Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:34 am

Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 58
Location: Alabama
 
Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 58
Location: Alabama
Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:34 am linkquote
UPDATE 6-10-22:

After bombarding the insurance company with emails and phone calls, as well as detailed documentation....they have agreed to pay for repairs and all of our associated costs! I have this in writing! Yay....!!! Finally....!!! Whew.....!!!!
Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:27 am

Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 58
Location: Alabama
 
Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 58
Location: Alabama
Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:27 am linkquote
Update 6-14-22:

We have received the Insurance check and I informed the Vespa dealer to proceed with repairs. They said they will start disassembling the Vespa on June 28th, and that it is 4th in line for Painting. They said it will be about 3 months before it is complete.....THREE MONTHS...!!!!

My wife and I will miss the whole riding season....OMG.....this is not going to go over well....and the hits just keep on coming....
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:05 am

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 424
Location: Upstate SC
 
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 424
Location: Upstate SC
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:05 am linkquote
Go buy another Vespa and you and your wife can take turns riding it throughout the summer. Then when your wife's is fixed you will both have one. 👍
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:19 am

Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 58
Location: Alabama
 
Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 58
Location: Alabama
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:19 am linkquote
Hi GROUPER - my lovely wife did just that...!!! She got me a 2022 300 GTS Touring. Since the dealer says it will be weeks before they start disassembling her Supertech - and since it's just setting outside in the elements until then, we are going to bring it back home and store it / ride it.
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:32 am

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4983
Location: Sparks, Nevada, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4983
Location: Sparks, Nevada, USA
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:32 am linkquote
When dealing with an insurance company that is dragging their feet tell them you feel they are dealing with you in "bad faith". My sister, who is an attorney, gave me this advice 30 years ago when I was having trouble getting an insurance claim settled for an auto accident where I was not at fault. They were jumping through hoops to settle after I mentioned the words "bad faith". My sister told me that when you sue an insurance company for dealing with you in bad faith, there can be huge punitive damages added on top of the actual loss. Because of the potential for punitive damages, they want to avoid "bad faith" litigation at all cost.
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:42 am

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 424
Location: Upstate SC
 
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 424
Location: Upstate SC
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:42 am linkquote
twelvecylinders wrote:
Hi GROUPER - my lovely wife did just that...!!! She got me a 2022 300 GTS Touring. Since the dealer says it will be weeks before they start disassembling her Supertech - and since it's just setting outside in the elements until then, we are going to bring it back home and store it / ride it.
That's great news. Let them fix it in the dead of Winter. Also I would never leave it with them for months if they were storing it outside. That's crazy. I would say call me when you are ready for it and I'll bring it down there.
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:54 pm

Hooked
2013 BV350, 2014 GTS , 2016 GTS, 2013 Downtown 300i
Joined: 03 Mar 2020
Posts: 314
Location: Dahlonega, GA
 
Hooked
2013 BV350, 2014 GTS , 2016 GTS, 2013 Downtown 300i
Joined: 03 Mar 2020
Posts: 314
Location: Dahlonega, GA
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:54 pm linkquote
twelvecylinders wrote:
My wife and I will miss the whole riding season....OMG.....this is not going to go over well....and the hits just keep on coming....
Your profile says you live in Alabama. The riding season is year-round.
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:00 pm

Hooked
2013 BV350, 2014 GTS , 2016 GTS, 2013 Downtown 300i
Joined: 03 Mar 2020
Posts: 314
Location: Dahlonega, GA
 
Hooked
2013 BV350, 2014 GTS , 2016 GTS, 2013 Downtown 300i
Joined: 03 Mar 2020
Posts: 314
Location: Dahlonega, GA
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:00 pm linkquote
grouper wrote:
That's great news. Let them fix it in the dead of Winter. Also I would never leave it with them for months if they were storing it outside. That's crazy. I would say call me when you are ready for it and I'll bring it down there.
If they are taking it to Marietta Vespa, I have witnessed them bring a LOT (maybe all) the bikes in at night. I don't think that they leave them out. Their showroom gets so crowded with bikes that need to be serviced that they have to take them back out in the morning.
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Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:42 am

Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 58
Location: Alabama
 
Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 58
Location: Alabama
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:42 am linkquote
UPDATE - Sept. 22, 2022

Well Gang....all repairs and paint work have finally been completed, and we picked up my wife's 300 GTS Supertech from Vespa of Marietta on Saturday. We arrived there around 1pm and the place was jam packed with people and bikes...couldn't hardly move around. Our Supertech was setting in the show room, and many people were trying to buy it. I looked closely at the damaged areas and the paint repair was spot-on perfect, no way to ever tell anything happened, perfect texture, perfect color match - WOW. However on the opposite side there was some residue / overspray on the paint, you couldn't see it but you could feel it. A gentle application of polish removed most of the "feel" so I was confident that I can polish everything up with no issues....so we accepted the repairs and paid the $2k invoice. What an ordeal this has been...whew....I'm so glad it's over.[/u]
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:49 am

Hooked
2017 GTS300 + 2007 LX50 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 1994 Piaggio Ciao
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 234
Location: The Netherlands
 
Hooked
2017 GTS300 + 2007 LX50 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 1994 Piaggio Ciao
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 234
Location: The Netherlands
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:49 am linkquote
That's great to read!

If I'm not mistaken, the weather in Alabama is usually scooter proof? So let the good times roll!

Enjoy and ride safe, together .
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:17 pm

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3674
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3674
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:17 pm linkquote
Most-excellent news. Happy riding to you both!
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