Transferring Plates to CA
Posted March 22, 2006 - 08:46 PM
Would the computer automatically flag the 3 or C in the 8th character, or would my fate rely on the intelligence of the DMV clerk? Anybody out there tried this before?
Posted March 23, 2006 - 07:31 AM
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Posted March 23, 2006 - 11:23 PM
Called up AAA today and asked about the process, and this is what the gal told me:
If the emissions sticker on the bike says "50 states" (i.e. meets CA emissions) they will issue the plates after doing a VIN verification on the bike.
If the sticker on the bike is "49 states" (i.e. a non-CA model) than they have to refer me to the DMV unless the bike has over 7500 miles on it, in which case they waive the requirement.
Hmmmmmmmmm . The 7500 miles is not a problem, but as far as I know my bike does not have any emissions sticker - I believe those probably exist only on street models (those who know feel free to chime in). If I remember correctly, my bike had some BS "This vehicle is for off-road use only blah,blah,blah" sticker on the rear fender which was promptly peeled off before seeking registration out of state.
Guess I'll give it a try despite the missing emissions sticker - maybe they'll be satisified that it meets the mileage requirement. All they can say is "sorry, you have to go to the DMV :eek:", ..........right?
Posted March 26, 2006 - 03:08 PM
Posted March 26, 2006 - 05:13 PM
Hmmmmm.... any good digital photo or scan of a street bike sticker could be reporduced on Avery labels clear sticker and nicely placed on a new WR. What's the worse that could happen????
Ok, I had thought of this earlier-but hey.
Go to any of the number of online Yamaha cataloging sites. Look for a bike the same year as your's. Then find the label's that are listed for EPA and CARB. The are usually listed at the end of the frame parts list. And yes they can be purchased from an authorized Yammi dealer.
Do you think most DMV folk's are swift enough to look to make sure the model designation matche's? I know they are usually a clear or white sticker with a large numeric figure that show the year of the bike. And the small print is just yada yada about emissions compliance. You'd just have to have a good comeback if the DMV clerk was in the know.
Posted March 26, 2006 - 11:23 PM
"What do you mean this ain't no Virago 250?........I can't believe that sales guy lied to me..........."
You'd just have to have a good comeback if the DMV clerk was in the know.
Posted March 27, 2006 - 09:14 AM
One option worth exploring is to use on your out of state registration a lien holder this person can be your name with or without your middle initial. You tell the police that the owner of the bike is out of state and he lets you ride it. I believe there is detailed explanation of this on the Trick Dual sport website.
Posted March 27, 2006 - 08:54 PM
Thanks for the input GCannon.
Yes The DMV and CHP are trained to look for the federal emission sticker they wrote a big fat note on my vin verification ( no federal emission sticker)
Here's the next obvious question:
On bikes that come with emissions stickers, where are the stickers typically located? Since I've never owned a street bike, I've never really paid attention. Is there a standard location - I thought I remember the gal at AAA saying something about the sticker being located under the seat.
Posted March 28, 2006 - 08:09 AM