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Posted: 9/14/2010 2:24:36 PM EDT
Hey guys,

Im looking to buy a bike, the guy who is selling it has lost the title. the bike seems legit. he rode it to meet me and he had current tags and inspection. he said that we would go to the tag office and get all the paperwork filled out. my question, is this a good idea or should i demand a Title before i buy.

I live in NC
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:25:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UrbanArtillery:
Hey guys,

Im looking to buy a bike, the guy who is selling it has lost the title. the bike seems legit. he rode it to meet me and he had current tags and inspection. he said that we would go to the tag office and get all the paperwork filled out. my question, is this a good idea or should i demand a Title before i buy.

I live in NC

Have him get the title.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:26:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By UrbanArtillery:
Hey guys,

Im looking to buy a bike, the guy who is selling it has lost the title. the bike seems legit. he rode it to meet me and he had current tags and inspection. he said that we would go to the tag office and get all the paperwork filled out. my question, is this a good idea or should i demand a Title before i buy.

I live in NC

Have him get the title.


This
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:26:38 PM EDT
Here the DMV has a way to transfer ownership with a lost title. I'd assume NC does too. Don't give him all the $$ until you get title.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:27:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By UrbanArtillery:
Hey guys,

Im looking to buy a bike, the guy who is selling it has lost the title. the bike seems legit. he rode it to meet me and he had current tags and inspection. he said that we would go to the tag office and get all the paperwork filled out. my question, is this a good idea or should i demand a Title before i buy.

I live in NC





If you pllan on registering it, you had best make sure there is a title.

If you just waant it to cruise the lower 40 and never will ride it on the street, I suppose you can afford to take a chance IF you get a notorized bill of sale to cover you in case it turns up stolen.

Like in a lot of things in life, it depends on what you want to do with it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:29:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By UrbanArtillery:
Hey guys,

Im looking to buy a bike, the guy who is selling it has lost the title. the bike seems legit. he rode it to meet me and he had current tags and inspection. he said that we would go to the tag office and get all the paperwork filled out. my question, is this a good idea or should i demand a Title before i buy.

I live in NC





If you pllan on registering it, you had best make sure there is a title.

If you just waant it to cruise the lower 40 and never will ride it on the street, I suppose you can afford to take a chance IF you get a notorized bill of sale to cover you in case it turns up stolen.

Like in a lot of things in life, it depends on what you want to do with it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:29:33 PM EDT
Look at the title first before you buy it, it could be stolen perhaps?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:29:48 PM EDT
Not sure about NC, but he should be able to get a re-issue with a valid registration and proper id. It will be SOOO, much easier if he does it...
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:30:02 PM EDT
Get the title.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:31:02 PM EDT
Go to the MVD with him. Have him obtain a duplicate title (here in AZ simply a matter of moments) and then proceed with the sale.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:31:47 PM EDT
Yep. If he wants to sell it, he should get the replacement title in hand before doing so.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:32:50 PM EDT
No Title, No Cash
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:34:13 PM EDT
Title up front.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:34:21 PM EDT
Get the title, could be a salvage.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:35:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 2:37:14 PM EDT by hsracer201]
I lost the title to my old truck before I sold it. All it took was 30 minutes in the DMV with my ID and current registration and I got a new title for $10 IIRC.

Make him do the same.

Don't buy anything without a title. Period.

ETA: it only took 30 minutes because our DMV is slowwwww. It only took 5 minutes at the window, it just took 30 minutes total to wait.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:36:27 PM EDT
Check the chassis and engine #/VIN against the paper work. Follow NC DMV protocol for xfer with a lost title - shouldn't be a huge problem if you confirm he is the registered owner/title holder prior to handing over any cash.

Brian
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:37:12 PM EDT
Get the title, in FL you can get what is called a fast title. It cost more
but you can walk in and get one right away.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:38:52 PM EDT
All he has to do is go to the DMV, show proof of identity, pay a few bucks, and they'll print him out a title. At least that's the way it works in Virginia.

Jane
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:40:25 PM EDT
DO NOT BUY A BIKE WITHOUT THE TITLE!
A buddy of mine did this from one of his biker buddies. 2 Days after purchase it was stolen. My buddy got stuck for $8500.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:48:03 PM EDT
Thanks guys for the input. i told him that i need the title to buy the bike.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:50:52 PM EDT
Valid registration in his name only, no finance company or spouse (unless she happens to be there in person) and valid ID with address match between reg and D/L.

Should not be an issue registering with that + written bill of sale. Just apply for lost title when you register.

At least that is how I did it when I bought a truck that was missing the title. Worked out fine.

This was NOT in NC.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 3:00:53 PM EDT
He may have it financed and the lienholder could have the title.
DO NOT BUY WITHOUT A TITLE.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 3:37:17 PM EDT
Proper & correct title with the right VIN or no money changes hands. PERIOD.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 5:25:55 PM EDT
I would not buy any car, truck, boat, motorcycle, four wheeler, etc.. w/o a title.
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