Originally Posted by SOLO LOBO
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...
This post offers the best advice. Note that WA does not have DMVs, we have DOL offices.
If you show up there with a license plate issued during the 1973 era, you can have "restored vehicle" status conferred on the bike and get permanent registration...no more annual registration or paying for tabs. You may need to educate the clerk at your local licensing bureau though...sometimes they're not up on the stuff that rarely happens.