The process here used to be that you had the bike inspected by the state patroll, who provided you with an inspection sheet proving you have possession.
Take that to the DMV, hand it over, pay the fees and become the "registered owner".
After three years you become the legal owner, and receive title...
"punkrocks what it's all about" - J. Strummer
Originally Posted by Stagehand
your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.