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Old 09-09-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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Question about selling an 04 R6 with blown motor.

I have been contemplating about fixing my R6 but also want to buy another car. I've had the cash to buy a new motor for awhile now but can't seem to budge on spending it on the bike at the moment. So my question is, would it be better to sell the bike as a whole to a salvage yard or on the I-net or would parting the bike out be a better route? The bike does come with a clear title if that helps out with the sale. Also, what would be the average price of the bike if I was to sell it as a whole? What do you think MH?
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sell it to me for 400.00

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Would it be possible to get $800 -$1000 for a perfect frame?
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Would it be possible to get $400-$600for a perfect frame?
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someone will definetly pay between 500-700 for the frame, you could sell the whole thing for probably 1200-1500 if you hold out for the perfect buyer. you could probably get more if you part it out but then you have the hassle of individual sales and shipping and taking it apart. Just keep your eyes open you could probably pick up a motor for like 500. jmo
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Hmm.. if I can't get what I want, then i think I rather buy another car, and keep/fix the bike at a later time. lol
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All the small things on the bike can be sold for good money. Take a look through freebay at the prices of the switch housing, bolt kits, stator etc... it all adds up if you're willing to put forth the investment of time.
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I was thinking if the bike could sell around $3500 running, then I would subtract the cost and labor for another motor and sell in it's current condition for $2000. Im not mechanically inclined and wouldnt be sure if I could strip the bike properly to part out. But to know if the pay was really worth it, I would indeed try. I mean it is a bike.. couldn't be that hard.
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If you decide to part it within the next couple of days, I'd take/offer:

forks: 170
lower triple: 20
subframe with battery tray: 150
clutch+brake levers (if they are stock): 20

Maybe other parts if I feel up to it. I binned mine in TWS (Texas World Speedway) on Monday, and it is in almost the opposite shape...the motor is what is good. I would part it but the bike is out of state and have a for-registration purposes only title on it. Hope that helps in your decision.
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I think I will fix it. Is a good bike and is more easy to get another car.

Parting out will be more redituable but is also more hassle.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
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I was thinking if the bike could sell around $3500 running, then I would subtract the cost and labor for another motor and sell in it's current condition for $2000.
The problem with this reasoning is that you know it is good other than the blown motor. Any prospective buyer is going to think "if the motor is blown what else is wrong with it?" So, yes, it would technically be worth $2K, but no one, in their right mind, should pay that without knowing you and the bike.
I give you credit for not thinking the bike is worth $6K running like most people who are selling right now.
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If the bike looks good, the bodywork and everything is in great shape, I would just hustle up a $500-700 engine for it, throw it in and go.....you can have a running bike again for that small amount of money. You can still buy a car, I doubt the $500 is what is keeping you from buying the car. You can almost always get more money for them parting them out but its a PITA dealing with all the individuals and shipping etc....Not to mention pay pal fees and tracking the after its shipped.
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