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

barn find ts 100 suzuki spares/repair

barn find ts 100 suzuki spares/repair
Current price:
£128.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
6
Ends in:
0d 1h 35m
Seller: eBay

2016 Yamaha MW 125 TRICITY STARTS+RIDES SPARES/SALVAGE

2016 Yamaha MW 125 TRICITY  STARTS+RIDES SPARES/SALVAGE
Price:
£1,495.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 16h 51m
Seller: eBay

2009 Peugeot Ludix 50CC SCOOTER SPARES OR REPAIRS/SALVAGE NO KEYS

2009 Peugeot Ludix 50CC SCOOTER SPARES OR REPAIRS/SALVAGE   NO KEYS
Price:
£150.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 16h 52m
Seller: eBay

2011 Honda CBR125 STARTS SPARES OR REPAIRS/SALVAGE

2011 Honda CBR125  STARTS  SPARES OR REPAIRS/SALVAGE
Price:
£675.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 17h 2m
Seller: eBay

2007 Suzuki GN125 SPARES OR REPAIRS/SALVAGE

2007 Suzuki GN125  SPARES OR REPAIRS/SALVAGE
Price:
£399.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 18h 1m
Seller: eBay

Gilera 50cc spares or repair !!!!!!!!! STARTS FIRST KICK RIDES FINE !!!!!!!

Gilera 50cc spares or repair !!!!!!!!! STARTS FIRST KICK RIDES FINE !!!!!!!
Current price:
£238.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
13
Ends in:
0d 18h 10m
Seller: eBay

2008 08 YAMAHA FJR 1300 EX POLICE BIKE PROJECT/TRADE SALE EASY REPAIR CAT C 48K

2008 08 YAMAHA FJR 1300 EX POLICE BIKE PROJECT/TRADE SALE EASY REPAIR CAT C 48K
Price:
£2,899.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 20h 16m
Seller: eBay

2006 56 HONDA DYLAN SES 125-4 SCOOTER PROJECT/SPARES REPAIR/STOLEN RECOVERED 22K

2006 56 HONDA DYLAN SES 125-4 SCOOTER PROJECT/SPARES REPAIR/STOLEN RECOVERED 22K
Price:
£219.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 21h 45m
Seller: eBay

2013 SUZUKI SV 650 SL2 DAMAGED SPARES OR REPAIR ***NO RESERVE*** (11526)

2013 SUZUKI SV 650 SL2 DAMAGED SPARES OR REPAIR ***NO RESERVE*** (11526)
Current price:
£255.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
13
Ends in:
0d 22h 48m
Seller: eBay

2015 YAMAHA YZF R3 ABS DAMAGED SPARES OR REPAIR ***NO RESERVE*** (11533)

2015 YAMAHA YZF R3 ABS DAMAGED SPARES OR REPAIR ***NO RESERVE*** (11533)
Current price:
£1,650.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
23
Ends in:
0d 22h 48m
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.