I was in possesion of a stolen dirtbike, here is what happened.My daughters boyfriends uncle gave them a dirtbike he used to rip around his farm, he bought a new one so gave them this old one. They showed it to me and I offered to fix the carb and a couple other things. It was a dual purpose bike so I thought it would be handy for her to license it. As I got working on it some things did not look right (Jammed ignition, repainted, key on seatlock broken. So I checked with ICBC, not reported as stolen but that site refered me to the RCMP site, the response was "phone the RCMP" , so I do. It was stolen, they call the owner, it had ben stolen3 years earlier , reported to the police but not ICBC as it was not licensed, or insured. The guy who came to pick it up was fine about it and had long ago written off finding it. Where it had been, someone traded it to the person that gave it to my daughter for some hay (he is a farmer) they had bought it from a person who boarded a horse at there acreage, they bought it from a garage that had taken it on trade for some work he had done on someones car. No charges laid, but it was odd to end up with a stolen bike. Moral, I guess if there is one it would be " check serial numbers with rcmp"
At least no money changed hands. Mine was a similar story earlier this year and it was not until I tried to insure the bike I found out it was reported stolen.
Here is a link tot he Canadian Police Information Centre to check the VIN to see if the police are interested in your used purchase.