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Old 10-27-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Motorcycle Purchase Out of State - Louisiana to Texas

Long story short I'm in the process of buying a brand new 2014 Kawasaki zx10r abs below invoice from a dealership in Louisiana. I didn't really plan on buying when I went to the dealership but the owner gave me a deal I couldn't say no to.

The meat: the loan officer at the credit union said I need to register and get the bike inspected in Louisiana before I can get it registered in Texas.

Seems silly since I don't live in Louisiana, the bike won't be housed there, and its brand new, i.e.: not used.

I've googled a bit and haven't gotten a satisfactory answer to the question on if it has to be registered/inspected in Louisiana first before I can get it registed in Texas. Anybody been in this situation?

http://wwwprd.doa.louisiana.gov/lase...ervice_id=2286

http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/motorcycle-registration.php

Maybe I just misunderstood the loan office at the bank, but seems that way.

"Once you pick up the bike I will need the dealership to either mail me the title or you will need to bring it back with you and turn in to us.

Also you will need to get an out of state inspection on the bike when you bring it back to Texas.

I will need you to bring the original half sheet receipt that they give you when you get that done."

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Old 10-27-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:04 PM   #3
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Doesn't help in my current situation, but thanks.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:06 PM   #4
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They shouldn't have you register it out of state before taking it back to TX. I sell cars worldwide, and the process is the same with bikes. The dealer should have it state inspected before you take possession, as well as give you a temp tag to keep you road legal.

You technically cant register it in LA, unless you have a home there, and then you are responsible for their raping sales tax (7-10%) depending on the parish.
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EDIT: You should obtain a purchase order from that dealer, without sales tax since its an out of state sale. You give that purchase order to your lender, and they will collect tax title license and registration cost for the purchase in your loan.

Once the bike is in TX, get a state inspection, and wait for plates.
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Thanks, Dave. I'm taking delivery of the motorcycle this Friday. Emailing the dealer now about the inspection and tag.

The buyer's order with the lender on it was sent to the credit union already. The buyer's order did not have sales tax on it.

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Old 10-27-2014, 07:44 PM   #7
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You are getting good info from Dave. I have bought and sold both ways. May I ask which dealer you are working with, always good to know who is making deals.
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Delivery, I get excited when I'm waiting for gloves to be delivered, the suspense would kill me on a bike
Well, I'm working my hitch... So that's taking my mind off of it, but when something ain't keeping me preoccupied I'm stoked!! I'm picking up the bike on my way home from the heliport so I'll get to see if this Friday and ride it this Saturday to get inspected, etc.

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You are getting good info from Dave. I have bought and sold both ways. May I ask which dealer you are working with, always good to know who is making deals.
I'd rather not say out in public...
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I imagine the "out of state inspection" is similar to when I moved here from MA. Take it your normal local inspection, and tell them its an out of state vehicle that you're registering here. They give some colored forms that you submit to the tax office.
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Yeah, I just got off the phone with a customer relations person at TxDOT and she said that it is not required to be inspected/registered in the state of purchase but *it is required to be inspected in your county of residence before registering it*.
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Yeah, I just got off the phone with a customer relations person at TxDOT and she said that it is not required to be inspected/registered in the state of purchase but *it is required to be inspected in your county of residence before registering it*.
You need to get a "green form" inspection in your county in order to register it . Also make sure you don't pay Louisiana taxes on the bike , you will have to pay TT&L when you register it . I bought 2 bikes from cali and shipped them here
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Ok. So that must be the "out of state" inspection form that she mentioned on the phone.

Thanks y'all for all the help.
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Yes it is , I honestly don't think the inspection is any different , it's just a way to charge a little more lol
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Yes, "out of state" inspection does not mean get it inspected in a different state. It is a designation for a type of inspection done in Texas for a vehicle that came from another state.
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That's what I get for taking the words literally. Also, looks like the bank will be getting me the temp tag the day or so after I bring them the inspection. Can't wait!
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