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Old 06-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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CAN IT BE PLATED??

Can you get a California plate for a xr50? Is it possible???? This would be a great mini .
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Here is the link on ADV for the discussion:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655441

Short answer is yes, you can get a plate for it. Call the Vermont DMV for the sales tax and registration price, because they have been changed since the above thread went live, and have not been updated on the forms you download.

You can put your CA address on all the forms, you don't really need any connection to Vermont, you also do not need to do the VIN verification. Send them a check, wait a bit, if they cash it you will get a Vermont plate and registration in the mail.

After that it all depends on how lucky you can get at CA DMV. Vermont does not issue titles for lower CC bikes, I think they only do it for 400cc or above. If you nicely explain that and the DMV person is having a nice day, you may just be able to get it titled and plated. You'd then have to get a Baja Designs kit on it, and any cop worth their salt will pull you over and find a way to ticket you until CHP flags your VIN.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #3
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http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/howto/htvr19.htm

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Eligibility for on-highway registration

To be eligible for on-highway registration, 1978 year model and newer off-highway vehicles with an engine size of 50 cubic centimeters (cc) or larger must have an emission label affixed to the vehicle indicating certification by the manufacturer for on-highway use.

Exception: 2005 year model or older motorcycles with an engine size of 50 cc or less are exempt from the emission label requirements.
Worth a go.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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who is that dude on BARF with all the trick and plated 50s? Brad something? he would know...
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