I see now you're in Littleton. I briefly lived with my dad in Stapleton a couple years ago and I know the market for bikes out there is crazy. If it has a title, I wouldn't pay more than $700 for it as it sits.
Splitting the cases isn't the end of the world and I've done much harder, it's a step above mopeds for sure though. Paying someone else to do it will probably mean you'll be in too deep financially.