In "faceplant" you can read my "I got my Break on Friday" thread. I've been thinking about this since then. My PD has just over 100,000 km on it and has been a good soldier (driveshaft done under warranty at about 20,000 km, omega charging system about 15,000 km ago, corbin dual seal, parabellum touring shield and basically semi regular maintenance and service since warranty ran out (I bought it when it was just over a year old with 15,000 km on it) mostly highway miles but a few very wonderful but low impact offroad miles). Until the accident, it was pretty much flawless. Not always clean and a few minor oil leaks but never down, no weird scratches or dents. The accident pretty much "cleared the superstructure". Headlight, fairing, handlebars, marker lights, mirrors, handlebar switchgear, windsreen, "roobars" all bent to hell and smashed. apparently the tach is shot but the speedo is okay, idiot lights all work. roadrash on the tank, left system case, cylinder crash bars and and valve cover. I don't think the frame is tweaked (truck body absorbed a lot and I don't think the bike hit anything "solid", just all this cosmetic stuff (which can be expensive). His insurance pays for all of this....so Do I get it restored as close to pristine as possible or should I see if I can cut a deal where they give me the cash to reflect the damage and then build something more dirt oriented which won't be near as pretty (and if I can stretch the cash, maybe get a couple of dirtbikes for my kids so we can do the "dirt thing"). If I go this second route, I'll be doing away with all the fairing stuff and maybe get a smaller tank (keep the PD tank for longer trips)....basically lighten this beast. I've still got the factory single seat and rack so I'd convert back to that as well. The question.....restore or bastardize? Any ideas/suggestions?