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Buy with no title

Discussion in 'Canada' started by WPGxs650_brat, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. WPGxs650_brat

    WPGxs650_brat XS650 Enthusiast

    In Winnipeg,

    Stupid question (I know lol). I am looking at buying another 650 but the owner doesn't have the title. He told me he never bothered to register the bike. So I told him he needs to get the title from HIS P/O, then he can register it and sign it to me.

    With all that said, does anyone know of a loop-hole with MPI to work around this? YES I DID LOOK ONLINE/GOOGLE. The answer was (except in a death) you need the title!
  2. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    I can't speak to Manitoba, but did ask at an Ontario Ministry of Transport office on this issue. Was told it is possible but there are some hoops you have to jump through and a couple of different ways it can be accomplished. May involve a lawyer, and will require some legwork on your part, so price should reflect that.

    With the VIN they could advise which route I would have to take. I would suggest getting the VIN and going into a licensing office and checking with them personally.

    If PO won't give you the VIN , that tells you something.
    gggGary likes this.
  3. WPGxs650_brat

    WPGxs650_brat XS650 Enthusiast

    Good idea on the, no title to reflect the price of the bike! I will see if he can come through on the title!
    gggGary and robinc like this.
  4. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I have gone the affidavit route for several bikes in Ontario and so long as your paper is correct and you get the right clerk, it is a straight forward process.
    In Manitoba, your motor licence office will tell you all you have to know, if you get the right clerk. Try another office if the first try comes up blank.
    gggGary and robinc like this.
  5. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    3 quick questions. What year is it and does it run and ride? Is it a Special or Standard. Do you just need parts or are you looking to build this one? Without a title this is either a running parts bike or just a parts bike. The proper paperwork is sometimes worth more than the bike itself. Just sayn.:twocents:
    gggGary likes this.
  6. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Wisconsin has eased up on no title bikes, I have a bunch of them, 3-4??. Haven't tried the new process yet, but that time is coming. It requires paying for a title bond, round numbers in USA $100
    robinc and jradvantage like this.

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