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What to do with a crf250?

Just picked up a bare frame from a Honda crf $250. Thinking street tard with a 450 motor in it.

That will all depend on what I can do with the title. It's listed as an IL junk only non-registerable. Anyone have any idea what kind of designation I can expect on the title when I get it back from Indiana?

I guess maybe I have a track bike.

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Don't know about IN. In Illinois, if you rebuilt that, you'd have to take it for a state inspection, then you'd get a salvage title.

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right. it doesnt work the same in indiana. i was issued a 'salvage' title when i bought back my car from the insurance company when they totaled it out. doesn't stop me from registering it for the street, just matters to the insurance company if i try to file another claim, o rlooks poor if i were to try to sell it.

I haven't been able to find any information so far on the possibility of IN coming back with some sort of similar title designation as the one that is on it currently from IL.

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in IL you need a rebuilders license to get a salvage turned into a rebuilt. In Indiana, you rebuild it, take it to the BMV, get it inspected and they turn your salvage title, back to a rebuilt and you can register it.
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in that state that kicks off the flat 4 tour?


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in IL you need a rebuilders license to get a salvage turned into a rebuilt. In Indiana, you rebuild it, take it to the BMV, get it inspected and they turn your salvage title, back to a rebuilt and you can register it.
sounds easy enough as long as I don't half ass everything. oh wait....

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in that state that kicks off the flat 4 tour?


sounds reasonable.
They actually run a bunch of hill climbs around here. Between Michigan, Illinois and Indiana you'd be plenty busy.

Those guys will throw almost anything into a CRF frame. I've seen knucklehead Harley's, boosted GSXR750s, Mach3 Kawasakis...all kinds of stuff. Very interesting.

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drop if off at the recyling depot.
you can buy a complete street legal SM bike for much cheaper than you'll be able to piece one together - unless you already have a motor.

I know someone selling a street legal CRF450 SM. PM if you want the contact info.

also, equalz is selling a buch of crf450 parts if you decide to build something up.
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Sounds like a waste of time. Move on.
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Because you can buy a ready to go bike for half of the actual cost of building one. Just think how much the motor and wheels will run.
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Just picked up a bare frame from a Honda crf $250. Thinking street tard with a 450 motor in it.

That will all depend on what I can do with the title. It's listed as an IL junk only non-registerable. Anyone have any idea what kind of designation I can expect on the title when I get it back from Indiana?

I guess maybe I have a track bike.

better ideas?

nothing to add other than I admire someone that can take this and turn it into something that runs and rolls

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Because you can buy a ready to go bike for half of the actual cost of building one. Just think how much the motor and wheels will run.
I fugured thats what the answer would be. Thats better to hear than the frame is a pile of shit that you cant do anything fun with.

All my large chunks of money right now are going to starting a business and going to back to college. I got whats in the picture and a box of parts nearly free.

Its a project, and in the long run I realize it will cost more. But I don't have what it takes to buy a ready made bike right now.

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They actually run a bunch of hill climbs around here. Between Michigan, Illinois and Indiana you'd be plenty busy.

Those guys will throw almost anything into a CRF frame. I've seen knucklehead Harley's, boosted GSXR750s, Mach3 Kawasakis...all kinds of stuff. Very interesting.
good to know. maybe ill put a blown rotary in it.

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I fugured thats what the answer would be. Thats better to hear than the frame is a pile of shit that you cant do anything fun with.

All my large chunks of money right now are going to starting a business and going to back to college. I got whats in the picture and a box of parts nearly free.

Its a project, and in the long run I realize it will cost more. But I don't have what it takes to buy a ready made bike right now.
Just set a little a side and by next spring you will have plenty of cash for a decent bike. I see a lot of bikes between 2-3k that are nice. ADVrider is a good place to look if nothing shows up here. BH said he might have a lead. Good luck.
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Why haven't the Chinese produced an inexpensive replacement dirt bike engine yet? Seems like a slam dunk.
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Why haven't the Chinese produced an inexpensive replacement dirt bike engine yet? Seems like a slam dunk.
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Mac i got a lot of parts for your project, let me know what you need!
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Mac i got a lot of parts for your project, let me know what you need!
everything thats not in the picture!

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recycle it get $10.00 go buy a couple 40oz king cobras, penthouse mag go home get drunk, jerkoff and relish in the fact that you just saved yourself about 300 hrs of a pain in the ass and $9450 in cash that coulda been spent on more king cobras and hookers!- then go to sleep!

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this, actually, is pretty tempting.

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I almost went down this road once, and I had an engine laying around. after pricing everything out, I threw the frame in the garbage, to avoid making any really bad decisions.




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Don't know about IN. In Illinois, if you rebuilt that, you'd have to take it for a state inspection, then you'd get a salvage title.
If you bring it over to Michigan they'll give you a title for just about anything with mirrors and a couple signals.
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recradle a 500cc 2smoke in that bad boy

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As much fun as it would be, starting with a street legal frame would be one thing, but no way in hell I'd want to tackle that mess you're going to have to deal with.

Scrap or sell to some sucker.

Street legal would be a whole different beast.

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As much fun as it would be, starting with a street legal frame would be one thing, but no way in hell I'd want to tackle that mess you're going to have to deal with.

Scrap or sell to some sucker.

Street legal would be a whole different beast.
NAIL ON THE HEAD. Seriously, I wouldn't give someone $5 for that frame. tnat's idea is the best BY FAR.

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