repairable writeoff question (HELP I HAVE CALLED THE RTA) background: my bike was crashed, seems to be cosmetic damage. insurance company paid me off, but said they will class it as a repairable writeoff. damage which i will repair/replace: cracked fairings, cracked windscreen, broken brake and clutch levers, damage which i think i can leave: Scratched handle bars, dented tank (no leaks), dented exhaust, scratched foot pegs What I want: To get my bike roadworthy with as little cost as possible, i dont really care about cosmetic issues. I have called the RTA and various mechanics, so i am aware of the process, as documented here: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/otherinformation/written-off_vehicles.html Some questions though, neither the RTA/mechanic/insurance company seem to know/provide satisfactory answers. 1. Do I have the right to refuse permission for the insurance company to class my bike as a repairable writeoff? For example, if the driver at fault paid me directly (private settlement), then my bike would not be classed as a repairable writeoff. this would save me ALOT of hassle. 2. would ALL written off vehicles be subject to an inspection by the Vehicle Identification Inspection Unit (VIIU)? This costs $400! In the above site it says: "In areas where the Vehicle Identification Inspection Unit (VIIU) operates, repairable written-off vehicles less than 10 years old are inspected by RTA Vehicle Identification Inspectors to confirm their identity" Is that true? Reason i ask is that if its true (the RTA wont say) i will just wait a couple of months for my bike to be >10years old 3. Anyone know a very lenient mechanic around the Sydney area in terms of blue slips (inspection report)? thanks!