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My friend is gonna pick up a r6 that is theft recovery, but it has a salvaged title.
So is it possible that it is salvaged from a wreck? or can it have a salvaged title from theft.

I just wanna warn my friend about this situation.
 

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The only way I it can have a salvage title is either from a crash or if it as stolen, it was obviously recovered, but might have been stripped or possibly crashed, etc.. and in the insurance company just totalled it out. Good luck.
 

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If the cost of repairing the theft damage was greater than the value of the bike, insurance will total it out and issue a salvage title.
 

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I owned a salvage title bike a some years ago and probably will avoid one in the future. Some insurance companies will only insure you for liability (if at all) with this title, no theft no collision. As for the bike being salvaged because of theft alone without being damaged, i don't think thats how it works (maybe someone else knows for sure). Plastics alone can total some bikes, but the phrase ride it like you stole it comes to mind! If the price is right and your friend still wants it, tell him to have an impartial shop inspect it for a small fee.
 

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atleast in PA a salvaged bike must be converted over to a ''R'' title bike before ever made legal
 

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Anytime an insurance company pays out a claim, its a salvage title, whether its wrecked or not.

It could be wrecked, flooded, lost, stolen (recovered). If you bought it from a 3rd party (dealer, guy off the street, auto body shop), be cautious of a bike that has been wrecked.
 

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All i know is that the bike is theft recovered and has a salvage title. Thanks for the help guys, i think im gonna tell my friend to take it to a shop to take a look at it. How much would a basic tune up and check cost ??
 

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accident damaged bike

my bike is an accident damaged catorgory (c) this means that its had an accident and the damage come to more than the bike was worth,mine was wreaked body work and brake peddle and silencer. me and my 2 mates have all owned this bike (kwak zzr 600) because its a great bike.uk law states that when a cat c bike has been put back on the road all it needs is a mot,when i sell the bike its not law for me to tell the new owner that its cat c but it is law for a dealer to inform the new buyer.my advice is get an garage to give it the once over and remember to offer less cash you can get them for a great price because of the history.
 

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Houston_Rider said:
Anytime an insurance company pays out a claim, its a salvage title, whether its wrecked or not.

It could be wrecked, flooded, lost, stolen (recovered). If you bought it from a 3rd party (dealer, guy off the street, auto body shop), be cautious of a bike that has been wrecked.
+1 Salvage Titles are not bad when you are looking to get a bike at a great price...as long as the the bike is inspected or the work was performed by a knowledgable mechanic. If you feel at odds about the bike, after giving it a personal inspection, take it to the local shop and have a mechanic look at it. Although, your inspection will likely turn up more defects than what the shop tells you. :rolleyes
 

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cat c insurance loss

my zzr 600 is a great bike but its just a shame that when a hpi inspection is done it come up as cat c.this scares would be buyers off.my bike has done some warp speeds in the past few years and is as straight as a new one.i would say as long as you know or can find out about its history its fine.
 
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