Quick Answer: How Do You Sell A Motorcycle With A Lien?

Can you sell a motorcycle with a lien on it?

Sales of Vehicles with Liens

When you finance the purchase of a car or motorcycle, your lender holds on to the vehicle’s title until the loan is paid off.

When a third party holds your title, your motorcycle is said to have a lien on it.

This lien allows your lender to repossess your bike if you stop making payments.

What does a lien on a motorcycle mean?

If you had to borrow money to purchase your motorcycle, your vehicle has a lien attached to it. That lien serves as your financial institution’s way of reminding you that it owns your motorcycle until you pay off the loan. A lien release allows you to free yourself and your motorcycle from your creditor’s grip.

How do you sell something you still owe money on?

How to Sell a Car That You Owe Money On

  • Pay off the remaining debt – possibly with the sales proceeds from your buyer, and any extra funds that you bring to the table (if your car loan is upside-down).
  • Transfer title to the buyer in a way that is safe – and feels comfortable – for both you and the buyer.

Can you go to jail for selling a car with a lien?

It’s not illegal to sell a vehicle with a lien on it, as long as the sale allows you to pay off the loan and transfer the title to the new owner. Remember, if you still owe on a vehicle, the lender owns the car and, in most states, holds the title. Many states make it illegal to sell a vehicle without a title.

Can someone take over my motorcycle payments?

If you do not have a good enough credit score to finance a motorcycle through a bank, it is still possible to purchase a motorcycle through monthly payments by taking over the payments on a motorcycle that someone else has already financed. Draw up a legal contract that states the terms of the payment agreement.

What happens if I don’t pay my motorcycle loan?

If You Don’t Pay

If you stop paying on a loan, you eventually default on that loan. The result: You’ll owe more money as penalties, fees and interest charges build up on your account. Your credit scores will also fall. It may take several years to recover, but you can ​rebuild your credit.

How do I sell a motorcycle with a lien?

Agree on a sale price with a buyer and arrange a closing date for the sale transaction. If you have enough money to payoff the lien prior to selling the motorcycle, then pay it off. Ask the lender to sign the release of lien on the title or provide you with a release of lien document, if allowed in your state.

How do you check if a motorcycle has a lien?

You can check the status of the lien online at the DMV website. You must enter the VIN, model year and make of the vehicle to check the status of the lien.

How can I check my motorcycle title?

How to Search for a Motorcycle’s Title History

  1. Obtain the vehicle identification number (VIN) for the motorcycle. This number is clearly displayed on the title and on the motorcycle itself.
  2. Call your local police department or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and ask them to run a check on the title status of the motorcycle.
  3. Visit add123.com.