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Hi, moving to cali from minnesota, what to expect with my stock 1985 xl600r?? It all stock and licenced in for road in mn. Will it pass emotions or should I sell it and buy one there?? Thnx.

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You might ask a local honda dealer if they were 50 state compliant .. do you have AAA for insurance, they are the bet way to register a bike. IMHO

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Wasn't the stock XL600R street legal from the factory? If so, it shouldn't be a problem to street plate the bike in CA.

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Yes it is factory street legal. And all stock, my pipe says cali ok. But it from 85. Still on the fence...it in great shape and i got room to haul it..

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it should be a no brainer. member of AAA ?? that is the way to go. No long DMV lines. good ins too !1

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As long as it is plated now it and has that Cali EPA sticker somewhere on it you should be golden. If you are bringing in a bike from out of state you cant go to AAA, you need to do the DMV dance because the bike will need to be inspected and the title will have to be put in the system. I just bought a bike from Texas and I thought I could cruise through AAA but they turned me away and pointed me to the DMV. I would locate any emissions sticker/plate you have as well as the engine and frame (VIN) numbers. Those were the things my inspector wanted to see. I have heard of people being asked to beep the horn, turn signals and license plate lights checked in the past.

Just an FY since I just did it last month.

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I know in cali, the dmv has a list of vin characters to check. Say fourth character on a cali sold sumo is supposed to be "J" for say a drz. If your bike same model, doesnt have that same character in same place, they will turn it down. What i was told anyway. Its all vin based basically .

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I know in cali, the dmv has a list of vin characters to check. Say fourth character on a cali sold sumo is supposed to be "J" for say a drz. If your bike same model, doesnt have that same character in same place, they will turn it down. What i was told anyway. Its all vin based basically .

I gotta look at the vin on my 125. Someone decided it was legal...

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Keep the MN plate, have someone in MN renew it each year..... :ph34r:

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I brought an out if state Ducati in & there is no need to go to the DMV. AAA can handle it all . I have my plate & registration to prove it ...

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I also found away around the 7,500 mile reg'd in Cali for the newer bikes .

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