My question involves personal property located in the State of: texas I'm in Galveston County
i sold my 2002 yamaha vstar 650 (approx value $2300) to an ex co-worker who i trusted back in march 2011. he agreed to make monthly payments of 100 bucks, well he since moved to south padre island in / around june. And he also quit our company to help his mom with her rental properties. He's around 25-26 years old. He hasn't paid for almost 3 months, it'll be 3 months at the end of this month. He won't answer my calls only answers through text messages, he promised to make the two months of late payments last friday. I've just about had enough of this. I'm inclinded to take a trailer down to where he lives and just pick up my bike but it would cost me around 300 bucks in gas and food to and from.
We are just going by good faith in the payments, no paperwork was made up or signed by either one of us. What are my rights now? Can i legally go down there and pick it up on his property? Can I file some sort of stolen property or unpaid property thing with the cops?
Edit: We agreed on a sale price of $2000 and he's paid 700 so far. Should be $1000 if the payments were on time.