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Old 08-27-12, 03:35   #1
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Hey guys my brother most likely totaled his 848 in an accident. He's fine and the bike is fine as well ( it rides straight and mechanically nothing wrong with it). I am wondering if I should buy the bike back from the insurance company. Hopefully it should be between $2400-$2600 in buy back. thinking about making it my track only bike.

Does anyone here track an 848? If so please let me know if it's a good buy. Any problems I should expect. Or any other general/helpful info.

It's a 2009 Ducati 848. Only has 2200 miles on it. And brother rode it back 60 miles from the accident and said it did not feel any different.

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yes you should...theres no better deal than a buy back from insurance when the bike is not damaged badly. What makes you think they will total it?
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yes you should...theres no better deal than a buy back from insurance when the bike is not damaged badly. What makes you think they will total it?
I think they will total it cause the parts that are damaged cost about 75% of its value and that's without labour costs.
All the fairings are damaged. Headlight, scratched up clutch cover, scratched swing arm, and a tiny tiny nick on the frame approx 2mm x 2 thou deep.
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When a Duc hits the deck they almost always total it. Parts for the thing are wicked expensive.

If you can pic it up cheap, do it. Offer the insurance company a little less that they ask and they might bite, they are allowed to negotiate a little. Sell the parts that aren't donezo and you'll prob make enough money to get rearsets or something. Add track plastics, make it go fast.
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Thanks for that info! I didn't know u could negotiate the buy back price. Will def do that.

Also does anyone have the means to do an ultrasonic Thickness test on the swing arm? There are scratches and some gouges. They don't look deep at all but it's a hollow swing arm and I want to make sure that the amount of material removed after blending out the scratches are not more than 10% of the total metal thickness.

I have found ultrasonic thickness gauges online but they r over $1000.
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Some pics of the swing arm damage.



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i have a 848 swinger laying around that i dont need if you decide you need a new one...
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i have a 848 swinger laying around that i dont need if you decide you need a new one...
Sweet! thanks i will def let u know. I wont get the bike for atleast a few more weeks cause its in New Jersey but once I look it over and decide to change it, will def PM you.
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Some pics of the swing arm damage.



2 words: swingarm cover...
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2 words: swingarm cover...
It's not the looks of the swing arm I am worried about. It's the structural integrity.
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