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Old 06-24-2009, 03:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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what I don't see??? what kind of nightmare would it be to get it certified as road worthy in your state/municipality? If you can't get it certified, you can't get plates for it, which means you can't legally drive it on any US roads.

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road worthy?

It's pretty easy to certify, as long as you have receipts for all the major components. It's 3 wheels, so is qualified as a motorcycle, not a car. So you may have to have a center headlight that is on continuously, 1 mirror on the left, turn signals and brake light. Some regions also require a kill switch. You can get your local requirements from the DMV.

They require receipts for all the major bits to make sure it is not made of stolen parts. Some builders will use the stamped tubing from the source bike and matching motor in the project so the can call it a "custom modified" whatever.

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Old 06-24-2009, 03:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's 3 wheels, so is qualified as a motorcycle, not a car.
ahhhh.... hahaha... ok, nevermind, that point wasn't crossing my mind
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I think insurance would be the bigger problem unless it's just listed as "custom motorcycle". I had enough trouble talking to an insurance clown about a Lamborghini Espada because he couldn't find data on it, never mind a scratch-built vehicle.
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what I don't see??? what kind of nightmare would it be to get it certified as road worthy in your state/municipality? If you can't get it certified, you can't get plates for it, which means you can't legally drive it on any US roads.
I've swapped plates from non-running cars before...
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I've swapped plates from non-running cars before...
haha... ya same here... especially when you have more than one of the same make/model, makes it super easy LOL
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Little bit of Bumpage here. I never heard back from the PM I sent Stephen, so I'm still on the hunt for some Vortex plan sheets.

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