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A friend of mine is considering the purchase of a 96 F3 that has moderate plastic damage and a salvage title. The frame is straight and the mechanics (only 6k!) are perfect. The seller is asking $3k for it. What do you all think? I keep telling him that a bike with a rebuild or salvage title is worth bubkiss in the eyes of everyone else.
 

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Around here salvage title bikes are NOT worthless, and pretty common. 60-80% of normal value is about the going rate here.
 

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i paid 2500$ for my F2 w/ rashed plastics. if you have the tools/means to make it road worthy then its worth whatever your buddy is ready to pay. i sold mine for 2000$ after doing a years worth of trackdays on it (and there was evan more damage from a highside at poconos :clap ) i will say that the CBR's are very hardy bikes. i loved mine and wish i had kept it instead of getting the canotuna. :confused :eek :rolleyes :shake :(
 

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I wouldn't have a problem buying a salvage title bike, but not one that old for that much money.

I'd give 3k for an unrepaired 600RR with salvage title. I wouldn't give more than $1500 for a 96 F3, and that might be asking a lot depending on what is damaged.
 

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I went to an auto / bike auction out here in Colorado recently. They sold a 1999 F4 with very few scratches, but a salvage title for $2k. Also, an '01 929 went for $2800. I would tell your friend he can do better.
 

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I ride a salvage title bike as my daily driver, and I agree that the price is WAY too high. Unless that three grand includes the seller repairing it (frankensteining the plastics), repainting it (either original or something different), and getting it past inspection. There are a few guys around that do that. $3000 for THAT bike would be a different story.
 
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