"Totally depends on the damage and price you get it for. I've rebuilt two K72 F650GS and after selling the first own the second one for free. ."
This is very encouraging, can you give me an idea on how much less than regular price you sold the bike because it had a rebuild/salvage title.
Since I'm an insurance agent I know how the adjusters estimate the repair cost on a damaged vehicle and you quotations are all right, I can't even bealive how many times we ( Insurance ) total a vehicle you can repair for a small fraction of the estimate.
I've done it with a 2001 jeep cherokee, 2002 Toyota MR2, Nissan 350z, 2003 VW Jetta TDI, 2006 Volvo S60, 2008 Grand Caravan. Every time I hay a great car for a fraction of the price but never tried with a bike.
I'll try to get a bike at the next insurance auction, we'll see.
I appreciate your feedback.