In a pickle with an accident repair
I've owned my 04 RC51 for 8 years and suffered my first road incident 3 weeks ago. The bike suffered a majority of cosmetic damage on the right side. Just received my estimate for parts and labor and it came out to roughly $5,500, almost a grand over the most recent NADA value. This bike holds a lot of personal value to me, and would hate to turn it over to insurance.
I'm competent enough to perform the service on everything except the fork tube. Service writer has informed me that the most significant piece on backorder, with an unannounced date of expectation is the right side fairing. Also I had a set of Sato low mounts that are obviously no longer produced, and a pain in the butt to find anywhere, so I anticipate the ladybird route for replacement. Due to the nature of the incident I stand a good chance to be reimbursed to cover expenses for myself and the bike so cost.
My question would be what route to take with the insurance company (State Farm). They would obviously want to write the bike off, but what other options or experience do you all have for this scenario. I love this bike and am looking for the most economical/efficient route to return it to the road. Thank you