I was just on the phone to Joe Myer, the OHV cordinator, at the Big Bear(California.)Ranger Station. He sounds like he on our side, however he claims our street legal WR's are not on the AQMD's list of green sticked bikes. Joe understands that the DMV considers our bikes street legal, but stated the rangers can issue citations for riding in the forest with our green stickers or street plates during the red sticker restricted months. I call the district 37 dual sport cordinator and he confirmed that WR's, according AQMD, are consider red sticker bikes even if the DMV issued green stickers. I asked Joe Myer if the rangers are issuing citations, warnings or ignoring the sticker situation. Joe claims because of the confusion most rangers are ignoring the sticker situation, but they can cite us if they want. Joe said if the ranger does not like something we a doing or our attitude they can use their green sticker list of bikes and issue a citation. I saw the list of red sticker bikes and at the top of the page it said bikes with VIN numbers containing a C
or 3 in the digit are red sticker and then it counterdicted it's self by listing the WR's as red sticker regards if we had a 3 or C.
I think this situation is completely out of control. The idea of a ranger arbitrarily diciding who can ride and who doesn't is absurd. Does anyone have any input or ideas on how to fight this issue? I think it will only become worse.
I am new to this forum and sorry if I sound like I am preaching doom and gloom. I have learned a learned about WR's for you guy.