Ca. plate renewal

Congratulations on getting one over on the DMV. I bet you are not in the LA area. In LA county the DMV is completely over the top on the check digit crap.


You are very fortunate as some friends of mine from work have been red stickered on their renewal of previously streeted bikes. One guy on a 97 he had a plate for 4 yrs and got bombed by the DVM. Sold the bike to his brother in Colorado.


Just got my street license plate renewal form in the mail from California DMV. And yes my VIN has a dreaded 3 as the eighth digit. My bike was plated by my dealer at purchase. No red or green sticker was ever issued for this 00 WR.



I thought red stickers only applied to '98 or newer bikes. Did your friends '97 have a 3 or C in the 8th spot in the VIN?

Now you've got me worried since my street registration is due in Jan for my '99 WR....



It applies to all bikes after the law was enacted if they are not in CARB compliance, however, the VIN incorporation by the MFGs is just catching up. Some Mfg (eg Honda) reacted immediatly a few years ago and some like Husaberg are just now getting the VIN nos in compliance. As and example the last few bikes in the Husaberg 2000 model run will have the "3 or C" and most likely all 2001 bikes will have it if not CARB compliant.


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