VIN Verification for CA Plate
Posted October 24, 2005 - 01:11 PM
Posted October 24, 2005 - 01:24 PM
The most important statement is
Off-highway motorcycles previously converted to on-highway or dual registration will not be subject to verification.
Won't help with your VIN verification buy at least they won't be looking for an emissions sticker
Posted October 24, 2005 - 04:04 PM
Posted October 24, 2005 - 06:09 PM
I would try another CHP office to get a clean legit VIN form.
Try to submit the cleanest paperwork package you can.
Posted October 24, 2005 - 09:26 PM
I called CHP to set up an appointment and got BSing with the guy. He started explaining the process of leaving the bike for 2 hours and why there are things about motorcycle #s that the public can't know about, etc., etc. I told him that I have a couple of buddies in law enforcement and that I totally understand why the process needs to be kept hush-hush. He then proceeds to tell me to just have my buddy do the verification. He says that any law enforcement officer can verify the VIN. If you look on the form it clearly says: Any law enforcement officer. I had my buddy check the VIN, fill out the form and I mailed it back in with no problems. Got the title in a few weeks. Never did figure out what the "emissions sticker" was. I think it was just a convienant way for the DMV worker to get out of doing their job.
Although I could be wrong, I don't think the CHP inspection guys do any wrenching on your bike. Unless something looks suspicious I think they just check the VIN.
I strongly agree with the post above: keep the paper work neat and clean.
Hope this helps.
Posted October 25, 2005 - 05:40 AM