Just got back from the Massachusetts DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles). Trying the register the new left-over 01 I bought a month ago. I just handed the clerk the Certificate of Origion and DMV paperwork, hoping he wouldn't notice the "for off road use only" comment on the C of O. He didn't notice it. I was stoked. The plate was within my reach. Then he said "$287 please." I was shocked for a second, then realizing what had happend, said "I paid the sales tax at the dealer. Here is my receipt." I confidently hand him the special DMV tax receipt form and wait for him to hand me my plate.... He walk away to the managers office. My confidence is waining. He comes back shaking his head, "This is a copy of the tax form, not the original. We need the pink or yellow copy to process your registration." Trying to hide my irritation, I respond "That is all the dealer gave me. That and this bill of sale and this invoice," I respond as I rustle through my papers nervously. "Hold on," he says, disappearing into the managers office. A few minutes later, he comes out of the office shaking his head. The manager, a middle aged woman, sticks her head out after him and I catch her eye, politely requesting her presents at my window. I bat my sheepish eyes and state "I would hate to lose a couple weeks riding due to a stupid paperwork blunder at the dealership. The weather is bound to turn nice around here sometime soon." Taking pity on me, or my pathetic attempt at manipulation, she takes the paperwork and says she will call the dealership for me. My heart felt thank-you's trailed her to her office. I see her on the phone for 10 - 15 minutes. I am really starting to push the limit of my unauthorized "field trip" from work. Finally, she leans back in her seat, looks me in the eye and yells across the DMV, "THIS IS A DIRT BIKE?" Not exacly what you want to here when trying to slide your paperwork through. I tell her it has been converted for road use, thinking there is still a slight chance I can weasel my way into a plate. Well, she has no idea how to proceed. She says I have to go to DOR (Department of Revenue) where off road bikes are registered, but I can tell she is just pissed at all the time she wasted on me. To top it off, she kept a part of my paperwork, forcing me to go back through her after dancing thru hoops and state paperwork. I am still trying to figure out what I have to do. It might be a salvage title or something. I can't find anything on a conversion or reconstruction title, and nobody at the DMV seems to have any idea. All because I didn't have the pink piece of paper!!!!! I did call the dealer to "vent" some frustration.