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!
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 ➡
I just paid my deposit for bike mechanic school, I'm so excited for this!!
Maybe I'll even open a bike shop/mechanic shop one day who knows.
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I just got a trek bike (FX1) from a local bike shop. They offered an extra warranty - 99$ for 5 years. Here’s what’s included: Unlimited Service Plan Tune-Ups
Hub, Headset and Bottom Bracket Adjustments
Chain and Cable Lubrication
Front and Rear Derailleur Adjustments
Frame Wipe Down and Polish
Tube Installation Labor
Front and Rear Break Adjustment
Proper Tire Inflation
Torque Measurement Verification
Does that seem worth it?
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I hit one little patch of road for about 100 feet but there were no cars, then dirt roads for a half mile. Then we were on our local trail for about 8 miles. Battery was def drained from another rider but what a ride. My son kept saying I love you daddy! I love your electric bike now! I kept hearing him say awesome! The fall leaves were everywhere and it was a chilly afternoon in lower Michigan but gorgeous and colorful. It was like a artists palate had been smeared over our eyes as we flew home. We first drove up to the local school to show the kids an ebike. They all loved it as well! Just got home and back to computers as usual but hopefully that is in the back of his mind forever....
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Hey I'm a teen and I don't have that much money to spend right now. I am looking for a decent bike around $150 - $200 that I want to convert into an ebike with one of those ebike conversion kits. Thanks in advanced for any suggestions!
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I would like to purchase this.
How do I charge it? Does it need money?
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I was really exited that my wife was getting into motorcycling, we bought her a brand new Rebel 500. She passed her MSC with 100% and was feeling really good about it. She took the bike out for the first time today, we were just riding the local residential streets to get her used to it, with me riding behind her. She was doing great, she killed the bike a few times at stop signs, but that’s to be expected for a beginner. We were stopped at a stop sign and she killed it a few times and was getting frustrated, the next thing I know she’s whiskey throttling it and ran straight up a tree.
Neither of us know exactly what happened, but the bike went up the tree and flipped, and she busted her chin open really badly. She got a ambulance ride to the hospital where they checked her out and and stitched her up. She’s going to be ok, but it was really traumatic for both of us. I’m feeling a lot of guilt for getting her into this, and I don’t know if she’s ever going to want to get on a bike aga... keep reading on reddit ➡