Red Sticker Season
Posted March 20, 2002 - 06:52 PM
Posted March 20, 2002 - 07:38 PM
I think I remember your handle from a couple of months ago. Buying a WR if I remember correctly. If so CONGRATS. If not, have patience and your bike will come.
Could you, or someone let me know what the green and red stickers I've read about in California means. If I chose to travel there to ride a national forest trail, would I need to get one, or does being a visitor exempt me? I would suppose some bikes get the good and some get the bad color, due to type?
Posted March 20, 2002 - 08:02 PM
Here in Cal some offroad bikes made after 98, I think, may be issued a red sticker. The 426 is one of the red sticker bikes. Basically it has to do with air quality regulations. What that means is that bikes with the red sticker can only ride during certain months of the year. It depends on air quality in the particular area you wish to ride. In some places it is ok to ride a red sticker bike year round. They are few and far between. If you do a search on the net for red sticker you might find the schedule for each riding area. I don't know about out of state bikes. I think at certain areas you may be required to pay a small fee to ride an out of state bike. Since your ride dosen't have a red sticker I would think you just pay your fee, if required, and go ride. I picked up a new 01 426 in Jan. of this year. As you already know they are great bikes. Hope this helps. Later.
Posted March 21, 2002 - 06:26 AM
I just love the "Mile-for mile, unregulated 2-stroke off-highway motorcycles create smog forming emissions equal to 118 new cars" part. Maybe someone should tell them that these are 4-stroke motorcycles.
Why don't they tell us how much smog forming emissions Gray Davis?s jet creates as he is flying around the state campaigning for re-election?
Posted March 21, 2002 - 06:31 AM
Posted March 21, 2002 - 08:35 AM
huskyrider - green is good, red is communist, but those are california programs, I don't know about out of state bikes, but if you have no plates/stickers of any CA variety, you'll prolly be treated as any "evil do'er" by the "authorities", in state or otherwise. Out of state plates would prolly help alot. I've never seen these visitor pass thingys.
BigDesto - &%$#@! did Baja Designs say??? I hope what you're reporting boils down to having to xfer WITHIN the 90 days. A certain desirable loophole here used to exploited by waiting 91 days to xfer. Could you please elaborate on this for us??? As the law here in CA reads, you only have 10 days to register out of state vehicles. This could be a critical finding so any details you can share could be very useful. If DMV is really refusing to CA plate VT vehicles, this is good news. Please post what you know, the '00 and newer crowd would love to know I'm sure.
Posted March 21, 2002 - 10:02 PM
Mike in Roseville
Posted March 21, 2002 - 11:39 AM
Posted March 21, 2002 - 01:41 PM
Anyway, you should go forward with your VT plates. I believe you'll be okay once you get it plated anywhere. By law, you must xfer by 10 days, any out of state vehicle. Thus, if DMV refuses to plate you in state, you can just keep what ya got. BD may be right about the 90 day trick, but the only consequence to not pulling that off is a couple hundred in taxes. Yes a waste of good money, but better that than no plates.
I know that there are some on this board who've done this, maybe search them out or post a new topic. Heck, I'll do it for ya, I wanna know too.
If you want to do some homework, go to DMV and pose the question to them about buying out of state vehicles. DO NOT feed them any info that you're doing a dirtbike conversion anything, just say motorcycle or streetbike or vehicle.