The point is that a salvage title is an alert that the vehicle may not be totally sound. There may be hidden damage, damage that wasn't repaired properly, etc. Unless you know exactly why a vehicle has been scrapped (and salvaged), what work was done, and who did the work, I would stay away. On a bike, plastic damage which is really expensive to replace, may cause a bike to be totalled then salvaged. If that's the case and the frame etc. is really OK, then it could be a bargain. If you don't know what caused it to be totalled, you may never know if all is OK. Remember though that once a vehicle has been salvaged, it will always be designated as such and be worth less and harder to sell.Desp said:What's the difference from a salvage title and just a regular one? I know
a salvage one means it's been wrecked, but what exactly is the point?
Hopefully you got a good deal and will be OK with offering a good deal to sell it. A lot will depend on the used market for bikes in your area. An EX500 in good shape should be in fairly high demand by the next round of new riders. Good choice on your part.Desp said:Ah, Okay thanks. I figured as much. I actually bought a salvaged
EX500 7000 miles ago, it just slid on the side for a ways, thinking about selling
it but didn't know how hard it would be or how much that'd lower the price.
always worth a shot. just tell the future buyer why exactly it was salvaged, what ur experience with it was (how many miles u have on it), etc, and u should be able to get $2k.Desp said:It was fixed and inspected right before I bought it, except for the plastic. So you don't
think I could get $2k for it?