Originally Posted by MeefZah
Ride it back with the PO's plates, and mail them to him later; or ride it back with a plate off your other - or your old - bike. You may be able to get a temp tag with a bill of sale in other states, but not in Ohio any more.
You don't have to get the title notarized unless that is a notarial state. Notarizing a title that doesn't require it may actually cause that title to be rejected. It's a fucked up process.
horribly, and it varies from title department to title department depending on what the workers at the title department actually know about the laws.
The last one I did was a Jeep from Illinois. Title wasn't notarized, just signed. I walked in with the Illinois title, my title inspection form, and walked out with an Ohio title.