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Old 12-06-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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1) is it a texas title?
2) does the title list you as the owner and also list's the previous owner's info?
3) if it is in your name, only you have to sign it and the new owner
4) if it isn't in your name, be prepared for headaches.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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4) if it isn't in your name, be prepared for headaches.
Agreed to a point -
If yer a nice guy and your buyer has trouble transfering the title you might volunteer to help him straighten it out, which could result in headaches if you can't find the original owner.
Otherwise you can sell any bike to anyone and it's ultimately their responsibility to take care of the title business if they want to make the bike 100% legal.
I just went through this on an out-of-state bike and title. I didn't ask the seller for help because even HIS name wasn't on the title, and the original owner never signed forl the sale.
Weird can happen in private sales and it eventually ends up being the last buyer left sitting on the toilet without any paper.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Just pray the title wasn't dated when signed- you may get pegged with late fees.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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just give him the title and bill of sale that was signed by the owner listed on the title. essentially, you would be acting as a middleman. this is assuming that the original owner did sign the title and bill of sale and it was not dated. if it was dated, buyer will hit w/ late fees. and to cover your , take the plate off the bike when you sell. this forces the buyer to register it to get a new plate.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:53 PM   #6
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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Fill out and sign a title application...make sure all names and signatures match how they are printed on the title, and that the mileage matches what you write on the title. If you make a mistake don't, scratch anything out, if you do, start over.

Tx title application

Fill out a sale notification, to protect yourself if the new buyer never titles the vehicle in his name.

https://vision21.txdmv.gov/Vehicle/M...ification.aspx

And it would be nice to prepare the new buyer for how much tax he will have to pay.

http://www.txdmv.gov/vehicles/titles...tive_value.htm


Also, since it hasn't been registered in TX yet, then to title the vehicle, the new owner will need to get it inspected and get a inspection certificate (I think it was a yellow form) to show the bureaucrat during registration.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #8
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Don't forget to take your plates. I know a lot of sellers forget to do this and they get pegged with the toll fees because the bike is still registered to the previous owners. Also, if they get pulled over, police may be calling you if the buyer doesn't have proof of bill of sale if bike is still not registered.

Same applies when selling cars.
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Fill out and sign a title application...make sure all names and signatures match how they are printed on the title, and that the mileage matches what you write on the title. If you make a mistake don't, scratch anything out, if you do, start over.

Tx title application

Fill out a sale notification, to protect yourself if the new buyer never titles the vehicle in his name.

https://vision21.txdmv.gov/Vehicle/M...ification.aspx

And it would be nice to prepare the new buyer for how much tax he will have to pay.

http://www.txdmv.gov/vehicles/titles...tive_value.htm


Also, since it hasn't been registered in TX yet, then to title the vehicle, the new owner will need to get it inspected and get a inspection certificate (I think it was a yellow form) to show the bureaucrat during registration.

All of this is the buyers responsibility. Get a copy of your bill of sale with the new buyers signature. You can legally hand write on two sheets of paper.
I _ _ _ _ _ _ sell one motorcycle *VIN* and year to _ _ _ _ _ _.
No warrenty or gauranty.

Doesn't even have to be dated. This is all you have to do. Get the buyer to sign and date it in case he breaks a law on it before HE does the title transfer. Non of the other is your responsibility.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:59 AM   #10
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Yeah its in my name! On the title it says i should go and do a transfer once I give himthe title to cover my .
It really says that on the Title?
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:04 AM   #11
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It really says that on the Title?
I think there is a top perforated portion that recommends you remove and mail to the DMV along with $5 maybe?

It essentially notifies the state that the vehicle has been sold and probably helps in shedding liability on the seller part.

Assuming the title is in your name, just sign it, sign an application for title, give it all to the buyer and then mail that perforated portion of the title in. And then I guess take the plates if you want to... Kinda uncool IMO if the tags are good.

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