Getting a title for a CB125S

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by dirtymartini, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    I have the chance to buy an "81 CB125S in nice condition, the only caveat is the there is a signed NYS title but not in the current owners name. It seems like I have read there is some way to do this through Vermont or New Hampshire?

    The bike is so close to where I live I could push it home....although it does run.
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  2. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    Vermont will issue registration...you can then use that to get a Pa. title. (I haven't done it but know quite a few people who have)
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  3. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    Thanks...I know I read about the process some time ago but of course have forgotten. Maybe someone else will chime in that has done it or knows the procedure .

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  4. dan-o

    dan-o Adventurer

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    is the Vermont process out on the web somewhere? I am curious too
    thanks
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  5. Stasher1

    Stasher1 Been here awhile

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    I used Broadway Title to title a 75 CB750 back in the late 90's and it was a relatively easy process...but that may have changed since then.

    Basically, you fill out a "bill of sale" transferring ownership of the vehicle to the title company. They take that BOS and use it to register the vehicle in a title-exempt state. Then they send you a copy of that current registration, a new BOS (transferring ownership back to you), and a copy of the vehicle code from the state in which it is titled stating that the vehicle is title exempt.

    You take that paperwork, and only that paperwork, to the DMV and title/register it in your name. Depending on your state, they may also charge you sales tax on the vehicle at that time.
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  6. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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  7. Ozarkroadrunner

    Ozarkroadrunner Adventurer

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    I used Vermont on an 80cc Yamaha. Bikes under 300cc do not have to be VIN inspected by the law. It was very easy.
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  8. Masterpotter

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    Down load the form from Vermont dot. Call the help number and have them tell you what the “ value “ is . You will be switched to a prisoner who is working for the state DMV , these guys just love to help you get it right . Send the form and your bill of sale with a check for the sales tax and registration fees and in a week or so your new Vermont plate and owners cards with your home address will arrive in the mail. Put you new green plate on your ride. Bikes must be 300 cc or less to do this over the phone. Don’t cheep out on the cost of the bike use the value you were told or you form will be kicked out. You will not get a title however most states will follow the laws of the home state the bike came from , Vermont is a no title state. You can now go through the DMV of your home state and get a title. I used this to title my 68 DT1.
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  9. What?

    What? curmudgeon

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    One of the few advantages of living in Maine is that you don't need a title for a bike that is 350cc and down and 20 years old. I mean really, why would a state want to keep track of a bike that is worth $100?
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