News from the Ins. Co. on my bike
Well, folks, it's totalled.
They said the engine and drive train are still in good shape, but the fork was mangled and where the fork attaches to the frame, the frame cracked in several places, so the whole frame would have to be replaced. Between that, the fork, the tank and the dozens of other miscellaneous things that got damaged or torn off, it's a total loss.
So, my options are 1) to take the full amount of what the insurance company offers and they take the bike, or 2) to keep the bike and take the amount the insurance company offers minus the salvage value of the bike.
Obviously, if I go with option 2), it's going to be a HUGE project to bring this bike back to life.
If I go with option 1) I could still buy a used bike and fix it up, but would be throwing away an apparently perfectly good engine (maybe I could buy it from the salvage yard?).
I love this bike and have put a lot of time into it recently, so I hate to see it go, but maybe it's got too much damage? I don't know what to do. I won't know the numbers from the insurance company until tomorrow, so that will obviously affect the decision, but what do you guys think?