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Dezertsaint

CA emissions stickers?

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I have a 2001 XR650R I just got plated at the DMV. Everything was good untill yesterday when I got a notice from the DMV saying I need a CA emission sticker to keep my plate. :crazy::D

Does anyone know what they look like or where I can aqiure one????

I am willing to pay for one-

thanks-

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Oh NICE-

I don't like the sound of them already. But I'll see if I can find um'.

Thanks-

If anybody has a picture of one... I would really like to see what they look like.

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It was plated in Colorado- then switched to a CA green sticker - then I got it plated- till now-

Does the green sticker HELP me with getting a plate???????

*!&^*&$&^%$!&^)*&^!$- GOVERNMENT!

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Your mistake was going from CO plate to green sticker. You needed bring it into CA as a street bike.

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I know the original rear fender has stickers, but your bike is probably not a CA bike and didn't have CA emissions. I don't think the factory stickers work anyway.

You can go to ebay and check out the XR650R rear fender for bid. Its somewhere east and probably doesn't have anything for CA.

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Wouldn't matter.

Sorry to say but no 650R has or had carb emissions equipment (or stickers)to pass in California for street use.

It's just that before a couple years ago they didn't require it.:crazy::bonk:B):D Not enough Emoticons to show how much I love Kalifornia:rant: :applause:

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I just went through the same thing not long ago. Got a nice Arizona plated bike. Went to the DMV and was told I needed an emission lable. Didn't have one. So, I said lets just register it for off road then. The lady tells me I need the appropriate emission lable for that too!! You gotta be freakin' kidding me!!! That bike is still in limbo but I found a plated one here in CA that I got a great deal on. Anyone in AZ interested in a nice plated one?

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From what i've been hearing & seeing, Ca is cracking down and catching up with converted bikes. I had heard of CHP Officers pulling over dual sports just to see if they are converted (Cen Ca Fresno area). DMV is recalling plates from converted off highway vehicles. Ca is the leader for emmission controls, CARB (Ca Air Resoures Board), they even mandate gas cans that are F*** up!! Federal bikes are probaly next.

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From what i've been hearing & seeing, Ca is cracking down

And its only going to get worse: California to sue EPA next week on emissions waiver

The feds have been holding up Ca from getting even tougher and the politicians in Ca. :D are getting upset!:crazy:

Heres a link if anyone wants to read the story.

http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSN2043263720071020

This state really does suck

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And its only going to get worse: California to sue EPA next week on emissions waiver

The feds have been holding up Ca from getting even tougher and the politicians in Ca. :bonk: are getting upset!:crazy:

Heres a link if anyone wants to read the story.

http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSN2043263720071020

This state really does suck

Claiming that one of the top 3 most polluted states in the country trying to make the situation better makes them "suck" is going a bit overboard. :applause:

In any event, the laws aren't new, and they're not going to get more lenient. The best we can hope for is for companies like the big H to realize that dual-sports can be a competitive and viable market, even in the US, and start making more of their "off-highway" bikes 50 state compliant (KTM and Husqvarna seems to think it's worth the effort :D ).

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I just went through the same thing not long ago. Got a nice Arizona plated bike. Went to the DMV and was told I needed an emission lable. Didn't have one. So, I said lets just register it for off road then. The lady tells me I need the appropriate emission lable for that too!! You gotta be freakin' kidding me!!! That bike is still in limbo but I found a plated one here in CA that I got a great deal on. Anyone in AZ interested in a nice plated one?

zrxer,

You didn't state what year your bike is, but you shouldn't have a problem getting an off-highway red sticker for that bike, you can't get a green sticker for anything newer than 2002 without the proper CARB certification.

If it's older than 2002, I think red/green seems to up to who you get at the DMV; my understanding is pre 2002, green sticker OK, but i've seen others post that they will only issue green stickers to pre 2002 bikes which already have green stickers (issued prior to '03)?

more info here:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/ohvredgreen.htm

That page seems to make it pretty clear that you should be able to get at least a red sticker, If it were my bike, i'd certainly give it another shot.

BTW, How much are you asking for the AZ bike?

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Claiming that one of the top 3 most polluted states in the country trying to make the situation better makes them "suck" is going a bit overboard. :applause:

In any event, the laws aren't new, and they're not going to get more lenient. The best we can hope for is for companies like the big H to realize that dual-sports can be a competitive and viable market, even in the US, and start making more of their "off-highway" bikes 50 state compliant (KTM and Husqvarna seems to think it's worth the effort :D ).

I don't live anywhere near CA so I wont begin to tell you how to solve your polution problems and forgive me if I don't get this right. So a green plated off-highway bikes don't have as strict a requirment for emissions? Why's that? Would it not be polluting just the same but only not on the street? You do have emission testing don't you? Why can't that be the basis of a pass or fail, plate or no plate. The stamp of aproval (sticker) from CARB won't make your bike any cleaner. If the goal is less pollution than who cares how it's done. If your bike passes emissions your good to go. It would pass just fine I'm sure in stock "corked" trim likely uncorked aswell. Honda just didn't spend the millions to get CARB blessing for road use right? It's good to have emission limits but it should be checked at the source, your tailpipe not the office of some research board. Governments are usually well intentioned but seldom work well. :crazy: I hate burocracy

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Order the one off the "L" and give it a try. You should be able to find the sticker in the OEM parts.

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Order the one off the "L" and give it a try. You should be able to find the sticker in the OEM parts.

I don't believe that is an option. No replacements from what I've heard. If you need proof on an "L" than you need a certified letter from MFG and CARB if you have no sticker.:crazy:

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I don't live anywhere near CA so I wont begin to tell you how to solve your polution problems and forgive me if I don't get this right. So a green plated off-highway bikes don't have as strict a requirment for emissions? Why's that? Would it not be polluting just the same but only not on the street? You do have emission testing don't you? Why can't that be the basis of a pass or fail, plate or no plate. The stamp of aproval (sticker) from CARB won't make your bike any cleaner. If the goal is less pollution than who cares how it's done. If your bike passes emissions your good to go. It would pass just fine I'm sure in stock "corked" trim likely uncorked aswell. Honda just didn't spend the millions to get CARB blessing for road use right? It's good to have emission limits but it should be checked at the source, your tailpipe not the office of some research board. Governments are usually well intentioned but seldom work well. :crazy: I hate burocracy

Hi bosshog,

California does not currently require emissions testing for motorcycles. You have a point that it may be more effective in actually reducing emissions, but it would be substantially more restrictive than the current laws (and look at all the people complaining already).

This still wouldn't eliminate the need for green-sticker bikes, as CA seems to be a bit more lenient for "off-road" bikes that meet a minimum of emission requirements, perhaps under the assumption that they are not ridden daily on public streets (maybe only weekly or less), so contribute less to the overall problem (fair, in my opinion). Or red-sticker off road bikes, as these are technically "race only" bikes.

Cheers,

Carl.

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