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    I just need to be cleared up.... I'v been told by someone that if a person drops a motorcycle.. the bike automatically becomes a salvaged title?? is this true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomXOne
    I just need to be cleared up.... I'v been told by someone that if a person drops a bike.. the bike automatically becomes a salvaged title?? is this true?
    Someone needs to put down the crack pipe.Bikes don't have titles. Motorcycles, a different story if the damage is bad enough.

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    Applies to motor vehicles. If it's "totaled" by the insurance agent, then the title transfer has to indicate salvage.
    There's quite a scam buisness re-titling these vehicles after just-enough repair to get them going; many people have been ripped off bad at auctions where they think they're getting a deal, only to find a bent frame or other serious damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    I'll toast to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikewer
    Applies to motor vehicles. If it's "totaled" by the insurance agent, then the title transfer has to indicate salvage.
    There's quite a scam buisness re-titling these vehicles after just-enough repair to get them going; many people have been ripped off bad at auctions where they think they're getting a deal, only to find a bent frame or other serious damage.
    Thankx for the info...

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    It was true for a while that if you simply dropped a MC there would be enough damage to plastic that the price of replacing it would be more than the value of the MC, so the insurance companies would total them.

    Nothing mechanically wrong with said MC, just cosmetic damage, but totaled none the less.

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    It depends on the bike. If you have a brand new bike and lay it down, cosmeticaly it will cost a couple grand, but they won't total it if that's all that is wrong with it. On the other hand if you have an older bike and do this, they are going to total it because it isn't worth it to fix it. Most people that file insurance claims would have newer bikes rather than older. I've also seen bikes that look fine but the frame has a ding in it and so it is automatically totalled because it would cost too much in labor to rebuild onto the new frame.

    Bikewer is right, you have to watch what you buy and make sure you check the title to see that it doesn't have a "salvaged title". Salvaged bikes are fine as long as they are repaired correctly and you know what you are getting into. But they are tough to resell.
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    Sometimes a salvaged title is called a "reconditioned" title. Same thing but ambiguous to the unwary consumer.

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