As per my other thread my bike was involved in a rear-ender where my bike was shunted a good few meters. Part of the insurance process is assessing the bike's repair cost etc. What I'm concerned about is whether swing-arm damage can be correctly and accurately assessed by a registered/qualified bike mechanic. The impact would have put considerable force directly into the swing-arm from behind. It was not a side impact and thus would not have bent it sideways. I imagine there would be a lot of stress on the swing-arm bearings and pivot points itself and there may be damage which is not visible. I would be very uncomfortable riding a bike which at minimum has not had a new swing-arm put in. That said I was told that if it was damaged at all, it would be a write-off. I fear that at least an engineer would have to look over the rear as opposed to just a regular mechanic, who may not spot fractures in metal. Am I over-thinking things? We only have 2 wheels, and if one fails we are f*d. Is a mechanic qualified for these things? Am I meant to take the bike to my dealership for assessment, or to a smash repair center?