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Old 06-23-2011, 02:06 PM   #1
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Vehicle with No title. Questions

ALright, so this is the only forum I'm a part of, so I hope someone can help me out.
Ill looking to purchase a bike, and i found the exact bike Im looking for.
The guy I'm buying it from says he has no title and that he bought it that way from the owner. BUT when he did buy it, the owner gave him a Bill Of Sale.
So now when i purchase it, he will write me a Bill of Sale.

To get it on the road i will have to contact the Secretary of State and File for a Lost title.
DOES A BILL OF SALE TRANSFER WHO THE BIKE IS REGISTERED TO?
All i know is if the bike is NOT registered in the guys name im buying it from, im going to have a hell of a time trying to get a title.


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That sounds like TROUBLE.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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well I guess it happens alot in the Motorcycle and Quad and Snowmobile community.
People just don't have time to enjoy their toys because they are working alot and driving their cars so much more often So they just sell the toys. And then that person sells it after a year and that person sells it, and through the system some hill billy use's the title as rolling paper while out in the feild lol. Its not unheard of. Its not as big of a deal as if a car didnt have a title.
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Can you make a condition of the sale be that HE goes and gets a title for it?
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edit: I read this over again and thought about it some more...

You get the title when the vehicle is paid off, if you are paying for the bike in full then you will have to contact the Secretary of State, as he says. But I would have to know why there is no title, as this does sound like trouble.

Personally I think there are other bikes out there, man :)
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DO NOT BUY A BIKE WITHOUT A TITLE.

DON'T DO IT.

I just sold my focus and gave all of the money to my brother (part of a larger arrangement we had,.)

First thing he did was give all $4,200 of his money to some guy without a title, but he signed a bill of sale. Said the bike was paid off and that he was the registered owner, but turns out he has a lien holder and now we have a useless bike sitting on the patio, and that will probably be taken by the bank. My brother has a legal background, and has found out the guy has several liens on his property as well as several civil judgements against him. We will not be getting our money back, either way. Don't make this mistake. I regret not going with him to see the bike so that he never would have purchased it without a title in hand. We are trying desperately to get the money back now.

Upsets me because that focus meant everything to me and when I finally decided to move on with a new car, the money earned from it was stolen from us and it was all for nothing!
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I would never buy any vehicle without a title.. that's just me.
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Does your state have bonded titles? Something to check out
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vehicles are more than acceptable to be sold without a title IF they are dedicated off-road/track cars. (Jeep Safari, dune buggy, spec miata and motocross are a few I like to use for an example)

If you want that thing on the road you better find one with title in hand... anything else you're being screwed.
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man guys. You really think? ill check the vin before i buy it
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