.

Paul, I didn't speak to anyone special, just the adjuster who was handling my claim. We never met face to face, it was all done by phone. She never saw the car. After she said "non-repairable" we went back and forth for about a week before she finally went to a superior to get the clearance to give my a salvage title. Honestly, I think it was just the easiest way to get me to go away!

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:11 AM   #12
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One thing the MS has taken from me is I have literally NO short term memory.
Sorry man, I had no idea. Talk about sticking foot in mouth (me). Totally understandable that you'd have a hard time recalling stuff.
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I you are swapping the frame the title is off the new frame not the one with the non repairable status. It doesn't matter what happened to your frame only the history of the frame you're moving your parts to.
This. If the new frame doesn't have a title, you can always buy a new one from KTM.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #14
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My insurance co said the same thing about my Honda. Check my link below for pics and tell me it couldn't be fixed.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:44 PM   #15
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This. If the new frame doesn't have a title, you can always buy a new one from KTM.

A friend just did this,,,, you have to send KTM the cutoff steering head with the VIN... they stamp the old VIN on the new frame. This would result in the same issue as the OP is having,,,, non-repairable or salvage title.
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