In NY no title or transferable registration, you cannot register it. From where I sit, no title or transferable registration, it's just parts.Yeah I saw this one for sale. I think the ''engine noise'' could just be valve timing - lol, that should be fresh in your mind given the recent discussion on valve adjustments on the 450!
With no title you can still register them, you just can't sell it. I've heard a lost title takes three years? There is also the "Vermont loophole" which is a few hundred dollars and two months or so.
The bearing surface on the end of the crank is part of the crankshaft itself - not like a bearing slipped or pressed onto the end of the shaft. Rollers in a cage ride on the machined surface of the shaft behind the splines for the primary drive gear, and when the bearing goes bad it grinds away at the shaft surface so a good used one would be in orderI'm assuming it makes more sense to snag a used one than trying to swap the damaged bearing, if that's the case?