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Old 04-17-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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What types of fees do you pay buying a new motorcycle vs a used one?

I'm trying to figure out what the state will want from me if I buy from a private seller.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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I bought private. Just paid tax based on dmv value. Some other minor fees for registration.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:18 AM   #3
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What types of fees do you pay buying a new motorcycle vs a used one?

I'm trying to figure out what the state will want from me if I buy from a private seller.
It was around 250$ is what I paid to get the title transferred over to my name
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:28 AM   #4
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i believe it is 6.5% of the book value plus some other preset fees.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:31 AM   #5
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buying from a private seller just requires you to pay the Taxes and Registration. Registration is like 30 - 60$ i think, taxes are 6% of the book value or something. You have to prove you bought the bike from the previous owner and thats about it.

Buying new from a dealership is more expensive... they have more costs that they want to put on you such as shipping to get the bike to their dealership, the salesman's profits, etc.. If you want to buy new thats kinda just something you have to accept. I havent really enjoyed my experiences looking into buying new.
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You have to pay the same % tax and registration fees, regardless if its new/used. The dealer will add on delivery etc fees of it's new and possibly "recondition" fees if it's used.
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A lot of the dealer's fees are negotiable just like the price of the bike. Before you even pick a bike you can ask the dealer what their fees are.
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If the bikes tags are from out of state the registration fee like double or more.
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So far we've had 6.5% and 6% listed as the tax rate.


I'm pretty sure the actual number is 6.25%. Also, the tax rate is assessed based on purchase price or 80% of market value....whichever is HIGHER.
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6.25% Tax
33 Title transfer fee
48.80 registration fees if previous registration is expired. Otherwise they prorate it.

**I have a dealers license and sell motorcycles on the side.
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If the bikes tags are from out of state the registration fee like double or more.
This is incorrect. If a motorcycle is from out of state the only difference is that you need to have an inspection on the bike with the vi30 form from the inspection place. Moto inspections are 15 bux.
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6.25% sales tax on the sales price.
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This sounds right, mine was tax + about $80 for registration/title transferring bike with Hawaii plates.
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What if the bike has a rebuilt title? How does this change the amount of taxes you will have to pay upon title transfer?
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What if the bike has a rebuilt title? How does this change the amount of taxes you will have to pay upon title transfer?

It doesn't.
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That's bullshit.
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That's bullshit.
.....why?
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if the taxes are based on the value of the bike... then it's obvious, isn't it?

The value of a bike that's been totaled and rebuilt is not the same as the value for the same bike that has not been totaled and rebuilt.
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if the taxes are based on the value of the bike... then it's obvious, isn't it?

The value of a bike that's been totaled and rebuilt is not the same as the value for the same bike that has not been totaled and rebuilt.
The value of the bike might change, but you don't get a tax RATE change. I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear.
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Oh no it's not your fault. I just think it's unfair to base taxes on the value of the vehicle, if you aren't going to base it on that particular vehicle. Even if the rate stays the same, 6.34% of $11,000 is quite different from 6.34% of %6500.
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