Flogged it Friday! Triumph Daytona 600 2004.
“It was mint before the crash.”
Not every bike that gets crashed ends up in the yard to be broken. Some bikes that have been written off and given a Cat N classification by an industry that is all too keen to pay out on a claim rather than repair the owners pride and joy.
This 2004 Daytona 600 isn’t a model that’s on the top of many peoples shopping list. It isn’t overly a bad bike, equally it isn’t really a good one.
There probably wasn’t any tears shed when the insurance cheque arrived and the bike became destined to be raided for parts by a bike breaker.
“Would it break well?”
No. Simple answer for the simple question. I recently broke one for parts, so my final answer is based on my results of very recent attempts to flog on a pile of parts that once was a Daytona 600.
The panels sold first, followed by many of the front end parts. I still have a complete engine, a pair of wheels, forks and a few boxes of assorted shit to sell, so there was no way I wanted to pull another one apart.
“Damaged repairables, who buys these things?”
Mostly people on a budget. If you pick the right model and know where to look for used parts it can actually be a money spinner.
I took this one to market with an asking price of £750. That’s basically half the price of buying a decent tidy one privately.
Within a few days I had attracted a few enquiries, but no sale. I even had another bike breaker umming and ahhing about buying it. Before he could make his mind up, in came a bloke who had £700. He took one look at it and opened the doors up on his van and dropped his loading ramp. Job done.
Article provided by Scottie Redmond