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A week weeks ago I had an unfortunete incident deep into a corner involving a bunch of gravel and a meridian. Wasn't fun, but I came out of it with just bruises. Gear. Wear it EVERY time.

Anyway, bike came out with a bunch of fairing damage, a bit of rash on the pipe, frame slider bashed to shit, but all things considered not too bad. All the same, costs to replace all that would have been over $6,000, so ICBC wrote the bike off.

I bought it back though (got a great price) with the intent of turning it into a track bike, but am thinking about putting it back on the road. As far as damage I'd HAVE to fix to make it rideable... Replace the nose fairing, fix/replace the tail fairing, replace the brake pedal, bend the front fairing mount back into shape, and really... that's pretty much it. I can live with scratched fairings.

Besides repair costs, what else would I be looking at to get it legal again? Just cost of an inspection by an ICBC accredited shop, and cost of getting new VIN issued? Does anyone know what average fees are for this?

Thanks!
 

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A conversation with ICBC would be a good start.....

Some vehicles that are "written off," do not attract the "R" (rebuilt) status. The person who wrote you the cheque (not he adjuster, the estimator) should point you in the right direction.
 

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Took a closer look at the paperwork - looks like it's been registered as a salvage title (parts dismantling purposes only). Sounds like there may be a few more challenges to getting this guy on the road than I thought...

Not giving up though! Worst case I go back to plan-A and build myself a track machine.
 

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Im not completely certain but doesnt it go from a salvage to a rebuild title after you pass inspection? I think dismantle titles are the ones you cant get a vin for. I may be wrong though.

Inspections are around $80 i believe.
 

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Im not completely certain but doesnt it go from a salvage to a rebuild title after you pass inspection? I think dismantle titles are the ones you cant get a vin for. I may be wrong though.

Inspections are around $80 i believe.

Yes, it's around $80 for an inspection if it's a Rebuilder, but "Dismantle Only" is never allowed on the street with that VIN.
 

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Can you register a bike as a u-built? Like a trailer can be registered?

Which shops do these $80 inspections?

Is there a list available online somewhere that will give you an idea of what is checked during an inspection so you can make sure you've done all that to the bike before you show up there? (ie. turn signals, DOT lenses, etc)
 

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'Dismantle only' means you'll have to get a new frame for it if you want to certify it for street use again. As-is, it's no longer registerable or insurable as a vehicle in B.C. As one senior MV information officer phrased it: "What you have there is a refrigerator."
 

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'Dismantle only' means you'll have to get a new frame for it if you want to certify it for street use again. As-is, it's no longer registerable or insurable as a vehicle in B.C. As one senior MV information officer phrased it: "What you have there is a refrigerator."
very true. i have had the displeasure of dealing with getting a "dismantle only" back onto the streets and it's a long process with many many saved reciepts. if i remember correctly, only 30% of a Dismantle can be put back on the streets and the frame can't be part of it. best thing to do if your serious about putting it back on the streets is keep the salvage certificate for proof of original bike and parts, keep all reciepts from any parts you buy to fix it all up and find a good frame with proper registration. i don't know the deal with getting a good papered frame from the US but most seem to come from there on Ebay. once you have all that and the bike re-built, there is a paper process but it will end up being inspected and registered under the frame's VIN. i had a very very helpful guy at ICBC walk me along with mine but i can't remember his name. he was a biker through and through so didn't hesitate to help me out.
 

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Only Provincial inspection facilities can certify a rebuild vehicle and only MC certified inspectors can inspect MC.

Simon's Automotive is highly recommended by me. Jarz Performance out in Abby is also good.

Burnaby Kawasaki also does Prov inspection but I have not used them. Imperial can't do it the last time I called them (a year or 2 ago). Maybe Joe now got his inspection cert.
 
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