Since this my favorite place in the ether-world, I finally signed up. If anyone can help me with this problem, it will be a TT member. I live in Iowa and dreamed of owning the ultimate do-it-all bike for chasing my young motocrossing sons, occassional racing (motocross, hare scrambles, enduros) against other 'old guys', and pleasure riding in general. It HAD to be street legal to be practical enough to justify the expense for me. I found my dream-bike over a year ago. A retired gentleman in a nearby town had inquired of the state DOT if he could make a WR400 street legal if he purchased one. "Certainly. Here is a written list of our requirements. Once you have met them, call our office and we will send an officer to inspect the vehicle." He purchased a brand-new '99 WR400 and a Baja Designs dual sport kit and had it professionally installed. The DOT inspection officer was most impressed with the results and happily issued an official State of Iowa Title for Reconstructed Vehicle, Iowa VIN number, and license plate. Gone forever were the factory serial number, MSO, and the Yamaha WR400 (it was now a reconstructed vehicle just like building a custom Harley from scratch, according to the state.) After only 406 street miles, his health forced him to sell the bike. Enter yours truly. I sold 3 other bikes and a Cummins diesel engine to purchase my dream bike (my very reasonable wife, who is reading this over my shoulder, doesn't care what new toys I get as long as I don't spend ANY money unless it comes from selling other toys). I transfered the title to my name (still in Iowa), purchased the required insurance, and became the happiest rider in Iowa for more than a year. Four days ago, out of a clear-blue-almost-riding-season sky, I arrived home from work to find a phone message from a DOT official whom I have never met regarding the bike he has never seen, has never received a complaint about, and which has never even been pulled over for ANY infraction, and indeed still EXCEEDS all DOT safety requirements. He informed me that the DOT made a mistake more than 2 years earlier (he didn't say what mistake) and that I would soon receive paperwork demanding the surrender of my title, registration, and license plate. Have a nice day, the govt is here to help... This would leave me with a DOT inspected and certified bike for which I paid thousands of dollars BECAUSE it was, that couldn't even be ridden on State off-road areas or sold with documentation since it would no longer exist on paper. Both the original owner and I have done nothing BUT comply with the DOT rules, yet they expect me to eat a loss equivilent to 25% of my annual income not to mention trying to replace the recreational joy of my life for no reason. I drive a truck for a living. From the moment I get in it, I am no longer a citizen protected from unreasonable search and siezure, self-incrimmination, or anything else simply because I'm in a commercial vehicle. Who are these jackbooted stormtroopers the founding fathers must have had in mind when they wrote the 2nd amendment? My sworn and hated enemy: the DOT. Since I have such a wonderful and mutual repoir with these folks, I have hired an attorney to fight this. Unlike the DOT, however, my funds are limited, and like it or not, justice must be bought and paid for in this country or at least this state. Rather than work myself into a postal rage, I need to focus on alternatives like getting the bike registered in another state. Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated.