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Plated!

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Did it. Bike now has dual registration in Cali.

For all those that tho k it's extra hard here, I am not sure why. Did lights horn. Got them signed off. Went to DMV - was nice. First inspector there failed me because she was looking for an emissions sticker with the vin num - which my 2008 doesn't have. So I packed it up and went to another DMV. She almost didn't pass me because I don't have an odometer ( have the stock trip meter ). But it politely told her that the research i did said the bike was exempt. She looked it up and thanked me- then handed me the signed inspection papers. I took my paper work inside and left with a plate.

It all depends on who you get at DMV- what they know and focus on. Just be polite and informed so you can help them through the process. Plating a dirt bike doesn't happen every day

Anyway, I am stoked!

Btw- big props to Doctorenduro.com for their help through the process. Great guys and very knowledgable about the process.

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It all depends on who you get at DMV- what they know and focus on.

Couldn't agree more as I just had that same problem. The first title office refused to change my title from "Off-Road" to "Motorcycle" without a highway-patrol inspection. Even the supervisor at the highway-patrol station got on the phone and told her that the inspection wasn't needed, but she still thought it had to be done. The supervisor suggested I try another title office. When I went to the other one it was an in-and-out experience with zero issues.

Same thing happened when I went next door to get my plate. They wouldn't sign off on my personal plate so I had to go to yet another location lol. Talk about an ordeal for something that should have been so simple.

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Once they start doing emissions testing on bikes the options must narrow a lot. That thing has to come right from the factory with a valid VIN#. I'd imagine they'd scheme up a special digit in the VIN# for off-road only models.

I live in the republic of Massachusetts (Almost as bad as CA) but luckily they don't do emissions on any bikes.

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Once they start doing emissions testing on bikes the options must narrow a lot. That thing has to come right from the factory with a valid VIN#. I'd imagine they'd scheme up a special digit in the VIN# for off-road only models.

I live in the republic of Massachusetts (Almost as bad as CA) but luckily they don't do emissions on any bikes.

Some bikes ( red sticker bikes I guess ) have a 3 or C in the 8th digit of the VIN. Like a YZ does, and is one red flag to the DMV that bike should not be plated.

Also, there is an emissions sticker on some bikes ( I guess street bikes?) that does have the VIN number printed on it. You can actually purchase this sticker new from the dealer, though I forget which bike it is.. And, hypothetically, a "hardened criminal" could print the VIN number onto it. I didn't need this sticker at the final office, though one DMV inspector was looking for it.

cheers-

Dustin

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Some bikes ( red sticker bikes I guess ) have a 3 or C in the 8th digit of the VIN. Like a YZ does, and is one red flag to the DMV that bike should not be plated.

Also, there is an emissions sticker on some bikes ( I guess street bikes?) that does have the VIN number printed on it. You can actually purchase this sticker new from the dealer, though I forget which bike it is.. And, hypothetically, a "hardened criminal" could print the VIN number onto it. I didn't need this sticker at the final office, though one DMV inspector was looking for it.

cheers-

Dustin

That's what they are supposed to verify. Good job on finding someone not able to do there job correctly :thumbsup: Do it exactly as he did. If one DMV won't do it, pack up and go to another.

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