Title Problem/Advice Needed - Page 2 - KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
its a 250r, 08+. its in pretty mint condition except a large scratch from the slide off the road, very low miles. the bike landed in some foliage and did not sustain major damage. the rider walked away from it and never came back for it. the cops did not want to take the time to pull the bike out, it was a bitch to do. it sat in the foliage for some time before being removed. problem is he does not not have a title to pass on ownership to me, its clearly his bike he has recovered it and stored it for years.
SuperSnake is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Intermediate Member
exalted512's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 3,845
Send a message via AIM to exalted512
how did the key come out? I'm assuming it was in there when it fell...

2009 ZX-6R (Track)--Akrapovic Evolution Full Exhaust, PC V, Auto Tune, Dyno Tuned, BMC Race Filter, Kleen Air Block Off Kit, Stomp Grips, GP Shift, Woodcraft Rear Sets, Sharkskinz Plastics

2009 650R (Street)--Stock
exalted512 is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Jr. Member
deeppowder's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana
Posts: 7
I recently purchased a mx race bike and the owner had no title. All I needed for the replacement title application was to have the bike inspected at the local police department to get the vin#. I then needed to fill out another forum that included a copy of the check (bill of sale). On this form was the previous owners contact information. This is all turned into the state and I am expecting to to see the title in the mail in eight weeks.

I need to get the title to get a sticker to ride in the national forest. Not sure if this will work for your situation but so far it appears tobe working for me. Good luck.


2008 KX250F
1978 KZ650
1976 KZ550
deeppowder is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 12:56 PM
Jr. Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
I agree with deeppowder, all you should need is the vin #, and either a police report saying its not stolen or something from the DMV or wherever you get it registered at and get a lost title. Should be fine from there.

Good luck!

Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
Lejack0311 is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 03:27 PM
sprorchid's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 684
as for the key, when I bought my house, the garage had a lock but no key. any good locksmith can fashion a key for you. $50. that way you don't have to get a new key cylinder or worry about going keyless.

If you want to ride it on the street, yeah, go the local PD and get it taken care of, but it's a track only bike, I wouldn't worry about it.
sprorchid is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:40 PM
Jr. Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Alvin, Tx
Posts: 5
I would do a vin search through the DMV. May be a lien holder. Would not spend a dime on it till then. Contact them, how ever the cal law reads. In Texas we send it certified mail. Keep all documentation. Send them a big bill stating that your services for retrieving it from the canyon, they will either pay the bill, or send you a title. Or make you apply for an abandon title. You have to show that you made an effort to contact lien holder. Do not offer any phone numbers when you mail them by certified mail. In Texas I believe it's a 90 day process.
Don't forget the storage charges per day.
Good luck!!!
rockin4m is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Intermediate Member
BP's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.
Posts: 3,609
That all sounds like a pain in the ass. I'd try to either sell it as a track bike sans title or part it out and take the money and buy a legit bike.

2005 Raw Ti ZX6R
Mods: Akrapovic Slip-on, Servo Buddy Servo Eliminator, PCIII, FSane 8000K HIDs, Clear Alternatives Front Flush Mounts, VFX Integrated Tail Light, APE Manual CCT
BP is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:02 PM
blink.'s Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 277
Originally Posted by exalted512 View Post
how did the key come out? I'm assuming it was in there when it fell...
Glad you asked, the story sounded fishy to me.

blink. is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
The key was simply not there. I think the rider took it i think. Going to run the vin and pray it doesn't come back stolen.
SuperSnake is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome