I have finally heard from my attorney regarding the Iowa DOT's effort to seize the title, registration, and license plate which THEY issued over 2 years ago for my bike which is officially a Y2K Reconstructed Vehicle under Iowa law and was built using parts from a '99 WR 400 donor bike and the aftermarket. Kinda like YOUR bike, huh? Please note that this was the determination of the Iowa DOT inspection officer who actually inspected the bike. You might regard it as a WR with a Baja Designs kit and other goodies, not the least of which is a bonafide IA plate. The letter from my attorney says the DOT claims to be doing this because 1)They HAVE THE POWER to do so. 2)Because THEY MADE A MISTAKE (2 owners ago). If you haven't read the original post, let me just say that I never would have purchased this bike had it not ALREADY been inspected, certified, titled and licensed. And by my very own state to boot!! I trusted their documentation enough to spend many thousands of dollars on a vehicle I could use anywhere. Legally. So all my money ($125/hr) for an attorney got me:' WE screwed up & you suffer' and 'because we CAN'. Maybe I'm unreasonable, but this just doesn't make me the least bit more understanding or cooperative. My subsequent phone call to my lawyer yielded the following very interesting bit of info: When asked what statute was being violated, the civil servant said "I don't, uh, exactly, uh, have it right here in front of me but, uh, uh it's federal. That's it. The feds are forcing us to do this. No state may license these vehicles." Well I can't afford the additional 6 to 20 hrs my attorney says would be required to prepare to represent me at the initial hearing, so I'm on my own. A 12.50/hr working man with kids can't afford $125/hr justice.('maybe' justice at that). Well, I'm neither stupid nor afraid of these a-holes and since chemotherapy IS a big part of my life these days, surrender is NOT! Yeah, I really need this stress right now, but we all got our demons to slay and to quote everybody's favorite American; Forrest Gump: " Sometimes there just aren't E-nuff rocks." YOU can send me a couple dumptruck loads of rocks by doing the following: I would like to ask every TT member who has a street legal converted bike to please e-mail me photos and/or info regarding their state's licensing policies and requirements. We all know these powers are reserved to the states. If IDOT (add one more 'I' and this acronym would be truly accurate) is basing their action on "The feds are forcing us to do this", either we are ALL in this boat together or IDOT has no basis and therefore no case. I don't need a lawyer to dump 50lbs of e-mailed evidence that other states DO allow these conversions on a judge's desk, do I? Please help me expose these IDiOTs for what they are. In the meantime, This vehicle will hopefully soon be sporting an out-of-state vanity plate that reads: IA SUX KEEP ON (4)STROKIN!!