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Hello Gang, New member here but I've enjoyed reading the forum for awhile. It's about the only one I've found that is up to date.



As the title says, How do I get a title for my latest GL? I live in NJ, the homeland of regulations for EVERYTHING.



I've had an '81 GL500 for about four months and really enjoyed it all season but the camchain is so bad I'm afraid to take it any distance now.

My friends and I do 150-300 miles in a good day when we ride together. I'm cautious of doing that now. I'd fix it but for the fact that it wasn't very well taken care of in the past and the frame has alot of rust throughout.



A couple weeks ago I bought an identical '81 GL500 with only 13k on the clock and a perfect frame. It was well serviced and cared for. Now I know what a 500 engine should sound like w/o all the fuss going on inside.



My dilema is this. I didn't get a title with the second bike and I'd truly like to get it titled somehow. Is there anyone on the board that has the means to do title work in another state and hook me up?



I'll do whatever is required, do frame number pencil rubbings, bill-O-sale, afidavits, pictures etc. I'll pay you cash for your time as well.



It hurts me to think I may have to part this bike out because some knucklehead didn't take care of his paperwork.



If you can help me get a title please let me know how to contact you and we'll talk about how to go about it.



Thanks for your time,



Dan RileyEmail me
 

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There are several states that will allow this: NH, Maine, CT, etc.
 

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The best way would be to look up on your state's DMV website how to get a title for a bike that doesn't have one.



Here in CO, it requires documenting an attempt to contact the last titled owner, filling out some paperwork, get the VIN verified, get the bike appraised, and purchase a bond for 2x the appraised amount. Not a horrible or expensive process..just takes some time.



Now the way with the smallest headache would be transfer all of the good stuff from the new untitled bike to the old titled frame, which is what I've seen a lot of people do on many kinds of bikes in situations like this.
 

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Michigan is a very easy state for it but I was there last week and won't be going back anytime soon.



If some michigan guys want to know how to do it I can tell them.
 

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Thanks guys.



Believe me, I know my state's laws (New Jersey) and there is NO way they will help/let you get a title unless it's already in your name and all you need is to replace one you've already had.



I'm hoping someone from an "easy" state can get this bike titled in their name and then sign it over to me so I can legally transfer it into my name on a NJ title.



As I said, I own the bike, it's not HOT or MIA. I'll pay all the expenses up front and then a bonus as a bounty to the person who helps me out.



What a shame to have to part it out. I'd have already transferred everything to the one I now have a title for but that one has a rusted frame and I remember reading on a forum that they are unsafe like that.



Thanks again guys, this is a great forum and I've learned alot obout these bikes from it.
 

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Thanks. I had Broadway Title in mind but they stopped doing New Jersey this year. I can't say that I blame them.



Where was this guy on ebay?
 

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I've just gone through a similar headache. Luckily for me the bike with the title was in good shape - er, if you don't count the blown engine. If you contact this guy and the price is under $150 give me a shout. He might get another customer.
 
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