Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Re: Salvage Title K1200S
What kind of crash was it involved in? Frontal? Just "laid it down"? Did it stop suddenly or did it slide to a stop?
Each type causes different damage. Subframes could be slightly bent which is hard to tell from a picture. This might be serious or just a PITA each time you try to reinstall tupperware. The forks could have a slight tweak to them that may not be detected until you start wondering why you're going through so many seals or why it's always pulling to the right (left). There can be hidden damage to other components and body parts.
Unless you know of the bike personally, an inperson inspection would be best. I would say bid like it's still broken and don't be disappointed if you don't get it.
Oh yeah, have the repairs been approved by the proper authority so it can be licensed?
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