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My GF bought a bike with no green book

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My gf is in one of islands in Thailand and staying there for a while and bought a cheap bike with no green book. The deed has been done already. My question now - if the bike happens to be stolen and police stops her and check the registration , can she get into some kind of troubles besides a fine and the bike being taken from her ?  We don’t care so much about the money as it was a cheap bike, but I don’t want her to get into some kind of troubles driving a stolen scooter.

Thanks In advance for any help 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Kwasaki said:

Is it stolen? 

I really hope it’s not ,  owner told her he just lost the green book, but I guess buying one without a green book You always Run the risk 

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7 minutes ago, Jonathan99 said:

I don’t want her to get into some kind of troubles driving a stolen scooter.

Buy her one with a green book that is fully legal..you might take a chance and ask at the Local police station if they can check if the bike is stolen or at the Department of Land transportation..its still risky  best to never buy a bike without a green book unless its never ever going to be on the public roads again.

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Just now, Peterw42 said:

police wouldn't be asking to see the green book or proof of ownership etc.

Well they do ask to see  at least a copy of green book in some places  like Pattaya.

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Does that mean you paid for it ?

 

10/1 it's stolen.

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3 minutes ago, johng said:

Well they do ask to see  at least a copy of green book in some places  like Pattaya.

Yes, thats right, technically you are supposed to carry a copy but usually not something police ask for, unless its looking for donations in expat areas. Most of the time a license and current tax sticker is enough for a checkpoint.

Even if the OPs GF had the green book/copy, it doesn't constitute ownership. If her name isn't in the greenbook, she still doesn't own it

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16 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

So long as the tax sticker is paid up to date

Which you can't renew without green book. So she might get fined for driving an un-taxed bike.

If she gets into an accident then insurance doesn't cover either.

 

If the bike is stolen she might have some explaining/proving to do with the police as well. I hope she has at least some proof of purchase with the ID card of the previous "owner".

 

The story about green book lost is always fishy. Not a huge hassle to get a new one from the DLT if one really wanted.

 

I'd never ever purchase a bike or car without book. Immediate red flag.

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12 minutes ago, johng said:

Well they do ask to see  at least a copy of green book in some places  like Pattaya.

If it's legal like the person she bought off she can get a new book from DLT,  don't see why all the gloom and doom, she is on an island.  

Copy of house book of bike owner, copy of I'D card, recept of of payment and off to DLT. 

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2 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

she can get a new book from DLT, 

Yes but if its so easy ..why did the seller not get a new green book themself and so be able to ask more money for the bike ?

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2 minutes ago, eisfeld said:

Which you can't renew without green book. So she might get fined for driving an un-taxed bike.

If she gets into an accident then insurance doesn't cover either.

 

If the bike is stolen she might have some explaining/proving to do with the police as well. I hope she has at least some proof of purchase with the ID card of the previous "owner".

 

The story about green book lost is always fishy. Not a huge hassle to get a new one from the DLT if one really wanted.

 

I'd never ever purchase a bike or car without book. Immediate red flag.

OP's g/f can tax & insure if she gets paperwork from the previous owner. 

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20 minutes ago, johng said:

Well they do ask to see  at least a copy of green book in some places  like Pattaya.

Lived here for 5 years been stopped probably 50 times not once asked for a green book.

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