Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:10 pm

.......for an untitled out of state vehicle -- car or motorcycle? If so, how many hoops did they make you jump through backwards?

I've got an old on-off bike I bought in New Hamster :P & they don't require titles for anything over 15 yrs. old. I'm wondering how the hell this is going to work since I bought the bike 10 yrs. ago, & just decided to start rebuilding it & make it street legal again.....& I have no memory of who the person was ...... or even the town I bought it from. That was many many beers ago! :drunk: I do have the old NH plate that expired in '96.

I'm wondering if I have a lost cause on my hands........
SMITTY
 
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:24 pm

You may have to go through 'New Hampster' (NHDMV) and then back to the "Great Mass-hole". Ask nicely, only took me 2 1/2 years back in 2004. :mad: Just to sell the damned thing...... We don't write the laws, just comply with them.....Rough on the blood pressure if you take it personally. Why don't you just have a cold one and call it a day. :idea:
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:26 pm

Memory is only the first thing to go.........Get a pad and paper; start making notes so we can follow your journey..........
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:29 pm

I hear bribing city officials is quite popular these days.
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:38 pm

Smitty, look around for mic's and hidden camera's too!!!!!!!
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:40 pm

:funny: toothy :clap:

I'm starting to think that might be the way to go. It's an '84 Honda XL350R -- parts are selling like crazy on Ebay for big $$$. I've got so much time into it with the 1mm over bore, new valve seals, gaskets, new seat cover with custom stenciled "XL" on it, plus all the replacement & lubing of the cables, levers, folding footpegs, etc., rebuilt front forks, flushed brake fluid & disassembled & cleaned caliper, chain/sprockets, wheel bearings & dust seals, etc.etc! :shock: It would be sad to not be able to rip down the road on it ... legally! :D
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Some PALM GREASING may be in order...... :lol:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: japar On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:14 pm

If you try to register it Ma don't tell them you bought it 10 years ago there will be penalties. I friend just registerd an old Mustang that cost him over $500 in penalties.If you can get the previous owners name make a current bill of sale and try to apply for title only. You also can try a title service like International Title Service in Las Vegas I think . They can provide everything you need. Thats how lots of people register old cars with no titles
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: kootch88 On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:06 am

You could also register in maine where we have no titles that age and then later register in ma. Long way around, but wold avoid penalties.
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: djackman On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:53 am

Depends on the age and type of vehicle.

http://www.its-titles.com/

I've used them myself (and many friends), not the fastest but they get it done. 2 bikes, 2 cars, and a boat all worked out fine thru ITS.
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:32 am

Thanks for the info, everyone. 8-)

I think I'll try ITS ..... seems like the easiest way around this. Not sure how it will work in this state though...... This place has it's own quirky laws........almost like a different country here! :lol:
Years ago, you used to be able to register a bike in VT online, get all the stuff sent to you, then just register it in your state. Used to be able to get dirt-only machines street-legal nice & easy....until someone caught on.....

I have no way of knowing the previous owners name, unless I could somehow run the plate that I have. I don't think the cops can do that sort of thing with all the privacy issues......

We'll see what ITS can do...
SMITTY
 
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:40 am

I think I just found one of the MA quirks that may prevent this from working.......

In MA, you cannot get insurance for any motor vehicle without a title. When you go to the ins.co., they take the info on the title & fill out an RMV-1 form, which you bring to the RMV, pay your pile of fees, & they hand you a plate....& off you go -- all set.

ITS seems to require insurance FIRST...... Not sure how to get around that! Like I said, this is a quirky state! :mad:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:22 am

Have a friendly person in NH register it then 'sell' it to you with paperwork?
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Re: Anyone from MA ever try getting a title......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:21 pm

I definitely have more of a chance of finding a "FRIENDLY" person in NH than MASS! ;)

I bid on a frame with title, but the auction ended while I was at work!! Got sniped on that one! :mad: :mad:

Might be parting this one out.........we'll see! :|
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