This is bullshit he should still have a title, but not a clear title. He should have a title which states the lienholders name on it. If he doesn't have this then hes feeding you a story and the bikes actually stolen. But even if he shows you a title with his name on it he still can't sell you the bike without paying off the lien first.OK, apparantly the guy states the bike has a lien on it and has not been paid... Thus mo title. Isn't that considered some sort of theft???