Okay here's a strange situation that I have encountered.
So I want to purchase this bike and I am doing all my research. The bike is with its second owner so I would be the third owner if I purchase it. So I want to stay away from bikes rebuilt and whatever to avoid you know possibility of tampering and bad ICBC inspections.
The bike currently is under Alberta insurance but the bike is here cause the owner is attending school here.
So the mileage is around 10k and it's a 2004 sport bike model.
So I goto carproof.com and then run a VIN check on the bike. And it shows that the bike is not a rebuilt or salvage or whatever. So that's good.
However, there is one claim on it and it's of around 3k value (it says it is of category 'vehicle - collision' - that's all it says). So I'm wondering if I should still purchase it. See the thing is that it's not a rebuilt but how can there be a claim of that great value on the VIN report? The owner says that the bike has not been in any accidents and stuff and he has maintained it regularly.
He does not have papers of that claim because it possibly could have been with the first owner. Or maybe even he doesn't know of this claim because the report provided no information about it other than it's value. But the bike is still not a rebuilt or salvage. So you see, I'm rather lost in this situation. Help would be greatly appreciated. THANKS in advance.
And it sucks to have paid 32$ for the check and then not purchase the bike!!