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For some reason i been thinking my insurance company didn't process my total lost bike right. they pay me for the bike and i bought the bike from them but they never issue me a new tittle i still have the original tittle. so i was wandering the status of my tittle and i started searching and this is what i found on the Massachusetts DMV web page. i was wandering if i should i try to register the bike with a different insurance company. and if some work on a dealer ship to car fax my VIN that would be great. tittle.jpg
 

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Its actually depends on the state laws ie i am not sure if totaled bikes can be re titled in your state or not call the DMV and ask if you buy a totaled bike would the state DMV issue a new title stating that the bike is salvage or such bikes can not be issued such a title . Its simple the new title is not valid any more you have to ge a new one in order to be able to register the bike and ride it legally and only Mass DMV can issue the new title not the insurance company
 

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If you've been in a major accident that resulted in a total loss for your vehicle, or if your vehicle was stolen and not recovered, you or your insurance company will need to apply for a salvage title.

The salvage title is an important part of your vehicle's history, especially if the vehicle is recovered or fixed and then put up for sale. Any potential buyer will then clearly see that the vehicle was once declared a total loss, which could be a critically important part of the buyer's decision-making process.

How to Apply
Who applies for the salvage title depends on who is retaining ownership of the vehicle. Often, when an insurance company declares a total loss, the company takes ownership of the vehicle as part of the claims process. In this case, the insurance company must seek a salvage title within 10 days.

If the owner retains the vehicle, the owner can apply for either a salvage title or an owner retained title. Either way, the process goes like this:

Complete a RMV-1 Application Form (Form RMV-1).
Once the application is completed, you can take it and payment for the application fee in person to the Boston RMV office or the Title Division located at 25 Newport Ave. Ext. Quincy, MA.
You can also mail it to the following address:
Salvage Title Department
Registry of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 55885
Boston, MA 02205

The application fee is $50, which must be paid by check or money order. Allow 7 to 10 days for processing and delivery.
 

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Massachusetts offers the following salvage titles and brands:

Salvage: This is the standard salvage title issued for a vehicle declared a total loss and sold for salvage. This vehicle cannot be repaired and will be sold for parts or scrap.
Repairable: This is the title issued to salvage vehicles that are to be repaired for further use. When it is issued, your vehicle is no longer legally driven and cannot be registered. Once repaired, the vehicle needs to undergo a salvage inspection and upon passing, can be designated as reconstructed or recovered theft.

Owner Retained: This is a type of salvage title issued when the vehicle owner keeps the vehicle after it was designated a total loss by the insurance company. It must be safe enough to operate on public ways and the owner must keep it actively registered. However, an insurance company may not want to cover it for collision and comprehensive.

Recovered Theft: This designation is required when a stolen vehicle that has been designated as salvage is recovered, repaired and retitled for use on the road.

Retitling a Salvaged Vehicle for the Road
If you have a vehicle that has been designated as salvage repairable and has been repaired and is ready for the road, you first need to have the vehicle inspected. This salvage inspection is a special process for which you must apply to the RMV and pay $50.

You will need a completed Application for Inspection of a Salvaged Motor Vehicle (Form T20541-1112). You will also need to have the following:

Your current salvage title.
An appraisal from your insurance company.
Bills of sales from purchases of all major parts used to repair the vehicle. If there are used parts involved in the restoration, you also need to include the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle from which the parts were originally taken.
The receipt from the RMV for the salvage inspection fee.
Bring all of the above to a designated RMV office for a salvage inspection. Salvage inspections are given by State Police on a walk-in basis during scheduled dates and times at specific RMV offices.

Pass a salvage inspection and your vehicle becomes eligible to be retitled as reconstructed or recovered theft, which will allow you to register the vehicle for the road.

However, the salvage designation will remain on the title, so that any future owners will understand that the car was once designated for salvage and repaired.
 

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Good Info moe!
 

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thank you for all the information moe. i did run my VIN on the web page and it came out clear. it been 2 months since they send me the check. i think they process the information wrong i never sing the tittle they never asked me to sing the title over to them ether. i don't wanna call them because if i can just register the bike like it never happen that would be great. as of right now the bike was used for a track days. thats y i got the bike back from them but i was just wandering if i could ride it on the st. ill just check the link before next season starts and if is clear i think ill be good.
 

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thank you for all the information moe. i did run my VIN on the web page and it came out clear. it been 2 months since they send me the check. i think they process the information wrong i never sing the tittle they never asked me to sing the title over to them ether. i don't wanna call them because if i can just register the bike like it never happen that would be great. as of right now the bike was used for a track days. thats y i got the bike back from them but i was just wandering if i could ride it on the st. ill just check the link before next season starts and if is clear i think ill be good.
Got to remember these words when it comes to insurance paper work and vehicle titles do not assume anything cause that assumption might come around and bite you in the rear so be smart about it before taking any decision
 

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thats a good advice. If i decide to register the bike and ill pay for the car fax that way ill know is clear. if i even register it, i love track days and bike is all ready set up for it but ill be nice to test drive it on the street.
 

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thats a good advice. If i decide to register the bike and ill pay for the car fax that way ill know is clear. if i even register it, i love track days and bike is all ready set up for it but ill be nice to test drive it on the street.
You know what it would be nice to test drive it on the street but honestly if your bike is already set up for the track activity to your liking skip all this paper work mambo jumbo and just do not bother and register it just get a new title to prove ownership and that will help you sell it down the road if you decide to go that route that is the only benefit you will get from the hassle of getting a new title that is what i would do :banger:
 

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Title. It's spelled title. T - I - T -L - E.

It looked like you said tittie and I came here to find nothing but disappointment.

Just for being disappointed :crackup:

 
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