Jump to content


Show
Photo

Ain't It Just Typical


  • Please log in to reply
123 replies to this topic

#1 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 14,015 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:28 PM

This is what happened to my car while it was minding it's own business parked outside my home last night.
If the bike rider that did this hadn't broken his leg doing it i might have done it for him.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 gc88

gc88

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 348 posts
  • Name: Gav
  • Ford Model: Zetec S 2.0
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Hertfordshire

Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

Push bike or motorbike?

#3 GSM

GSM

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 304 posts
  • Name: Garrie
  • Ford Model: Focus Ghia 1.6 (100PS)
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Lanarkshire

Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:45 PM

Who are these spineless cowards?

You should get yourself a dashcam! Catch these idiots.

#4 gc88

gc88

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 348 posts
  • Name: Gav
  • Ford Model: Zetec S 2.0
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Hertfordshire

Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:35 PM

By the sounds of it they didnt get far...(broken leg)

Stoney, you need to get that tyre inflated to the proper PSI.

Looks like the ones kwikfit inflated for me..

#5 Preee

Preee

    Ford Fruitcake

  • Moderator
  • 4,098 posts
  • Name: Paul
  • Ford Model: Focus Tit X Mk3 | Fiesta Zetec Mk7
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Shropshire
Contributor

Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:49 PM

Ouch ! not good , guessing by the damage it was a motorbike , hope he is insured.

#6 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 14,015 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:02 PM

Yep motorbike, fully insured so that's a relief.
Most of it appears to be tyre rubber transfer but there is a pushed in area at the very front of the skirt.
The tyre is flat because he snapped off the valve but the wheel looks slightly toe out so i'm getting it checked for wheel/hub/track rod/track rod end damage before i get the valve replaced and the tyre reinflated.
Annoying thing is the tyre is brand new from last saturday.
My brother-in-law owns his own garage so he's looking to see if the wheel geometry is safe to drive or not.
He'll not do the work though as the car will go to an authorised garage.
Personally i wouldn't trust him to screw in a nail but he'll know more about what he's looking at than i will.
Least i will get a courtesy/hire car while the garage deals.
Knowing my luck and to really rub salt in it will be a fri**ing Corsa (SPIT SPIT SPIT).
Seeing as i need a car to take my dogs to work hopefully something bigger.

#7 Preee

Preee

    Ford Fruitcake

  • Moderator
  • 4,098 posts
  • Name: Paul
  • Ford Model: Focus Tit X Mk3 | Fiesta Zetec Mk7
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Shropshire
Contributor

Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

Yes i would imagine it would have knocked the steering , at least he was insured that's the main thing and next time he goes down your road he will be going a little slower

#8 NorthSussex

NorthSussex

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 976 posts
  • Name: Stormin
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.8 Petrol manual
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Greater London

Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

I bet he felt a right lemon when he found out who's car he had hit, I hope you booked him for careless driving.

#9 NorthSussex

NorthSussex

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 976 posts
  • Name: Stormin
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.8 Petrol manual
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Greater London

Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:47 PM

Hey, I've just thought, these things do come in 3s, scary! :(

#10 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 14,015 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

He admitted he was in a group popping wheelies so no contest on liability.
Actually its come in fives.
Got a speeding ticket for 40 in a 30 and just sitting town to tea tonight and something kicked off outside.
Ended up nicking someone for assault with a 12 inch combat knife and his partner for racial abuse.
Me, my dog, m.o.e and armed response.
Didn't even get time to take my boots off and back at it again.
Nothing like taking my work home with me.!
Lovely area, never dull.

#11 NorthSussex

NorthSussex

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 976 posts
  • Name: Stormin
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.8 Petrol manual
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Greater London

Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:18 PM

It sounds like you live in a lively area, luckily I'm based in a quiet part of the country and only occasionally get posted to work in the city. Sorry to hear about the ticket, I always have Tomtom set to alert me of my speed and the road speed but it can get a bit annoying with the chimes every time I am 3mph over the limit.

#12 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 14,015 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:36 AM

When its a mobile unit you're knackered.
When you're used to tearing around on response duties sometimes you forget you're in your own car.
Stuff happens. Ah well first ticket in 25 years.

#13 Paddy H

Paddy H

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 389 posts
  • Name: Patrick
  • Ford Model: Focus MK 2.5 Zetec S 1.6
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Staffordshire

Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:39 AM

Ouch, i feel your pain. Keep us updated on the damage.
Hey and there you were the other day saying how badly you wouldn't trust that member of family in the garage haha. I guess everyones useful for something.

#14 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 14,015 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:42 AM

Just had insurance on the phone, car being collected on Monday and courtesy being delivered, bet it will be a heap.

#15 NorthSussex

NorthSussex

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 976 posts
  • Name: Stormin
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.8 Petrol manual
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Greater London

Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

Un

Just had insurance on the phone, car being collected on Monday and courtesy being delivered, bet it will be a heap.


Unfortunately insurance companies loan cars are usually dinky toys like the KA or Corsa, pull rank and tell them about dog transport and animal welfare, if Blacks and other companies can give special terms to police and forces, insurance companies should too. <_<

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users