Frame swapping questions.
Okay its been a SUPER long time since I posted here. I wrecked my 08 ZX6R back in 2012 kept it inside my garage till now and having it fixed. I bought a salvaged frame on ebay a few months ago when I decided to get the bike fixed for a great price. I have a Bill of Sale and the salvage title to the new frame that i bought.
I also have my title to the original damaged frame I wrecked around 5 years ago now. I was wondering if I swapped the frame out and still registered the bike under the old VIN/title without going through the whole hassle of the new salvage title - rebuilt title would I be screwed if lets say the bike was impounded for whatever reason (wreck/towed w/e else) and that saw the VIN did not match the title? I plan on keeping the old frame physically and the new frames paperwork. I LEGALLY own them both no stolen parts or any of that nonsense.
I know insurance companies do not care as long as the VIN numbers match the same bike and there is no insurance premiums being overlooked and or need to be paid.
I understand the legality issues when it comes to swapping frames because people steal bikes and swap the frames and try to get them re titled like scumbags. I own all parts so was curious if I just kept the old frame and all the paper work if something like this were to happen could I just show them all my paperwork/proof and be good?
Sorry if this is not in the wrong area etc just been searching all over google/internet and the answers and or questions asked from others are not in the same ballpark or its with cars. So just thought id ask around here or anywhere else to get opinions.
Also the bike was never reported to insurance and police report and all that after the wreck just towed it to my house and left it there for 5 years. So no insurance company has declared it totaled or w/e. Just my broken ass bike.
2008 Ninja zx6r
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Last edited by Dart; 04-13-2017 at 07:39 PM.
Reason: Spelling, added last part.