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"