Do what you have to do but I would keep it and fix er back up. The zx 12 is too fun of a bike to let go because of some road rash. I sold my 85 600r in 93 and just picked up an 05 12r last month. Since then I have munched a turn signal and dropped it leaving work. A little welding on the footpeg bracket and I was back in business. I also took the opportunity to put on a yosh slip on. This bike does not compare to a 600 in any way at all. The 600 was fun but the 12r is the real deal. Just my .02$. Do whatever cranks your tractor or twists your wrist or some shit like that.