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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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So I can buy this sled for $500 it's a 96 Polaris Indy it runs good ad I rode it last year. It's my brothers girlfriends and she just wants to be rid of it, she's sick of paying storage fees. The problem is the thing has kind of a shady past. Her exboyfriend gave it to her without changing the title from whoever he got it from. It's been a few years since shes had this thing so I don't anyone is going to lay claim to the thing but it really has no value to me if I can't get a trailpass for it. Where do I start? If I can get it legal it would be fun but I'm not going to go stand in line and do a bunch of running around for for it. Is there a simple solution?

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Ride at night and don't get caught. I've had one for many years and never been pulled over on it. I guess it depends where you are planning on riding it.
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Not positive but I dont think you need a title to get a trail pass in WI. pretty sure my father in laws old sled was a factory built race sled that did not come with a title, when he bought it. Heck you rarely see a dirt bike with a title, I cant imagine it would be much different.




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I've never bought a used sled in IL, but I've bought them in IA & WI. Both times, neither sled had a title. The current owner simply signs over the most recent registration card, which you use to get an IL registration from the IL DNR (which is super cheap). If you are concerned the sled might be stolen, you can check using the chassis VIN (sleds have a different engine VIN).

For WI or MI trail passes, you just need a D.L. & fill out a short form with name, addy, ph. #, DL#, etc.

If you have a trail pass, but no IL registration you can get written. If you ride trails, it's fairly likely. If you only ride ditches & fields the odds are pretty low that you'll even see DNR.

Not that I'm suggesting this, but most currency exchanges have the IL registration applications. A completed copy is valid for 120 days if carried on the sled. This application has no sections that are stamped or filled out by a third party
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Not that I'm suggesting this, but most currency exchanges have the IL registration applications. A completed copy is valid for 120 days if carried on the sled. This application has no sections that are stamped or filled out by a third party
If you have this, you can buy a trail pass in the state of your choice and if you get pulled over (likely at stops they will ask to see your registration) you show them that and you will be on your way.

If it's not reported stolen, chances are its worth it.

If you pick it up, are you going to come with on our CLSB snowmobile trip? you can bring the coffee, haha.

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If I can work it out I'd love to go, we'll have to see. I gotta get through the next two weeks then I'll try and make something happen. I haven't had a guy's trip in a few years.

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If I can work it out I'd love to go, we'll have to see. I gotta get through the next two weeks then I'll try and make something happen. I haven't had a guy's trip in a few years.
the snowmobile trip isn't a guy's trip. my wife will be there, but it's still a hell of alot of fun.

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As long as I can hot tub naked and roll in the snow, your wife won't bother me at all.

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As long as I can hot tub naked and roll in the snow with your wife it won't bother me at all.
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I've always wanted a snowmobile, or at least try one (never have gotten too )..but it just seems like not enough snow down here to really make it worth it. If I lived in the UP/upper wisconsin that'd be a whole different story though

only $500 for a working/decent snowmobile doesnt sound bad at all, i'd jump on it! (then take the sled to the dragstrip! lol)

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500 to 1K is the going price for that sled now a days with a clear tittle. All my selds i have picked up for around 1K. Its time for me to replace all my sleds seeing that on is a 85 and the other a 90. Both 2 up yamaha xlv, great sleds that got me and my dad into the hobby but after replacing all the bearings last year im not looking forward to having to do that again in 5 years.
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Go to the DMV and apply for a lost title or bill of sale. Just as long as the numbers don't come up hot Illinois will send you the legal paper work on the machine.

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