I’ve sold my bike. What do I need to do next?

Congratulations! You’ve sold your bike but what next? We’ve created a handy checklist to help you get everything in order before your bike changes hands. 


Make sure your transfer paperwork is in order 

Vehicle Transfer, Change of Ownership or Notice of Disposal’ forms need to be completed (signed by both the buyer and seller) when a bike is sold.  We also recommend you call your state road authority and notify them that the bike has been sold. In some states, the responsibility lies with the seller to prepare and submit the transfer papers, while in others, it’s up to the buyer.  Either way, it’s important that the seller keeps a copy of the form as a record of transfer and date of sale. 


Prepare a receipt of sale 

While this document is not legally binding, it’s a good way of keeping a record of the sale and all relevant details. Print or email the receipt of sale document, you will find this available on your state's department of transport website.


Notify your insurance and roadside assistance providers 

Remember to call your insurance and roadside assistance companies and notify them of the sale of the bike as well as any new purchase to ensure you stay protected on the road. 


Transfer your tollway pass

Before getting jumping on your new bike, make sure your tollway account/pass has been transferred across. 


Remove your ad from bikesales

Finally, once the sale is complete don’t forget to remove your ad from bikesales. You can find out more information on how to do this in your bikesales account. 



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