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Old 09-05-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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your parents own the car and you are insured and licensed to operate the vehicle. you dont need to register it here, but the insurance company could have issues if you get into an accident while living here while the vehicle is insured under a different garaging address

you need to get your own license and you need to take a motorcycle safety course before getting your motorcycle license(i believe).

also, you may have a minor problem getting insurance for the bike since many car insurance companies will not insure a motorcycle if you do not have a regular vehicle insured as well
No course...I thought so too, until my dum dum bro-in-law came home with a brand new ninja one day....
You have to pass a written test...no driving test to get a bike. I'll update ya when, (thats mean I should say if) he crashes.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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I have been out here a couple of months and just now have the money to do the license and registration thing. I am not trying beat the system or anything but how to they know when you arrived? Will there be any fines because I waited so long?
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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I have been out here a couple of months and just now have the money to do the license and registration thing. I am not trying beat the system or anything but how to they know when you arrived? Will there be any fines because I waited so long?
If they ask for proof like electric bill, etc...
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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why does registration vary from car to car? that seems weird. i think its a set price across the board for registration here. i have a 2004 mazda 6 that i've owned for about 1.5 yrs.

$350 seems crazy!
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:03 PM
 
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No idea how old the OP is but if you are under 21 you need to take the MSF course to get your motorcycle license in California. Either way you can take the written test, get your permit and ride. The permit will let you ride with certain restrictions (no freeway, night or passenger). You would need to take a skills test at the DMV to get your full M1(if you are 21+) or if you take the MSF course and pass the skills test is waived.
Motorcycle insurance is easy to get through either Progressive or Geico. You don't need to have a car insured with them to get it.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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why does registration vary from car to car? that seems weird. i think its a set price across the board for registration here. i have a 2004 mazda 6 that i've owned for about 1.5 yrs.

$350 seems crazy!
That is insane. My '95 Tercel (Ladies please join the line) registration is $70. Twice what GA charged. But then I do get to travel these perfectly maintained roads.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:40 AM
 
Location: RSM
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why does registration vary from car to car? that seems weird. i think its a set price across the board for registration here. i have a 2004 mazda 6 that i've owned for about 1.5 yrs.

$350 seems crazy!
they do a calculation based on the value of the vehicle. trucks are also assessed a weight fee based on a table
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