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Old 03-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #21
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:44 PM   #22
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Cool

You been given some good advice in the previous comments.
If you live in an apartment , would suggest a private storage .
A 5X10 unit should be good , you will have room to leave your gear, bike & tools.
I would go with a storage lot that is well secured, well lighted , & in a good area.
My lot , the mgr. lives on site & I have 24 hour access to my bike.
I actually got the unit the day before I got my bike , so I had not to worry about where to keep it .
Congrats on your purchase & welcome.
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You been given some good advice in the previous comments.
If you live in an apartment , would suggest a private storage .
A 5X10 unit should be good , you will have room to leave your gear, bike & tools.
I would go with a storage lot that is well secured, well lighted , & in a good area.
My lot , the mgr. lives on site & I have 24 hour access to my bike.
I actually got the unit the day before I got my bike , so I had not to worry about where to keep it .
Congrats on your purchase & welcome.
Ride safe , ride often.
I have a garage but I can't put It there for another 10 to 12 days. Which storage place do you use?

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Old 03-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #24
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I have a garage but I can't put It there for another 10 to 12 days. Which storage place do you use?

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Private mini storage , Meyerland area.
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Private mini storage , Meyerland area.
Hmm is this off Braeswood? I live very close to there...
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Hmm is this off Braeswood? I live very close to there...
yes , that is the one.
they keep it clean & I have been there 3 plus years & me and my bike have been safe.
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yes , that is the one.
they keep it clean & I have been there 3 plus years & me and my bike have been safe.
Yeah, I live in Meyerland.. I like the area and every time I have driven by there it has looked pristine. Looks like a good storage area for sure.
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It is , several guys keep their bikes over there.
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It is , several guys keep their bikes over there.
Hmm... Well wave next time you see a Silver SV with someone in yellow leathers or pretty much all black. I live off the 610 feeder like one street over from there.
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Try and take a safety class first, dunno if this has already been said but they will supply you with a bike to learn on, and you will get a feel for what kinda bike you want based off what you like or dislike about the one you learn on.

Also, you might find that cycling is not for you after a couple drops while you're still learning and can drop the hobby completely without dropping 2+ thousand on a used bike or new or what have you
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Hmm... Well wave next time you see a Silver SV with someone in yellow leathers or pretty much all black. I live off the 610 feeder like one street over from there.
Cool , I stay off Willowbend & Hilcroft.
I ride a 1300 vstar [ red cruiser ]
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I've also had the same problem and I posted a thread wondering exactly what you were wondering. It's a lot easier than you think. I hope this helps

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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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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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Old 03-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #33
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I've also had the same problem and I posted a thread wondering exactly what you were wondering. It's a lot easier than you think. I hope this helps
Good info, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!!

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Thanks! Will take a look.
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