CA registration woes - "suspense customer copy" ?

i picked up an old Peugeot this weekend.

It had plates, but the guy said he didn't have a title and that the guy HE got the bike from said it wouldn't need registration.

i went to the DMV, and they said it's currently registered, (duh, it's a lifetime registration) but they had to take a statement and send all the paper work to Sacramento because the plates are "specialized" ...

I'm gonna ride this bad ass ped until I hear back, but has anyone in CA had this experience?

I think that essentially the registration is suspended, until someone can verify that the previous registered owner knows? The moped was never reported stolen, but the guy who sold it to me is NOT on the registration.

They seemed confused, but everything confuses the DMV

Re: CA registration woes - "suspense customer copy" ?

theres a wiki entry by cheetah, avoid the dmv and send direct to sac.

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word - saw that post - followed it.

sadly the last line applies to me:

"There is still the matter of doing a transfer with lost registration card. I will research a little more and then add that scenario."

i guess when the dust settles i'll add to the wiki.....

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Russell Huddy /

If it’s already registered and you don’t know the registered owners name to get a bill of sale you’re kinda stuck. Technically it’s still his property

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weird right?

this may be why the previous owner putted around on it and never messed with title / registration / insurance

maybe Sacramento will contact old owner?

LOL they'll probably send me my money back and tell me nothing.

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Yes I had the same problem with one registration and it was crazy.

Bought a vespa Grande from the living brother of a dead owner.

The live brother said the bike was in the dead brothers name so I filed for transfer of registration with form 260 and forged the dead brothers name.

I also included DMV form 135 (bill of sale) It was another lovely forgery.

Three weeks later DMV sends a "suspense registration" in my name and tells me that I need a bill of sale from the guy the dead brother bought the bike from.

Seem the dead brother never put the bike in his name. The earlier reports from the live brother were all wrong.

But there is a silver lining to this black smoke. When the DMV told me they wanted a form 135 from the person the dead brother bought the bike from they included the name of this person.

I took this as a "wink wink" from DMV.

I filled out another form 135 forging the mystery persons name using especially black ink since I am going to hell anyhow.

Two week later I get a clean registration and plate.

I do remember that I did have to pay double fees throughout all this as the DMV said I had to buy plates as well as a transfer.

Try like hell to get the full name of the person that last registered the bike.

Lastly ALWAYS include inside all DMV envelopes a product sticker from the pile of stickers that Treats send. Trust me they appreciate that.

I picture a lonely office worker with a secret drawer full of Treatland sticker like a membership to a "Fight Club"

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thank you for this.

I will sure as shit send some sich garbage pail kids to Sacramento to save my forgerized ass.

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Francois Labat /

> cheetahchrome . Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Yes I had the same problem with one registration and it was crazy.

>

> Bought a vespa Grande from the living brother of a dead owner.

>

> The live brother said the bike was in the dead brothers name so I filed

> for transfer of registration with form 260 and forged the dead brothers

> name.

>

> I also included DMV form 135 (bill of sale) It was another lovely

> forgery.

>

> Three weeks later DMV sends a "suspense registration" in my name and

> tells me that I need a bill of sale from the guy the dead brother bought

> the bike from.

>

> Seem the dead brother never put the bike in his name. The earlier

> reports from the live brother were all wrong.

>

> But there is a silver lining to this black smoke. When the DMV told me

> they wanted a form 135 from the person the dead brother bought the bike

> from they included the name of this person.

>

> I took this as a "wink wink" from DMV.

>

> I filled out another form 135 forging the mystery persons name using

> especially black ink since I am going to hell anyhow.

>

> Two week later I get a clean registration and plate.

>

> I do remember that I did have to pay double fees throughout all this as

> the DMV said I had to buy plates as well as a transfer.

>

> Try like hell to get the full name of the person that last registered

> the bike.

>

> Lastly ALWAYS include inside all DMV envelopes a product sticker from

> the pile of stickers that Treats send. Trust me they appreciate that.

>

> I picture a lonely office worker with a secret drawer full of Treatland

> sticker like a membership to a "Fight Club"

Lmao!

I'll send one too for this moped. Good call.

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You can always add a zero as the first digit of the vin ;)

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Captain Janeway /

I had to bring a certified copy of my brother's death certificate saying I didn't know where his paperwork was. After a couple of tries I got my title. I know you're talking registration, but CA DMV can make your life just SO happy. Grrrr...

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I'm glad I live in Ohio.

I bought a Hobbit 2 weeks ago from a couple at their garage sale one county away. They bought the contents of a storage unit and both the Hobbit and a Honda Gyro were in the unit. The bikes came from Pennsylvania, and PA requires mopeds to be titled, whereas Ohio does not.

The sellers had the original title and did whatever one does with them and mailed it to me yesterday. I didn't see my name on it and it's not notorized.

I called my local BMV for advise. I was told to come fill out the usual form and have the year, make, model, and Vin number handy, which is all I've ever done, and I've bought mopeds from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.

I'm not even sure if Ohio checks if they are stolen.

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UPDATE.

holy shit

a CA DMV happy ending.

got a new plate and a owner ID tag in the mail.

that was shockingly easy

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Overpriced Parts /

> D dB Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> UPDATE.

>

> holy shit

>

> a CA DMV happy ending.

>

> got a new plate and a owner ID tag in the mail.

>

> that was shockingly easy

So happy for you!

Good deal!

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NICE!

What was the solve in the end?

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I don't even know what worked ... at the DMV they told me the moped was registered to someone else, so I should not ride it.

But I'm guessing the peeps in sac town called the registered owner and said that Tommy Wiseau sold it to me.

because voila I have plate and moped id card (which is the title)

I'm stoked.

now if the rest of the world could stop sucking......

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Hello, my name is Luis and I’m new to how this works. How can I find this post you’re talking about? I am dealing with a suspense registration with an old motorcycle right now and I’m trying to educate myself on it. Also, did the suspense registration papers you guys got have a code for the “suspense reasons”? Mine says “suspense reasons : 188 WOOSLEY. Hopefully someone got a similar one and had a happy ending!!

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Woosley is a CA Supreme Court case re: licensing/sales tax fees...probably somehow related to that. You’ll have to try to call dmv and get some answers.

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no groms no blasters /

motorcycle not same as moped

motorcycles have titles and renewing registration

mopeds just have an eternal form

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