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

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  1. VX Rider

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  2. DarkCecil

    DarkCecil n00b

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    FYI - I just contacted the Vermont DMV to see if this is still a thing. Here is their response:

    Original Message: I am a Rhode Island resident. I want to register a motorcycle, a 1990 Suzuki RMX-250. The VIN is JS1PJ11A3L210xxxx. Engine is smaller than 300cc. I do not have a title, and the bike was not manufactured with an odometer. All I have is a bill of sale. Can you walk me through the process of registering my motorcycle by mail?

    Vermont DMV: You will need to complete a registration application (attached) and submit to the DMV at 120 State Street Montpelier VT 05603 along with the bill of sale and a check or money order. The registration fee is $48 and the tax is 6% of either the purchase price or book value (whichever is higher). The book value for this bike is $680.

    :D:D:D
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  3. lonegunm4n

    lonegunm4n Been here awhile

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  4. wolfgang123

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    Does this work for a bike that are newer than 15 years and over 300cc?

    Looking at a original owner 2015 wr450f with no title (never issued when new bought in South Carolina) but need to find a way to plate it!

    Also does anyone have a bill of sale template they could provide? Does VT have any kind of special requests around the format and information on the bill of sale?
  5. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    Long shot, but...do you know the original selling dealer? If so...they might still have paperwork for it.
  6. Cyclepath

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    Hey
    hey duck, how current is that info. I live in wa. state. I was told by the dmv that if you buy a bike out of state you don't have to register for as long as you like. IE: you need to work on it for 6 months or something. If you buy the bike in wa. state and you live in wa. state you have 15 days to transfer it to your name.
    I had no idea of this when I bought a ct90 here in wa. state and did not register it for quite some time. When I did it cost me a shit pot full of money as they charge a fee on a per day basis.
  7. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile Supporter

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    Confirmation that this works! I bought an '03 with no title. Drove to VT to get the VIN verification (CT wouldn't do it). Sent in a bill-of-sale, application, and VIN check. Today I received a license plate! Apparently I'll receive my registration and current sticker in a few days.
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  8. T444E

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    Ok anyone tried with a cager that's over 15yo ?
  9. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile Supporter

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    There are a few examples with cars if you Google.

    Here's one:
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  10. T444E

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    I did some digging on the DMV site. Seems it has to be 25yo.
    Car I'm looking at is only 19.
  11. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    I called them for the same thing on a 1997 Suzuki RMX250. They told me it was not a street bike so they couldn't do anything.

    Can you PM me the contact you have?

    Thanks
  12. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    FYI: Rhode Island does not title anything older than 2000. You shouldn't need a title for a 1990 anything.
  13. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile Supporter

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    Received the sticker and registration. All legal now!

    plate.jpg
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  14. Gromman125

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    On the Vermont website says requirements: title can you please tell me exact forms you sent? Made a mistake on my title with whiteout and bill of sale:( CT being super lame about it and would like to try this vermont way.
  15. guywithchickens

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  16. Jeff@TheQuadShop

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    Did your sticker come separately from your plate? I just received my plate and a Vermont registration tax & title application paper but no sticker.
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    Yes, the sticker comes a week or two later.
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    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Great, thanks!
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  19. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile Supporter

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    Same thing for me
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  20. ddavidv

    ddavidv The reason we can't have nice things

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    I've been waiting nearly a month for either a plate or a rejection but have received nothing. :dunno