? Re: TN Certificate of Title

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by PineyMountainRacing, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    I think this would be the way to do it......they aren't paying enough attention to realize.
    Does anyone know about how any of this works in SC?
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  2. lgajohnymac

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    I know in one case I bought an out of state (NY title), and had to get an inspection from a DMV inspector. Not the safety inspection. And it had to be done in a year. In another case (from TN) it only needed the safety inspection within a year. I sold that bike to another out of state (SC) guy about a year later. No issues.

    I still have the bike I need to get a DMV (theft) inspector to look at, DMV sent me a reminder I hadn't done it yet. Gave me another six months to get it done. It may be the age, this one is a 76. But its a PITA to get that inspection done. Be sure you don't need this type if you go through NC.
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  3. Rufjeep

    Rufjeep Been here awhile

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    It may be that you can slip through in rural counties, but I know that the TN database that the ability to flag bikes based on the codes in the VIN (i.e., if your bike said "off road use only" on the title, the VIN will issue a flag). I attempted to tag a DRZe, and after jumping through a bunch of hoops and actually getting a tag, I got a letter from the Hamilton Country clerk informing me that my registration would not be renewable.

    Euro bikes (KTM's and Beta's) are no problem because they don't have the dreaded "Off road use only" on the MSO. They can be titled. As far as I know, you can still bring a tagged bike in from out of state, too. Of course, knowing that TN can flag based on the VIN, you have to wonder if they will every begin auditing currently registered vehicles. If that happens, it will bring a wheelbarrow load of suck to allot of folks.
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  4. motocopter

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    Just an update. It is a no-go for plating my WR. My 1999 title had been purged from the system, and the clerk went to her supervisor. They tried and tried to figure out what kind of motorcycle it is. I was asked if it was a "special" motorcycle. "No, it's just a motorcycle." In the end, they told me to contact the state and provided a phone number. I'm not going to pursue it anymore.




    Happy Thanksgiving to you guys.
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  5. motocopter

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    ttt.

    Anyone with some recent registration experiences to share? Sold my WR about a year and a half ago, and now with the new '16 WR450F I sure would like to have one that is street legal.
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  6. crjanow

    crjanow n00b

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    My buddy took a title for a 2009 WR250f to the Monroe County DMV and got a tag no questions asked. I'm really wanting to get one myself but worried I wont be as lucky. Hate to be stuck with a dirt bike when I want a dual sport. Also his WR has no conversion parts whatsoever, its still a dirt bike.
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  7. motocopter

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    KNow exactly how you feel on the topic. It's a gamble. I need to go talk with the dealer's registration rep.
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  8. DUSTSTROM

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    Do you know if it was an ORV title?
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  9. motocopter

    motocopter Searching...

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    My TN titles for truck, car, and bikes are all the same. What is in the "Body Type" block makes or breaks the deal.
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  10. msteward

    msteward Been here awhile

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    I just looked at my titles and the one for my xr600r has a "T" for type and my xr250r has "MC". I am going to see if I can get the 250 tagged this coming week and will give you an update.
    With the 600 I just walked in asked for tags and they gave me one, in exchange for my money of course.
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  11. crjanow

    crjanow n00b

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    As far as I know it was just a standard TN title.
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  12. msteward

    msteward Been here awhile

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    Well went in today to get my truck tags renewed and get tags for the 2003 xr250r. Everything went smooth, the only question she asked me about the bike was is it mostly red. Then took my money and gave me a plate.
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  13. DUSTSTROM

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    You got to love TN!
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