Is there anyway or a source to locate a previous owner of a motorcycle you have bought? I bought a 99 GL1500SE with an Illinois title. When I got my new title (Arkansas) from the bank, after a small loan was paid off, it came back as "REBUILT." (I didn't do a search before I bought it and was told the bank did.) The bank had no explanation, other than "if their search had shown REBUILT, they would not of made the loan." Anyway...the Arkansas DMV said the Illinois title "transferred as REBUILT," however upon contacting the Illinois DMV, they told me "The title was a clean." The person I talked to did do a title search and said "the bike was titled REBUILT in Kentucky in 2004 and the seller (to the Illinois buyer), somehow had the title "washed" which by all definitions is illegal (fraud). I have had every piece of plastic off of the bike, (changing belts, servicing the drive shaft and differential) there is no... none...evidence of any type of damage. I contacted the Kentucky DMV and was told "they don't have a copy of the title," I didn't ask for a copy, just clarification of the status of the title. I sent them another post to clarify that. Waiting for a response. Going back to my question, there must be a way to find a previous owner. Could this all be the result of a clerical error? I've known about this for some time now and at that time I didn't have any desire to part with the bike. It is a really nice motorcycle, but life is starting to take a little turn and I may have to put it up for sale. No doubt the title will be an issue as in how much it is worth. Any suggestions or information would be appreciated.