No.. I paid list price for it because 1700 was about 500 less than any other cbr250r listed and still is.
$1700 isn't list price; it's way below it. You got a steal. I paid $3000 for mine and got a steal at the time. That doesn't mean I would try to sell it today for $3000 just because I don't want to lose any money on it.
It also came with a 600 dollar service contract.
If you see here, you paid $1700 for the bike and service contract together: https://www.cbr250.net/forum/cbr250-n...per-lucky.html
You didn't pay extra for it, and doesn't increase the value of the bike, particularly since it's not even through Honda (Western Service).
But no a bike that fell over and broke fairings you replaced is not the same as a wrecked car that has been in the shop. The bike was never in the shop so it does not hurt the value of the motorcycle...
If there's an incident that occurs and police/insurance isn't involved, it doesn't go on a car's record. A car can still have a clean title with no Carfax report of an accident and still have been in an accident.
...where if a car if its ever been in a body shop goes down in price and owners can look it up. Lets say for whatever reason I clip something with my front fender and break it. Then replace it with a brand new one. There is no reason to disclose that you broke it and replaced it.
There's a difference between dropping a milk jug from the grocery store on your fender and replacing it, or dropping the bike on the pavement and cracking your fender. That's a good reason.
Also, what I paid for the bike has no baring on what it should sell for. If I paid a dollar for it should I sell it for 50 cents? I should not have to take a loss.
So if you got suckered out of $10,000 for it you would expect to get $10k back for it because you "shouldn't have to take a loss"? It's a bike; not a house. It's not an investment. Value doesn't go up. You're not entitled to a profit on everything you sell; it's not realistic.
Pretty sure an unsafe motorcycle here would fail inspection but I have my inspection stickers.
Ever heard of a salvage title? Stuff can get messed up pretty bad, get fixed, and still be considered road-worthy. And how many inspection places check your forks or frame for damage? None. Here, if your lights and horn work, you pass. Hardly a comprehensive exam; that's not their job.