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Hello all,

I just recently bought a 1999 Rebel from out of state ( I reside in Texas) and i need to transfer the title and get the bike inspected. Heres my question. I believe i have to get it inspected before i can register it. The bike has no plates, so im worried i will get pulled over on my way to the inspection shop. Is there any leway in the law to allow for that? I have insurance for the bike.

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Jubal
 

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Call the tag agency to find out what the laws are. I could be wrong but I think you can get the title transferred before it's inspected because I don't believe it can pass inspection without a tag.
 

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You don't need to have the bike with you to register it. You need title, proof of insurance, and your license. Once you have that, you get your tag. Then you have it inspected and get the sticker. Whether you can get a ticket while riding to get that is up to the cop, but that's the sort of ticket you usually only get as a parting gift after being stopped for something else. Unless your bike has some feature that draws attention, like blue lights or 48" ape hangers, I wouldn't expect it.
 

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I'm not sure how Texas does it but here the vehicles VIN has to be verified by the tag agent to get an out of state title transferred so the vehicle has to be present.
 

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This is what Texas DMV says for motorcycle. Just took a quick look.
To register your motorcycle, you will need the following:

Proof of ownership
A safety inspection certificate obtained at an official inspection station
Proof of your identity
Proof of insurance
 

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I just bought a rebel 250cc I m from Philadelphia and I m not sure if I even need insurance or a bike license people keep given me different answers on the question I ask i need to know if I can ride it if I just register it I have the title the person I got it from said I don't need to have a bike license is this true i have dirt bikes a they don't need to be licensed whats the biggest a bike needs to be for it to be street legal?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Some states allow bikes of 50cc or less on streets without a license, but I'm not aware of any that do it for larger displacement bikes. Contact your state department of motor vehicles to get accurate information. Suggest you take a basic rider course to help you get started on street riding. While many of the off road motorcycling skills are transferable to the street, trees, rocks and other obstacles don't move, unlike what you will encounter on the street.
 

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I just bought a rebel 250cc I m from Philadelphia and I m not sure if I even need insurance or a bike license people keep given me different answers on the question I ask i need to know if I can ride it if I just register it I have the title the person I got it from said I don't need to have a bike license is this true i have dirt bikes a they don't need to be licensed whats the biggest a bike needs to be for it to be street legal?
Not true - you need a motorcycle endorsement on your drivers license. You will need insurance and have to go through the safety class to get a permit before you get your full license.
  • CLASS C (minimum age 16): A Class C driver's license will be issued to persons 16 years of age or older, who have demonstrated their qualifications to operate any vehicles, except those requiring a Class M qualification, and who do not meet the definitions of Class A or Class B. Any firefighter or member of a rescue or emergency squad who is the holder of a Class C driver's license and who has a certificate of authorization from a fire chief or head of the rescue or emergency squad will be authorized to operate any fire or emergency vehicle registered to that fire department, rescue or emergency squad or municipality(emergency use only). The holder of a Class C license is authorized to drive a motor-driven cycle with an automatic transmission and cylinder capacity of 50 CCs or less, a 3-wheeled motorcycle with an enclosed cab or an autocycle.
 
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