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Old September 21st, 2017, 11:33 AM
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You hit my Motorcycle!

or did I...

Had some guy's motorcycle alarm go off as I pulled out of the parking space (parallel) behind it.

Bike was parked like this:


Well my D90 is a RHD and I know I didn't hit it with my front tire as I drove past, it is possible that my back tired rubbed his front tire slightly which may have caused his front fork to nudge (his helmet dropped, I presume off the seat)

Anyway this guy came running out, immediately accused me of hitting his motorcycle, takes my photo and a photo of my truck (on his flip phone no less), tells me how valuable his motorcycle is (re: flip phone) then tells me there are 30 witnesses (people sitting outside the restaurant, all of whom just looked at me a shrugged their shoulders). The women right next to his motorcycle tell me I didn't hit it as he's going on and on testing the bike.

Once he inspects the motorcycle, sees there is no damage (again I might have nudged the front tire) I start walking back to my truck he starts yelling at me 'Hey! Hey!' I keep walking, 'HEY ASSHOLE' I kept on going, I was already out of patience, figured he didn't have an apology somewhere in his bag for being such a dick about the whole thing.

My question is this, since I don't have a motorcycle, is it possible the vibration of my 300TDI in a narrow street set off the alarm? Could the vibration have caused his helmet to fall off his seat? I presume you can set the sensitivity of these things (definitely an aftermarket alarm)
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Old September 21st, 2017, 11:53 AM
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You're a better man than me... I might of just run over it after that.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 12:01 PM
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I mean I gave him the benefit of the doubt since I am sure he loves his bike. Few times in my life have I been accosted by a stranger like that. Certainly an over the top response (I mean thats what insurance is for)
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Old September 21st, 2017, 12:04 PM
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If you are feeling stressed about it, maybe temporarily change your picture to Gump. Any number of things could have happened... Jose wind, minor earthquake, etc. How much damage did the helmet receive? That's one of those things that if it has happened once, re: helmet falling, you strap it down from now on. Just do something nice for someone today and if damaged at all, your karma will be clean.


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Old September 21st, 2017, 12:04 PM
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Im joking..you did the right thing to walk away..
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Old September 21st, 2017, 12:12 PM
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If you are feeling stressed about it, maybe temporarily change your picture to Gump. Any number of things could have happened... Jose wind, minor earthquake, etc. How much damage did the helmet receive? That's one of those things that if it has happened once, re: helmet falling, you strap it down from now on. Just do something nice for someone today and if damaged at all, your karma will be clean.


No idea about the helmet, again, I really don't think I hit the bike.

I did something nice, but not punching an old man in the face!

As far as gump goes, I am already halfway there with the mayor of dunkin
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Old September 21st, 2017, 12:23 PM
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You might look into wearing one of these t-shirts while explaining to Mr. Ass-Clown that while you may have problems he ain't on the list of them. However, if he really wants on that list - stand the fuck by. Otherwise GFY.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 12:43 PM
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You're a better man than me... I might of just run over it after that.


45 second mark..
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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:07 PM
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He can pursue a claim but there better be enough damage or else the insurer will not pay anything. If he has a deductible of say $500, I doubt it will go any further than him blowing off steam at you.
If you wish to cover your bases, go ahead and file a claim for yourself. It won't do any harm and you will at least have on record your side of the story.
In the future, if there is any question I would be super courteous, ADMIT NO FAULT, exchange insurance info and go on about your business. Walking away is probably not the best option. An option, yes, but better to have ding dong's info than not.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:18 PM
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Walking away is probably not the best option.
I had already parked my vehicle and let him berate me for like 15 mins and he agreed there was no damage to his motorcycle.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:28 PM
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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:33 PM
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my 90 triggers my other car's alarm on a regular basis.

It definitely rumbles
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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:53 PM
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My question is this, since I don't have a motorcycle, is it possible the vibration of my 300TDI in a narrow street set off the alarm? Could the vibration have caused his helmet to fall off his seat? I presume you can set the sensitivity of these things (definitely an aftermarket alarm)
I seriously doubt it.

A 300 tdi is QUIET compared to a 7.3 Powerstroke.
I 've never set off any alarms with my 7.3??


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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:59 PM
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1995 called & it wants it's "in" copycat retro motorcycle back?
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Old September 21st, 2017, 02:49 PM
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Too funny I was thinking that it sure as hell looked like a mid 90's Honda Rebel! He got ripped off if he paid a dropped serious coin on that shit box.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 03:31 PM
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You sure he was upset about the bike? A good helmet is worth more than that bike...
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Old September 21st, 2017, 03:53 PM
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Guys, that's just a stock image to describe how the bike was parked. It's not the actual bike.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 04:13 PM
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No damage, no accident, he put his helmet on the seat in a precarious manor and it's not your fault the wind blew it off.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 04:16 PM
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Old September 21st, 2017, 04:21 PM
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You're a better man than me... I might of just run over it after that.
x2. I can't stand rude behavior.
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