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Lake_bueller
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So how much would you pay for a 1996 S1 in good shape with PM rims. Catch is that it has no title. But it is a perfectly running machine.

Would you be a player at $2500 with a bonded title?





I have a chance to buy this bike but can't decide if I want to keep it or sell it (or even bother buying it)

Give your opinions at price w/o title and price with bonded title.
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Hootowl
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 06:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I just paid 7k for one, but it was essentially new.
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Oopezoo
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 12:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Depends.....is it a museum piece that you want to put on display? Do you want to sort out the title and ride it? Are you thinking you can flip it for some cash? If you want it, and plan to ride it then "maybe" depending on how easy it is to get a title. If you can't get a title or its going to be a PITA....I'd say its a $1k bike. For $2500, there are plenty of nice S1's that pop up........of course they aren't all 96' models, but they do come with titles and you could ride them away with much less BS. Hate to see this kind of stuff for sale. Its awesome, but is it really worth the headache if you want to ride it?
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S1owner
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 09:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It looks to be an ok machine. Is the person selling it the person it was titled in and they lost the title? If thats the case its easy to get a replacement title just takes time.
In MN a bonded title takes a long time and is a pain in the ars so I would not pay $2500 for it maybe 1800 if it was in good upkept mechanical order but otherwise its only good to part out so I unfortunately would maybe pay 1300 to 1500 max
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Ratbuell
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you're looking for a flip...you're going to need a title.

If you're looking to OWN, it may be worth chasing down the piece of paper.

Was it titled to the seller but they lost the piece of paper? Have them pay the $25 for a reprint, problem solved. If it's an unknown history, or sounds shady...run, don't walk, away.
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Lake_bueller
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Got a little more info from the guy...

The bike is co-titled with his ex-wife. She wants to " him over" and won't release the title to him solely.

I offered $1000 for the bike. We'll see what happens from here.

I'd hate to see it sold as parts. But I also have to be realistic that it could come to that. And having parted out a few vehicles in the past, I've also found that I don't get as much as I thought and it takes 10x longer to get your money than you thought.
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S1owner
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 12:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If that is the case and you buy it be aware she can report it as stolen and you are in possession!
If she wants to f him then she will most certainly not have an issue bringing you into it!
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 05:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Have him buy the bonded title. If she comes after it, bond company pays out.
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Lake_bueller
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So I decided to take a chance. We'll see what happens. If I get it titled, I have to make a decision in the spring to keep or sell. I'd like to keep it but already have 3 Buells. And I've been trying to thin the herd for the past year (with no luck).
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S1owner
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 05:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How much did you pay
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Lake_bueller
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A little more than I wanted but less than its worth
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Jolly
Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Buy a frame and title, swap frame and press on! Looks like a beautiful S1! I do hope you dont get caught in the drama of the divorce.... men solve problems swiftly, women solve problems through years and years of hate and discontent...

I often think I should thin the herd...

6 Buells
4 Moto Guzzis
2 Triumphs
2 Harleys ( damn things...)
1 Big Dog

But every time I think I should really thin things out, I cant figure out what Id actually sell, and I know for sure that anything sold would be missed and Id just replace it immediately!! Except the Harleys, Id sell them, but Id replace one with a BMW and the other with a new Thruxton R.... see NO CURE....
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S1owner
Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I do know someone sitting on a 96 S1 frame with title!?!?
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Lakes
Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 - 01:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

beautiful!!
could you have asked to talk to the ex, offer him half & her half so you get the title, ? but I see it's a done deal good luck.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 09:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"Buy a frame and title, swap frame and press on!"

That's a good idea! That way if she reports it stolen, you'd technically have a different bike, the only thing they could take was the frame with the vin from the bike they owned.
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S1owner
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 01:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Unless you are in MN where the engine vin is also on the title
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

...and the engine number is a portion of the frame VIN...that's how you can tell a "numbers match" vehicle...

I believe Maryland also includes engine number on a MC title.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 07:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I assume all of the bikes were made that way. I can't imagine manufactures making different VIN arrangements for different states. It was thinking about the number on the engine when I was typing it, but it didn't go along with my joke so I just proceeded without it.
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Hootowl
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 08:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

AFAIK, there's only one VIN on titles in TX and WA, and it's the one stamped on the steering head.
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Lake_bueller
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 11:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wisconsin only uses the frame VIN for registration.
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Lake_bueller
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I feel like I should know the answer to this question but want to clarify.

Buell had 2 different reds that they used in 1995-1996; Snap Red and Canyon Red.

I'm going to make the assumption that the above bike is Snap Red. Is that correct?
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Hootowl
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 03:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

AFAIK, all the S1 models were Red Snap. There is no 95 S1.
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Lake_bueller
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Hootowl!!!!

I know the years of production for most of the Buell models. It was the color that I needed to confirm.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

IIRC "snap" red is bright, ferrari red. Canyon should be darker, with metal flake in it...if I'm remembering it right.
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Jolly
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I sure hope you can get the title resolved through the ex, this looks like a really nice S1 and it would be a shame to have to take drastic measures with it or against it.....

Good luck!!!!
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Hootowl
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2018 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No offense intended : )
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No_sprk
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2018 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey that's my new bike
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Lynrd
Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Really? Did. You get to meet the ex-wife to get the title?

And...is she hawt?
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No_sprk
Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I bought it from another BwB not the ex. But I did get a title. Now I'm waiting for a CHP vin verification so I can tag it in Cali
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