The cost of honor? it's $60

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  1. ElAyRocket

    ElAyRocket Strange, but not a Stranger

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    Short story, I was 8 years in the Mid-east working and by the end of 2013 i'm gonna buy my "came back to the states bike", always wanting a Rocket, but picked up a HD on Repo at an unbeatable price. Came home, rode the HD for 2 years but found my R3 here in SoCal with 1663 miles and I get it on the spot 2 weeks ago.
    Next day, at the Rock Store, 4 ft from Jay Leno, the R3 is hit while parked by a HD trike. the ol feller riding it admitted he was wrong, gave me his card, said sorry.
    I emailed days later asking for $60 for the bent clutch lever, while i ignored the scratches elsewhere. He replied my parked bike was in his way, it's my fault, no $60.

    Now, this Vietnam Vet had every patch on his vest, true-blue patriot, very proud of his service (I was too, 8 years working on US bases in Iraq/AFG), but for the low cost of $60, I feel he threw away his honor (in my eyes) and told him so.

    Had the bike 22 hrs before he dropped it, but it has it's scars now and I love every minute.
     
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    Mittzy The Hooligan - Just Doing Stuff

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    Welcome mate from one of the Aussies.
    Bad luck about the damage to your bike but good on you for letting it go so easily i dont think most of us would be so forgiving, maybe you are stetting a good example to us (to me anyway):thumbsup:
     
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  3. vanguard138

    vanguard138 Living Legend

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    I am a Vietnam Vet, and yea, he lacks honor.

    Thanks for your service.
     
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    ElAyRocket Strange, but not a Stranger

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    To clarify, I did sic my insurance on his, for the full damage and service. I worked as a civilian for the USO on bases, so while I'm proud of my work, I didn't serve in uniform.
     
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    vanguard138 Living Legend

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    You served! And thanks again from a combat Vet for your service. So you were not in uniform, you were still in harms way and you helped those who were in uniform. Something to be proud of!!!
     
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    TOMCAT Rage against the machine

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    Piss Poor .. as a vet and a fellow rider .. hope that turd looses sleep over his choice. Welcome.
     
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    Mike188 Living Legend

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    +1 and welcome
     
  8. 1olbull

    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

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    WELCOME to the horde.
    From whence you hail?
    You shall find this place invaluable for information and advice about your R3R.
    Congrats on your maturity - this old man woulda been up in that puke's face.
     
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    idk Living Legend

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    G'day and welcome. It's a crappy way to start with a bike, but the good news is that it will get better, and betterer, and bettererer. :)
     
  10. cardinal93

    cardinal93 Top Fuel

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    Welcome from Mississippi! Trust me the vets value the USO and appreciate it. It's service to your nation! Hopefully your insurance gets him and you have a nice sparkly new paint job to go on your fixed bike ;)
     
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