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Old 07-12-2018, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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That’s what’s up for debate - whether or not PD would give you grief considering the paperwork is technically in order.

CA auto insurance policies cover the vehicles you temporarily borrow and rent. This motorcycle would not need to be listed on my policy.

“Pulling a fast one”? Not sure why this is someone’s thought. Why would anyone be so ridiculous as to purchase a motorcycle and go through such great lengths just to ride a few miles when one is readily available?
Your relative will need to maintain the liability insurance for it. Since it's legally his vehicle. He should also put you on his policy, as a driver, since you will be the primary driver of it.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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That’s what’s up for debate - whether or not PD would give you grief considering the paperwork is technically in order.

CA auto insurance policies cover the vehicles you temporarily borrow and rent. This motorcycle would not need to be listed on my policy.

“Pulling a fast one”? Not sure why this is someone’s thought. Why would anyone be so ridiculous as to purchase a motorcycle and go through such great lengths just to ride a few miles when one is readily available?
Yes, temporarily. You said a for a year, that is not temporarily. Ask an insurance agent.


They most likely will give you grief. You could maybe say your cousin drove the bike out from WI and is staying with you and you took it out for a ride, IDK.

Do you have a CA motorcycle license?
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Why would anyone be so ridiculous as to purchase a motorcycle and go through such great lengths just to ride a few miles when one is readily available?
So why not just rent one?
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA
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Yes, temporarily. You said a for a year, that is not temporarily. Ask an insurance agent.


They most likely will give you grief. You could maybe say your cousin drove the bike out from WI and is staying with you and you took it out for a ride, IDK.

Do you have a CA motorcycle license?
I hear ya. I’m just optimistic it will work! Yes I have a CA motorcycle license.

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So why not just rent one?
Two reasons: (1) renting for dozens of days is pricey. (2) the motorcycle in question is actually mine and I’m definitely “pulling a fast one” by selling to my relative. I didn’t want to disclose this until now so we could focus on the facts, which after additional research, show this will not be an issue.

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Old 07-13-2018, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Like I said earlier you will probably get away with it. But if pulled over and ticketed or you get in a wreck, expect a mess with local law enforcement and a HUGE mess with insurance as they like to know when the vehicles they insure are being used out of state and under a different person than the owner. It could get really ugly. Not worth saving a few bucks.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:14 AM
 
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Who's to say you didn't borrow the bike from your friend who is visiting from Washington? Of course if you're pulled over more than once, the story becomes less believable. Ohh... I'm not condoning illegal activity, just saying.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Who's to say you didn't borrow the bike from your friend who is visiting from Washington? Of course if you're pulled over more than once, the story becomes less believable. Ohh... I'm not condoning illegal activity, just saying.
You don't need to get pulled over more than once for them to know. California is filled with automatic license plate readers. You can't drive anywhere without your license plate being logged into police computers. Your plate number is being tracked all of the time. You can't keep it a secret. You have to do it legally. The vehicle needs to be registered and insured by who ever owns it.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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If you plan on doing this and disagree with everyone anyway, why bother posting it?
You might get away with it, but the price to pay if something happens could be steep. Then again if you or your relative don't have much in assets and you get sued, maybe it's worth the risk?
I can easily se an insurance company doing its best to not cover you if something happened.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:09 PM
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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I kept my out of state registration for over a year and then sold my car before it needed to be registered. I was told that I'd have a problem if I was pulled over, but I never was so its in the past now. Now I'm paying for the plates. As for insurance, they will let insure you in CA and don't care where the car is registered. you need a local license though.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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IF you failed a smog test in CA, then get stopped driving that vehicle with a 'its not mine' story the records will show it was, and you could have major smog penalties. The VIN will link to your old records.
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