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    Motor swap??

    I m posting this for a buddy. His motor took a dump last year and he is going to replace it with a used OEM motor that he still needs to buy. Rebuilding it is just going to cost too much.

    The question is does he need to let icbc know once he has swaped the motor?

    From what I have seen icbc doesn't even have a record of the motor serial number on the registration.


    I have told him to make sure the motor he buys isn't hot and to run the serial number by the police.

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    ICBC doesn't care if you swap motors as long as it's the same CC category
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechannibalism View Post
    ICBC doesn't care if you swap motors as long as it's the same CC category
    I'm thinking they might care who installs it though. If you were to have a crash that pointed to how that motor was swapped, they might have an issue with that. Not sure if OP was suggesting his friend is going to install it himself.

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    Just like cars you do not have to report engine replacements, but you should advise them if there is a serial number on the motor, it will avaiod future problems.
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    what was the topic again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwilo View Post
    Just like cars you do not have to report engine replacements, but you should advise them if there is a serial number on the motor, it will avaiod future problems.
    technically if it's the same motor, that is true. However it is illegal to swap a motor that came from an older car/motorbike (emissions related legislation).

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    Thanks for the quick response guys.

    He will most likely get a shop to do it. The motor is going to be the same as stock but with different serial number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bartender View Post
    technically if it's the same motor, that is true. However it is illegal to swap a motor that came from an older car/motorbike (emissions related legislation).
    I really doubt a police officer is going to notice emissions changes to a motorcycle as in a sportbike, about the only thing I have ever seen is noise violations.
    I agree though, it would be a really good idea to have the serial number run through a police check, there has been lots of bike thefts in the last couple years.
    Unless you buy from the states, which is most likely really hot, those numbers up here I doubt would be trace-able.
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    ICBC doesn't care . I buy lot's of wrecks they don't report engine numbers . Cost around $500 to get a shop to swap it that would include all fluids and a tune up .

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    Thanks gents...I'll pass the info on. Everything checked out on the motor we found. Will call up some shops now to get it swapped.

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