I've thought of buying a salvage titled bike before, to save money. Since then, my own bike has been totalled in an accident with a car, and repaired. My motor was ok, but my forks, triple tree, mirrors, headlight, handle bars, clutch and brake levers, foot pegs, shift and brake pedals, tank, speedo, saddle bags and supports, and both fenders were damaged. The tank and front fender are now brand new, but most of the other parts were replaced with used parts from a motorcycle salvage yard. The handle bars, shifter peg and brake peg have been straightened. Nothing has been done about the frame, even though there was a direct impact to the bottom of the of it. I'm now sans the saddlebags and the rear fender is still damaged, but my bike has been inspected, and I have a clean title. I still do not trust the frame, shifter peg and brake peg to not fail me while I'm out riding.