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DearCustomer- It is my opinion that if you can restore the bike to its condition when it was purchased you can remove any item you installed. The loan was made on the bike in its condition at the time of sale and your items belong to you. Obviously you can't remove something that will cause damage to the bike or cause it to lose its value.
In the case of the engine, you would have to be able to put the old engine back since it would not be operable without an engine. the same would be so in the case of any other item that was replaced.
David Kennett - JD - Attorney at Law
Then I think you have a problem. If the bike won't run it would be useless for resale. The money was lent on an operable bike. I would say you can remove extraneous items like mirrors, seat covers etc but not parts that are essential to the operation. If you do you will probably be sued by the lender.
I have accepted your answer and as you can see I have no way to recoup current losses. I hope to not incur more losses in this ordeal. Thank you for your patience
I really don't see a way out either - sorry for all the trouble you have had on this. - Dave