I bought a second hand legend 3 years ago. I gave the garage my ARC and they transferred the bike into my name, no problem. However the garage has since closed down.
Now I plan to sell the bike. I found a buyer and so I took the bike to a different garage to get it checked over and make sure there weren’t any problems. The laoban said the bike was fine but when I mentioned the age he said there was no way I could transfer it into someone else’s name.
Turns out the only thing original on the bike is the engine and number plate. The bike is 14 years old and should look like the old style legends with the barrel front brake. Instead it looks like one of the newer legends. So presumably the garage I bought the bike at swapped an old engine into a new-style frame. God only knows how they transferred it into my name in the first place though.
The guy I spoke to yesterday suggest I just go to the DMV and give it a go. So I was wondering if a bike fails the inspection, will I be issued with a notice to get it changed back to the original within a certain number of days? Or will they confiscate the bike? Or give me a fine?
I know if you get caught with an illegal exhaust, they give you so many days to show that you’ve got the original exhaust put back on. Getting another bike to put the engine into would be a massive pain in the arse and is something I’d like to avoid.
Any suggestions or tales of similar experiences would be welcome!