creeker, I was going to go the same route that you are considering...Until...I talked to some folks at work and they told me it can be a BIG PIA to register with DMV. One of the other difficulties that I was told
about is, that insurance companies don't like to insure the bike unless it was built by a authorized mechanic. What's authorized?...I dunno, but I do know that I'm not.
As I stated these were things I was told
by others people. I figured it was gonna be way too much of a PIA to deal with, so I dropped the idea and I'm gonna to buy a '04 DWG instead. Another thing some need to consider when giving their input is, that creeker and I live in the Soviet Socialist Republic of California. So the laws out here are much different than most states.
To make a long story short, I never researched exactly what needs to be done. Living in SSRC was enough to convince me that it was gonna be too big of a PIA.