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I'll call the DMV or AAA, but thought I'd ask here in case anyone has had to deal with this. My friend is going to sell my a bike he's had in his garage for 10 years and I think he didn't file a certificate of non-operation. Does anyone know if the buyer(me) has to pay all 10 years of tags or does it somehow get classified as abandoned and stops accruing fees? Can I just claim it as abandoned maybe or no way out of it I imagine?
 

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That's confusing to me. Why would one accrue "fees"? It's registered or it's not for legal operation on the street. You should be able to buy it no problem, pay for sales tax, title and registration all it in your name for whatever your state charges for such changeovers. That's the way it works here in Florida anyway.

No idea regarding the Socialist Republic of California.
 

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That's confusing to me. Why would one accrue "fees"? It's registered or it's not for legal operation on the street. You should be able to buy it no problem, pay for sales tax, title and registration all it in your name for whatever your state charges for such changeovers. That's the way it works here in Florida anyway.

No idea regarding the Socialist Republic of California.
Yeah, it sucks here in CA. If someone doesn't operate their vehicle they need to pay to say it isn't operational and I believe pay every year to file non-operational. It isn't as much as tags would cost. My friend didn't file anything so year after year registration fees and late penalty fees would add up. I called the DMV here and they say everything drops off after 5 years of no activity so since it's been a decade there shouldn't be any fees. I'll call them with the VIN to double check. I would think most states also charge annual registration fees and penalties if they aren't paid, but not sure if they reset after 5 years like CA.
 

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I know my dad had to put a non-op tag on his 79 Trans am when he was restoring it.
 

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In Michigan the only time to have to pay for not registering your vehicle is if you get caught driving it while not registered.

But we also don't have to pay a recycle tax when we buy a new TV.
 

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Such a BS requirement. Hey, you have to pay us to drive your car on our roads.

Oh, and you also have to pay us to not drive it on our roads.

Get fucked whoever came up with that idea.
 

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Such a BS requirement. Hey, you have to pay us to drive your car on our roads.

Oh, and you also have to pay us to not drive it on our roads.

Get fucked whoever came up with that idea.
I know that's such b^%$ sh&^. Really?!! pay for not using the roads. You're presumed guilty unless you can pay to show you aren't driving it or then they automatically penalize you if you don't have tags and no insurance and it's just sitting in the garage!

I'm gonna okkupy my bike =P
 

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Don't tell them what you payed for it PERIOD!! I have bought and sold many bikes for $1.00........ YES THAT'S RIGHT $1.00! I just had my zx10r titled for $6.00 dollars because i bought it for $1.00 and i am not playing at all got it in front of me right now.

Slimy DMV'S wont get my money..... You don't have to play there game....Make them play yours "you just have to know the rules of the game"

Buying it for a dollar is better than receiving it as a gift because they will tax your gift with an "age based uniform fee"
 
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