california DMV/dual sport question

12 replies to this topic
  • secretatlas

Posted November 13, 2003 - 10:43 AM


i thought i heard somewhere that if i at least "start" my paperwork with the dmv before the end of the year i can get my bike dual sported...

so does that mean i can go out, fill out the paper work, turn it in all before i install or even purchase a dual sport kit?

as long as i start the paperwork before the end of the year can i wait to get the kit?

  • redrider650r

Posted November 13, 2003 - 03:22 PM


You need to get a lighting inspection done prior to going to the DMV. The lighting is basically the dual sport kit, then you gotta add a horn and a mirror. I bought the kit, installed it and then got the lighting inspection from my local dealer. Then I made an appointment for the DMV. I didnt even bring my bike, no inspection from the DMV. Spent a hour in the DMV filling out paperwork(10 minutes) and figuring out how to get it registered in the computers(50 minutes). Patience is the key!!!


  • Dirt4me

Posted November 14, 2003 - 01:49 PM


I'm scheduled to go to the DMV next week for mine. Is there anything I need to bring with me other than the following?

DMV Statement of Facts - For "I have recieved and read CHP 888" signed by me
DMV Statement of Facts - All CHP form 888 required equipment is in place and operational signed by my dealer
Current valid OHV registration
"Brake & Light" inspection invioce from dealer

Any form numbers to provide the DMV person to help them find the correct things faster?


  • Roll_it_on

Posted November 14, 2003 - 04:39 PM


I think you have it covered. I just got mine street registered in Ca. about three weeks ago with the exact forms you just described. Went pretty smooth however I had to suffer from some heavy sighs and "looks" :mad:from the lady behind the counter when I told her what I was there to do. She didn't like the idea that she had to spend the time to figure out what she needed to do to deal with me. I just smiled alot and was patient and ended up walking out with my plate and an empty wallet. Good luck and I hope you happen to get a seasoned clerk. :)

  • larry650

Posted November 14, 2003 - 07:14 PM


I would also recommend liability insurance. The dmv agents ask for it some forget. Just received the plate for my KTM today! The best advice I got on the dual sport process was to use an agent. No standing in line two hours or making appointments with the deadline nearing:

California Auto Licensing
9719 Campo Road
Spring Valley, Ca. 91977
619 667 9561

If your paper work is in order I`d send it to Louise, well worth the forty bucks she charges. :)

  • jws

Posted November 15, 2003 - 03:07 AM


Any form numbers to provide the DMV person to help them find the correct things faster?


Chapter 30, Section 30-335 of the DMV guide book which will walk them through the process

jeff :)

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  • rnrdozer

Posted November 15, 2003 - 10:09 AM


I just read that they pushed back the new law regarding dual sports to January 2005. :)

  • jws

Posted November 15, 2003 - 11:03 AM


where?????? :)

  • rnrdozer

Posted November 15, 2003 - 07:08 PM


December Dirt Rider, page 36. But I was wrong it was only extended until January 31 04'. it says the convertion prosses must be started by January 31, 2004.

  • Mainjet2001

Posted November 16, 2003 - 06:52 AM


One question....
Does the bike have to be bought before Janurary 1, 2004?

  • rnrdozer

Posted November 16, 2003 - 07:06 AM


yes, all bikes up to '04 with a green sticker have to be purchased by Dec. 31, 2003. then it says the conversion must be started by January 31, 2004

  • jws

Posted November 16, 2003 - 07:30 AM


One question....
Does the bike have to be bought before Janurary 1, 2004?

from baja designs website-

Bottom Line: The California DMV has issued a Memo stating that in order to Dual Sport a Green Sticker motorcycle in California, the bike must possess a purchase date on or before 12.31.03.

Paperwork to initiate the registration process must be started by 01.31.04.

jeff :)

  • Mainjet2001

Posted November 16, 2003 - 08:24 AM


Thanks guys.....
Kinda messes up my plans which were to dual sport the 250 Honda 4 stroke electric start.
Can't get it until mid Jan. at the earliest. Drat.

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