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Old 06-18-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Salvage Title for Track Bike?

Would love to hear opinions, thoughts and warnings about buying a salvage title bike for track days.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:10 PM   #2
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Doesnt matter, just figure out why the salvage damage and if you think you'll run into future problems and if it's worth it
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why would you want anything else?

I dont even care if it has a title as long as its not stolen
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stache what are you looking for? Ive got a well set up zx6r Im going to sell after COTA this weekend....

but yea as others stated I have no issues with salvage or rebuilt titles for street or track...
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Thanks, guys. That's what I figured.
Byrdman, I'm just starting to look. I'll need to sell my current street ride to pay for a track bike.
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I'm thinking I'd like to start with something that can be converted from street to track and back again.
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Some say no title is OK for a track bike and that's a personal choice.
For me, when I spend a few thousand dollars to buy a vehicle I'd like to have proof it belongs to me.
Salvage title, rebuilt title, any clear title is fine. It would be a bonus of you can determine why it's a salvage/rebuilt title.

A resource you might want to look at is the CMRA website. Find the message board and look for the for sale section. I found a sweet GSXR 750 fully setup race bike with suspension goodies, brakes etc for a real good price. With title, lol
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My track bike is a salvage title and I haven't had any issues from any damage it incurred.
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I've had a salvage title and a NO title (not stolen, just straight from the dealer to the track, never titled) track bike. It has never been an issue.
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I've had a salvage title and a NO title (not stolen, just straight from the dealer to the track, never titled) track bike. It has never been an issue.
Did you have an MSO?
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Did you have an MSO?

I seem to remember getting either the MSO or a BoS (I bought it used), but at some point I lost it.
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I've had a salvage title and a NO title (not stolen, just straight from the dealer to the track, never titled) track bike. It has never been an issue.
what kind of dealer skips the state mandated title transfer(/generation) paperwork? not knocking you, im just curious.
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Would love to hear opinions, thoughts and warnings about buying a salvage title bike for track days.


OP, plain and simple motorcycles are quite expensive hobbys, when a rich kid picks up cycling...well,lets use my sv650 for an example,

when a guy picked up his (possibly first) bike, he dropped it on the left, got smart and bought some frame sliders, then dropped it again...his full coverage totaled the bike with 750 miles, some dings in the tank and exhaust, rash'es on the fly screen/headlight rim and slight scuffs on the lower forks near the axle pinch bolts.

The bike was an 08, i purchased in 2009 and could not get the worry wart out of my mind why was this bike salvaged...i took geometry measurements on the bike, went in for a tire change at Motorcycles Unlimited and informed them of the salvage title (they said although damaged and had some bits like the radiator tweaked, it wasnt THAT bad) and just really couldnt get it out of my head for the longest, that said i did find the PO's insurance card in the tail and curiosity almost made me dial them up and ask them for info regarding the salvage but i knew legally and lawfully they probally could not discuss that with me.

Suffice it to say that just happens, and for those who arent worried about what color a title is there are deals to be had, and there are also twisted metal piles of death that are not even worth looking at.

I picked up the bike for what i consider a steal (if i'd have had a auction license probally much cheaper) with 750 miles on it.

The ignition was proper, the tires were OEM everytthing about the bike told me someone got on it and didnt know how to ride it.

These are the bikes you should be looking for. there are heaps of smoldering piles of GSXR that will never likely be good running machines but every once in a while some one picks up a hobby and scares the out of themselves and i for one will likely continue to capitalize on this very scenario.

If i was you i would go to some meets and see if you can network with peeps and find a salvage dealer who will go win you a bike for cost or a small fee it would be the best way to get what you want and not pay an arm and a leg.
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what kind of dealer skips the state mandated title transfer(/generation) paperwork? not knocking you, im just curious.
The dealer that doesn't register it because it's not intended for use on public highways. plenty of people don't have a title of any sort in that situation
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