As most of you know my Blade got stolen Last year and i ended up not being able to afford to replace it due to the Insurance royaly fooking me over!!
My bike was recovered and went to auction (without my knowledge) the bike was worth £8,000 but sold at auction for £2,300 (new owner contacted me asking if i had any of the bits still!!)
I’m thinking of going to the auctions and looking for a KTM 690SMCR & a 2010 CBR1000RR Fireblade as i reckon i could get both bikes for the same price as i would pay for just one of them normally, has anyone had any experience of Auctions and if so where are the good ones to go too? i’ve looked on line and there is one in Canvey Island that has both those Bikes on their books but no real details about them and the KTM looks like it could be a Track Bike so i will probably steer clear of that one.
Yes as Abzero says, I was paid out for the Bike so was sold completely above board. I asked the Insurers why they never contacted me to see if i wanted it back or at least to tell me it was going to auction and they said they never tell the previous owners to avoid fraud, i could’ve got it stolen and then bought it back really cheaply.
Regards the damage on it, It required a new Lock set and ECU and a new Tank Cover which if you know where to look will set you back no more than £1,000. so the guy had the deal of the century, especially when i told him it was custom mapped with a £500 BAZAZ unit!!!
Wouldn’t a new lock set, ECU and tank cover have written it off at dealer prices? Hence it went so cheap.
Interestingly another chap on here got his bike back. Insurance refused to pay out because it wasn’t stolen from the registered address where it’s supposed to be kept at night. So when it was recovered he got it back.