Step one of trying to get a title and license for this monster.
the local BMV to renew my plates and get a new ID. I asked the nice lady if she
would be able to answer any questions about getting a title for an old rebuilt
bike. Said said to stop by the Ohio Title Agency conveintly right next door. She said
"they'll tell you that you need to stop over here first, don't let them." Pretty rad advice.
I got my stuff, left the BMV, and stopped in at the Title Agency. The first lady in there
told me I need to go right back over there and pointed to the license agency. I explained
that I would need a title for them to help in hearty smart ass tone. What a gem.
She then explained that I would need to take the frame with proof of purchase to an
Ohio State High Patrol to be inspected. She didn't have the number of the office I needed
to call but I should be able to find it on the internet. Guess working on Saturday was not
her favorite thing to do.
Out in my car I called the local OSP office.
Me: Hi, I've got some questions about getting a ti...
OSP: IS THIS AN EMERGENCY?!
OSP: PLEASE HOLD.
5 mintes later
OSP: OK, WHAT WAS YOUR QUESTION?!
Me: I just need to know how to get a title on vehicle that has no VIN. It's an old motorcycle from 1959 or mid sixties.
OSP: NO VIN? HOLD ON, I'LL TRANSFER YOU. STAY ON THE LINE. DON'T HANG UP. DID YOU HEAR ME? OK, STAY
ON THE LINE.
Me: Yup, OK.
>> Transfered to some other office.
Me: Hi, I've some..
OSP2: Hang on....... ..... .... .... What can I do for you?
Me: I just have a question about getting a title for an old import motorcycle that has no vin on the frame..
OSP2: Call back Monday after 7:30.
Me: What number do I call?
OSP2: You called me.
Me: I was transferred from the Stark OSP.
OSP2: Ok, 216-216-1677