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I'm looking for a loophole for procuring a title for a bike.  Long story shorty, I bought the bike knowing I wouldn't be able to title it.  I don't care too much, but if it isn't too much bother I would try to get it road legal.

I've already looked into a builder or re-built title in my state of KY, and neither will be possible in my case since the bike has been titled in the past.

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Usually when you're trying to clean a stolen bike you go on ebay and order a clean frame w/ title and swap the parts over....without asking publicly for help... 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

You're welcome. 

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Some states have things like mechanics liens that can result in a new title being issued.  AFAIK they are pretty specific and a PITA. 

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55 minutes ago, Steve Butters said:

Usually when you're trying to clean a stolen bike you go on ebay and order a clean frame w/ title and swap the parts over....without asking publicly for help... 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

You're welcome. 

 😂🤣.... thanks for the pro tip!  I would actually do this if I could find a titled example cheap enough.   I've got half an eye out for a non-running, titled example.

Apparently West Virginia titles are easy to get?  I will do some internet sleuthing on the matter...

 

Just so nobody thinks I am a crook, I bought the bike from the nephew of the original owner.  The older gentleman to whom the bike was last registered had misplaced the title, and had no interest in applying for a duplicate from OH.  The  bike had been sitting uncovered in his barn for a couple decades before taking up residence under a blue tarp behind the nephews garage after a half-hearted attempt at getting it running again.

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Vermont may be able to help. They will usually title an older than 15 year old vehicle with a bill of sale. It was designed for exactly the circumstances you describe.

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8 hours ago, Tonik said:

Vermont may be able to help. They will usually title an older than 15 year old vehicle with a bill of sale. It was designed for exactly the circumstances you describe.

how does he get proof of residency to get a vermont T?

https://www.google.com/search?q=barn+find+no+title&oq=barn+find+no+title&aqs=chrome..69i57.4015j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

https://happywrench.com/2018/07/09/how-to-title-a-barn-find-motorcycle/

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21 minutes ago, motocat12 said:

There are even companies that will do all the paperwork for 50 bucks or so.

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This looks promising!

11 hours ago, motocat12 said:
10 hours ago, Tonik said:

Well crap less than 300 cc may be an issue.

 

https://dmv.vermont.gov/tax-title/vehicle-title#eligible-vehicles

The DT360 displaces 351cc, so I'm in luck.

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