A treee fell on my ute windscreen.

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Theo Bekkers, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Theo Bekkers

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Went to my grandson's yesterday morning to install some ceiling batts. Took
    the ladder. Then went to my daughter's and parked on the verge. Taking off
    the ute suddenly ceased forward motion as the ladder contacted a largish
    (125mm) tree branch. As I sat there contemplating for a few moments, the
    branch fell off the tree smashing the windscreen. The other end of the
    ladder turned the tailgate into a pretzel. I have yet to check how much the
    ladder is bent. Oh dear.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Nov 26, 2007
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    Toosmoky Guest

    What I wanna know is, did anyone get a video of it?...
     
    Toosmoky, Nov 26, 2007
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  3. Theo Bekkers

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Thankfully not. You won't see that on youtube.

    The lucky part is that the screen has two large fractures indented about 75
    mm, and there's not a scratch on the paintwork. $300 for a windscreen is
    pretty cheap compared to a bonnet.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Nov 26, 2007
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    Peter Wyzl Guest

    Damn right there. And I'm glad it didn't do any personal damage!

    Your insurance is not one of those that does the 1 free windscreen a year
    deal?

    P
     
    Peter Wyzl, Nov 26, 2007
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  5. Theo Bekkers

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    No, the new screen is about $330 fitted at the office. They should be here
    in an hour from now. It's the company ute.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Nov 26, 2007
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  6. If I break my windscreen at all, I am not going to your windscreen
    replacement centre,

    The one near me charges $185
     
    George W. Frost, Nov 26, 2007
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  7. Theo Bekkers

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    I'm not going there either. They're coming to me. And yes, I know that costs
    more, but going to them involves getting someone to pick me up and drop me
    back there later.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Nov 26, 2007
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  8. True, but most places have an out service and the price is not that
    different, if not the same
     
    George W. Frost, Nov 27, 2007
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  9. Theo Bekkers

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Well I paid $310 and am not unhappy. Windscreens also vary considerably in
    price.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Nov 27, 2007
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    Dale Porter Guest

    Prices vary wildly dependent on make and model of the car. Plenty of cars
    have windscreens that cost over $1000 for example.

    Cheers,
    Dale.
     
    Dale Porter, Nov 27, 2007
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    Knobdoodle Guest

    I was shopping around for one for my Brumby and I saved about $150 off the
    best price by not using the delivery or fitting but, as the Brumby wasn't a
    goer, I had to pick it up with the R1100GS.
    It overhung the panniers by about 1 foot either side but so far so good.
    On the way home the lights were out and there was a copper directing traffic
    so I had to place a car between him and me and then accelerate at the
    correct rate so he couldn't see the mildly dangerous cargo as I went past!
     
    Knobdoodle, Nov 27, 2007
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  12. If you had taken the time to clean the screen first, he wouldn't have seen
    it
     
    George W. Frost, Nov 27, 2007
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  13. Theo Bekkers

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    I expect I could have saved $100 if I'd been prepared to give up about three
    man-hours of our time. Just not worth it for me.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Nov 27, 2007
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