I HATE when that happens. I had mine in the shop when Hurricane Ike came through Houston. I have known the owner since I was 8yrs old. An Oak tree fell through the front of the shop missing my wing by about 7 feet, but hitting 4 other bikes. Bubba paid for all the damages out of his own pocket (including buying one that was totaled) until insurance paid him. He is still fighting over damages that are not completely finished.
my brother inlaw had his bike at a small local shop here in town, after inspection the owner pushed the bike out to almost on the small sidewalk, i big rig cut the corner too short and ran over a few bikes, it was a mess
I think I can top that. I took my 1500 to a shop for estimates after a crash. While I was standing there with a broke rib giving info to one of the service guys, a kid comes out of the shop on a mini bike and runs me down. You talk about some folks pissing all over themselves. :cheeky1:
Would have helped if he had use a ratchet style strap. That is a prime reason that I will not use the type with the spring loaded jaw that is "supposed to" bite into the strap and keep it from backing off.