Couple days ago two very drunken ladies were sitting on my bike then dropped it and damaged it. I wasn't present when it happened but they ended up in jail (not because of bike I have witness, police report, full comprehensive insurance.. all things on my side. Next day visited 3 mechanic workshops to discuss about guesstimate costs and they're all somewhere in $2500-$3000 range. My estimate is around $1500, although this could be even less if the tank was repaired at the panel beater. The damage was: - dented petrol tank - muffler protector scratched - handlebar weight inside damaged - mirror case damaged - rear break pedal - ozzy crash knob damaged - RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO INSTALL !!! Will send photos when get home. Now back to the mechanics. They all said I need to leave the bike with them, then they have to book for RACV assessor, then do repairing, it might take couple weeks - which is unacceptable to me. Bike is perfectly rideable at the moment and I don't see why it takes couple of weeks to fix the bike. When asked if I could get my damaged fuel tank back, they responded NO. Asked them what will they do with it, the answer was they will probably get repaired. Offered a money to buy it, but they again said no (?!). Now the questions for the "trusted" mechanic: 1. Will I really get the new petrol tank, or mine (or worst - someone's else) refurbished ? 2. Is there any workshop which already has RACV assessor, so I don't have to wait "booking" period. 3. Can I bring the bike at RACV (or wherever they say), then perform fixes by myself, then ask for refund. 4. I would be happiest if I could replace all parts by myself. Is there any option around this ? Thanks for all your responses.