On 7 October I was involved in a car-vs-motorcycle collision along the D8 highway in Croatia, near the town of Zaton Doli. I don't want to get into details of the accident here, as police and insurance haven't finished doing their things, but I am in need of advice and assistance regarding the motorcycle involved. Here's my current situation. I'm in Naples, Italy. The motorcycle is in rural Croatia. My insurance company has decided to declare the motorcycle a total loss as uneconomical to repair. I'm no expert, but my (admittedly off-balance) observations at the time lead me to believe that the bike isn't catastrophically damaged, but that the insurance company considers it inaccessible and doesn't want to risk paying a lot to recover it, only to find it uneconomical to repair once they've made a significant investment. They're going to pay me what I believe is a fair price for the motorcycle -- and I still own it as salvage in Croatia. In my trip planning thread, RTLover gave me what I believe is good advice -- to "get a new scoot and start over." I intend to do just that, but a couple of factors make me believe there may be a good opportunity to do something with the old (as much as I can call a damaged 2012 bike "old") motorcycle too. First, I think I'm going to have to go back to Croatia anyway, to square up my towing and storage bill, recover my Italian license plate, obtain documentation from Croatian Customs that any taxes and fees have been paid, and actually accomplish a salvage sale. Second, my insurer set the salvage value pretty low, presumably because recovery would be an expensive task for the purchaser. Third, as noted above, I don't believe it's actually irreparable, though it'll certainly never be "like new." Because of all that, I'm asking for the collective wisdom and contacts of the ADV community to help me out here -- what should I do with my seriously injured 2012 F650GS? I'm cautious about puting a lot of money into trying to fix it, because even if I succeed it'll always be a salvaged bike now. I live in a flat in the city and don't have a garage in which to store the bike while I do a lot of work myself. Ideally I'd like to find a good independent garage in Croatia to get it rideable again at relatively low cost (in a Frankenbike way -- not necessarily pretty, but rideable) over the course of however long it takes and ride it back to Italy. Is this a practical idea? Does anyone know of a garage in Dubrovnik, Split, or elsewhere along the coast that would be interested in taking on such a job? Finally, the damage. After all, there's no way to assess the practicality without some idea of the damage. Here's what I think is wrong… Front forks are twisted. Rear subframe bent (luggage racks trashed, but they're pretty much irrelevant except that I think the Caribou cases prevented much more serious damage.) Headlight assembly destroyed. Gauge cluster/computer hanging by wires, but still shows a display when ignition turned on. Exhaust bent, but, I believe still serviceable, though not pretty. Definitely needs new tires, maybe a front wheel from where it was jammed under a guardrail. I think good crash bars and Caribou cases on SW Motech racks prevented a lot more serious damage. Thanks in advance all -- I really need good advice on this one. I've got to do something with the F650 by 29 October, when storage courtesy of my insurance company turns into a pumpkin.