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Old 03-09-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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Dealer title question

Ok so I've been looking for a new bike lately and here's the question I have

It's a hole in the wall shop but This "dealer" Im talking to is a tiny hole in the wall shop really that has a dealers license.

They bought this f4i at auction but dont have the title for it. That being said I checked it out with the DMV and they said it's a clean title with no lein on it. but its just in the last owners name *who lives in Austin apparently*

My question is this, The dealer said it's zero problem for them to go to the courthouse and tell them they bought the bike at auction and sold it to me and to get the clean title put in my name and im just skeptical. I've talked to a good buddy of mine who lives in Dallas and works at a shop and he said Dealers can almost do anything they want when it comes to titles.

So Im just asking the MH gods above is this legit? I dont wanna drop money on this bike however good of a deal it is if I can't get the bike in my name.


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Old 03-09-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Call the owner and see if he would be willing to sign it over to you.

Then register it, walk in to the dealer and say "thanks for holding my bike for me"


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Old 03-09-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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my .02

if its a dealer who made a purchase
they should have all the paperwork necessary to change the title for you easily

I wouldn't want to do their work for them

when purchasing a vehicle
proper guidelines should be followed to avoid potential problems.

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the title place is on 10 and dont remember the exit. I have been thru this and if you stay on them it will take 30 min to get your title. I had to get the titel to an older bike i bought. The person lost the titel and we both went up there, filed for the title on the spot paid the teller and she printed my new title. DONE. i was in and gone in 30 min
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:31 PM   #5
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Thats kinda what he said would happen. Hope it all works out I think i'm gonna pick this f4i up.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:38 PM   #6
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It sounds like Brandon in LP. They buy stuff at auction all day long. They can get titles for them easily. Its usually banks and insurance comps. selling the stuff at auction.
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it's a shop near i-10 in between 610 and bw8 West side
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OK. Not the same guy. Probably the same deal though.
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Dealers most definately can't do anything they want with titles.


Without paperwork signed by the previous owner there are only a few ways to a title.

Mechanics lien

Bonded title

They cannot just go down & get a title.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:12 PM   #10
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Well Im sure they must have the auction paperwork where they bought the bike from. That would be my guess.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:41 PM   #11
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Auction paperwork is just that.....it might as well be a walmart reciept as far as titles go.

I have had my dealer license for a long time, so I know a thing or two
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Dealers most definately can't do anything they want with titles.


Without paperwork signed by the previous owner there are only a few ways to a title.

Mechanics lien

Bonded title

They cannot just go down & get a title.
+1 listen to this guy. The dealership will need a Valid ID of the previous Owner, Power of Attorney for them to file for a lost title.

Mechnics Lien and Bonded Title are the only things at the top of my head also.
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Bonded title. Not too much of a pain once you know what you're doing, but it still isn't fun. I had to go through it and was not happy about it since it wasn't expected. If you know it going into to it, go for it.
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Unless its a Repo or Insurance buy back. The Lien Holder or Insurance company owns the title now and that can be fairly easy to get a title from them.
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Call the owner and see if he would be willing to sign it over to you.

Then register it, walk in to the dealer and say "thanks for holding my bike for me"



I second this motion! The looks on their face would be priceless!
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Unless its a Repo or Insurance buy back. The Lien Holder or Insurance company owns the title now and that can be fairly easy to get a title from them.
Thats why I mentioned bank and Insurance earlier.
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Thats why I mentioned bank and Insurance earlier.
I skimmed over that part.
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We are good they had all the paperwork they needed ect. and we went and transferred it all into my name took less then an hour and I should get the title printed and mailed to me in 3 weeks or so. got the courthouse receipt and everything. Just need to get some ching chong chay plastics and i'm good to go!

Good people to do business with for sure. PNP cycles was the name.
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it's actually very simple. I used to go to auction and pick up bikes. The dealer actually go to the court/ title transfer place and get it for you. all he will need from you is, insurance, inspection, and money for title transfer/ tax if he didn't already charge you all that with the sale.

That's how I sold mind. But also beware.....just because it say clear and clean now, doesn't mean you'll get yours clean and clear. I know when we auction ours, even though the copy say clean, a rebuilt or salvage title will be sent. Just want you to be aware of that.
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Auction paperwork is just that.....it might as well be a walmart reciept as far as titles go.

I have had my dealer license for a long time, so I know a thing or two
Auction reciept from the state auction is not like a wallmart reciept. you must not know what your speaking about. please check your source. Law enforcement auction permit to sell. and no you cant get the title from previous owner and claim in in this way. it has already been transfered out of previous owners name when police take in in the impound. Just to set the story correct.
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