Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Seems to me that to total that bike there should have been around $14,000.00 worth of damage. Missing mirrors, scratched side panels, and a scratched windshield does not add up to 14K. I would be real suprised if the front fairing bracket and rear subframe were not bent. Perhaps even the front main frame could be cracked. It's hard to tell from the pictures provided if everything's in alignment. An "in person" inspection would definitely be in order. However, to really assess the damage the tupperwear would have to come off and I doubt the owner will allow that- but you never know.
FWIW, insurance damage assessments are priced to reflect a return to new condition. If you're willing to live with or defer cosmetic damage it might be worth restoring. (Still, I'd offer much less than $8K- if anything at all depending on the actual damage.)
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01 F650GS (wifey's, sold)
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