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  1. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    After reading other threads I actually believe I have a California compliant bike. The bike has CA specific stickers and the manual also has updated stickers on the pages where it talks about the carburetor. Not sure if it I'm allowed to link to another forum but this makes sense as to why I did not have problems. I don't think it was a goof as much as the bike was made specifically for sale in CA. https://advrider.com/f/threads/2006-drz400s-california-model.323998/
  2. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    I do not have a 3 or C in the 8th position so you may be right. I will definitely be enjoying this bike 😎 thanks. Feels like I won the lottery haha. Thanks.
  3. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    I don't really want to post where, but I will say that AAA would not touch it with a 10 food pole, I went there first and they immediately turned me away. Honestly this trip to the DMV was an hour long and the least bothersome trip so far. I will re-iterate though that the original owner had a motorcycle shop and probably put the parts on or special ordered the bike to CA compliance. It has stickers on the frame saying is CA compliant with emissions and everything so this might not be the case for everyone but glad I took the risk and bought the bike.
  4. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    When it was registered as off road only, the body type on the registration was "T" I think this stands for trail but I am not 100% sure on that. It is now registered as "EN" for Enduro I'm guessing. During the inspection they looked at everything the VIN the motor, checked for a speedometer, looked at the brake and light inspection. the person at the window in the DMV seemed to be confused by the "T" on the title that they could not register it as street legal but there was an expert there who told us we could get it inspected to make sure that the bike had everything street legal and then change the body type to "EN" after.
  5. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    It took a while to get it all together but the answer is YES! We got the plates on the bike today, its E model status seemed to have nothing to do with it. All we had to tell the person at the window of the DMV was that the body type was being changed, it was inspected, and they handed us the plates.
  6. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    Thanks again for the helpful insight. The bike was a personal bike of a custom motosports shop owner and it does have a different exhaust, no idea about the gas tank. Looks like a move out of California is the best option 😂 We are eyeballing a move to WA in the next couple of years so we might just go through with the deal anyway. It's a beautiful bike at a good price. Any recommendations for a good place to buy in WA Noble? 😀 We are heading to the dreaded DMV today to see what happens.
  7. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    Thanks a lot for the help, the seller is a friend so we were able to stipulate that if we couldn't get it registered for the street no deal. On a side note, does anyone know if it is specifically the carburetor that makes it not street legal. The manual actually has stickers over the carburetor area with an update that says it is a California carburetor.
  8. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    So it has a current green sticker right now, but it had a license plate and was registered up until 2011 as street legal. The person who we are buying it from apparently had to pay a lot of money to get it green stickered. What we were able to get from the DMV over the phone was that it was registered as "RT" in in 2011 with the plate and is now registered only as "T" with a green sticker. They could not however tell us if we would have any problems registering it again as street legal or "RT." It seems like I might just have to spend a day waiting at the DMV to find anything out for sure because everything I am reading says you cannot register an E model as street legal, but this one clearly has been in the past.
  9. Bignerd0100100

    DRZ400E With Cali plates street legal?

    Hey all, I'm looking at buying a 2004 Suzuki DRZ400EK or at least I think it's an EK according to Vin lookup websites, but it does not appear to have a kickstarter. I was told the bike was owned by a motorcycle dealer and that it has a current green sticker, and a California license plate but has not been registered for the streets since 2011. I want this as a dual sport but am not clear if the fact that it already has a plate means I am good to register it or if maybe they took away the ability to register it after it was plated, California loves to do that kind of stuff. Since the bike was owned by a dealer I would think they were up on the latest regulations in California, but who knows. Can anyone add any insight as to what I should look for on the bike itself like the carburetor, model numbers etc? Or do I just try my luck at the DMV?
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