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Old 01-12-2012, 03:22 AM   #1
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Hello from the Southwest!

Hey everyone! I'm new but not exactly 'cause I sorta posted other threads before but then decided to finally say hi and introduce myself.

Mike is the name and hopefully I'll be riding with you guys soon. I'm a new rider and is about to get my first bike soon. Hella hyped! But not going to get that in the way of my riding, I don't want to die too early.

I have one VERY NOOB question though!
I don't know how to buy a used bike from another person. I know it requires the bill of sale and registration and titles etc but I've never dealt with it.
Can someone tell me the instruction or procedure of this?
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:44 AM   #3
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welcome mike

get all the documents you have mentioned and valid insurance, take it to court house and pay for the registration tax tax.

but before that take your bike to Motorcycles Unlimited, do the pre-buy inspection (Motorcycles Unlimited= motorcycle unlimited)

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get all the documents you have mentioned and valid insurance, take it to court house and pay for the registration tax tax.

but before that take your bike to Motorcycles Unlimited, do the pre-buy inspection (Motorcycles Unlimited= motorcycle unlimited)
I don't need the other person to come with me right? and do I have to get the bill of sale or does he have to?

So, I just get the title, get the bike insured, go to court house, and pay for registration and tax? How much is registration and tax for what?
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Hey man - I'm SW as well. Welcome!

I just did this so it's fresh in my memory.

To transfer the bike title, get his title signed over to you (on the back). You'll also need the tax form with the VIN number, price, and odometer reading. This should be filled out by your seller and verified before you hand over the cash. Bring your proof of insurance for that vehicle (Progressive gave me a great deal, btw). You will pay tax on the presumptive value of the bike. Basically they go by 80% of the blue-book value to avoid getting scammed by people saying they only paid $50 when it was really $5000.

The title fee is pretty minimal, like $25 or something. Registration is pretty cheap too. The tax is the bigger portion depending on your bike. There's a calculator somewhere on the Harris county website. I can't remember where. You don't need the other person to come with you, but it can be handy in case the title isn't totally clear and clean. They don't ask for a bill of sale. Their site says they will ask for a registration receipt from the previous owner, but they didn't ask for it when I went there, so maybe that's an old guideline they no longer enforce since you'll be paying for a new registration anyway.

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Oh - and don't be shy asking for help around here with your new ride. If you need assistance getting it home or checked out by a mechanic, ask around. No need to do it all by yourself unless you just want to.
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To register a used vehicle you purchased privately, you need the following:

1. Form 130-U Title Application (download form and instructions here: http://www.txdmv.gov/whatyouneed/for...gistration.htm). Print these and take them with you when you purchase the bike, as the previous owner (seller) needs to fill out and sign.

2. Texas Certiticate of Title. Seller needs to fill out and sign over to you (buyer).

3. Proof of insurance. This you will have to get from you insurance agent. You can buy insurance either from local agent or online with Progressive, Geico, etc.

4. Bill of Sale is good to have, but legally not necessary, as long as the seller fills out and signs Form 130-U. I usually just print out a generic form, which you can do from any word processor (MS Word, etc.), bring two copies to the sale for both seller and buyer to fill out (each keep a copy). If you are the lawyer type, you can add in caveats like "Seller certifies that said vehicle has not been stolen or crashed..." that sort of thing.

I am embarrassed to say I've had a lot of practice at this, having bought 5 motorcycles in the past 8 months. I usually go to the FB County Tax Assessor's Office at 310 Orchard Street, Missouri City, TX 77489-1228. It's probably the least busy one. Don't go on Monday, and not around lunch time any day. I find 2-3pm in the middle of the week to be best.

BTW, I live in Missouri City Sugarland area. Welcome, and hopefully we'll have a chance to ride together.
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Oh, one more thing. Motorcycle registration is always for the whole year and it transfers from seller to buyer, so be sure to ask for the license plate (unless seller has a vanity plates and wants to keep it). Otherwise, you as the buyer picks up the remainder of the existing registration FREE.

You do still pay tax and title app fees, of course.

BTW, don't try to cheat the County by claiming you just bought a 2012 Ducati Pannigale for $300. "but ma'am... the previous owner crashed it bad, and it's all bang-up." uhhh... even if you did just buy a pile of parts, County don't care and will make you pay sales tax based on their estimated minimum market value. That said, there is nothing that says you own 'em a penny over that, if you know what I mean.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:16 AM   #18
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Vehicles are required to be titled in the buyer's name within 20 working days (45 calendar days if the selling dealer is also financing your vehicle). Failing to properly transfer a vehicle into the buyer's name could result in the seller being held responsible for tickets, toll violations or they could even have property seized if the vehicle was used to commit a crime. To ensure this doesn't happen to you, accompany the buyer to your county tax office and make sure a vehicle title application is filed.

If you sell or trade-in your vehicle to a licensed motor vehicle dealer, the dealer is not required to title the vehicle in the dealership's name. The vehicle stays in your name until it is sold to an individual, which may take months or even years. To protect yourself, file a vehicle transfer notification.

Provide the buyer with a properly signed title, including the date of sale and odometer reading and a signed vehicle title application, with the sales price clearly shown. Keep detailed written records of any transaction, including contact information for the buyer, the date of sale and information on the vehicle, including the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

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Vehicle Color: We are now collecting vehicle color information. Please refer to the Color Chart when completing a vehicle title application.

If buying from an individual, have the seller accompany you to the county tax office to avoid any unwanted surprises. Before submitting the title application, a tax office representative can tell you if the title being signed over to you is correct and if it has any legal or salvage issues.


If you buy your vehicle from a dealer, the dealer is required to file the title papers on your behalf, so you will not have to visit the tax office. Make sure the dealer provides you with a receipt showing the vehicle has been titled in your name within 20 working days or 45 calendar days if the dealership will be financing your vehicle.

In addition to the title, ask the seller to provide you with the vehicle registration receipt, signed vehicle title application and any other supporting documents, such as a release of lien or power of attorney. Keep a written record that includes the name and address of the seller, date of sale and vehicle information, including the Vehicle Identification Number. Failing to title a vehicle within 20 days may result in the buyer being fined.

You must provide proof of liability insurance when you title and register your vehicle or if the vehicle you purchased has current Texas registration that is transferred to you. If you do not provide proof of insurance, you may apply for a title only

Fees

If buying from an individual, when you apply for a vehicle title the motor vehicle sales tax (6.25 percent) on either the purchase price or standard presumptive value, whichever is the highest value must be paid. The standard title, registration and local fees will also be due. Contact your county tax office for the exact amount that is due and to learn which forms of payment are accepted. Acceptable forms of payment vary by county.


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