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Old 12-10-2016, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Possible move to California. Questions on emissions

Possibility of having to move to CA. I own a 2003 KLR 650, Lexx pipe and a dynojet jet kit.

Not knowing anything about CA and emission laws, I'm needing to know what I'm in for. Anything need changing, added?

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Old 12-10-2016, 02:43 PM
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I'll suggest, probably not. Due to your length of residence in OK and the age of your KLR and probably other vehicles you are probably Ok. But lets hear what Tom Schmitz or Campfire has to tell you.

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I'm curious about this, too...




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Motorcycles are not subject to any smog testing or inspection as of right now. That could change in the future, of course.

Because California has had more stringent smog equipment requirements than the other 49 states there is a restriction in place to prevent people from circumventing that. The restriction is that any vehicle that has less than 7,500 miles on it is considered 'new' and must comply with the California emissions equipment reimbursements. That's for importing a vehicle.

If you can prove that you had the vehicle registered in Oklahoma, then I don't believe that the 7,500 mile thig applies to you.

If your bike has more than 7,500 miles on it you should have no problem.

Of course, there is the usual stuff that you will have to have in order to register the bike here.

Check out these two websites:
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/de...es/howto/htvr9
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1...t_facts/ffvr29

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Motorcycles are not subject to any smog testing or inspection as of right now. That could change in the future, of course.

Because California has had more stringent smog equipment requirements than the other 49 states there is a restriction in place to prevent people from circumventing that. The restriction is that any vehicle that has less than 7,500 miles on it is considered 'new' and must comply with the California emissions equipment reimbursements. That's for importing a vehicle.

If you can prove that you had the vehicle registered in Oklahoma, then I don't believe that the 7,500 mile thig applies to you.

If your bike has more than 7,500 miles on it you should have no problem.

Of course, there is the usual stuff that you will have to have in order to register the bike here.

Check out these two websites:
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/de...es/howto/htvr9
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1...t_facts/ffvr29

Tom

Thanks! One less thing to have to worry with. Bike has 12k miles, has been registered in Arkansas, then Kansas, and now Oklahoma.

Interview Tuesday in Caladasas. If I move thete, I sure hope the offroad riding is good

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Just checked Google Earth, it looks gorgeous there! Lol, almost every house seems to have a pool! At least in the area I checked.
Good luck with the interview!

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Just checked Google Earth, it looks gorgeous there! Lol, almost every house seems to have a pool! At least in the area I checked.
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As a kid growing up in Hudson WY a mere 11.1 miles from where I am standing now, we used to enjoy sleeping in the back yards at night in the summer time.
As we got older we got more adventurous.
So we would wander the town and 'raid' a neighbors garden. Cucumbers, tomatoes, kohlrabi, turnips, carrots, you know, a late night snack.

I wonder how many California kids go 'pool hopping'?
Do you have kids?

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I would be working in Calabasas, but unfortunately I doubt I will be able to afford to live there. Looks like anything further to the west is more affordable. Thousand Oaks, or Simi Valley area. I'm still a poor man and the only income in the family right now. Wife has come down with a heart condition, and now I'm looking for a new job since my current one is probably about to end in a lay off just in time for the holidays.
I'm certain I'll get an offer from this company, I just pray it will be enough to live at least comparable to how we do in Oklahoma.

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As a kid growing up in Hudson WY a mere 11.1 miles from where I am standing now, we used to enjoy sleeping in the back yards at night in the summer time.
As we got older we got more adventurous.
So we would wander the town and 'raid' a neighbors garden. Cucumbers, tomatoes, kohlrabi, turnips, carrots, you know, a late night snack.

I wonder how many California kids go 'pool hopping'?
Do you have kids?

We have two kids, 7th and 8th grade. I grew up in Florida. Asa kid, if we found a house for sale that was empty and had a pool, us kids decided we owned that pool until we'd get caught
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A friend of mine recently bought an '08 KLR that was registered in AZ. He had to take the bike to the DMV for an inspection in order to get a CA plate. It wasn't a big deal for him because the bike had originally been a California model. He said the DMV wanted to see a decal with the emissions information which is on the back of one of the side plates.

They didn't check his exhaust or the actual emissions equipment on the bike at all-once he saw the decal it was all good.
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