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Old 10-03-2013, 06:00 AM   #20041
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Texas bike ok for CA?

I'm moving to Thailand, and am wondering if the 2012 Super Tenere I bought in Texas last March would be able to be sold in California. If so, I may ride it to SoCal, and sell it there. Any input is appreciated! Thanks - Mike
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:16 AM   #20042
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Sell it in Texas.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #20043
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #20044
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That new Viking is damn nice looking. Popular as the Polaris UTV's are up here in my neck of the woods, I just can't get past that they all look like farm implements, the Rzr excepted. If you get a chance go check out the Can-Am Commander. Nice ride...
RZR, Wildcat, Commanders are more the 'Sport' side of it. For how I actually use
the thing I'm fine with the utility looking ones. It's a grandpa thing.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:25 AM   #20045
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I'm moving to Thailand, and am wondering if the 2012 Super Tenere I bought in Texas last March would be able to be sold in California. If so, I may ride it to SoCal, and sell it there. Any input is appreciated! Thanks - Mike
I think you're good to go as long as the bike has 7500+ miles...otherwise they won't let you (or buyer) register it.

edit fyi: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/howto/htvr9.htm

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:37 AM   #20046
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Sell it in Texas.
I could sell in TX/PM sent. Still would like to know if it's legal to sell in California, just to have easier/cheaper flights to Thailand.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:41 AM   #20047
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I think you're good to go as long as the bike has 7500+ miles...otherwise they won't let you (or buyer) register it.

edit fyi: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/howto/htvr9.htm

Thanks Cykel. I'm still unclear about this from the link you provided: " If you acquire a 49-State vehicle (manufactured for all states except California) from another state or country, you may not be able to register your vehicle in California"

Anyone with any more input, please chime in. Thnx.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #20048
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Thanks Cykel. I'm still unclear about this from the link you provided: " If you acquire a 49-State vehicle (manufactured for all states except California) from another state or country, you may not be able to register your vehicle in California"

Anyone with any more input, please chime in. Thnx.
Yeah I agree it's confusing. I can tell you that I was able to register a TX bike there after 7500 miles (I had ~10k on it when I arrived). This was 4ish years ago though.

Certainly, according to the text, a buyer would be able to register it.

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California law prohibits California residents or businesses from importing and/or registering a new vehicle with less than 7,500 miles at the time of purchase unless it meets or is exempt from California emission standards.
You're best bet might be to call if you're concerned. Just don't try to register before 7500 miles, otherwise they perma-ban you apparently.

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/ind...8903#msg158903

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Thanks for all the great support responses. Unfortunately, I didn't do thorough-enough research and tried to register the bike about a month ago with the CA DMV. They informed me that this is a "49 State" bike and didn't meet CA state emission standards. They also informed me that because it was below 7500 miles, it was considered a new bike and could not meet the loop hole requirement. To add insult to injury, they concluded that because I attempted to register it in CA, the VIN number of this bike is in their DMV system, and I would never be able to register this bike in CA, even after I pass 7500 miles. I received a letter 2 weeks later telling me if I was caught riding this bike in CA, I would be fined. You know it's comical, if everyone in CA rode a motorcycle, there wouldn't be a need for emissions standards.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:51 AM   #20049
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No pics unfortunately. But as I stated, I didn't know mine were leaking either, until I pulled the headers to lube the shock linkage on the frame. The gaskets fell out of the head and there were carbon traces that suggested minor leakage. So on reassembly, I used some sensor safe sealant. I noticed it was ever so slightly quieter, but then I also realised that the surging had mostly disappeared and I have no other explanation.

So if you remove your headers and have a look, then reinstall with some sealant, maybe.......
I'm saving this for the future reference.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #20050
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Hmm....

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #20051
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Just completed my first valve clearance service, thankfully all within spec.
Mechanicaly a real easy job, except the removal and replacement of the rocker cover. If it wasn't so frustrating it would be laughable how bad the Japs are at design. Make sure you're bike is clean, very clean.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:33 PM   #20052
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Just completed my first valve clearance service, thankfully all within spec.
Mechanicaly a real easy job, except the removal and replacement of the rocker cover. If it wasn't so frustrating it would be laughable how bad the Japs are at design. Make sure you're bike is clean, very clean.
Good to know! By the way at what mileage did you check the valves?
How did you rotate the crankshaft, and how did you establish top dead center?
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #20053
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Sub-zero winter Super Tenere!





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Old 10-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #20054
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Sub-zero winter Super Tenere!


Man what's all that white stuff..
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #20055
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Man what's all that white stuff..
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