SO CAL, anyone got a chp friend?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by villageidiot, May 23, 2013.

  1. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    i have a 1975 honda xl100, i bought with "no paperwork" took it to dmv, they say i gotta go to CHP, theyre like 4 months out for an appointment. theres a shop i can take it to that'll do it for 140 bucks, but the bike was a 200 bucker beater, and was tryin to keep my total investment in the $650 range.

    looking for a CHP friend i can get to verify this thing. its legit. i bought to make a little thrasher out of it, and for my kid brother to learn on/ride to school. i didnt wanna start work on it til i got it plated.

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  2. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Try another chp office as the friend idea is not a good one.

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  3. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    If you can read the VIN number I would make an application for a duplicate title.

    No need to take the bike.

    Just get the long pink form and make the app out in your name. It may work.

    Make a DMV appointment online first. Do not take the bike.

    It's probably out of the system, it's better that way or you could owe hundreds in back fees.
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    It was out of the system, I paid all the fees to reg it and bring it back in the system (78 bucks) so now it's in my name, but they won't issue a title without a chp vin verification. They tell me all out of system bikes now require a chp verification.
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  5. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    AAA can do them i believe, plus they can register it while ur there, if ur not a member, nows a good time to join!
    you will then not have to deal w/the DMV again:clap

    but yes, try another CHP office, or find a cop to do it for ya, but i dont thing any officer is gonna sign off on this sight unseen:wink:
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  6. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    I had AAA do an inspection on a bike that I bought from another state. While I had a title from Wisconsin, the CA DMV still required a physical inspection. It took all of 15 minutes. If I were you, I would load it in a pickup and head down to your local AAA office. Mine is Fullerton and they are great.

    On a related note: I just got the new Westways magazine and there was an ad for AAA that they are doing registrations for off-road vehicles now. This means they now have red and green stickers, so we no longer have to go to the DMV for new offroad bike transfers. :clap
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  7. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Oh you started the process, and posted the fees, I see. Well now you have to see it through. I'm not so sure a AAA verification is same as a CHP verification. The CHP may well stick on a metallic plate with a 17 digit VIN.

    Four months out seems odd though. Can you try another CHP office, maybe further out of town?
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  8. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Yeah, try a CHP office in someplace like Temecula or something. Almost everything in that town is new, so they can't be too backed up.
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  9. Ben99r1

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    The CHP office Baldwin Park wait time is about 3 to 4 days. I just had a totaled truck inspected there.
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  10. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    theres a safety inspection, and then theres a vin verification

    i dont need a safety inspection, i have to have a vin verification. i dont know why, bike has 534 miles on it. the frame and engine numbers are clearly visible, and not altered. the DMV did their vin inspection and said its all i need, then the guy in the office said i had to go to CHP. i asked to speak with a manager, the manager asked "well, what kind of bike is it?" i said "its just an old honda" she then said "all hondas have to have a CHP vin inspection" then she walked away.

    bikes probably not worth my time in doing this.

    anyone want an XL100?
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  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Aww. Now you've gone and done it! I'm a sucker for an orphan.

    Dare I ask.......how much? (As he crinches in case the Mrs is watching).
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  12. villageidiot

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    I paid 200 for it, got a real nice xr100 tank for it (coil needs to be moved to fit) and paid the fees at the DMV to bring it back to life.

    I'll take 200 for it.

    It's got compression, spark, and low miles. My buddy cleaned the carb while it was at his house, and here it is. I know it needs a cable or 2, and a seat and some fresh tires.

    I bought with intention of a mini street tracker/neighborhood smasher.
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Perfect 'Klowns of the west' bike.
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  14. John E

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    as the "manager" at the one you went to is an idiot and wrong.
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    :norton

    He started the process and posted the fees. It will say on the computer now 'CHP inspection needed'

    Yep, it's wrong and idiotic
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    If someone decides to pick this up, I've got a 71 sl100 roller with motor and I'll throw it in for freestyle.
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  17. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    There are 2 levels of VIN verification. DMV usually gives you the form. The easier on is the REG343 (i think) which is a single sheet with VIN verification on one side and title application on the other. It can be downloaded from the DMV website. Any law enforcement officer can fill it out though Dmv people always say go to the CHP. If Dmv gave you the triplicate form, it has to go through a specially certified CHP officer and you need an appointment at a CHP office. The time to an appointment varies wildly from office to office so check around.

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  18. CA Stu

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    When I swapped out the frame on my KLR I had it inspected at the Riverside CHP office, the appointment was about 2 weeks out..

    Took all of 5 minutes.
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  19. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    yeah, i have the triplicate form, i need to just make an appointment and figure get the bike over there on appointment day (hard to do with just my vstrom, it wont fit on the rack)

    thanks for all the suggestions, i actually took the bike to the chp office in rancho cucamonga, and they would not inspect it, it has to be done at the closest office to the registration address. LAME. it took the officer longer to look up the closest office than it would have to walk out to the truck and look at the numbers.
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  20. TUCKERS

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    I had an awful experience at the Rancho Cucamonga CHP. Went in to report a lost pannier (on the freeway) and got in to an all out battle with the CHP male officer there. BIG argument, I mean big and loud. I didn't back down though and eventually it was sorted.

    Went something like this:

    Officer...."well you can't report the pannier stolen, and if some one picks it up off the freeway it's finders keepers, possession is nine tenths of the law."

    Me...'you didn't go to law school did you officer? Possession in not nine tenths of the law, legal ownership is. So you are saying if I find a Brinks bag on the freeway with $100,000 in it it's mine right? I don't want to report it stolen, although five minutes later when I went back to get it someone had stolen it."

    Officer...'well I'm not making a report anyway."

    Me...'fine I don't really care, the insurance company just wants me to report this first. How about you make a report saying you will not make a report?"

    Officer..."you are being disrespectful, I don't like your attitude and demeanor."

    Me..."you don't know me or anything about me, you are so wrong."

    Officer...."what kind of bike is this?"

    Me...."BMW R1200GS"

    Officer..."Oh OK then"

    What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:deal:clap:1drink

    From what transpired later I believe he either thought I was LEO or Military, of which I am neither and never have been.
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