How to get proof of ownership for a bike w/no title

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by D0N, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. der_saeufer

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    Vermont does not title vehicles over 15 years old. Your Vermont registration in your name is the only proof of ownership available to you under Vermont law. Other states know this (though they may have to look it up, since non-titled vehicles in the US are unique to New England) and will issue a title based on a valid Vermont registration when there's no change of ownership.
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    This is new. Thanks for pointing it out; I added it to my long post above.
  3. Turbo Ghost

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    Quick question. On the Vermont bill of sale form there is a space for "body type". What would you list a 1983 Virago as? Would it be a cruiser or simply motorcycle? Thanks!
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    Just "motorcycle"
  5. Turbo Ghost

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    Thanks!
  6. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    Anyone know about vt.reg for crf250x.certificate of origin stamped off rd. Bought bike new and paid taxes to dealer.
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    Try South Dakota!

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    Sure, if you can prove it's street legal now. I honestly don't know if VT's DMV would want receipts for the dualsport kit or whether (more likely) they'd send you to an inspection station or the State Police.

    If it's not street legal, no, they won't tag it. The VIN will come up as off-road in the database.
  9. Fred_Garvin

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    Update!

    Finally had time to go to the Boulder MV office. Yes they realized that there was no title, got the book out, saw VT doesnt do titles on bikes older than 72. Then they asked if I had a reciept for the tax I paid for VT, I said maybe I paid $30 but would like to walk out with plates today. I ended up spending $118 and a new plate.

    Remember to have your "Normal" VIN Verification, VT registration and proof of insurance, it goes like clockwork. Thanks again to the folks here giving me the faith to give this a try. I just cannot fathom spending money on bonding again in CO.
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    hi there to all, I am new on this board and i know maybe my question is been posted milion of times..
    but i can't find a total answer.

    What i realy need to send to vermont dmv for having a registration and a title for a 1971 vespa150 super and i have only bill of sale???
    just the tax and title aplication with the bill of sale ??or i need to send also a vin number verification???

    if i mail the paper work to vermont i will have registration plate and TITLE ???? or just registration and plate's??
    I am a little confuse ..
    Thank you all for the HELP ..
    :norton ANDREA
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    Read the whole thread; I threw together a guide here.

    Also read the Vermont DMV's instructions.
  12. ride4321

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    I did the VT registration about 3 months ago on an 84 Honda Elite. Just went to NY DMV yesterday to transfer the registration and everything went well. Should be getting a title in a month or so. This was very easy, cost me $84 in VT and another $80 in NY. Bought the scooter for $100 with no key or paperwork. I'd have never done that without this thread to guide me through the process.
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    I'm going to try this with my 81 xt250. My question is, what have you guys been doing about inspections? Can I ride in NYS without an inspection as long as it has VT tags?
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    Worked for me.problem was I missed number in vin .I got letter after I got plate saying I needed vin check.I had my local police do it and need to send back and should be good to go.
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    You could get your balls broken. Drivers license states should match.
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    It seemed like a lot of people in here have been riding with VT tags that's why I ask. Anyone have input on the inspection info?
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    Check with NYS . In MD you are supposed to register within a certain time frame.
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    For those that have done this, I see the application asks for a lot of personal info like social security # and date of birth. Does any of this appear on the registration they send you?

    EDIT
    I'd also like to know for those that had to pay more than the bill of sale price, how much was the difference in price (bill of sale vs book) and what book do they use- NADA, Kelley, ??? My bike was a project and the BOS price is between "fair" and "good" on NADA.

    UPDATE
    I got this info from another member via PM. The registration does not have the personal info (SSN/birthday) on it, and the price used is the lowest NADA price.
  19. ride4321

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    Originally I only sent VT the tax for the $100 I bought the scooter for. They returned my application stating the minimum purchase price allowed for tax purposes was $300 so I had to send an extra $14 I think.
  20. Ken F

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    I got plates for a dual sport. Going to be on streets a minimum. Didn't have title only bill of sale and original sales receipt. I believe you are required to transfer regestrion to your sate within 30 days.you won't need inspection if keep vt.plates.under 300cc in vt doesn't require. Ct.doesn't have inspection anymore. Have to check with NY DMV if they do.