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Old 01-28-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Title in previous owner's name

So I've been looking for a 2nd bike, maybe it's just my luck but both bikes I was interested in the title was under supposely the previous owner's name, not the current seller. Also supposely the title was signed over to the current seller. I can understand why people don't wanna transfer the title 'cause the tax, but if I get the bike can I legitimately transfer the title then?
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Without being able to contact the person who's name is on the title, legally all you can do is go the bonded title route or keep it as a non road legal track bike.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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And from what I understand you pay a penalty, about $30.00, each month it's was not registered, they give like 90 days to transfer then the penalties kick in.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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I knew there had to be a catch with this title business and not as straight- forward as the guy told me, thanks for the info
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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I believe that if they have the transfer form signed from the previous owner with no date then you could without any penalties and contacting the previous owner.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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Ya if the PO signed the title and the 130u form and the current owner never signed any paperwork AND no date on either form then you will have no issues getting it in your name with no extra fees...
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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As long as the PO signed the title over them you'll be fine
You will have to be creative on the form but it has never been an issue
They do not spend a great deal of time comparing anything
It's not a big deal
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #8
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I have a guy that does title work, can get both of those taken care of no problem..
Pm me for info
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As long as the PO signed the title over them you'll be fine
You will have to be creative on the form but it has never been an issue
They do not spend a great deal of time comparing anything
It's not a big deal
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yep done it so many times I usually don't even bother asking the seller for a signed form anymore.

Signature copying trick - turn signature upside and form upside down. Then you are copying an abstract line and can do it better. If you are copying a signature your brain takes over and your own signature wants to come through.
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I bought my wife a bike last May with this same issue. Everything went smooth at the DMV. No issues. I was very nervous about it though. So I would say you should have not problems with that..
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