Questions about frame swap
How does it work for registration? If I use a frame I bought from ebay or chopshop to replace my current frame, do I use that VIN to register? If so... when I go for a federal/provincial inspection, does the engine serial number have to match the VIN on the frame? Thanks!
for the crumpet I suppose
I don't think the engine has to match the frame. After all, you can put a new motor in your bike without issue, can't you?
Originally Posted by supman
Hence the hot market in straight, clean title frames...
The registration is with the VIN, on the frame.
I see... so basically, the bike now has the history of the frame that's just been put in.
What are the additional things needed for the second frame to be legal on the street? Previous registration paperwork and title?
Does chopshop provide those things?
You apply for a BC assigned vin number. You'll probably need to show proof of purchase, the vin's off the shit you have and bought, so they know it's not stolen property. The vin is send to your shop or inspection place....they install it, do some paper work, send that off and your done. You take paper to icbc and re register the bike and do your insurance shit.
Contact your insurance place to get the papers to appy for a BC Vin#.
There....did my one good deed....now Im gonna have a beer.
awesome! thanks for the info, really appreciate it!
Why don't you just move the vin plate onto the new frame?? I've seen it done, and not on an illegal bike, it was a brand new frame bought from the factory.
It's stamped into the frame.....BC Vin assigns you a NEW NUMBER.....you put that plate on your frame, you can't use the old one. Thats how it works. So if that bike ever gets stolen again and someone removes the plate...the old vin corilates to the assigned number and the owner.
Originally Posted by Steve G.