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Question Registering a bike w/ a "salvage" title???

Anybody ever register a bike w/ a salvage title?

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I dont know how different it is in NY, but in PA, you cant. You have to take pics of the bike before you fix it. Then keep all your reciepts and vin #s for the parts you got. You fix it, take pics of it afterwards, get it inspected, then you apply for an "R" title. The state loooks at all the paperwork and if they approve it, they send you back the "R" title for it in your name. You then can register it and ride it with insurance.

I know first hand becuase thats what I did. I bought a wrecked F4i and fixed it and now it has an "R" title.

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Thanks, that's a big help!

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Thanks, that's a big help!
Dan, it takes a while to get everything situated though. So be patient.
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Dan, it takes a while to get everything situated though. So be patient.

duess...I'm thinking that it's more trouble than it's worth. I had thought of buying a race-prepped bike w/ a salvage title and adding some lights to it so I could register it for street use. I have some buddies that do that w/ their racebikes, which have clear titles and they're able to register and ride the bike on the streets...they just remove the lights when they go to track days. (I've seen some pretty clever uses of PIAAs) It just seems that most of the racebikes I've found for sale have salvage titles, which is a shame 'cause I've found some awesome bikes in the past week.

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duess...I'm thinking that it's more trouble than it's worth.
It is and it isn't. If you save a lot of money, then it is worth it. But, if you are only saving a thousand, then just forget it. I was thinking of going this route when I was looking for my 929. I was being cheap and did not want to spend more than a couple of thousand, fix it up and retitle it, then I would not care if it would go down when I stunt. Well, to make a long story short, I could not go through the hassle of doing all that garbage they want. I like to ride too much and could not bank on the state approving me. basically, they only approve it if they feel like it. If they don't you are screwed and have to try again.

Us living in the north don't have too much of a riding season. So if someone is going to so this route, they just better be prepared to make a season out of rebulding this bike (with finding parts and doing all the inspections) or plan to ride the bike and run when they see flashing lights.
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It is and it isn't. If you save a lot of money, then it is worth it. But, if you are only saving a thousand, then just forget it. I was thinking of going this route when I was looking for my 929. I was being cheap and did not want to spend more than a couple of thousand, fix it up and retitle it, then I would not care if it would go down when I stunt. Well, to make a long story short, I could not go through the hassle of doing all that garbage they want. I like to ride too much and could not bank on the state approving me. basically, they only approve it if they feel like it. If they don't you are screwed and have to try again.

Us living in the north don't have too much of a riding season. So if someone is going to so this route, they just better be prepared to make a season out of rebulding this bike (with finding parts and doing all the inspections) or plan to ride the bike and run when they see flashing lights.

My sentiments exactly! It just seems likes it's worth it to pay a little more for a bike w/ a clear title than to go through the whole process of trying to register a salvaged bike. However, for a track-only bike I wouldn't worry about buying a bike w/ a salvage title.

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