I've been looking for an old japanese bike to turn into a bit of a project. A buddy of mine has an 80ish Kawi 440 rotting away that fits the bill perfectly that he wants gone. Sounds great right? Maybe not.
Problem is there are no papers for it. It was given to him as partial payment for a job once upon a time from another guy who got it from helping to clean out a barn or something along those lines. The last registered owner is completely unknown and the paper trail died out long ago. Is it possible to make this thing legal again? What's the best way to make sure it wasn't stolen in the mid-90's or something? Anyone have experience with similar circumstances?