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Title / VIN question
« on: September 02, 2010, 06:52:03 pm »
To comply with the production bike rule, most race organizations check the VIN plate, correct?  Does this mean you have to have a title in hand?  Also, what do all the different title types mean for racing purposes (i.e. clean, parts only, certificate of destruction, salvage, etc.)?  I'm asking because I may be looking for a replacement frame....so should I only look for frames with titles?  what about copy of title?  what about bill of sale?  Been confused about this for a while, thanks for any clarifications.
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Re: Title / VIN question
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 07:47:57 pm »
Altered or removed VIN will prevent competition and questions from law enforcement. Unstamped, ie replacement frame, could lead to questions by law enforcement proving ownership; normally a bill of sale or reciept for purchase will ease questioning in this regard. Frames without titles could be stolen and again lead to questions by law enforcement. The only title to be leery of is one with a lien, ie bank or individual is owed money still all others will prove your legal possesion but could indicate that there had been from minor to major damage and may prevent future sale/use on the street.
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Re: Title / VIN question
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 08:52:54 pm »
Damn Eric, you going to Law School?  :biggrin:
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Re: Title / VIN question
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 09:09:44 pm »
I'm on my 3rd bill of sale racebike. They have a VIN, I got the frames through friends so I'm fairly confident they have not been reported as stolen. In my 10 years racing CCS, I think there was only one Law Enforcement sweep of the paddock.

If you are buying a frame from someone you don't know, there is probably a way to have law enforcement run the VIN to see if it comes up stolen.

That being said, Frames / bikes with titles are more valuable and easier to sell, for what it's worth. If you're putting together a late model bike, to me the title would be more critical than an older bike, which you know has little chance of ever seeing the street again.
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