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might be picking up a bike and just wondering if there is anything i need to know or weird shit to watch out for. it's a 71, no title, but i heard that sometimes (possibly in different states) that they could tax the shit outta it when you re-new your registration. I beleive i don't need the title due to age, but the taxing the shit outta it scrares me...
just wondering if any local people might know some info....

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PBRmeASAP said:
might be picking up a bike and just wondering if there is anything i need to know or weird shit to watch out for. it's a 71, no title, but i heard that sometimes (possibly in different states) that they could tax the shit outta it when you re-new your registration. I beleive i don't need the title due to age, but the taxing the shit outta it scrares me...
just wondering if any local people might know some info....

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I am in the process of getting a title for my 71 Trump in Georgia as well. You do need a title to get it titled, despite the age. If you do not have a title, you can download a form from the GA DMV website that you will need to have filled out by a police office after he inspects the bike and runs the VIN. you can then have the bike registered and tagged, but no title.

I want a title so I am using Broadway Title and hopefully the wonderful folks at the DMV will go along with it.
 

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Pre 86 vehicles in Georgia are sold with bills of sale and are not titled. You can't get a title for them if they have a #99 starting the number sequence on the registration slip. My 79 Sportster license/registration/tax was around $20 for the entire year. My 77 Honda 750 was the same. The Sportster came from Alabama with a title...since it had a title, I had to request that GA issue me a title, this cost another $18. My Honda had only a bill of sale when I bought it. It has a #99 starting the registration number and can never be issued a GA title according to the DMV. Check www.georgia.com for title and registration information.
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Pre 86 vehicles in Georgia are sold with bills of sale and are not titled. You can't get a title for them if they have a #99 starting the number sequence on the registration slip. My 79 Sportster license/registration/tax was around $20 for the entire year. My 77 Honda 750 was the same. The Sportster came from Alabama with a title...since it had a title, I had to request that GA issue me a title, this cost another $18. My Honda had only a bill of sale when I bought it. It has a #99 starting the registration number and can never be issued a GA title according to the DMV. Check www.georgia.com for title and registration information.
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How long ago did you get the bike registered? I just went up there last week and was told to have a form filled out by the police, even if you have a Bill of Sale but no title, you have to get the formed signed and t he bike's vin verified. Not sure if it is a new thing, but that's how it is.
 

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I registered my 64 wagon a few weeks ago, i had a title, but they didn't want it, or ask for it, i just had the form filled out by the cocky police man, he questioned it due to having less VIN numbers than a late model car, couldn't find any history of it, eventhough it still had current minnesota plates on it, no hassel, just wondered if the same thing applied to bikes. also what's the #99 thing? is that something GA does?
 

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Interesting...the Honda has been registered for about 5 years with a bill of sale. A couple of years ago, I put the motor in an AMEN frame and used the bill of sale for the AMEN frame (it was a factory numbered frame made after 77) to register the bike as a 1979 AMEN motorcycle. Still no big issues. Insurance was tougher to get, but we have a business next to the local Geico agent and he was able to help me get it lowered.
I did the Harley about a month ago...but it had an out of state title so the situation was a little different. I still had to fight with the lady at the DMV to get me a GA title....she insisted that I didn't need one since the bike was pre 86. Check the web site...I am not a GA native and I found all the information I needed on the site. I have not had any problems. However, it sounds like they are sending you down the path of the "home built/new construction" or "replacement frame" registration, which does require an inspection and filling out some forms. I never mention "home built or new construction" to these folks....costs more to register and you do have to pay taxes. Plus your insurance will be much higher.
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This is all new within the past year or so.....the woman at the DMV had to call Atlanta to figure it out and she had been there for years. Just more bullshit redtape to fuck with.

Apehanger Hank said:
Interesting...the Honda has been registered for about 5 years with a bill of sale. A couple of years ago, I put the motor in an AMEN frame and used the bill of sale for the AMEN frame (it was a factory numbered frame made after 77) to register the bike as a 1979 AMEN motorcycle. Still no big issues. Insurance was tougher to get, but we have a business next to the local Geico agent and he was able to help me get it lowered.
I did the Harley about a month ago...but it had an out of state title so the situation was a little different. I still had to fight with the lady at the DMV to get me a GA title....she insisted that I didn't need one since the bike was pre 86. Check the web site...I am not a GA native and I found all the information I needed on the site. I have not had any problems. However, it sounds like they are sending you down the path of the "home built/new construction" or "replacement frame" registration, which does require an inspection and filling out some forms. I never mention "home built or new construction" to these folks....costs more to register and you do have to pay taxes. Plus your insurance will be much higher.
Hank
 
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