Bought a clean, used, never seen dirt 2006 CRF 450X with the intentions of plating it here in Hawaii. American Honda sold the bike to one of it's dealers on Kauai called 2 Wheels, who went out of business. The sister company for the Kauai dealer, Cycle City, absorbed the inventory and "bought" it as a used bike, then transferred it to their Maui store. A guy walks in a week later and buys it from Maui Cycle City and takes out a loan with a local bank. The bank records the transaction through the conventional auto loan methods through the Bureau of Conveyances. The guy defaults on the loan and the bank repo's the bike, puts it up for auction, and a local auto dealer buys it in a "bulk" sale. The bank transfers ownership to the auto dealer and records the transaction again through the Bureau of Conveyances. I buy the bike from the auto dealer and have a notarized bill of sale with the VIN number clearly stated, along with all the previous bank paperwork and the Bureau of Conveyances paperwork. (Paper trail) I make an appointment with my police department to inspect the bike, and I am told that there is no way in Hell that I will be able to plate this bike unless I have the original MSO (Manufacture's Statement of Origin) paper. The officer claims that the frame number might match up, but there is no record of the engine number and transmission associated with the VIN. So... I tried tracking down the guy who originally bought the bike to see if he has the MSO lying around, but since he reneged on several loans, he pulled stakes and left the state. I called American Honda to request a duplicate MSO and was told that the do not re-issue duplicates after 12 months from the original sale date. (It's been 23 months.) Kawasaki , Suzuki and the others will issue one. Why won't Honda? I called the Maui Cycle City to see if they still had the MSO in a sale folder, but I'm getting the feeling that they don't really care to look. I talked to a guy who almost bought the bike from the auto dealer, put a deposit down, and backed out of the deal when he couldn't get the MSO either. (Smart guy you, Bulfer!) Is there any way around this mess? If I can not plate this bike, I don't want it. I'll keep riding my CRF 230F in the dirt. Help me if you can, please. Thanks, Blue.