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I was sat at a main road which the traffic had stopped behind a van on Friday ,to my left was an adjoining road,the van in front tried to let someone out so went in reverse smashing into my bike and continued for a few seconds after impact,I fought hard and kept the bike upright at the cost of my back killing me for now a week ,she then tried to get away but I zoomed in front of her to cut her off,she then said if she can’t see me in her mirrors it’s my fault,also because I have L plates it’s my fault ,I’m not a learner ,I’m a HGV and PCV driver,if not a woman I’d have smashed his skull in,anyway took it out for the first time yesterday as there’s no visible damage only for a mile and this is the noise it’s making,any help appreciated ,won’t let me upload video ,basically it’s squeaking like badly at low speeds,it’s only two months old and didn’t make the noise before she hit me 

 

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its was'nt your fault, it was hers, should try and position yourself  so they can see you in  mirrors.

 presume noise is from front somewhere.... can you not get front wheel off the ground and spin it see if you can locate it , or ride slow somewhere with your lid off see if you can pin point it 

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Yes mate I’ve tried to have a look but I’ve no idea ,no mechanical knowledge ,and I’ve made a third party claim against her,am I fk paying excess for that,it’s put me right off now man,every time I’m out someone tries to murder you at every junction,now I’m not even safe sitting in traffic,sick of it 

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19 minutes ago, Tempest125 said:

Yes mate I called the police 

 

Then if I was you I would send it in somewhere to be checked at her cost 

 

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The bike's warranty covers faults in its manufacture. It doesn't cover accidents or damage to the bike, and it doesn't affect how the accident is sorted out; don't let anyone try and persuade you differently.

If she hit you when you were stopped, then it's 100% her fault. Her insurer's will try and get you to agree to 50-50 or something like that, but don't agree. Your insurer might try to get you to do the same, but politely and calmly repeat, "I was stopped. She reversed into me. It's 100% her fault". And best of luck 🍀

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1 hour ago, bonio said:

Her insurer's will try and get you to agree to 50-50 or something like that, but don't agree.

 

A friend of my boss had her Porsche reversed into by a UPS van. She wasn't in the car at the time, was stood on the footpath when it happened. Insurance company still tried to get her to accept 50% blame!!!  :shock: :lol:

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If there is little hope coming from the forum about the outcome, is probably with good reason.

My first off on coming car flashed car out in front of me, I got brakes hard. Front brake to hard, police arrived on seen decided I had no claim as there has been no collision.

My second 2 up van infront of me turning into side road, they flashed a van out into carriage way (I was behind could not see this). 

Van pulled out of side road into my carriage way with no gap in other lane blocked carriage way. I stopped short of van was stationary. When pulling out he had full lock on, clipped the front wheel pulled us down.

It took 7 months numerous phonecalls letters sending a CD with cam footage a link and a usb stick before they acknowledged the footage existed. During all this i was being advised it was my fault by my insurers ,(turned out to be there insurers to 😕 ).

It took another month before they watched it and agreed I was in no way to blame.

 

My advice is to fight, other driver undue care and attention. reversing on main carriageway without knowledge of what was behind them. They had known blind spots, they have admitted this where was banks person? Could of been child crossing?

Where they not paying attention and aware of the vehicle behind them?

Look to highway code:

https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/using-the-road-reversing.html

 

"Get someone to guide you if you cannot see clearly."

They have admitted they could not see you and they reversed evidence and law in your side now speak to your insurance company. They will appoint solicitor or I understand you can asking your own.

The fact you got to your insurance company first also makes a difference I understand as your claim is against them not vice versa.

 

You could also point out you feel "it’s put me right off now man,every time I’m out someone tries to murder you " not certain how they would react to that. 

Might help get you out of paying for an ornament if you really want to give up.

 

Not saying you should..

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Hope you get the claim sorted.

 

It sounds like it's on the front wheel as it's speed related, most likely something to do with the brakes. Does the sound go when you apply the front brake? With that speed you ought to be able to reproduce it with the front wheel off the ground - I'm guessing you don't have a centre stand so get it up on a paddock stand or use some form of lift.

