hello guys, i am stuck with a problem and icbc is not being understanding. wondering if anyone knows a better way to deal with this.
I bought an 07 zx10 from a guy in Ontario. He bought the bike from an insurance auction so the bike is branded IRREPARABLE. this is the only title in ontario since june 2007 other than clean title in ontario. Once the bike is branded than it is branded irreparable. even if you have a rebuilt title here, once it is registered in ontario it is again converted to irreparable. I proved this to ICBC on several occasions since it is on the ontario hwy traffic act website. But icbc wants a letter from ontario ministry of transport that states a clean title for the bike which is impossible since it is not a clean title.
I also went and got a salvage/rebuilt structural integrity inspection done on the bike at an icbc authorized facility to prove the bike is in perfect condition but still no luck.
the bike originally got branded because the batter went into a thermal runaway and caught fire. any fire or flood is irreparable automatically in ontario. the damages were easy to fix with a new seat and tail and a battery tray.
I am not sure now if i should grind the vin and apply for a CUSTOM status VIN. I am not even sure whats involved with this or if this is possible.
OR do i have to buy a new title from someone for 1500-2000 dollars and go that way.
thanx in advance
anything you know is appreciated