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Old 08-07-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Getting rid of "totalled" bikes

Are there any salvage places that will buy wrecked bikes?

I "bought back" the bike I wrecked back in June so I could get some stuff off of it (like the sidecar mounts), and I think I'm about ready to just be rid of it. I'm just not really sure where to start besides just posting it on craigslist.

I guess if anyone here is interested in an '86 Yamaha touring bike (rebuildable, just cosmetic damage, I even have most parts, just not the interest) I could post it up for sale here as well, but I'm kind of thinking I'd rather just be rid of it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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Im sure you could call any cycle salvage and they'd gladly take it (even more so if you were to drop it off) i dont have solid info on this but if you dropped off a wrecked parts bike w/ title im sure they'd take it from you.

i would if i was in the biz.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:03 AM   #3
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'86, with title, and just cosmetic damage? Have any pics?
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:12 AM   #4
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I'll see if I can get them uploaded here in a sec.

Don't get me wrong, this bike needs quite a bit of attention. For one thing, the forks need a complete rebuild after being subjected to the forces of driving around with a sidecar for who knows how many miles. Complete set of OEM parts when I last priced them out (sliders, seals, etc.) would run about $200, and I'd definitely add a set of Progressive fork springs in as well, at around $100. Another preference of mine would be to ditch the air ride entirely and add a Progressive rear shock as well, at about $400. I have one on my '87 and the difference in the ride is incredible.

That said, I've got extra plastics and such (taken off my '87) for a lot of the stuff that's missing or damaged (handlebars, levers, front fairing stay) except for the left mirror, windshield, and left rear saddle bag guard.

Maybe it is worth it to post up a detailed for sale ad here and just see what the interest really is.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:27 AM   #5
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This is the side that hit the ground. That mid panel is missing on the other side, must have come off when it hit the ground and I didn't notice.

I've got a replacement for the upper fairing on this side, the missing mid panel on the other, and a full set of rear bags/trunk, it's just all painted flat black. The driver backrest was sold, and it's missing the mount panel for the CB/CLASS system on the right hand side. If I end up keeping the bike I was going to delete both of those anyway, as I don't like the air ride and never use a CB anyway.
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Sweet! I want it!
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