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post #1 of 18 Old 01-23-2015, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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What all is entailed in a legit (VIN) frame swap???

I want to powder coat my frame, but figured it might be easier to buy a used/clean one, then swap parts into it, rather than have more downtime.

If I find one to buy, I'd have to find one that came with a clean title, correct?

Then just drop the old VIN from insurance and add the new one?

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Not sure about down there but that's how it is here. I have a frame with a clean title. In fact, it's an '02 serial number ends 0000003. So it's the third hornet.

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Yeah, my gut tells me it might be hard to find one like that on ebay :/

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How hard is it to import and register one from Canada?

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How hard is it to import and register one from Canada?
For street use its treated as a vehicle... Good luck getting a bare frame with a title though customs (legit) and getting it titled here. It can be done, bit not worth it.

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How hard is it to import and register one from Canada?
Well, remember, this is for a Tuono, not a 919 . Unless you've been in the closet lately with your secret Tuono and not told us???

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Check with your state statutes... The DMV told me that if the engine number I provided didn't match the one in their database (generated based on the the VIN number), I couldn't register my bike in MN. I'm sure there is a way I COULD do it, but you know DMV employees are about as helpful as a swimsuit in a blizzard.



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Well, remember, this is for a Tuono, not a 919 . Unless you've been in the closet lately with your secret Tuono and not told us???
Oh, right! I forgot you're a trader. In the closet? Maybe with an Italian model.

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Trader, yes. Traitor, no.


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Who wouldn't???

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G, it depends on the state. I've seen some places where you ended up having to have a title for the frame and the motor if they have different VIN #'s but I think you end up just doing annual registration on one of the 2 VIN's. I know my dad has a Harley that is like that (here in Texas).

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Not sure about down there but that's how it is here. I have a frame with a clean title. In fact, it's an '02 serial number ends 0000003. So it's the third hornet.
Hmmmm, you were no doubt waiting to spring that on me when I call your for that long threatened coffee.
I'm in town all next week.

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Hmmmm, you were no doubt waiting to spring that on me when I call your for that long threatened coffee.
I'm in town all next week.
Lets do it! Weather is going to be good. We can go for a ride and a coffee. I'll call you.

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Don't do it. It will look like any other bike .... IMO.
Also too much trouble to swap everything twice with 2nd frame in the equation. Plastidip it if you must have black frame, and see if you really like it first

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I've done this a couple of times in Ohio. Buying wrecked bikes without titles . Pick up a frame with a CLEAN CLEAR title is the key. Also buying in state helps. That way there is no out of state or salvage inspection. Just register it. I had my fun with them. Sold them and never heard anything about it. I think you will be ok seeing as how you own all of the parts. With the VIN numbers to prove so. Although it does vary by state as mentioned.

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Yeah, pretty sure there are no clean titled Tuono frames in my state. I think there are like 5 Tuono's total

Thanks for the info guys. I'll have to scratch my head on this one for a while.

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Yeah, pretty sure there are no clean titled Tuono frames in my state. I think there are like 5 Tuono's total

Thanks for the info guys. I'll have to scratch my head on this one for a while.
I'm pretty sure gen 2 RSVR is the same frame, 1 to 1. Will be hard to find with clear title probably. Even if you get one, title wont be 100% clear due to the odometer difference



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Get some black plastics and call it good.

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I'm pretty sure gen 2 RSVR is the same frame, 1 to 1. Will be hard to find with clear title probably. Even if you get one, title wont be 100% clear due to the odometer difference



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Yeah, frames are the same. Clean title is the issue, but I don't think my state checks odometers. Guess that depends on the state it's coming from, though.

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