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Old 01-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Bike doesnt have title can I get paper plates??

I bought a bikewith no title but clean vin#, I was just going to swap the frame but I was wondering if I could actually get temporary plates for it and drive around. what are the requirements on getting paper plates
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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I bought a bikewith no title but clean vin#, I was just going to swap the frame but I was wondering if I could actually get temporary plates for it and drive around. what are the requirements on getting paper plates
How do you know the VIN is clean? Stuff like this associated with "going to swap the frame" screams stolen to most people. How much was the bike? Where did the clean frame come from?

No title means no plates, unless you are a dealer and then it wouldn't exactly be proper. I would imagine it would jeapordize the dealer license...although I am ignorant here as I am not a dealer.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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what do you mean by "no title"
was the title just lost...i am not sure there is any such thing as no title, someone, somewhere, sometime... had a title...and how did you determine that the vin is clean
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You can get paper tags if you have a valid reason - like waiting for your title transfer to go through the system. Not just to ride around. You can also get a one day transport tag if you are delivering or picking it up someplace and want to ride it home. They will ask you the hours of the day that you intend to ride and you can only ride it then.
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No title is a real situation. I bought a bike that did not have a title - ever. You can order a bike from the factory for "off road" use and you get a certificate of origin.
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You can get paper tags if you have a valid reason - like waiting for your title transfer to go through the system. Not just to ride around. You can also get a one day transport tag if you are delivering or picking it up someplace and want to ride it home. They will ask you the hours of the day that you intend to ride and you can only ride it then.
Waiting for a title transfer to go through system? I've never had to wait on that when buying from an individual. Every bike I have dealt with I took the title down and left with plates. Dealership stuff casuing you to use paper plates? Yes, I have seen that.

As for the certificate of origin, yes that happens. I have seen it with KTM SMR's that were run at the track only. BUT, you can take a certificate of origin and get a title.

You can also have a "race" frame with no VIN...but this sounds like "I bought a bike from an individual" without a title. I could be wrong, so sorry if I am.

I crack up about people saying "I have a title in my name, but I lost it." Then go get a replacement title. It's not hard.

I have bought (and sold) dirt bikes with no title and only a bill of sale, but usually they are old and will never be used on the street. A "modern" factory street bike intended for street use that doesn't have a title (clear, salvaged, otherwise) should send up red flags to anyone looking at one or offered one.

, I have sold CRF100's and PW50's with titles. The one DRZ400 I sold with a bill of sale was such a headache due to the buyer wanting to make it street legal, I swore to never buy another bike without a title. In the case of the DRZ it took months of harassing the guy I bought it from to get a title re-issued.


No title for a modern "street" bike? Run away.
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Waiting for a title transfer to go through system? I've never had to wait on that when buying from an individual. .

I have. Twice.
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I have. Twice.
Not disagreeing, just never heard of it. What were the circumstances?

I am honestly curious.
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ive gotten temp tags plenty of times before, all i did was walk into the tax office with insurance in hand and say i need a 30 day tag...nothing more nothing less
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ive gotten temp tags plenty of times before, all i did was walk into the tax office with insurance in hand and say i need a 30 day tag...nothing more nothing less
me too... 21 bucks I believe
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #13
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ive gotten temp tags plenty of times before, all i did was walk into the tax office with insurance in hand and say i need a 30 day tag...nothing more nothing less
Wow, never knew that was an option. I dun lernt something.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:14 AM   #14
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I dont see why the bike doesn't have a title if its paid off and "its clean" supposedly.Filing for lost title is beyond cheap and will save you the trouble of switching frames.That doesn't make any dam sense.
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I bought temp tags on an old car I bought several years ago. It was like 25/month.

I bought one every month for about 18 months and ran the tolls 3 times a day (to work and back) win.

Now, they dont give you a date anymore, its a serial number(so dont run the tolls lol)
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I bought temp tags on an old car I bought several years ago. It was like 25/month.

I bought one every month for about 18 months and ran the tolls 3 times a day (to work and back) win.

Now, they dont give you a date anymore, its a serial number(so dont run the tolls lol)
sir, did you just admit to breaking the law?

Please re-visit the rules of this forum...
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Its a 93 cbr600, and its clean cease I verified the vin
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2k for a 93 w/ no title? Can you take it back lol.
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