The bikes and cars that I have bought from the states have all had clean titles. A clean title is a requirement for exporting. On the title document there is an area that lists any lienholders. My assumption is that if there are any liens they will be listed there and once the vehicle is free and clear another title is issued with this area blank.
Have the seller photocopy both sides the title and fax it to you to make sure the title is clear. You will need to fax this clear title (using the appropriate fax number) to the US customs at the border crossing that your are exporting the bike from.
make sure you get a copy of front and back of title because I believe any liens are listed on the back.
pm if you want to get a cheap (less than $2) car-fax (autocheck) type report. it may or may not show you everything, but when I searched my bike, it showed the original registration, and reported subsequent sales and mileage accurately (at least coincided with the seller's story).
Thanks for the help. At the moment the seller is having difficulty securing the Recall Printout from his dealer "The service department at my local dealer told me they cannot provide me with a copy of this report. He didn't know why but simply said they're prohibited?"
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