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Old 11-21-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Title issue - Please HELP

Ok so here is the deal. We bought my bike from a guy that had the title but had never gotten it registered in his name. I drafted up a bill of sale and had him sign it and had it witnessed, and he gave me the title. When I went to the tax collectors office they said because the guy I purchased the bike from had not gotten the bike put in his name, that I could not get to the title transferred into my name and I would have to get a bonded title.

What a nightmare - obviously I didn't realize at the time that he couldn't just sign the back..... anyone have any great words of wisdom or advice on the best way to approach this situation.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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Is the guys name you bought it from written on the title as the buyer? If sovthats going to suck because either you pay the fees or he does. If the buyers line is empty write in your name sign and call it a day. Or just forge that shiet
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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I do not mind paying the fee's..... the problem is that a previous owner of the bike is who's information is on the title. at the tax collector's office the lady said that signing the back only works if you're a dealer
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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oh and I'm a paralegal so forging a signature is out of the question

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Is the guys name you bought it from written on the title as the buyer? If sovthats going to suck because either you pay the fees or he does. If the buyers line is empty write in your name sign and call it a day. Or just forge that shiet
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
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Bonded titles ain't so bad. Beats the hassle of finding original owner getting another r title signing it over blah blah blah... I think after 2 years u get the free and clear title.. Time flies.. Should be getting mine in soon
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how much did it cost you to get your bonded title?

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Bonded titles ain't so bad. Beats the hassle of finding original owner getting another r title signing it over blah blah blah... I think after 2 years u get the free and clear title.. Time flies.. Should be getting mine in soon
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:32 PM   #7
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Well what you could do is contact the guy you got it from and have him contact the guy he brought it from. And have him draft up a bill of sale, scratch out the second buyers name and write in yours. It worked for me. Just make sure you go to a different clerk lol
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Or just have someone else forge signatures for you? Lol.
They'll never know. Drop off title, I'll do it for you ha.
If nothing else, I have a guy that does titles that could prob take care of it for you without all the hassle...
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:39 PM   #9
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Or just have someone else forge signatures for you? Lol.
They'll never know. Drop off title, I'll do it for you ha.
If nothing else, I have a guy that does titles that could prob take care of it for you without all the hassle...
He knows the guy on the title personally and can get it signed for you.
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He knows the guy on the title personally and can get it signed for you.
Sure, I can go with that story. Lol
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Sure, I can go with that story. Lol
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Negative. But sure. Can go with that story. Lol


Did I need to add the :winkwink: smiley to my post?
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Did I need to add the :winkwink: smiley to my post?
Should've.
I changed it before I thought you would even see that! Ha
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Not trying to thread jack. But the guy I bought the bike from his name is printed on the front as the owner and signed the back as the seller. So I should have no problems? Thanks for any answers. oh and welcome again.

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If you can find the owner who's name is on the title, get with him and file for a duplicate title. It costs like $2, and the title can be mailed to you or them.

Then just handle it legal.

That's what we had to do with the 636 for the wife.

I've never understood how people can buy and sell without ever changing the titles. That means you are riding around on the other guys tags and registration the entire time.
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like texlurch stated, go knock on the door of the original owner's address on the title. if you're lucky and the owner is nice enough, they'll help you get a duplicate or sign the 130-u form to transfer the title.
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I had the same story with my bike ....best way without all the BS is to track down the guy before that had signed it and bypass the guy you bought from just have the other guy that did sign it if he is willing to give you a bill of sale. I did mine this way and much easy-r than all the bs from the state only hard part was tracking the guy down
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Oh lord. The title office is a disaster. I've been kicked out of there a few times.


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Plus if you dont have the title in your name insurance co. going to pay who's name on the title if you were to get in a accident.
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If the guy you bought it from signed the title and his name is not the owner then you will need to get a duplicate like Texlurch said and get the individual who's name is on the title to sign it PROPERLY. They should not accept it if there is a name scratched out or if you sign in the wrong spot. This happened to me once and had to get even more paperwork filled out to get it straight. PITA but it'll straighten out. Getting the bill of sale from the guy that never title does no good. Need it signed by whoever is on the title.
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