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Save Money With Salvage Motorcycles

Salvage title motorcycles allow you to save on costs when purchasing a motorcycle. Parts and models from Harley-Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and other brands are available. With an extensive list of previously owned options on eBay, you can select the vehicle of your choice.

How do you buy salvage motorcycles?

When considering a salvage bike, taking your time and completing any preliminary research will guide you through the buying process. Use these tips to figure out which model is right for you in order to make an informed purchase:

  • Research: When you find a bike that you're interested in, you should take time to inspect it. You should have a good idea of what you will be working with. Getting an accurate idea of the condition of the motorcycle will help you see what you're paying for.
  • Estimate costs: Be sure to research the value of an undamaged model, so you can evaluate the cost of repairing the salvage motorcycle. Take note of the cost of parts necessary for any work that will be done. The cost should not exceed that of a new or undamaged bike.
  • Shop wisely: While browsing a large inventory of bikes and parts, it's important to do your research before you decide. If you're looking for specific models from brands like Harley-Davidson, take time to see if what you want is available. Certain brands like Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki are typically available. If you're interested in rare parts, ensure the specific items are available before making a purchase.
What is a salvage title motorcycle?

A salvage title refers to a damaged motorcycle as opposed to a new or undamaged vehicle. The salvage title is issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and indicates that a bike has had extensive damage due to an accident or natural circumstances. The insurance company will claim the bike as a total loss if repair costs are over 80% of the value.

To ride a salvage bike legally, you must follow your state's requirements. In most states, damaged bikes must pass an inspection for safety to qualify as rebuilt. Passing the inspection includes having a salvage title issued by the state, a damage appraisal by your insurance company to evaluate repair costs, and receipts and documentation of the repairs.

Who buys salvage motorcycles?

A buyer looking to purchase a motorcycle at a low price may be interested in buying a salvage motorcycle that can be repaired or that can be broken down into spare parts to use for a different project bike. Scrap dealers, salvage bike dealers, and rebuilding shops often purchase these vehicles, but individual purchasers may also be interested in salvage motorcycles for personal projects.