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Old 02-12-2015, 06:26 AM   #1
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South Dakota plated dirtbikes registered to CA address?

Apparently in South Dakota you can plate just about anything, and it's dirt cheap. You have to check the boxes that say it has lights, horn, etc and they'll send you a title and a plate, all for around $60 and $26/year. They will do this without a SD address, the address on the registration can be in CA.

I'm pretty sure that CA requires CA registration for CA residents with vehicles primarily used in CA, but people over on SupermotoJunkie insist that it's legal, and that SD wouldn't do it if it was illegal.

Is it legal for me to plate a red sticker bike in SD and ride it around on the street in CA, provided I have headlight/taillight/brake light/turn signals/mirror/reflectors/etc? If not, what section(s) would I be cited for?
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:02 AM   #2
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ah yes, the ol "I'll plate in SD because I live in state X".

perfectly fine until the officer sees a California drivers license, then not so much.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:06 AM   #3
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It's only a matter of time until you get caught doing that. And believe me, South Dakota doesn't give a shit about you or what is and isn't legal in the state you're keeping their plate in. They got your money and that's all they care about.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:22 AM   #4
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if you're a CA resident, your vehicle has to have a california plate if it's primarily used in CA. i don't know where that's stated on the DMV website but i have seen it before.

i'm farily sure there is even a hotline you can call to turn in your neighbors for dodging the fees/plates

there are reasons one can have, for instance, a nevada plate and a CA license and get ticketed in CA without drawing any ire i.e. you have a cabin in income villiage, nv but popped doing something stupid on your way to ski in CA but that is irrlevant here.

i'm sure in california's eyes this is 100% illegal, and i am further sure that in SD's eyes it isn't their problem or concern.

that said, i'm going to start shopping for a porsche 917

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Old 02-12-2015, 08:29 AM   #5
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Not sure what the fine is. But there is this:

New residents to California are required to register their vehicle(s) within 20 days of establishing residency. Find your local DMV office and make an appointment to register your vehicle.

Residency in California applies to anyone who:

Is employed in California.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:32 AM   #6
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if ca would drop the way overpriced reg fees/tax then there would be no reason for anyone to try and go around to keep there cages/trucks/bikes/etc.

sad trucking company's can register in other states. even change the state as tax rates change. lots of easy tax moneys there if ca could get to it.
but the feds keep them from it.


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If the truck predominately operates in California, they can't do that.

And the CHP's entire budget comes from the vehicle registration.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:58 AM   #8
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The main reason I hear of for doing it is to get a plate for a dirtbike that you can't register on the street here. Saving money is just a fringe benefit.
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The main reason I hear of for doing it is to get a plate for a dirtbike that you can't register on the street here. Saving money is just a fringe benefit.
Just because something is legal in another state doesn't mean you can do it here, with their plate or not.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:19 PM   #10
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Sometimes bikes slip through the cracks.

I just bought a plated 2003 WR450F. The previous owner told me that he bought it TX plated and shopped around DMVs to find somewhere that was willing to plate it with 7600 miles on it. If nothing else, an SD plate might let you get a CA plate eventually.
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Except that if you catch the wrong person one time, it will be blacklisted.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:30 PM   #12
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I'm sure the knowledgeable ones will chime in as to how severely the hammer would fall on you. I lived in Davis and refused to turn in my Old School YOM plates on my truck from Oregon and never once was bothered by the PD there. I imagine the same would be true in Berkeley or another major college town. Were you to be stopped, it may be a can of worms. If you can reg it to a SD address, you'd at least get one ticket before things got serious.
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:39 AM   #13
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Get a P.O. box in SD, get an SD license?
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Old trick attempted by many...doesn't hold up unless you can prove you're not employed in the state on permanent basis or have a residence here.
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What if the SD plated red sticker bike NEVER is ridden on a highway? Would it be an issue for it to be strictly be ridden on trails during both red and green sticker season?

Last I checked, it was ok for a street legal vehicle to be ridden in ohv areas in all areas and seasons, all it needed was lights if ridden at night and for the plate to be mounted.
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