i purchased a 1979 vespa piaggo grande last year that was not in running condition. it had no paperwork, but i ran the plates and it wasn't stolen (at least the plates weren't stolen). i just got it running and called up the DOL to register it and they basically told me i was fucked. without paperwork, i'm stuck in this 3 year (yes, 3 YEARS!) limbo period where i can't own the bike. i heard a rumor about some loophole about selling the bike over state lines which lets you avoid this hassle.. does anybody know about this?
thanks for your help..