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anyone gotten a title for a bike that didnt have one? ive heard that its not that bad in new york if the bike has been off the road for more then 5 years. i had a bike thats a 74 and needs a title in new york but dont really know how to get one. is it just easyer to pay the 100 bucks most title services charge and be on my way?


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i could write you a bill of sale with a copy of VT bi-laws stating that motos 15 years or older do not require title and you can take that to the NY DMV.....

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Thats one thing I had always questioned, when I lived in GA, you didn't need a title for anything 85 and older, what about if I had a vehicle, and no title, but tagged/registered in GA, how could I transfer it to IL? I mean i'm sure they couldn't just screw you out of a vehicle cause their laws are different.
 

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Call the state police. They will tell you everything you need to know. I think it cost me less than $20 to title my 360 through local channels.
 

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The surest way is to buy a frame with a title .Bare frame.they ship cheap and then you have a real title .and a frame and frame plate that matches.I did that for three of my bikes.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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in the past it was the way to go ..but recently they have been changing laws and the title services are being a less succesful method.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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I would use the title service, in essence you sell the vehicle to them, they register in their "non title" state, then "sell" the vehicle back to you. You then have paperwork to take to the NY DMV to establish ownership.

You could do the same thing by "selling" the bike to someone on here from Vermont, NH or Me, then "buying" it back.

Those title services are also a real good way to get a clean title for a flood or salvage car. So I would be watching a used cars history closely if the title was from a state where the hurricanes, etc. were last year.

I try to stay with 1972 and older bikes. Not a big problem to get a transferable registration here in NY.
 

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I would use the title service, in essence you sell the vehicle to them, they register in their "non title" state, then "sell" the vehicle back to you. You then have paperwork to take to the NY DMV to establish ownership.

You could do the same thing by "selling" the bike to someone on here from Vermont, NH or Me, then "buying" it back.

Those title services are also a real good way to get a clean title for a flood or salvage car. So I would be watching a used cars history closely if the title was from a state where the hurricanes, etc. were last year.

I try to stay with 1972 and older bikes. Not a big problem to get a transferable registration here in NY.
i could give you a bill of sale.....i'm in VT
email me and i can help you....

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I forgot to mention, if you "sell" the bike to someone here, they would have to register it in their state, then sell it back to you. You would need some gov. form for proof of ownership.
 

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You're asking the wrong people here. Call your state police,or even local police & ask them what you need to do. That should be your first step. They'll be able to answer all your questions, definitively. If you can title the bike in your own state, it could be almost free. If it's too much trouble that way, then try a title service.
 

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Where do you live? You could "sell" the bike to someone in NH, who get register it and then "sell" it back to you.

I did this for a few people. Old bikes like my CB450 cost around $20/year to register.
 
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