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Old 04-06-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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Need info on obtaing a bonded title.......

I bought a bike from a guy who bought it from a guy, who bought it from a widow woman. Her dead husband and owner of the bike, died in 2010. The tax office says I have to complete paperwork to apply for a bonded title.

Does anyone have experience with this and know how much trouble it is and how much extra it costs, if any?
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:32 AM   #2
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http://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/buyin...-with-no-title
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:05 PM   #3
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:40 PM   #4
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Yep, looks like a pain in the . Time for plan B.

Thanks Bevo.
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Something similar happened with me and a car. You need to go somewhere by 610 and obtain a surety bond.
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Easy ad pie...ask for a bonded title package at your dmv...go to Houston and pay $15 or so bucks to run the vin...go to your insurance company and get a bond around $100...go to DMV and get your plates...I've done it 4 times
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:14 PM   #8
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I bought a vehicle like that once & cant remember why but couldn't get anyone to sell the bond. Had to go plan B

Found out that you can request a title hearing at the tax office & present your documents & evidence. Tax collector can rule right there to issue you a title.
Screw all the bonded stuff.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:12 AM   #9
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Send me a text or IM I'll explain the whole process to you. It's easy and only adds about an hour motor time to do.
I'm actually doing a bond for someone right now.
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am i missing something? what's plan b?
i was recently given a bike and there is no title. i went with the guy to go get the bike when he bought it from some dude off cl last year. title wasnt in the seller's name, but my dad ran the vin and it did not come back as stolen. the bike is mine now, and the friend cant find the title. i'm undecided right now if i'm going to keep the bike or sell it, once i have fixed the bike's issues. i really hate messing with title . all i want is a reliable rebel, or similar, with a blue title in my name.
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Old 04-08-2016, 02:45 PM   #11
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The title will come back how it ever was listed before lost. blue=blue
If title was rebuilt it will come back stating rebuilt.
It's going to cost you about $125 for the bond plus your regular transfer fees.

I'm doing one today and I'll take me about an hour of my time. the on Monday I'll go get a transfer the title get tags and plates.
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its relatively painless. go to the regional dps office near 610/290 with the required forms from the link Bevo posted. $15 fee to run the vin. they'll tell you the amount the bond has to be in. your insurance agent can get the bond or plenty of places around town or online, mine was $100 for up to $4k bond. take all that paperwork from the dps office, bond, insurance, and inspection if expired to your tax office and pay the title transfer fees.
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am i missing something? what's plan b?
i was recently given a bike and there is no title. i went with the guy to go get the bike when he bought it from some dude off cl last year. title wasnt in the seller's name, but my dad ran the vin and it did not come back as stolen. the bike is mine now, and the friend cant find the title. i'm undecided right now if i'm going to keep the bike or sell it, once i have fixed the bike's issues. i really hate messing with title . all i want is a reliable rebel, or similar, with a blue title in my name.
If you know who the last title holder was, it costs about $5 and a trip to the DMV office (I believe the one on Washington) to get a lost title re-issued. Then it's just transferred as normal. I've had to do this before to replace one that vanished.
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Don't know the guy whose name was on the title. Don't have it right now either. All I know is the bike isn't reported stolen.
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I might be wrong but for a classic car that my dad had lost the title to they wanted him to get a bonded title for 10+ years before he could obtain an replacement title. that means he had to pay the bond every year there after, seems like a lot of hassle.

Not sure if you can sell the bike/car while the title still has a bond on it as well.
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I might be wrong but for a classic car that my dad had lost the title to they wanted him to get a bonded title for 10+ years before he could obtain an replacement title. that means he had to pay the bond every year there after, seems like a lot of hassle.

Not sure if you can sell the bike/car while the title still has a bond on it as well.
in texas, title is marked bonded for 3 years. if nobody makes a claim against it after that time a regular title will be issued. my bond was a one time fee. the vehicle can be sold in that time also, the bond stays with the title.
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It's a lot harder to get a bonded title if the register owner still has a lien listed and it's less then 10 years old. They u still have to get a lien release from the listed lien holder.
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To be honest i would not jump thru all those hoops for a bike/car/vehicle unless the owner was willing to part ways for next to nothing. it would have to be worth twice my time (a REAL good deal) for me to go thru all the hassle with that.

Else, why even bother? Ask the current owner to get the bonded title to prove he's serious about selling the thing...
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Plan B went off without a hitch.
No application fee, no trip to the regional office and no hour and a half waiting BS.
Screw a bonded title.
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How does plan B work without any fee's or waiting?
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