Damaged Repairable Motorcycles

Buying a damaged motorcycle to repair can be a great way to save money, but there are pitfalls to trap the unwary. Before you part with your hard earned cash for an accident damaged bike make sure that you do your research carefully. Buying a crashed motorbike that needs substantial structural repair can be a false economy when you factor in the cost of the specialist services you might need to help put it right. Get the figures right though and you could end up with your dream bike at a fraction of the price you thought you might have to pay!

 

Damaged Repairable Motorbikes For Sale

2015 15 APRILIA SR MOTARD 125 SCOOTER LEARNER LEGAL PROJECT/SPARES/REPAIR CAT C

2015 15 APRILIA SR MOTARD 125 SCOOTER LEARNER LEGAL PROJECT/SPARES/REPAIR CAT C
Price:
£639.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 1h 44m
Seller: eBay

KAWASAKI 65 cc VERY GOOD Original condition never been damaged .

KAWASAKI 65 cc VERY GOOD Original condition never been damaged .
Price:
£750.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 3h 27m
Seller: eBay

1999 yamaha fj 600 diversion spares or repair running

1999 yamaha fj 600 diversion spares or repair running
Current price:
£235.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
15
Ends in:
0d 7h 55m
Seller: eBay

VELOCETTE LE 1964 SPARES OR REPAIR B REG EX POLICE

VELOCETTE  LE 1964 SPARES OR REPAIR  B REG EX POLICE
Current price:
£560.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
12
Ends in:
0d 8h 40m
Seller: eBay

Kawasaki ZZR1100 - Spares or repair

Kawasaki ZZR1100 - Spares or repair
Current price:
£600.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
11
Ends in:
0d 10h 9m
Seller: eBay

HONDA CBR929RRY FIREBLADE UNFINISHED Project SPARES OR REPAIR

HONDA CBR929RRY FIREBLADE UNFINISHED Project SPARES OR REPAIR
Current price:
£1,400.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
1
Ends in:
0d 22h 53m
Seller: eBay

Kawasaki KC100 1981 Xreg unfinished project spares or repair not barn find

Kawasaki KC100 1981 Xreg unfinished project spares or repair not barn find
Current price:
£435.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
4
Ends in:
1d 0h 30m
Seller: eBay

HONDA MBX 125 F for light restoration or easy spares or repair

HONDA MBX 125 F for light restoration or easy spares or repair
Price:
£1,100.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 2h 13m
Seller: eBay

Suzuki GSX 750 V reg spares or repair

Suzuki GSX 750 V reg spares or repair
Current price:
£204.45
Type:
Auction
Bids:
4
Ends in:
1d 3h 40m
Seller: eBay
 

 

Buying a Damaged Motorcycle

With plenty of crashed or stolen recovered bikes for sale at auction with many at temptingly cheap prices, it makes sense to check out any prospective purchase very carefully. A bike or scooter which has been lightly damaged might be an ideal project for a competent home mechanic to take on, but bear in mind that costs can soon spiral. Replacement plastic bodywork parts can be expensive and difficult to find second hand, and an engine rebuild on a modern machine might run into many hundreds of pounds.

If you are checking out the ads for an insurance ‘write off’ to rebuild bear in mind that you need to search out Category ‘C’ or Cat ‘D’ machines as these are the only categories of salvaged bikes which can be put back on the road legally. Category D bikes will generally have been damaged to a lesser degree but where the insurance company considered the cost of repair to be excessive compared to the actual value of the bike, whilst a Cat C motorcycle will have been damaged to an extent where the repairs needed will have been in excess of the value of the motorcycle.