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Can you plate a bike with a salvage title?

If not, can you pay a shop to get the bike inspected so you can get a rebuilt title? Or does a rebuilt title not even qualify you for plates?

Thanks. Some of these bikes I'm seeing with salvages titles have minor, minor things wrong with them like cracked fairings and it seems ashame that you wouldn't be able to ride them on the street.

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In Illinois, bikes with salvage titles (titled in the insurance companies name), as far as I know, can only be purchased by licensed rebuilders at insurance auctions. If they intend to rebuild them, they need to keep track of every part bought and keep reciepts. Then it's taken to a state inspection facility to get a rebuilt title in the dealer's name. Then the vehicle can be sold to the general public with a rebuilt title again. The words "salvage" or "rebuilt" will always be on the title of the vehicle.

From what I'm told, you can purchase a bike with a salvage title from a licensed rebuilder, still in damaged condition, but only for racing (off-road) or for parts. Bikes being parted out, I think, now legally need to have "junk" titles.

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Wow, that really sucks. Another reason to dislike Illinois.
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You can actually buy the bike back from the insurance company, for a small price of course. Then you can get it back to working shape and have it inspected. If it passes the inspection, then a rebuilt title will be issued. It doesnt necessarily have to go thru a salvage buyer ot rebuilder.

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You can actually buy the bike back from the insurance company, for a small price of course. Then you can get it back to working shape and have it inspected. If it passes the inspection, then a rebuilt title will be issued. It doesnt necessarily have to go thru a salvage buyer ot rebuilder.
from what i understand, you cannot do this in IL (buy it back from the insurance company).
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Michael is correct.

On the other hand... my track bike came with a Michigan salvage title... when I sent it with the transfer request, I received a "normal" Illinois vehicle title. No mention of "salvage" or "junk" anywhere.

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Michael is correct.

On the other hand... my track bike came with a Michigan salvage title... when I sent it with the transfer request, I received a "normal" Illinois vehicle title. No mention of "salvage" or "junk" anywhere.

Things that make ya go "hmmm".
This definitely makes me go hmmm....you wouldn't wanna see if you could put plates on that would ya?

Did you just ask for a normal title transfer for your track bike? Was the michigan salvage title clearly labeled salvaged?

Anybody else transfer titles to IL with a salvage title from another state? I'm curious if this is just a screwup, if the computer system keeps track of the salvage part but the title looks the same, or if there's a way around this.
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Might want to ask triplespeedIII
about this..i think he found a way to do it legally threw some running around.

if i am correct
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If someone wants to volunteer the $78, I'll get her plated!

The original Michigan title was very clearly labeled "salvage". The gal at the counter asked me twice if I wanted to purchase plates for it. The Illinois title we got in the mail yesterday looks just like the title for my 'bagger. Go figger!

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sounds to me you can plate that title then kim
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In some cases once vehicles cross state lines, salvage or rebuilt titles don't transfer. You can have a car or bike in Il. with a rebuilt title,but take it out to Virginia or something, re-register it, and it will have a clear title. Then you would be able to sell it for a decent price compared to what you would get for a bike with a salvage title.

It's quite a loophole.
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Hmmmmmmm, I recently bought a bike from MI with a salvaged title. I haven't had a chance to get to the DMV to retitle and get plates yet. I was going to wait until after winter since there is no rush now that it is cold, but I'm curious how this may play out and may just find time to go into the DMV.

I guess we'll see how my schedule works out and then let you chumps know what really happens!
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I am in the same boat- just got a bike from Maryland with a Salvage tag- I had it repaired. I want to get it plated. If I can with no issues, I would love to.
Just go to the DMV?? Worth a try.
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If someone wants to volunteer the $78, I'll get her plated!

The original Michigan title was very clearly labeled "salvage". The gal at the counter asked me twice if I wanted to purchase plates for it. The Illinois title we got in the mail yesterday looks just like the title for my 'bagger. Go figger!

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