Well finally my Blackbird is back. Redwing did a good job of getting it back to new and the insurance agency wasn't too difficult. All the fairings have been replaced, bar the lower left-hand one. There is also a new tank and screen. Miscellaneous other bits were also replaced. I also took the opportunity to get the pipes replaced with polished stainless steel Microns. Cost me very little extra (since the stock pipes cost so much). It is considerably louder and more "growly". It also looks a lot better and took off a fair bit of weight. My clothing has also been all covered, so I've gotten a new jacket, boots and helmet. I just picked up a new Shoei TZ-R, which I'm quite happy with. The range of vision seems greater than my old AGV. I've also got a new suit on order (since my pants were damaged). It was still shit to have an accident, given the wounding and danger. My holiday plans were also ruined. But the other guys insurance paid up quite quickly, so it wasn't so bad in the end. And my bike is looking all shiny and new, which is rather different to the other times my bike has been damaged by someone.