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Old 02-01-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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So I bought a motorcycle from a friend recently. The thing is that when she bought it, she never transferred over the title to her name. She still had the title (un-signed by her) and the 130-U form with all of the information filled in by the original owner.

The problem is that the original owner signed his information in the wrong place! That means that I have to fill out a new 130-U form. Next problem being that I'm not in contact with the original owner and my friend probably isn't as well (waiting for a reply to confirm this).

Anyways what can I do if we can't get a hold of the original owner? I was thinking forging his name but I want to do that as a last resort.

I was looking into bonded titles. Not too sure on how those work and if I would be able to use that to get the title in my name.

Thanks for the help in advance and I know I should have done more research before I bought it but oh well...
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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So I bought a motorcycle from a friend recently. The thing is that when she bought it, she never transferred over the title to her name. She still had the title (un-signed by her) and the 130-U form with all of the information filled in by the original owner.

The problem is that the original owner signed his information in the wrong place! That means that I have to fill out a new 130-U form. Next problem being that I'm not in contact with the original owner and my friend probably isn't as well (waiting for a reply to confirm this).

Anyways what can I do if we can't get a hold of the original owner? I was thinking forging his name but I want to do that as a last resort.

I was looking into bonded titles. Not too sure on how those work and if I would be able to use that to get the title in my name.

Thanks for the help in advance and I know I should have done more research before I bought it but oh well...
You can check with the county tax assessor/collector
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
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I would try with the signature in the wrong place. Just tell them the seller screwed up. They might feel nice, note it, and let it slide.


If they are having a bad day (like normal), they just might stab you in the neck with a pencil and staple your eyelids shut.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #5
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hire title company people to take care that for you
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #6
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Theres too many wrong issues there for you to do it. Your best (cheapest) bet is to have your girlfriend register the bike then sign it over to you. Being that she's a girl she's more likely to get away with having the seller signed it in the wrong place (and the backlog of time [read: $$ penalties] for when the bike was unregistered) than you are.

Or you can shell out the dough and let a title company do it but all you're going to end up with is a 10 year surety bond on the title, then you can finally get the real title. You have to ask yourself, are you planning on keeping the bike for ten years?

Also, make copies of any/all bill of sales, forms and anything you can in case someone tries to dispute the ownership of the vehicle. Its hard to believe that both the seller and the buyer didnt know how to conduct the transaction properly, even if your girlfriend gave you the bike as a gift, you still need a signed bill of sale from both of you guys to cover your own in case someone contests ownership of the bike.

you really ought to consider contacting your mom or dad to help you with this if you arent sure of how to proceed.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #7
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Sign that , they dont know how the person signs
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #8
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Hmmm... thanks for the advice everyone

Looks like I might go with the majority
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:19 PM   #9
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I second the title company. Costs a tad more but they handle it no problem
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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Sign it. No need for a title company.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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I would forge it even if it wasnt in the wrong place
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:06 PM   #12
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:32 PM   #13
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Sign that , they dont know how the person signs
this..

i did it myself with my 1st bike. no problems

i still havent transferred the title for my current bike lol. riding dirty like a baws
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:47 PM   #14
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I just don't buy stuff that is a hassle to deal with the state on.
there are lots of bikes out there.
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