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Old 08-11-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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In need of some advice getting title for my bike

I purchased this motorcycle a couple months ago which had a clear blue title. I went to register bike and received a letter stating that the bike could not be driven on Texas roads because the bike has been branded Junk in the state of Michigan in 2008. A gentleman was able to obtain a clear Texas blue title for the bike in 2013 (which I received from the guy I bought it from and was legit cause it was listed on the VIN report) Someone who has knowledge getting a title on this has got better chance getting title I will pay you PM me please.

That being said was able to put insurance on it, passed inspection just had all fluids changed at Motorsport Houston. All I know is that the bike is in great condition and if it had been junk then I would not have bought it however I made the mistake of not running the VIN. If anyone also may know of a clear title for a 06 1000 CBR frame I may be interested cause I'm thinking that is a way to get a title.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:24 PM   #3
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"A car title gets a salvage brand when the vehicle is damaged to the point that the insurer has written it off as a total loss. If the owner restores the car to Texas standards, the owner gets a blue title with a "rebuilt" brand."

Just did a Google search. So just to clarify: the bike was considered a total in Michigan in 2008. The guy that sold it to you had a clear title (blue) for Texas dated 2013. Did the title say "rebuilt"? I would assume that since Texas offers a "rebuilt" title that it is still possible to get it registered. Funny thing is it passed inspection. Did you go in dept of motor vehicle office (or whatever it called) to original register bike? Just trying to get all info to help
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:29 PM   #4
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...was legit cause it was listed on the VIN report...

...however I made the mistake of not running the VIN...

I'm confused. You have a VIN report but you didn't run the VIN?
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C'mon, guys. It's this dude's first post and he's asking how to get a dirty title? He's LEO looking for shady title companies.
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C'mon, guys. It's this dude's first post and he's asking how to get a dirty title? He's LEO looking for shady title companies.
I never even thought about that. But it doesn't have to be dirty, and I think he said he had the title but couldn't register it. Has to be a process, since there is a "rebuilt" title option offered in Texas.
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I never even thought about that. But it doesn't have to be dirty, and I think he said he had the title but couldn't register it. Has to be a process, since there is a "rebuilt" title option offered in Texas.
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Not a cop or Law Enforcement just got screwed over guys. I bought the bike but before purchase did not run the VIN. After receiving the letter from Austin I ran the VIN and it showed the current clear blue title but had been junked in Michigan and insurance insured the bike however told me they would not insure junked titles... I'm not dirty in any way just a plant worker trying to get legit on two wheels. If I were I cop I would have an answer to getting this title.
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Not a cop or Law Enforcement just got screwed over guys. I bought the bike but before purchase did not run the VIN. After receiving the letter from Austin I ran the VIN and it showed the current clear blue title but had been junked in Michigan and insurance insured the bike however told me they would not insure junked titles... I'm not dirty in any way just a plant worker trying to get legit on two wheels. If I were I cop I would have an answer to getting this title.
Where I am from you can get a rebuilt title after having an inspection performed for that specifically. This would require paying several hundred dollars to a bike repair shop. I don't know what the law in Texas is or the procedure. Google is your only friend on this.

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Where I am from you can get a rebuilt title after having an inspection performed for that specifically. This would require paying several hundred dollars to a bike repair shop. I don't know what the law in Texas is or the procedure. Google is your only friend on this.
Or do the repairs yourself and get the bike inspected. I did that with a bike and received a rebuilt title quite easily. You have to fill out a document that describes the repairs to the bike and then the inspection. And have the original title.
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Once a title is reported as non-repairable or junk there is nothing that that you can do to return it to the road. Rebuilt titles are for salvage titles with a lower damage level. The real problem comes when different states treat titles differently. In Florida just getting towed can result in a junk title status.

It sucks but I think you're screwed.
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Post the VIN. . .

If he's a cop, which I doubt, he's likely not too effective at his job. Sad part is, most people viewing this will likely never post up, and there are people on this forum stupid enough to PM the guy with whatever info he requests. I still get random PM's about that set of Chevrolet transport wheels that I posted last year, the sale thread must pop up in google searches as I get requests from all over the country.
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