I've found an old frame in the states for next to nothing and I'm wondering what it takes to bring it across the line and register it in Canada.
Do you still have go through the RIV process? What about inspections? Anthing else I need to know?
Given the age, no RIV, just border.
The 3 day rule applies to all self propelled vehicles regardless if it's RIV exempt or not.
It is a US rule, RIV is a Canadian import, two totally different entities.
In your case, the 3 day rule does not apply because the frame is not self propelled.
Its a part. Not a rolling bike. Should be brought in as a " motorcycle part" and used. So shouldnt be a problem unless you offer more information than needed at the border.
Remembering Bill Mclean.
Having had a colonoscopy......I have now seen where the sun don't shine......(Me)
I just bought a 1972 bike without papers and this is what ICBC is having me doing.
1. Send ICBC a bill of sale including the VIN plus $7 processing fee
2. They will do a title search and provide you with the last owner info
3. You send the last registered owner a registered letter asking for registrations, He has only 30 days to comply
4. After 30 days or if you have the registration from him, you send all the info to ICBC and they will provide you with a letter that you can take to any autoplan dealer to register the vehicle to your name.
*If they can't find the previous registered owner, it saves you 30 days.
*If the previous registered owner ignores your letter, send proof of registered letter to ICBC after the 30 days.
The whole process should take about 60 days at the most.
It would be a lot easier if you could get a title with the Frame when you buy it.
Would save you all that process.