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recent changes to the bad here at the Ct DMV have pretty much put the screws to me.
i have several brit bikes with no titles. old stuff that has been around forever . owners of
any possible record long dead.
one bike i suppose i could try and finish and go the vermont route or even home built in Ct.
but the others really have become white elephants in a way.
i am not going to build most of these at 71yo.
i am not really into parting out bikes . just to get stuck with piles of left over junk and useless frames.
but i need to get on the ball and do something.

any thoughts out there?

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Hi Keith--- FYI VT stopped the requirement for physical inspection due to Covid.
I did a couple with them and they went through smoothly with no inspection required.
Not sure if they have reinstated it but worth a look at their requirements.
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No inspection when I registered my BB32R flat tracker in VT back in 2014... Hope it hasnt gotten any harder since then. I have a lot of projects with no title... Ive been holding off due to paying the tax but I need to do it soon in case it gets harder for some reason.


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No inspection doesn’t solve the problem of no title. Maryland doesn’t inspect classic vehicles, but you do need a clean title…

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NH has gotten stickey about it as well. Not as easy as it used to be. I suspect new federal "guidlines" but that's just my paranoia showing through


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Thanks for the comments.
Vt does need a vin check , which here in Ct on an old bike has to be done at the DMV and includes inspection . Idk if I can get my latest complete by the time Vt changes their laws .
If I have to take it to Vermont inspection station I guess I will have to .

But that doesn’t address the other bikes I have.
What are any of you guys doing with your old heaps?

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Originally Posted by rustydusty
No inspection doesn’t solve the problem of no title. Maryland doesn’t inspect classic vehicles, but you do need a clean title…
ALMOST all states accept LEGAL VT registrations in your name, to transfer to your state.

I wouldn't count on NC, can't recall any others mentioned, but you can read thru this thread and see if anyone reported their state not accepting them... https://www.britbike.com/forums/ubb...-a-legal-vermont-registration#Post734627


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Originally Posted by hacksaw
Thanks for the comments.
Vt does need a vin check ,

All you have to do is go to a state safety inspection station and have them visually inspect and verify the SERIAL NUMBER ONLY. There is a downloadable form on the VT website for the inspector to fill in and sign.

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Originally Posted by Rocketman71
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No inspection doesn’t solve the problem of no title. Maryland doesn’t inspect classic vehicles, but you do need a clean title…

Does that mean you can't purchase and title a vehicle from a state that never issued titles in earlier eras? Maine comes to mind. I bought a 1962 motorcycle from there and Maine didn't issue titles then and never required post regulation titling of old vehicles. I bought that bike around 2014 and had no problem titling it in Virginia.

I also sold a bike to a guy who came from Georgia I think. Could have been Alabama. He actually told me he didn't need the title because it wasn't required for a vehicle that old. It was a 1968 Atlas. I said, no, take the title anyway. He did. That was around 2005.
Several states do not issue titles for bikes over 25 years old. Just road registration showing ownership.

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I guess Tennessee is pretty lax compared to some other states. I bought my T120V in Georgia with nothing but a bill of sale. BOS must be notarized though. No inspection, they just required pictures of the engine and frame numbers and one of the whole bike.
However, I highly doubt that they would title anything for a non resident of the state. They also require a state ID with an address within the county where the application for title is made. DMV is where you get your license, County Clerk handles title and registration.

When I worked at a shop in Murfreesboro we built a lot of Triumph based choppers. We had a friend in Alabama. All Alabama wanted for a 'constructed' title was a good frame number and a local address. Unless the number came back as stolen you got your title.


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david- vermont gets a lot of vacation property people.

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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
Originally Posted by hacksaw
Thanks for the comments.
Vt does need a vin check ,

All you have to do is go to a state safety inspection station and have them visually inspect and verify the SERIAL NUMBER ONLY. There is a downloadable form on the VT website for the inspector to fill in and sign.

the problem for me is getting the inspection.

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Originally Posted by hacksaw
the problem for me is getting the inspection.

How/why is that a problem?


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in ct all motorcycles older than 1980 have to go to an actual dmv inspection lane for a vin check and have to go thru inspection first. meaning its also has to come off the trailer

and since i dont have paperwork for it, i have to go to the main dmv to get assigned numbers or whatever.
i used to just go with a bill of sale for a vin check and register the bikes. no more.

i am maybe 2 hours from VT state line. so it looks like i will have to bring the bike to vermont. so i guess i better finish this bike. or just sell everything for whatever can get. too bad. what a needless waste.

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Originally Posted by hacksaw
so i guess i better finish this bike. or just sell everything for whatever can get

If it comes down to that, please remember to let me know.


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sure i will do. give me a couple of months .

to clarify, titles not needed for old stuff in Ct if you have a CURRENT registration . lol.
there is a provision for affidavit of ownership in the case of home builds.
i have a general BOS and probate cert for a bunch of stuff i bought. the frames themselves are not listed individually.
so its a crap shoot

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can one get a vin check in vt if the bike is not running?
i can put the head on the motor and a rear wheel. lol.

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Originally Posted by hacksaw
can one get a vin check in vt if the bike is not running?


Yes, whenever I have had a VIN check done, they just want to see the frame numbers and that's it. Nobody has ever asked if it runs. If you have a Police Officer do it, they will call the VIN in, and if they aren't on the stolen list, they sign off on the form and go about their business. Easy Peasy.


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