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I'm looking forward to getting a used F4i as my second bike. Has anyone in California dealt with this situation before:

1. Original owner buys a 49-state bike and moves to CA with it. Because he's moving here, the state law allows him to register it in CA without any hassles.

2. Original owner gets a job transfer out of CA and wants to sell the bike before moving. The bike has ~5000 miles on it, less than the 7500 mile requirement for calling it a 'used' bike.

3. CA resident offers to buy the bike.

Will the purchaser (me) in this situation be unable to transfer the registration because it's a 49-state bike with less than 7500 miles, regardless of the fact that it is already registered in CA? Or does the CA registration and title make the 49-state part irrelevant?

Thanks!
 

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I'm looking forward to getting a used F4i as my second bike. Has anyone in California dealt with this situation before:

1. Original owner buys a 49-state bike and moves to CA with it. Because he's moving here, the state law allows him to register it in CA without any hassles.

2. Original owner gets a job transfer out of CA and wants to sell the bike before moving. The bike has ~5000 miles on it, less than the 7500 mile requirement for calling it a 'used' bike.

3. CA resident offers to buy the bike.

Will the purchaser (me) in this situation be unable to transfer the registration because it's a 49-state bike with less than 7500 miles, regardless of the fact that it is already registered in CA? Or does the CA registration and title make the 49-state part irrelevant?

Thanks!


California residency and vehicle importation laws and requirements, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Technical Compliance Section at (916) 657-6795
 
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