Titling a home-built frame

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GaryC.
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Started riding in 1977,on a 1975 Ironhead.
Had a 1997 Wide Glide later on.Now I have a 1998 Softail Custom,a 2003 Sportster,a 1977 Ironhead in a Flyrite Chopper frame,and a 2000 Evo Sporty in a Flyrite Scorcher frame.The Ironhead is just in mock-up stage,the Scorcher is running,just need to get the turn signals working in order to get it legal.
I live in a suburb of Dallas,and am very interested in everything about building choppers.Interested in learning machine shop stuff,and getting better at welding.
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Titling a home-built frame

Post by GaryC. » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:22 pm

I heard that,as of a few years ago,one could no longer title a home-built frame in Texas.
If this is true,is there any legal way around it?

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Re: Titling a home-built frame

Post by Swamprabbit1 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:56 pm

Easiest way for me is to start out with a titled neck and build from there.
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Re: Titling a home-built frame

Post by gww25 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:51 pm

I don't know how this rumor got started but I know all kinds of builders here in Texas that are having no problems getting their home-built bikes registered when they've built their own frames. Titling a frame is something completely different and only really applies to Harley frames made after around 1969 when they switched from motor numbers to frame numbers. A custom frame does not fall into this category as there is no VIN number on an aftermarket or custom made fame. If you could only register a 'factory' made frame in Texas we'd all be riding around on modified stock bikes and we certainly aren't.

GaryC.
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Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:25 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: Hello.
Glad to have found this site,looks my my kinda place.
Started riding in 1977,on a 1975 Ironhead.
Had a 1997 Wide Glide later on.Now I have a 1998 Softail Custom,a 2003 Sportster,a 1977 Ironhead in a Flyrite Chopper frame,and a 2000 Evo Sporty in a Flyrite Scorcher frame.The Ironhead is just in mock-up stage,the Scorcher is running,just need to get the turn signals working in order to get it legal.
I live in a suburb of Dallas,and am very interested in everything about building choppers.Interested in learning machine shop stuff,and getting better at welding.
Very cool articles on this site,thanks for posting them.The springer build looks like something I wanna do!!

Re: Titling a home-built frame

Post by GaryC. » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:44 pm

If it really is B.S.,that's welcome news.

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