No title in NJ

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  1. albent_33

    albent_33 n00b

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    I got a 1975 Cb125s from my uncle who bought it in the 70's used. He never registered it and it sat in the basement for 30 some odd years. Now I have it road ready but I don't have any paperwork. In NJ a title is required to register and I don't have a title. I have family in CT where a bike older than 20 doesn't require a title to register. I would also consider the VT loophole. Does anybody have some suggestions as to what I should do? Thanks!
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  2. thederrick106

    thederrick106 gone-fishin

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    If NJ is anything like NY... Title-less pretty much means your screwed. A non titling state may be your only option. VT doesn't require titles for any motorcycle 300cc and under regardless of year, just need whatever the consider to be proof of ownership etc. Once you have whatever paperwork in your name you can then switch it over to your state. I just registered a Honda rebel using a VT transferable reg to over here in NY. The DMV just looked up the other states rules and I was good to go. I did do some research prior to buying a bike with transferable reg though, didn't want to be stuck with a title-less bike here in my Nazi-NY-DMV state.
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  3. ONE2NINE

    ONE2NINE Adventurer

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  4. dirtybike

    dirtybike Been here awhile

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    It had been possible to register a motorcycle without full paperwork in NYS years ago. Probably still is. I had used it on older dirt bikes (OHM registration).
    There was a year cutoff when bikes did not have titles.
    You may want to look into that in NJ. Search the website thoroughly. Many DMV workers will not be aware of the option and process - if anything like NYS, you may need to bring the write-up from the web.
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  5. dirtybike

    dirtybike Been here awhile

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    And I'm assuming that you have zero paperwork - no MSO or sales receipt.
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  6. Undercover Poe

    Undercover Poe Been here awhile

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    I've gone from buying a street legal Honda with no paperwork at all on Craigslist to "title in hand" and there is no doubt about it you can do too, even in New Jersey. Your first step is to do "the vermont thing". Get it plated in your name via us mail with your nj address. You will mail a reg form, bill of sale and a check to Vermont DMV and you will get a plate. Assuming your vin doesn't come up as a stolen bike. Let me know when you are ready for step 2 which is getting the title.


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  7. nk14zp

    nk14zp Been here awhile

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    Maine also doesn't require a tittle for a bike that old.
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  8. martinh

    martinh Been here awhile

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    Call trenton DMV you will probably have to go down there tell them your story and give Vin number. They will check to make sure it is not stolen and you should be able to a new title. It might take a few weeks for theme to investigate the Vin number.
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