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 Post subject: Checking VIN number on a bike.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:42 pm 
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Looking at a street bike that is friend of a friend's. She does not have the title right now but thinks she can get it. My question is there any website that I can run the VIN to make sure it is not stolen? I don't think it is but I just want to make sure.

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Just call the local Police Department they usually do it no problem. Also I think I speak for everyone here if it is stolen TELL THE POLICE WHERE IT IS!!!!!

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The rule is "no title -no sale". Without a title, the bike is only lousy lawn furniture. Please do not let your friend give any money to someone without a title on thier bike. It does not mean that it is stolen,
but it does mean that the bike cannot be legally transfered in to thier name. Good luck.

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Send me the vin#, I will run it for you and tell you if it is stolen and if it has a lean on it. I can also tell you if it was in a wreck. (If it was reported)

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Every motor vehicle sold in Georgia has a MSO (manufacturers Statement of Origin). They are easily replaced so not foolproof in proving ownership.

Except for KTM. Bought mine, rode it, then private seller, who is a personal friend, could not locate MSO. Selling dealer was not cooperative with replacement MSO and eventually went belly up. Bottom line is out of luck. Not a problem, unless I want a tag for enduros or to make future buyer comfy.

Definitely do not exchange funds until MSO or title is in hand!

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KTM corporate is not as nice, according to one of our very helpfull dealers. One of the snafus is only the selling dealer can apply for replacement MSO. We really do have some super dealers but it seems even they are limited. If I am wrong maybe one of them will PM me and start the ball rolling.

I did get a replacement MSO for my old CR . . . then got a tag!

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yz 2smoke wrote:
Send me the vin#, I will run it for you and tell you if it is stolen and if it has a lean on it. I can also tell you if it was in a wreck. (If it was reported)


Thanks guys for the info. yz 2smoke I will send you the vin# next week. I will be on the road until the 6th.

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Just a note on the tagging a bike with no title..IF its old enough...20-25 years...not sure which...you can get by with a notorized bill of sale and a Certification of Inspection form from the DMV which you take to the local duly constituted georgia city.county or state law enforcement officer or county tag agent ( good luck gettin them to go outside to look at the vehhicle) and have them confirm and run the VIN. They then sign off on the form and you take it and the bill of sale to the tag office and register the bike..Im pretty sure at that point you can apply for a title for it. I had this situation tagging a '71 Triumph I recently acquired.
However with newer bikes as Ken said , without a title its pretty much a useless lawn ornament or a good source for spare parts. It seems Ive heard of getting "junk" or "salvage " titles but not sure on who you need to know or what hoops you have to jump through to get that done. If in doubt check with the tag office before you hand over any $$ and they can tell you if you have a prayer of registering your newly found "bargain" . Good luck.. :D

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Pre 87 no title needed.

Rule is 20+ years old requires no title. Here's your chance to ride that old YZ/Rm 465 or CR480 or IT490 or YZ490- on the street, assuming you can wire up lighting. :D

If you need a VIN # checked without bike present , it can be done...

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Sorry it took so long to reply back, I just bought a ski boat so I was at the lake all last week.



The bike does not look like it is stolen.


The bike was bought new on 09-21-00

Owner of the bike.....Kathleen W.

Number of leans = 1 TRANSAMERICA RETAIL FINANCIAL (She will not be able to get the title for the bike until the lean is paid) (FYI a lean is only good for 10 years)

It looks like the bike has not been tagged sense 2001 so if you do buy the bike and get the title you may have to pay her back taxes on it. Tag expired on 06-15-01.

I can PM you the title number if you need it.

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Joe Reitman wrote:
Pre 87 no title needed.

Rule is 20+ years old requires no title. Here's your chance to ride that old YZ/Rm 465 or CR480 or IT490 or YZ490- on the street, assuming you can wire up lighting. :D

If you need a VIN # checked without bike present , it can be done...


No title is needed for 1985 and below! 86 and 87 most definatly need one.

There is NOT a 20 year old rule in Georgia. Every vehicle in GA was issued a title starting 1986 and for older vehicles it's 20 buck to get a titled issued but not needed! You will not get a title for a bike based on age just year of production.

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Thanks for the info YZ 2Smoke. That is the same thing she told me.

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