Viking on a rampage, maybe

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by rattis, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    Hail fellows
    My name is Andy and I hope to buy a bike somewhere in the south west close to Mexico.
    But and this is a very big butt!
    I need to know which state has the fastest DMV because there's no wy I can afford to stay for a month in the US waiting for some paperwork that should 'bout 5 mins to finish.
    Is there somwhere where speed an efficiency runs amok or are they all sloths?
    Please PM me with ifo :deal
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  2. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    What, exactly, do you need from the DMV?
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  3. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    Allnecessary paperwork so thatI can take my set of wheels out of th country, south and beyond :D
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  4. Mr. G

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    I have heard that AZ will issue a title on the spot.

    California definitely will not though you will get a registration in your name and valid license plates. Title comes in the mail 2 - 4 weeks later.

    Either way you are going to need some kind of semi valid mailing address in the state in which you title the bike.
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  5. Off Limits

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    why not just buy one in mexico? prob way less headache than registering in california
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  6. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    when i did AZ which was several years ago (2011) it was on the spot.. however now they have emission for motorcycles so things may changed
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  7. Mr. G

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    Danny

    Is AZ MC emissions testing now statewide? I thought it was only in the counties surrounding Phoenix
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  8. CA Stu

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    I don't know about anything beyond Mexico, but valid registration and plates are all you need there.
    You certainly don't need to be in physical possession of the title.

    Heck, if someone has a vehicle financed the finance company holds the title. :dunno
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  9. roundtripping

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    And most likely will NOT let you leave the country with the financed vehicle :deal :D
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  10. CA Stu

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    I wish they would have told me that the last few times I did it. :D

    Edit: Not sure that is the case, I always get Mexican insurance....:dunno
    How could they stop you anyway? :D
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  11. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    There's probably not gonna be anyone anywhere checking whether your vehicle is financed or not when you leave - but if you do leave the country and something happens to your financed vehicle and the lien holder has in the fine print that it can't cross any borders, it's gonna HURT.
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  12. CA Stu

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    Insurance.

    I have heard a tale of a BMW GS being stolen south of the border.
    The owner got paid for it and he wasn't complaining... :dunno
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  13. mergatroyd

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    AZ is on the spot, emissions is Phoenix only for motos.
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