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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by chris in va, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. chris in va

    chris in va

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    I see a lot of used bikes with "no title/no key". They're usually pretty cheap, a red flag in my book. Can someone explain what the deal is with these?
     
  2. happy seal

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    They're Hot!

    You could take a chance and file for a lost title through DMV but I wouldn't.

    Check VIN number on frame (next to triple mounts for forks) and on the engine. If it's scraped or unreadable it's a stolen bike.
     

  3. davew83

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  4. ChrisYZFR1

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    A lot of track only bikes are that way as well as a lot of stolen ones.
     
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    Ask for the VIN. Our local sheriff's dept. and the Hwy. Patrol will run a VIN for free (CarFax charges for this). HH
     
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    Ive bought a lot of old bikes that way and no they arent all stolen.
    Lots of folks lose titles or bikes are composite parts of original bikes, aka custom.
    Buy a 60 year old Triumph and see if it hasn't been retitled 3 or 4 times.
     
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    Not legal ones. If there is no title it means someone was screwed along the line.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree with this. I've lost many things in the past fifty years (hair, sanity, eyesight, empathy, etc.) but I've never, ever lost a vehicle title. HH