it's been a long time since i posted/followed the forum and even longer since i've plated a bike in ca. thinking about picking up an already ca plated bike. this would be a 4t with a compliant vin (no 3 or c in 8th position). i'm concerned that when i go to the dmv to register and transfer ownership, the plate would be pulled. is this a realistic possibility? in addition to the vin, should i be looking for some other compliance requirements? i've seen dates of 02/2004 being a "cutoff". should i look for a bike plated or manufactured before this date? i'm not looking to plate a bike. my goal is to buy a plated bike and not have the street reg pulled. thanks.