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Main Motorcycle: Triumph/Victory/H-D
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Sorry to hear about your bike, but the really important thing is that you are OK.
I'm in Ontario, obviously a different jurisdiction, but a "Salvage" title here is the kiss of death as far as resale goes.
That said, if you can buy back your bike from the insurance company really cheap - i.e. the deduct a bit from the payout, it may be worth it to either transfer the parts to a new bike and sell on the rest.
i decided to let the bike go and take the money. the insurance company gave me $6700 for the bike and all the upgrades done. looking for another Triumph now but only have $4000 left after some other financial issues that i had to deal with. i looked at the local dealer and he has 3 nice used bikes i liked...2 tbirds and a newer speedy. i'm pretty the tbirds are not affordable to me despite my yearning to own one. the speedie is a much cheaper way to go but the lack of power compared to the tbird is a real concern of mine. my first was carbed and i did a fair amount of mods to increase power but at 6'4" and 250 lbs with an occasional passenger ( my son who's 6"0" and 260 lbs), we just are too big for that size bike. i know my son won't be on the next one as much simply because he's almost 17 now and would rather ride next to me if he could.
my dilemma is that with choosing this speedie over the tbirds(which,again, i can't really afford) is the fact that it's efi not carb and i will need more dealer involvement in making it mine. i did all the work myself on the last one. i guess i'm just not sure which way to go with this... either with the tbird happy and in drowning debt or just ok and within budget. i posted about the proposed deal on one of the tbirds on the tbird forum here and it's only an ok deal it seems. the only thing i know for is iwant another bike and want it to be a Triumph.
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