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Old 04-22-2008, 10:41 PM   #21
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If i'm not mistaken they can go after the registered owner of the bike...no insurance means they probably can take to her...i think civil court...and sue her...

also, is the bike paid off by your g/f...or does she still have it financed? Are you or your g/f willing to put up the money in case the bike is crashed and he stops paying you? I mean great friends are great...lol...but when in tight situations they will try to be the "victims" and try to get out of it...IMO...get the bike back or make him get insurance.
Good advice. Something to really look into and consider. This is a potential headache that you don't want to have.

I have had friends and relatives over the years ask for me to co-sign or to pay me for something and I have said no just to see them find someone else and it turned into a bad deal for them.

I know that this is a dicey situation and it's hard to rectify it now that you are already in it. But you would really be in your best intrest to find a solution so that you can sleep better at night knowing that the right measures have been taken. And after all is said and done don't make another special deal like this again. Good luck.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:05 AM   #22
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Well, hold on... is there a contract to purchase that he signed saying he was taking over responsibility for the vehicle? Without that, it seems she's just 'renting' the bike to him now.

Friends should have no problem handling this business with contracts when you are dealing with things like this - for both parties sake. If this is just a verbal agreement, that's a heck of a liability. You might have some level of proof if he's been writing checks to pay for it, but without a contract for sale - it's still questionable.

So - in the event of a problem - and he denies ownership of the bike (lousy, but likely if he's in real trouble), you would have to be in the position of testifying that he didn't have permission to ride it (he stole it), otherwise, you'd be zinged for not having the insurance... otherwise, you'd have to prove you haven't ridden it since the insurance expired.

If you have a contract for sale - you've legally shifted responsibility over to the buyer, including for insurance, and should require him to have insurance just to cover the financial burden of the payments...

Until then, he's just borrowing it on your gf's liability. She's not only extended credit, she's extended her legal liability to whatever he does with the bike!!
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Besides that - unless he has a contract - she could take the bike back at any time, no matter what he's paid - and he would simply be out the money! He should welcome formalizing the business...
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The worst part of this is that you are tippy toeing around it b/c this guy is a friend. If it comes down to your friend getting into trouble the simple fact is it's your girl's bike until it's put into his name. I think you'll all be much happier after you lay it out on the table and make him " or get off the pot" when it comes to really taking over the bike or just renting it as mentioned above...


Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:57 AM   #25
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friends and money, don't mix. repo the bike, if he's a real friend he'll understand, if not move on.
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Besides that - unless he has a contract - she could take the bike back at any time, no matter what he's paid - and he would simply be out the money! He should welcome formalizing the business...
I would think that if he did'nt welcome formalizing the business his integrity would be in question big time, friend or not. He could at the least make good on that.
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insurance doesnt take effect till the next day even if you were a previous customer i know i had to go one day with out insurance (didnt drive cuz the ticket is too expensive and murphy's law appiles to me) so even if he buys it same day he gets pulled over he will still have to pay ticket which is like 5 times what liability only would cost. inspection and registration dont affect others on road there is a small grace period for gettin that done but still a fine.

try goin to a lawyer or write a contract of your own stating he must keep bike legal or something cuz i dunno if the bike is still in your name you might someway be held liable dunno im not a laywer.

make him sign it or repo it cuz if its in your name its still your bike or make him get the loan in his name then its all his responsibilty.

thats why i always make friends pay cash before buy anything from friends owing friends money never works (again murphys law)

what if he wrecks it and with no insurance decides he not paying for it anymore?

you are stuck between a rock and a hard place gl and hope it works out
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