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    Default making it hard on yourself !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by surfskatemoto View Post
    I just made an appointment at the DMV to take my bike in an get it registered.
    making it hard on yourself

    why take the bike in after all that has been said all over site ??

    have not read anywhere where someone took their bike in for inspection ??

    fill form out
    most say best to mail in
    I took mine in it worked



    get one plate and ride that thing

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    Yes i am in CA. Based on the information here and what i read on the dmv website that's i was under the impression that all i had to do was fill out and send in that form. I called the ca dmv to make sure i was sending the correct fee amount with my application and the phone operator told me i had to bring the bike in to get registered because i has never been registered before and that the fee would be around $60. I told him this was pretty different from everything else i heard and he became angry when i started arguing with him. Now i'm not sure what to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfskatemoto View Post
    Now i'm not sure what to do...
    come on now
    just download the form
    walk into DMV
    and get it
    sure when I went in
    they had never seen one before (motorized bicycle form)
    but I had the proper form
    and with them doing a little searching on their Ca DMV site
    they found it
    and it made the two of them VERY HAPPY
    it was something just a little out of the usual for them

    come on now ride that THING with a new plate attached !!

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    Default is an M2 truly required in Calif ????

    Quote Originally Posted by rockvoice View Post
    have your m2 endorsement on your drivers licsense to ride in cali.
    when I went to the El Cajon -- Calif DMV
    told them exactly what I have -- a motorized bicycle
    they threw the M2 test which I had just passed into the trash can

    as three DMV employees told me

    you don't need any special license to ride that THING

    MM

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    I know this is an old thread but I'm trying to register mine this weekend, and was hoping someone would post the registration fee ($19). The DMV's sketchy knowledge would be funny if we didn't have to worry about complying with the law.

    I went in to my local office and had two DMV employees give me form 156 (replacement plates). I tried to argue that I didn't have to pay registration every year like a motorcycle, but they just shook their head - didn't want to talk about it! Then I called the DMV and they didn't know about "motorized bicycles" and gave me a non-800 number that's for registration that has been busy for days. Man-oh-man!

    I already knew about, and downloaded, form 230, so that's what I'm sending in. I'll let you know if I'm successful.

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    form 230 is the only way you "can" do it. just send the 19 smackers and wait about a month.

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    This is the section(s) pertaining to motorized bicycles
    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc24015.htm
    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d01/vc406.htm
    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc5030.htm
    Rockvoice is correct about the proper CA DMV form, number 230 , download it fill it out and shove nicely in their face.
    Most law enforcement are more interested in riding one rather than issuing a ticket. Be nice and let the fuzz take a ride and talk it up. BTW make sure to take a video of the officer riding your bike !!! (LOL)
    Last edited by Tanaka40; 04-10-2010 at 09:19 PM.

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    I just got my plates. It took about 3 weeks. Now I just need to figure out a place to put them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exador View Post
    I just got my plates. It took about 3 weeks. Now I just need to figure out a place to put them!
    ....and do we need a "license Plate light" to illuminate them at nite for Smokey???

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    on the dmv form all I need to fill out is the top section
    then A and D correct

    But at the bottom of A I need to put my address and all that
    Since im guessing im the registered owner correct?
    IM confused by the AND/OR too in the area to put your name



    is there a pro or con to having a plate
    would a plate keep you from going on certain bike trails or does it not matter and maybe allow you to go more places

    Is there a way to see if the fee has changed since the original post here
    Last edited by SdCruizer; 01-31-2012 at 08:10 AM.

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