 

For future reference, any kind of van or larger vehicle without a rear window I always get myself in sight of the driver's side mirror, that's the one they'll check before reversing. The nearside one they might check once they are reversing, but when making a quick manouvre it's the off side mirror they go on most of the time. It's also worth staying well clear of any vehicle that blocks other road users' view of you. A mate got take out late at night when he made the mistake of riding behind a wagon. He wasn't that close but a driver coming the other way and waiting to turn right started the turn as soon as the wagon passed without spotting the bike tucked in in the blind spot the wagon created.

 

The trick when stationery in traffic is to keep the bike in gear and positioned so as to give yourself somewhere to go if someone does something daft. Mainly it's someone coming from behind, but in that situation I'd have been well back, on the offside, in gear, with the bike pointing slightly to the right of the van because there's nearly aways a bit of room you can slot into in an emergency. Sat in the middle, in neutral, you've no time to react and nowhere to go. 

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43 minutes ago, Mississippi Bullfrog said:

Hope you get the claim sorted.

 

It sounds like it's on the front wheel as it's speed related, most likely something to do with the brakes. Does the sound go when you apply the front brake? With that speed you ought to be able to reproduce it with the front wheel off the ground - I'm guessing you don't have a centre stand so get it up on a paddock stand or use some form of lift.

 

For future reference, any kind of van or larger vehicle without a rear window I always get myself in sight of the driver's side mirror, that's the one they'll check before reversing. The nearside one they might check once they are reversing, but when making a quick manouvre it's the off side mirror they go on most of the time. It's also worth staying well clear of any vehicle that blocks other road users' view of you. A mate got take out late at night when he made the mistake of riding behind a wagon. He wasn't that close but a driver coming the other way and waiting to turn right started the turn as soon as the wagon passed without spotting the bike tucked in in the blind spot the wagon created.

 

The trick when stationery in traffic is to keep the bike in gear and positioned so as to give yourself somewhere to go if someone does something daft. Mainly it's someone coming from behind, but in that situation I'd have been well back, on the offside, in gear, with the bike pointing slightly to the right of the van because there's nearly aways a bit of room you can slot into in an emergency. Sat in the middle, in neutral, you've no time to react and nowhere to go. 

Pretty much all of that, filtering to the front or along side is safer than being sat behind anyone, where it's obvs safe to do so, your more likely to have someone rear end you, also as you discovered reverse into you is a possibility. 

 

My instructor advised minimum of bike length behind a car, be in sight of drivers side mirror if it was a van or any vehicle that had restricted view, always be ready to take avoiding action. 

 

Done now, live and learn, go down the no win no fee if you must, if one will take you on, they will take a cut but they wont let it go as its money for them. 

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Many years ago I was in an industrial estate in Birmingham in front of my truck was a bloke on a honda 250 if memory serves me right and in front of him was another 40 foot tautliner. As we went along the road the artic in front realized he had missed the entrance to his delivery so he stopped checked mirrors and saw I was a distance back so stuck the truck in reverse not realizing there was a bike right behind him. It took the rider by surprise and he could not paddle backwards fast enough he fell off luckily I had huge airhorns on my truck and just hung onto the cord until the truck stopped. The rider managed to scrabble to the side and the bike ended up by the triaxle. I dread to think what could of happened. Don't let your accident put you off it wasn't your fault and you will learn from it. Always position so drivers can see you and expect the unexpected as there are thousands of utter morons out there trying to kill you.   

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Definitely her fault mate,  the fact she tried to drive of afterwards says it all, you did well keeping it together, sounds like she had an abundance of attitude!  Not sure about the squeak, however it does sound similar to a squeak I had on an old GPZ I had years ago, that was caused by a warped disc.  I would personally take it to the dealer and get it sorted,  her insurers will be paying.  Go to a physio and get you back sorted as well, keep receipts and submit them with your claim.  Hope you get sorted 👍

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Thanks all ,what the halfwitted woman doesn’t know and I can’t share it here yet is,I have the whole incident on camera,she didn’t report the incident at all in a works van ,then tried to blame me,I was apprehensive as I hate getting folk into trouble in this harsh work climate,however if she lies,she’s going down 

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58 minutes ago, Tempest125 said:

Thanks all ,what the halfwitted woman doesn’t know and I can’t share it here yet is,I have the whole incident on camera,she didn’t report the incident at all in a works van ,then tried to blame me,I was apprehensive as I hate getting folk into trouble in this harsh work climate,however if she lies,she’s going down 

So she had an RTC failed to stop has tried to hide it then tried to pass the blame to you.

 

I would drop the footage to the police as well for good measure.

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