I know this is tecnically the wrong forum for this post but I thought it would be interesting to the 426 riders that have tried to get CA plates. This story shows how one little mistake by the CHP can result in a bone stock, 2001 YZ 250, 2-stroke without any lights being given street plates by the DMV. Ok, first a little background. About 8 months ago my friend purchased a 2001 YZ 250 on Ebay from a guy in Texas. The bike arrived in great shape but with no title. My friend didn't realize that the paperwork was missing until about two months ago when one of the law enforcment officials at Carnegie cited him for having a non-registered bike. My friend tried to get a hold of the seller in Texas to give him the title but could not locate him. He had to generate a title for the bike so he could clear the ticket and ride legally. What he decided to do was lien sale the bike. This is the process where if someone leaves a vehicle on your property without paying you can get title to the vehicle. This method is used by tow yards alot for people that can't pay the tow and storage fees. So anyway we hire a company to do the lien sale and since the bike has no history here in C.A. there is no one to contest the lien, but it also means the bike must be inspected by CHP prior to the title being issued. He took the bike to CHP and on the "Emissions" part of the inspection the officer checked "This vehicle meets CA and US requirements" instead of writing in that this is an off-road vehicle. After about a month of time my friend walked into the DMV with the lien sale paperwork and CHP inspection and walked out with street plates. He's now looking for a light kit for the bike. Funny story on how even the experts at CHP can make a mistake.