buying a salvage titled bike...socal

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  1. Putanginamooo

    Putanginamooo New Member

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    good idea? bad idea?

    ducati 996S for $7,500...clean bike

    The guy said the salvage title came a theft.

    and anyone dealt with fastlane cycles in huntington beach?
     
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    The only problem with a salvage title is the re-sale value

    As long as the frame and mechanical/electrical components are in good condition, you should be alright for personal use
     
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    z31maniac *insert witty remark*

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    Hmmmmm, Ducati. Notorious for being unreliable turds, and you want to buy a rebuilt one.

    Here is the real question. Can you afford to buy a new one? If not, then you most likely can't afford the maintenance required on this one. Valve adjust every 6k, etc etc etc.

    Buy a reliable Jap bike, Yamaha R1/R6, valve adjust every 26.6k.

    Oh and the Jap bikes perform better too!
     
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    dude stay the hell away from fastlane cycles in hb! i've heard nothing but a shit load of horror stories about them, i actually went there once not knowing who they were on an ad in cycletrader for a zx6r


    they had 5 different stories about the bike (talked to different ppl) do a search on socalsportbikes about them...only jackass squids buy from them, i can guarantee you that theft story is utter bs
     
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    I'll also mention socalsportbikes.com as a good site to post this if you have any more questions
     
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    who's on socalsportbikes?
     
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    who isnt:squint:


    actually since their domain snafu they havent really been the same, just the few postwhores post
     
  9. V!

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    I'm on there........:wavey:
     
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    Yah, so many people haven't been able to find it again... Oh well.
     
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    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    what is the link for socalsportsbikes?
     
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    thanks! I'll check out the site for more info!

    Any info on forwardmotion cycles?
     
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    actually, the site is now socalsportbikes.info

    forwardmotioninc.com buys crashed or wrecked bikes and fixes them back up. usually the people selling them the crashed bikes don't tell their insurance company and forwardmotioninc is able to sell them with a clean title. beware. although i do know one person who has bought from them and hasn't had any problems with his bike.
     
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    This is true

    You only get a salvage title if the insruance company gets a hold of it....:hsd:

    As with anything, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
     
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    Be VERY cautious about buying a salvage titled bike.

    I'd do it if I were just looking for a beater project or track bike, but for an actual, everyday bike that I depend on, clean title FTW.
     
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    nah...not everyday but more like getting the groove back into riding again
     

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