Well I suppose it was inevitable. My 10 year 1983 XJ550 Seca project was hit by a car this week. Im a little stiff in the leg, but Im fine. Here is the thing, they are talking about Totaling my bike. Has anyone had to go through this before? Is there a process? Can i buy it back? Do i still need to have insurance on a totaled bike if i want to ride it? The main bits of the bike are good, it got hit hard on the left exhaust pipe and that is ruined, and now it is running a bit strange and i smell exhaust so i think the manifold is cracked too. Im assuming the running strange part is due to the exhaust needing to be a solid unit for the bike to run properly (the same way as if i change from a 4to2 to a 4to1 I need to rejet). Its like the fuel to air is always off no matter how much i play with the throttle and choke. And yes it was running like a dream before the accident. Photos below.