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

Haotian 125 cc spares or repair

Haotian 125 cc spares or repair
Current price:
£134.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
2
Ends in:
0d 1h 43m
Seller: eBay

2007 KYMCO PEOPLES 125 SPARES OR REPAIR STARTS RUNS LONG MOT

2007 KYMCO PEOPLES 125 SPARES OR REPAIR STARTS RUNS LONG MOT
Current price:
£200.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
19
Ends in:
0d 3h 7m
Seller: eBay

yamaha ybr125 spares or repair

yamaha ybr125 spares or repair
Current price:
£180.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
18
Ends in:
0d 4h 14m
Seller: eBay

KAWASAKI ZX6 F3 MAINLY COSMETIC DAMAGE RUNNING REPAIR OR TRACK PROJECT

KAWASAKI ZX6 F3 MAINLY COSMETIC DAMAGE RUNNING REPAIR OR TRACK PROJECT
Price:
£995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 4h 22m
Seller: eBay

2x honda melody 50cc barn find Spares or repair

2x honda melody 50cc barn find  Spares or repair
Current price:
£50.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
17
Ends in:
0d 6h 18m
Seller: eBay

2009 PEUGEOT SUM UP 125 CC SPARES OR REPAIR ***NO RESERVE***

2009 PEUGEOT SUM UP 125 CC SPARES OR REPAIR ***NO RESERVE***
Current price:
£155.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
19
Ends in:
0d 6h 20m
Seller: eBay

2015 15 PIAGGIO ZIP 50 2T 2 STROKE LEARNER LEGAL MOPED/SCOOTER SPARES/REPAIR 4K

2015 15 PIAGGIO ZIP 50 2T 2 STROKE LEARNER LEGAL MOPED/SCOOTER SPARES/REPAIR 4K
Price:
£599.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 7h 10m
Seller: eBay

honda cbr300 cat b damaged spares or repair salvage 2015 no reserve

honda cbr300 cat b damaged spares or repair salvage 2015 no reserve
Current price:
£1,040.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
28
Ends in:
0d 7h 49m
Seller: eBay

xs1100 xs 1100 5k7 spares or repair

xs1100 xs 1100 5k7 spares or repair
Current price:
£600.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 10h 6m
Seller: eBay

Benelli 100 K2 Scooter complete non runner with MOT, spares or repair

Benelli 100 K2 Scooter complete non runner with MOT, spares or repair
Current price:
£138.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
24
Ends in:
0d 10h 18m
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.