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Old 08-07-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Buying a bike without a title

Is it with it.
is bill of sale ok
How do you get a title after.
How do you know the guy selling actually owns it.

Asking for my cousin, I told him it wasn't worth the hassel but I would ask
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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If it is a dirt bike, no title generally accepted.

If it is a street bike, no guarantee that once you hand money to seller, that you will get title. Bill of sale is no guarantee.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Just buy a bike that has a title and you won't have any worries...
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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exactly ;D no title for street is no bueno
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
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Tell him once again. . .it isn't worth the hassel unless you personally know the seller and the total history of the vehicle. If he does buy it, tell him not to come on here moaning about not being able to get a title.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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I just learned yesterday when i put the title in my name that there is no sales tax or presumptive value fee on a dirt bike. The DMV wasnt aware and tried charging me $450 in fees, but once the experienced lady heard me questioning the man, she told him the rules and It only cost me 33.00 in fees.

Just make sure you go to the TX website and read up before you go.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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i have never bought a bike with no title....but have heard lots of guys buy dirt bikes with out one, especially the 50's...me, i am still going to want a title..i have turned down a few "good" deals because of not having a title.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #9
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Titles are not required on off road bikes but on street bikes, yes.

There are lots of bikes for sale, tell your cousin to avoid the problems and walk away.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #10
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it's not a problem if there's not a lien on it and last registered in TX. Get the VIN and have the numbers run for ownership. if it's clear, make a few calls to the actual owner or a bonding company inquiring about the cost of a bond in the amount required by Texas for a bonded title. the bonded title isn't that much of a hassle and chances might be, your overall total cost of titled ownership will be less than the cost of the same bike with a title.

If the question was, how much is a bike without a title, my answer would be: "I certainly wouldn't pay blue book for a bike without a title."
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #11
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it's not a problem if there's not a lien on it and last registered in TX. Get the VIN and have the numbers run for ownership. if it's clear, make a few calls to the actual owner or a bonding company inquiring about the cost of a bond in the amount required by Texas for a bonded title. the bonded title isn't that much of a hassle and chances might be, your overall total cost of titled ownership will be less than the cost of the same bike with a title.

If the question was, how much is a bike without a title, my answer would be: "I certainly wouldn't pay blue book for a bike without a title."
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #12
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Worked for a title company for years, you can get vin take to DMV and get the records for the bike. As long as the bike is not stolen then bonded title is an option. Now you will be paying a bonding company for the bond, will have to go get a rejection letter, then complete all of the paper work necessary, then take it to DMV for transfer at which time you will be paying taxes on the value of your bike plus all of their fees. It a bit of a process, and maybe more trouble then it's worth depending on the kind of deal that you are working on. Either way good luck and if any other questions feel free to ask.
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