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so i live in ohio if that matters, how hard is it to get a salvage title "clear" and legal to have the bike back on the streets?

i ask this because i am looking to possibly get another project bike thats fi , and need to learn the procedures on how to get it legit to ride.

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drew... long time no see.... you have to get it inspected by the state.... say there was a crack in the frame... well you have 2 options, fix the crack and hope it passes inspection, or replace the frame..... thats they only way to clear a salvaged title
 

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so if the frame is never cracked it wouldnt be any harder than when i built the 7?

and yeah i know man this place aint what it used to be
 

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The bike will need to be rebuilt back to roadworthiness. You will need to keep ALL the receipts for all the parts you replaced or added to do so (so it's going to be better if you buy them at retail or through a salvage yard that gives you a bill of sale---eBay parts are going to be rejected). Once the bike is done, you'll need to contact the State Highway patrol and find out the location of the nearest inspection station, and call them. They'll send you a packet of stuff and a form to fill out. Once that's done, call for an appointment and take the bike there (BE ON TIME!!) for a good going-over. You'll be issued an OK to go get a Rebuilt Salvage Title from the Title Bureau. That designation will stay with the bike for the rest of its life...so don't plan on easily selling it later. Went through the same procedure with my Buell.

DW

Where in Ohio do you live? If it's Mid-North, then your inspection station is in Lodi.

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...You'll be issued an OK to go get a Rebuilt Salvage Title from the Title Bureau. That designation will stay with the bike for the rest of its life...so don't plan on easily selling it later...
That's my understanding as well. Once the bike has a Salvage Certificate, which is not the same as a DMV Title, that's it! It can never be converted to a 'Titled' bike. It remains a Salvage Certificate bike.

The bike has all the same roadworthiness privileges as a Titled bike and you're free to ride it anywhere you like, but it keeps the Salvage Certificate label for resale purposes.

See your state's DMV regulations for Salvage Certificate vehicles.
 
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