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Hello, I've inherited some rolling chassis, but, I know little to nothing about them. I was just wondering how much these are worth (they have titles) because they're too much for me to hold onto and i would like to let go of them in the future.
Any help is appreciated, thank you! (Titles say Bike 1-1999 Titan [email protected] custom build Bike 3-1999 HD)
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They all look reasonably complete, but a person could easily sink 8-10 k in any of them. A completed bike (super nice) could fetch 15-20k. So I really didn't answer your question but hope I gave you something to work with
 

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Unfinished bikes, especially without a name brand that can easily be insured are not worth nearly as much. The HD bike (I assume the flame job shovel) would be worth something finished, but the others....something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay. It would help to know engine manufacturer (HD exempted...unless it has S&S jug and/or heads or other parts) and size.
 
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I kind of like the look of the shovel, if you were close to me I would love to look at it. It would all depend on what it is going to take to make it road worthy. An open primary like that...depends on brand and quality, otherwise it's a leg trap.
 
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If I'm reading your post correctly, #3 title is 1999 HD. The engine is a shovelhead model. That case style is 1970-1985. The cases look like aftermarket, the brand name is stamped behind the shift linkage. That one may be the best of the lot.
 

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Well ... a Shovel drivetrain won't fit or function in a 1999 H-D frame. Of course a handy person with a hammer and welder can make just about anything fit anywhere ! The frame in the shovel picture is for split tanks, extra tabs on the backbone to mount the tanks so ... not a '99 frame IMO.
 

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If I'm reading your post correctly, #3 title is 1999 HD. The engine is a shovelhead model. That case style is 1970-1985. The cases look like aftermarket, the brand name is stamped behind the shift linkage. That one may be the best of the lot.
To me it looks like that is the inner cover for the open primary, but my eyes are not what they used to be. I was trying to see the tranny to see if it's a ratchet or cowpie.
 
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Well ... a Shovel drivetrain won't fit or function in a 1999 H-D frame. Of course a handy person with a hammer and welder can make just about anything fit anywhere ! The frame in the shovel picture is for split tanks, extra tabs on the backbone to mount the tanks so ... not a '99 frame IMO.
So how would one go about retitling a bike from those model years to a '99?
 

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So how would one go about retitling a bike from those model years to a '99?
The OP stated the Shovel is titled as a '99 H-D so that I don't think is possible. It could possibly be titled as a 'custom' build if it was registered in '99 but the title would reflect that and not as H-D.
 

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That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure.
 

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Hello, I've inherited some rolling chassis, but, I know little to nothing about them. I was just wondering how much these are worth (they have titles) because they're too much for me to hold onto and i would like to let go of them in the future.
Any help is appreciated, thank you! (Titles say Bike 1-1999 Titan [email protected] custom build Bike 3-1999 HD)
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Where are you from? That makes a huge difference.. and also when they were last registered or were they registered non operational. You can figure at least 260$ a year here in the great golden state of California if they weren’t,possibly with additional penalties. That alone will affect their value,your best bet is to look up or ask around your community for a reputable bike builder or shop that will have the know how to get them on the road and will give you a ballpark of their worth. Some shops might even take them on consignment for a percentage in hopes the buyer will have them do the build. Good luck!
 

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Where are you from? That makes a huge difference.. and also when they were last registered or were they registered non operational. You can figure at least 260$ a year here in the great golden state of California if they weren’t,possibly with additional penalties. That alone will affect their value,your best bet is to look up or ask around your community for a reputable bike builder or shop that will have the know how to get them on the road and will give you a ballpark of their worth. Some shops might even take them on consignment for a percentage in hopes the buyer will have them do the build. Good luck!
I'm in wisconsin! And thank you for the suggestion, I never thought about a shop taking consignment
 

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Unfinished bikes, especially without a name brand that can easily be insured are not worth nearly as much. The HD bike (I assume the flame job shovel) would be worth something finished, but the others....something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay. It would help to know engine manufacturer (HD exempted...unless it has S&S jug and/or heads or other parts) and size.
Thank you! those are points ill look into
 

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To me it looks like that is the inner cover for the open primary, but my eyes are not what they used to be. I was trying to see the tranny to see if it's a ratchet or cowpie.

I'm not that familiar with open inner covers, but looking closer you may be right. It's a rachet trans. , I have a cowpie :( in my shovel.
 

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I'm in wisconsin! And thank you for the suggestion, I never thought about a shop taking consignment
Now's the time to shop around, shops in WI aren't busy this time of year and are looking for winter work. I've got my shop full for the winter already, I don't work out there when it's really cold tho.
 

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I'm not that familiar with open inner covers, but looking closer you may be right. It's a rachet trans. , I have a cowpie :( in my shovel.
Me too. :(

Ratchets are easier to turn jockey shift.
 
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