Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las VLXas (Vegas, baby!) NV U.S.A.
Bikes that don't start/run take a significant hit in resale value.
Bikes sold to dealerships (AKA taken in as "trade in value" and not "retail value") take a significant hit in resale value.
Put both of those together and I would honestly be surprised if a dealer would offer more than $200, which is about all you'd have to spend on a mechanic to fix it and then sell it for the full market value that isn't taking the hits.
"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.