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There is a bike that was left in impound for over 71 days so the wrecker service made the claim on it and "owns" it now. If the price is right woud this be worth it to buy or is it a hassle to get the title in my name? Guy who originally owned it went to jail and never picked it up after impound. Race bike 2001 gsxr600 with 11.4 k miles. would need new front fairing to make street legal (for headlight). Seller says they would transfer a reciept to me but it sounds like a headache.
 

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I don't know if this is the same in Texas, but in Florida they file a mechanics lien on it and get the title before they sell
 

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Seller also said it was never titled, that it was a track bike. The tax office would charge me $30 for a receipt of ownership. I guess I will call DMV and see what they say, I have purchased a car out of a state that did not keep titles for cars older than 79 and it was a royal pita. The bike is in Texas.
 

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I too live in texas and guy at work bought a theft recovery bike with out a title. He has to get it inspected first, then apply for a bonded title. From my understanding not terribly hard just more steps and fees then normal.
 

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the bike is only worth what, 2500 with the damage as is? Probably not worth the hassle unless they are almost giving it to you.
 

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Did you see the gl add? it's a "trackbike". Can't find the ad now but it looked good for a trackbike.
 

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Title specialist finally called me back, 24 hours aka 8 days later, said if it had never been titled in Texas then is was "very complicated" to get a title. I bought a bike with a title instead.
 

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dont need ttitle. Get bike dirk cheap . about 300 that aint. Still have my no tittle bike n my house 375$ 4 yeats ago still go tit
 
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