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Blank pink slip / No bill of sale
October 24, 2008 at 7:13 am #2291AnonymousGuest
Okay so I know this seems pretty stupid but this was my first purchased vehicle and I didn’t know what I was doing. The bike is from Nevada, it was sold to a second owner who brought it to California and eventually sold it to me. The pink slip was never filled out and completely BLANK!! The only receipt I have is the cashiers check receipt. What can I expect when I try to register the vehicle?
n00bOctober 24, 2008 at 12:57 pm #14240CandiceParticipant
Hmm, I can see why you might be a little nervous but don’t panic. What is the pink slip? Do you have a title or is that what is blank? Can you fill out the pink slip yourself and just go with it? Can you contact the person who sold you the bike and ask them for what you need? I am not sure what you need to register the vehicle but I would start with trying to get the proper ownership documents. Also, if you do not have a title, go on line to the DMV and find the form you will need to get the title and then you will know exactly what documents you need. Hopefully other people will have some more ideas.October 24, 2008 at 1:16 pm #14245Sangria7Participant
Man oh man. If the title is blank and not filled out, then there may have never been a documented transaction between original owner and the person who sold it to you. If there is no legal documentation of sale from that transaction at DMV, then the original owner can claim it back. Just pray its not a stolen bike.
You can email DMV as Candice suggested and have them pull the VIN of the bike and see who it is registered under. If its the not the person who sold it to you, then you may have some problems. They can also tell you who is the title holder (owner of bike).
Good luck.October 24, 2008 at 2:51 pm #14249bob250Participant
Get the guy you bought it from to sign the title over to you. Go to dmv. Pay your tax, get tag. New title will be mailed to you. Ride safe.October 24, 2008 at 4:00 pm #14250RobMParticipant
You better check the DMV website to see what needs to be done. One of the problems could be that the previous owner was unable to get the bike registered in CA because of the emissions requirements. I’ve read that it’s almost impossible to get a non-CA emmissions bike registered in CA. This was one of the issues that I had when trying to by my Ninja 250 used. I wanted to make sure that it was properly registered in CA. This limited my purchases to Craigslist and not Ebay items from out of state. Good luck.October 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm #14251PhilParticipant
I just went through the whole transaction …
please explain what you mean by “Blank” pink slip … did he hand you an empty pink paper or the pink slip with vin and everything on it?
Is it printed on “official” looking paper (kind of tax-return-check looking).
If it is indeed a real title (pink slip)
Check the current owner section and the Lean section and tell us what it says (not details .. just if something is there).
The way this is supposed to go is:
Current owner discloses all damages to the bike to you and checks a box in the back including the Odometer and signs it.
Then you sign it.
Now its yours!
Take the title to the DMV and together with a avidavit of sale (some dmv form) they will make you pay sales tax (in NY, not sure about other states)
If there is a Lean on the vehicle make sure you also get the lean realease from the previous owner or the financing company can technically take your bike if HE does not pay!
Take the lean release along to the dmv!
I knwo this is a lot of info, ask if you need more helpOctober 24, 2008 at 11:02 pm #14267AnonymousGuest
Not being a smart ass, just wanted to correct the spelling in case you need to look up what a lien is.
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