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Old 02-02-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Registering an Imported Bike....

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to title and register a imported bike from japan.
It's an XR100 motard that I bought second hand from someone that imported it and I wanna be able to go cruising around the neighborhood without worrying about getting my confiscated.
The frame has a japanese vin which has fewer digits than a US frame.
I heard that if you have reciepts for all the parts, along with pictures, that you can title and register it as a custom assuming it can pass inspection.
I asked my friend at the DMV and she told me this:

"The only way you can title and register your mini bike is if you get a court order. The state needs some type of ownership document before they can register it. "

Anybody know any other ways around this or have any hook ups??
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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SBfuller reg. his 50. He may be able to help you.
50 isn't imported, and fuller most likely has the title to the fifty. i recently bought a fifty myself, and i got a title to it as well. i think all you need to make the fifty street legal is: register it (hence the title), brake light, and headlight. have no idea how it works with imports.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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cant you register it as a custom built motorcycle
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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When I moved to Houston I wanted to bring my CBR from Mexico. Even though I had the equivalent of a title there were several steps necessary before I could registered in the US.
As per the DMV requirements, I needed to go to a Honda Dealer and have them review the bike, they had to issue a letter to the DMV that after reviewing the bike it met US standards. After that, I needed to have the title certified translated in the US. After that, get the insurance for it and when everything was completed I could go to the DMV.
It seemed like a real pain so I decided to sell it in Mexico and buy one here in the US. Maybe you might save yourself the trouble and make it a track ho...
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #6
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SBfuller reg. his 50. He may be able to help you.
I thought you were leaving MH for a while !

To OP: Best bet is to call DMV main office and talk to someone that knows what they are doing.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:21 PM   #7
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When I moved to Houston I wanted to bring my CBR from Mexico. Even though I had the equivalent of a title there were several steps necessary before I could registered in the US.
As per the DMV requirements, I needed to go to a Honda Dealer and have them review the bike, they had to issue a letter to the DMV that after reviewing the bike it met US standards. After that, I needed to have the title certified translated in the US. After that, get the insurance for it and when everything was completed I could go to the DMV.
It seemed like a real pain so I decided to sell it in Mexico and buy one here in the US. Maybe you might save yourself the trouble and make it a track ho...

Man, sounds like a hassle and I don't even have a title.
I'm building it for a track ho, but it's always nice to go tear up the neighborhood once in a while too.
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#1 Get a bill of sale from seller
Get and insurance company to issue you a surety Bond
Have vehicle inspected
Take photo's
Get Insurance
Take all of this to the DMV ask them to do a title search IF it shows no liens then apply for a Bonded title.

#2 Have mechanic buddy file a Mechanics lien on it and then auction it off to the highest bidder(you) take the service contract, Mechanic's lien paperwork, Auction purchase receipt to the DMV and apply for your Title.

Both seem pretty easy but here's the catch as you have allready figured some NON USA spec bikes have fewer V.I.N. digits. And sometimes if you get a smart DMV Clerk they might question this or worse realize that you have a "Grey Market import" a bike that was not supposed to imported to the USA for street use in which case they will send you packing.

If your building it for a Track then do that. Race bikes don't have lights horns turn signals brake lights. StreetBike do have this stuff. Stop trying to straddle the fence build a racebike and just carry a Bill of sale when you take it to the track

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Old 02-02-2009, 10:45 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info SRAD.
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