Is buying in NV enough to get dual status in CA?

10 replies to this topic
  • jamesravenwood

Posted May 23, 2005 - 02:01 PM


I have searched this forum for 3.25 hours now reading all the threads about getting a CA bike street legal. I dont the the "specialized" or "kit vehicle" law will work for me. I have no problem getting the street legal kit from Trick Dual sport either. Im currently searching the internet to find out if I buy the bike In Nevada, so the title states "dual sport", will that be enough for me to reg it here with that status so I can use it on the steets?

Thanks all


  • byggd

Posted May 23, 2005 - 02:12 PM


check out the CA DMV website. I tried to register my 03 WR450 and was told CA is no longer allowing duel sport conversions so i was going to register in Nevada but when you transfer into CA the DMV wants to see the emission label for 03 and newer.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted May 23, 2005 - 03:33 PM


You'd have to dualsport it in Nevada, get a Nevada plate then transfer the title to California. The best case scenario is to make a deal with a local dealer here that if you buy a kit from Dale through their shop that they would title the bike as an ON road motorcycle and NOT an off HWY motorcycle.. That would be the best...

  • moto619

Posted May 23, 2005 - 03:35 PM


I have an 03 WR 450 that I just had plated out of state (in Ohio). How I was able to accomplish this is as follows:

I had a family member living out of state, whom I trusted enough to transfer the title into their name. Then I requested an out of state imspection form from Ohio. I took that form to a Police officer who filled it out for me in Ca. Then I mailed that form to my family member in Ohio who took that and the title into the DMV and walked out with Ohio plates :)

  • byggd

Posted May 23, 2005 - 03:49 PM


Getting it plated out of CA is not a problem but you will get hastled by the police and rangers. CA only allows a few days to register a vehicle once it enters the state but you won't have the emissions sticker so no CA plate unless you know a LIO that will sign it off for you. Here is from the DMV website:
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) established emission regulations for on-highway motorcycles beginning with 1978-year models. Off-highway motorcycles must have an emission label affixed to the vehicle indicating certification by the manufacturer for on-highway use when converting to on-highway or dual registration. Registration guidelines for off-highway motorcycles converting to on-highway or dual registration require verification of the emission label.

Off-highway motorcycles previously converted to on-highway or dual registration will not be subject to verification. Off-highway motorcycles year model 2003 and newer with a red sticker will not be allowed to convert.

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  • Trick_Dual_Sport

Posted May 23, 2005 - 04:26 PM



is this for a wr450 or a wr250. There might be another option. call me at 661-268-1094.


  • moach1

Posted May 23, 2005 - 04:38 PM


if there is a way, please let me know!!!!

  • jamesravenwood

Posted May 23, 2005 - 10:05 PM


Thanks for the replies guys. Im also currently checking with a dealer in NV regarding this. Dale, Ill be calling you tomorrow.

  • jamesravenwood

Posted May 23, 2005 - 10:15 PM


Hmmm, I wonder, will a PO box in Nevada do the trick?? HMmmmmm.....

  • bdruff

Posted May 24, 2005 - 08:10 AM


I would love to find a loop hole to get my bike plated. Not so much for the street but I would like to ride in the mountains and even the dirt roads are considered highways. I have family in Oregon. MOto619... can you give me some more details so I can see if this might work for me. thanks

  • WGP

Posted May 24, 2005 - 08:35 AM


Your gonna have to buy an older and already plated bike :)


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