Welcome to the darkside. you don't really want to get rid of it yet you got to get even with it. Don't be a you know.
I hope you heal up quickly get the parents to try it. They they can't be much older than me(55) and I kind of doubt it. Your dad will like it then you should be able to keep it. I built one for a friend he took it home and his wife won't let him on it as she rides it all the time and this guy is a welder. My evil 2-cents