Missing Title? Can it be recovered?
Posted August 16, 2006 - 11:47 AM
I bought a WR400 in Nov. '05 with no title.
The previous owner does not have, nor ever had a title.
The bike is not stollen, but a bill of sale can't be found from First owner to second owner. I can draft one up from Second owner to Me, but neither of our names are on the title (obviously).
I sold the bike recently to a friend that wants to make it streetlegal. This is where the problem lies. Can anything be done? Can we apply for lost title, can the County Tax Accessors Office locate the original owner?
I'm thinking we might be S.O.L. on this one. But it's worth asking.
Posted August 16, 2006 - 12:16 PM
I have friends that run a towing company & they get titles for vehicles that people never come in to pay the towing & storage fees for all the time. I think there is a minimum amount of time the business is supposed to have possession of the vehicle, & I'm sure that the VIN is run to make sure it was never reported stolen, but other than that, I believe that there's not allot of work involved in the process.
BTW, I know this works in MO, however Texas laws may be different. I'd say an anonymous call to a DMV in your area would probably yield lots of helpful information.
Posted August 16, 2006 - 01:19 PM
The thing about dirtbikes is that titles get lost. I have two from previous bikes I owned that I never gave to the new owner. Ones from a 1994 CR125 and an '89 RM125. This bike however has potential to be streetlegal, and thats why its needed.
Thanks for the advice though, I dont think I know anyone in that position, but its good to know. Anyone else got any advice? Tips?
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