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california DMV/dual sport question

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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?

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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!!!

later

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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?

Thanks.

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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. :)

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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. :)

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

Thanks.

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

jeff :)

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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.

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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

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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 :)

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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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