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Why Buy Salvage Motorcycles and Where Find Salvage Title Motorcycles for Sale?

By Mike Richards Updated: 05/23/2019 Posted: 10/15/2015

Have you thought about looking for motorcycles with salvage titles? You are probably wondering why you would want to choose from salvage motorcycles for sale rather than getting a new bike or a used bike through another option. Actually, there are some very good reasons for choosing salvage that you might want to consider. Let’s look at those benefits and see how you could use one of these motorcycles.

What Are Salvage Motorcycles for Sale Good For?

Sure, you might want to have a brand new motorcycle, but that might just not be in the budget right now. Even a used motorcycle through a dealer could be too much for your budget to handle. However, going to an auction and looking at the salvage title motorcycles for sale will show you that you do not have to spend a fortune.

In fact, you can often save thousands of dollars when you buy at an auction. In some cases, the salvage vehicles will already have repairs completed. Other times, they are still in need of repair, but the amount that you save on the cost of the bike can offset the repair cost.

Buying salvage motorcycles could be a fantastic option for those who are looking to get their first bike and who don’t want to spend a fortune. As long as you make sure they are repaired, registered, insured, and road ready, you should not have any problem. Of course, it can also be a good option when you want to have a second bike. You could keep your best bike for those weekend rides and then use the salvage motorcycle for your everyday bike.

Salvage motorcycles can provide you with cheap and easy access to additional parts you might need to repair or upgrade your current bike of any brand: Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, etc. In those cases, you don’t have to worry about getting the bike registered or insured, since you will simply be stripping it for parts. Keep the paperwork (every certificate), though, so you know where the parts came from and can prove it if you sell your bike that incorporates those parts.

Some online auctions that offer salvage motorcycles will have classic bikes as well. If you’ve always wanted to restore bikes, including classics, this could be an ideal place to get the parts you need for the job.

How to Find Salvage Motorcycles for Sale

When you are looking for these types of motorcycles, you have a couple of options. You might want to check in the wanted ads online and offline in your area first (California (CA), Florida (FL), etc.), just to see if they might have what you need.Next, you will want to look online at auctions, for example Copart, that deal specifically with vehicles. Many of the motorcycles that come through auction have salvage titles, and you can find some great deals.

Keep in mind that when you are going through an auction, you are bidding against other people. This will push the price up, and you want to know when you should get out so you aren’t paying too much for the motorcycle. Know the value of the salvage motorcycles that you are considering so you don’t put in a bid that’s over the value. Remember, when you are buying through an auction, you want to keep things as cheap as possible. If others start to drive up the price, you might want to back out of the auction.

One of the other things you will have to budget for is shipping, and possibly exporting. The cost of shipping a motorcycle is typically cheaper than shipping an entire car, for example.

If you are in another country, you will need to pay for shipping out of the US and to your country. This also means the vehicle will be going through your local customs office, so be sure you know the rules and regulations. Always check with several shippers to get a good estimate of how much you will have to spend to get the vehicle to your location without any damage.

Salvage Motorcycles for Sale Could Be a Good Solution for You

Given the number of things you can do with salvage motorcycles, you can see why they could be a good option for you. Even though they might need some bodywork and some repairs to get back on the road, it could well be worth it. Just make sure you choose a good auction company to help put you in touch with the bikes that you need. Also, be sure to understand as much as you can about the bike before you make your purchase.

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