For reference, I'm in Florida. I'm considering buying a Honda CM400 for real cheap from a local repair shop. The shop owner bought it from a guy who had lost the title, and rehabbed it, and it's running strong and ready to ride, but there's still no title. I trust the shop owner and have no reason to believe the bike is stolen, and according to him there's a (semi-complicated) process to have a new title issued, but it involves placing a lien on the bike, taking out a newspaper ad, et cetera.
Anybody ever done this, in FL or another state? Or anyone have any tips for where to go for legal advice as it pertains to this kind of stuff? I don't want to buy the bike if I'll never be able to title it, but if it just takes a little know-how/learn-how, and a bit of patience, I can do that.
EDIT: Thank you for the responses, guys. It seems like the consensus is to leave it and not deal with the hassle. One last question, though. I did some brief googling and this came up. Anyone... keep reading on reddit ➡
So it's been about a month since my last update. I just thought I'd share my experience and maybe help out some soon to be riders or people thinking of buying a used motorcycle.
So, I just loved this bike too much to let it go and since it had everything I wanted and was at a reasonable price I did everything I could to ensure I wasn't getting scammed or going to be ripped off. First and foremost, I went and looked at the bike in person and met the seller. This is an absolute must for this to work for me. I would definitely run away from a deal where I couldnt see the bike in person first. So I me the seller at his residence which I should note is also a pretty good indicator that it's not a scam. People who try to scam others typically don't meet at their o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Found a cool 80s k75 on craigslist but theres not title. Should I avoid?
So forgive me if this is the wrong sub. Thought you guys might be able to help or point me in the right direction.
A friend of mine gave me an ‘06 vt600 for free since it’s been in his garage, disassembled, for ages. I put it back together, cleaned the carbs and got it running.
However, the guy HE got it from is MIA. The bike was last registered in Ohio and I’m in FL. Does anyone know how hard it is to get a homemade title in FL or how to look up the registration by VIN?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Hello, I'm a 15 year old Male trying to find a good, but affordable bike to get me places like my workplace, and one I can ride around for fun, on regular trails and sidewalks.
I got a brand new road bike not that long ago and I’ve rode it like 4-5 times, I haven’t really rode it that far yet but when I went to ride it a couple days ago the tire was nearly deflated, I pumped it up to around 40psi and it was working alright, then this morning I went to get it and it once again is nearly deflated,
I can’t seem to find a hole or anything, I leave it in my garage when I don’t use it and have tried searching around to find the problem but no luck, is there any tips or anything I can do to stop it from deflating without me even riding it
Hello, please can anyone with a spare minute fill this questionnaire out for my Product Design course project. It's 10 quick multiple choice questions about bike lights. Thank you:)
Literally electric bike, my old bike got stolen and I bought a new one, I'm thinking of puttin something similar to electric fences on the bike, not lethal ofc, just to scare away once they get electrocuted, have any of you had experience with that?
I'm 6'1 and 200lbs. Got a 3 mile commute to work and rather bike than drive. I bought an older Schwinn road bike from a friend... was planning to tweak it and ride it but thinking I'm better off selling it and buying something else. It'd need a new seat, handlebars (prefer straight), and tires at very least, and I'd prefer something with a little offroad capability anyway.
Looking to spend under $200 if possible for something basic, reliable, and reasonably fast. Bike thieves abound and bike locks rarely with the arms race vs bigger bolt cutters, seems smarter to just minimize my risk.
This seems like a promising start - a bit cheaper and maybe thinner tires for speed would be great. https://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Suburban-Comfort-Wheels-Medium/dp/B079YZLZ4C
Just bought an armour keylock for my bike. It’s a steel 10 X 1800MM cable with protective coating. Is that good for protection or can that be easily cut through?
My bike lock is a 4 pin combination lock, it’s where you turn the numbers until you get the right combination and the lock pops open.
I was midway through locking the bike (I was scrambling the numbers up so no one could guess the password when one of the ‘pins’ got jammed. Now, the other 3 pins work and I can change the numbers however one is jammed so I can’t unlock the lock.
Sorry if I made it sound complicated, any help would be appreciated as my bike is now stuck outside a library.
If it helps I can send you a picture of the jammed lock if you ask.
My home is across the street from an elementary school, kindergarten to grade eight. I knew what I was getting into buying this home a few years ago: noise. I don't mind, but I do mind that students and/or their parents have been littering on my property. The big issue is bikes.
Once or so a week I'll find a bike on my lawn. Sometimes the owner is nearby: they'll drop their bike on my lawn to go chat with friends across the street. It's older kids, so probably grade 7 or 8, but definitely from the school as their uniforms suggest. Sometimes there's a bike but no owner in site. I don't know why someone would leave their bike in public, lest it get stolen, yeah? So why do it? Sometimes it is there overnight.
I've confronted a few kids, repeat offenders, to please refrain from leaving your bike on my lawn. I usually get the "sorry sir, won't happen again sir" but sometimes I'm flipped the bird when I'm not even coming across as mean or angry. I just request they not clutter my lawn.
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Bikes with drop bars have handlebars that curve down, in case you didn't already know. So why do the drops go down? Why do no bikes ever have... Drop up(?) Handlebars? It would be more comfortable and mabey more aerodynamic? I'm not an expert on aerodynamics, I'm mostly a mountain biker. I just wanted to see if anyone knew the answer. If there are drop up(?) Bikes that exist I just don't know about them, tell me as well
We're moving up north, and the situation isn't right to take a bike, so I've got my Vstrom listed online. A friend of a friend saw it and wanted to come take a look, so cool, right on, come on over!
He gets here, has a license, recently took the MSF and wants a first bike for running around country highways. Sure, ok, this could work - it's a little big for a first, but it's a great highway bike, and it's certainly not impossible.
He hops on, and immediately has to be reminded which is the clutch and which the brakes, can barely keep the bike upright with it off, and is just kind of tip-toeing it down a very slight hill, with me holding it upright from the back.
We get 75' away from his girlfriend, and I very quietly say "I'm not going to sell you this bike, you'll get yourself killed".
He's immediately a little embarrassed and starts to make some more noises about how good it would be for him, and I let him talk, but the whole time I'm keeping him upright, because he doesn't ha... keep reading on reddit ➡
O boy here we go again, another EM story about my E-bike.
For some backstory, i have an E-bike to go to school and work because i live pretty far away from both and i'm not old enough to drive. The E-bike is very fast for a bike so i overtake a bunch of people. This will be important later.
So i was cycling back from school on a Friday and excited for the weekend. I overtook the soon to be EM and her daughter who looked to be around my age. (15 maybe 16) A little while later when i stopped at a trafficlight, they came up behind me, the EM clearly pissed. i didn't pay much attention to them until the EM started talking.
EM: Excuse me young man, but my daughter wants that bike you have. how much for it?
Me thinking she was joking: yeah suuuuurreee, you can have it. Actually you can just have it for free!
Me: No, of course not, i need this for myself.
EM got really pissed about that. The trafficlights went green and i started to cycle but EM had grabbed... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know this is a sub for very beffy bikes. But this is mine and I ❤️ it and wanna share it here. It's a Honda CB160F! Yay!
EDIT: Oh hey all! Thank you for your kind comments! Really glad to be part of the sub now, I've lurking a lot and saving money for my first! Currently I'm practicing my throttle control before going to da streetz :)
EDIT2: Thank you again for your warm welcome messages. You guys rock! <3