Lost title in Illinois...

Chris /
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Currently I am talking to a guy who has a Honda Express to sell. So far it sounds to be a hell of a deal since he just had the thing entirely checked over and fixed by a Honda repair shop, but there is one small problem: there's no title. Now, I don't know about other states out there but in Illinois I cannot apply for a liscense, which I need to be able to legally ride this bike, nor can the seller legally sell me the bike without a title. I informed him of this problem and he said that he's ridden it a little without the title but he had recently aquired this from a woman who has just moved away, and we are both assuming that she had the title last. Thus far he has not been able to contact her but he has said that he will hold on to the Express until he can get the title. So, it leaves me to ask anyone who knows, what can I do? I am going to go to the DMV once I have a VIN number and ask them, but last time a problem like this came up the DMV told me that the moped I had was unregistered and that it would take a long time to be able to search for the previous owner. And after they locate the owner I was to get in touch with them and ask them to put in for a lost title, which would take about a month to go through. I don't know, this may be the process that I HAVE to go through, but I still have a feeling that there is an easier way. Does anyone know about the specifics regarding Illinois' laws and rules about titles and mopeds? I know that I need a title but I don't know if there might be a way I can just simply apply for a new title on the moped without having to go through all the trouble of contacting the previous owner. Also, if I were to contact the previous owner and they said that they won't put in for a lost title, what do I do then? Alright, I've ranted long enough, but, if anyone can, please post back as soon as possible if you have any info that can help speed up my purchase. The sooner I can get a moped the sooner I can join the army...

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Subject Written By Posted
  Lost title in Illinois...Topic by: Chris Chris 07/25/01 12:15PM
  Re: Lost title in Illinois...Re: Peggy Peggy 07/25/01 02:08PM
  Damn...Re: Chris Chris 07/25/01 02:28PM
  Re: Damn...Re: Peggy Peggy 07/25/01 03:00PM
  What will become of this...Re: Chris Chris 07/25/01 04:05PM
  FYIRe: Chris Chris 07/25/01 05:13PM
  maybe...Re: trex trex 07/26/01 09:33AM
  Re: maybe...Re: Bob Bob 07/26/01 11:30PM
  Re: maybe...Re: don-ohio don-ohio 07/27/01 10:51AM

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