A lot of complete bikes sold "at" salvage yards are owned by towing companys. If a bike gets abandoned and towed it will endup with lien papers not a salvage title. In Ca. if all your ducks are in a row and the papers are complete (never happens), the DMV will issue you a new clean title.dont take offense to this, but your story just seems a bit sketchy. im not going to call you a thief, because for all i know, you may be the most honest person in the world. the thing that gets me is that you say you bought the bike as an abandoned vehicle from a salvage yard. the first thing is, if it was an abandoned vehicle, that would have been at an impound lot. second, if the salvage yard would have bought the bike from the impound lot, it obviously has a salvage title. that means it would need to be inspected first, before it could be rode on streets. next, if the salvage yard bought it from the impound lot, they would have the keys to match the ignition in case someone wanted to by the ignition/gas cap/rear lock off the bike.
and then my last question...why didnt you just buy a bike with keys? hell...they are dirt cheap right now with it being the winter.
Some work with the vin, and some work with a code on the ignition. Worst case scenario you will be out a few bucks because they'll have to take the ignition off to look at the code, then cut you a key.Any good dealer should be able to get the key code by looking up the VIN and will be able to cut you a key. they will just ask for a copy of you drivers license. and if this bike was reported stolen they will know who to talk to. Costs about 9 bucks.
Listen you talk shit a impound place will sell the bike with no key for cheap there not interested wat so ever in starting it or any ov that shit they get it an flog it spear an repair if you got old bike wat you han screw a screw in the egnishon get a clore hammer an prise the swrew out like you do in a wall boom barrow comes out put any key in whoooop wheeling up the road you go loool these dicks on here tqlj shit ecu only on newer models you need that some times but on level boyss there's aways away lolno offense taken. I bought the bike from a salvage yard as an abandoned vehicle. I had my insurance company check the rcmp website to see if it was stolen, and have had the local dealer (where it was bought) check to see if the bike was hot. I'm not sure why the dude walked away from it as it's not that badly damaged, but it's definately not hot. i've seen other ads on here where people are talking about buying bikes with no ignitions/ keys. did you send them the same email?