Kawasaki ZX-10R Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
615 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Alright guys. DMV is giving me more f*ckery to deal with before hey hand over a title for the bike. Got a letter from Kawasaki prior to BRINGING (not importing) a US Spec bike back to the US stating that it was in compliance with all US Standards. California DMV wants it to also say that it meets California standards because the bike has less than 7500 miles. What kind of baby back bullshit is that?! So if I rode the he’ll out of my bike and racked up some miles I’d be in the clear?!

My question to you all is:
Aren’t all gen 4’s 50 state legal?

Mine is a 2012.

I’m usually very composed on the forums, but this entire process to bring a US Spec bike back to the US is getting ridiculous! It makes me want to sell it and just not worry about it anymore.

Please advise. I paid for a year of registration but my registration paperwork expires in November.... yeah... it’s a bunch of BS!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
REPOST Enforcement Mod
'16 ZX-10R KRT
Joined
·
15,715 Posts
No. There is the normal 49-state model, and then there's the Cali model. If you don't have the Cali version with the extra emissions controls already on it, then you're going to have a hard time. It's not so much a big deal to bring a bike back to the US unless you want to do it in Commifornia.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
179 Posts
My local dealer, here in Utah, claimed he had never received a concours 14, or ninja 1000, that was NOT a California emissions model. It sounded as if the other states, near cal, may also have this going on?

The visual clue, on the ninja, is the cal model has an underseat, charcoal container. Like this:

Kawasaki Motorcycle Parts 2012 ZX1000GCF Ninja 1000 FUEL EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM (CA) Diagram

Ive seen that "7500 mile" figure mentioned in several private adds where people were selling used motorcycles.

Anyway, thank you for keeping the air I breathe safe..I appreciate your effort. If only you can get my neighbor to stop using his leaf blower...yes, between the two of you, we can clean up this planet!

My best to you, and what a PITA. On a totally separate note, theres no way you could dig through the parts diagram and order the stickers that show california compliance, is there?

You know, suppose you were on this page and accidentally ordered part numbers, and some a -hole stuck them on your bike. 56071-0158 and 59465-1592

Kawasaki Motorcycle Parts 2015 ZR1000GFF Z1000 ABS LABELS Diagram
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
642 Posts
Need to find an asshole
Move out of CA.

The 7,500 mile thing just keeps people from running
across state lines, buying a bike and bringing it back.

Has been this way for many years on bikes and cars in CA

Being a border state (AZ) have to agree every bike except one
has been CA model in AZ. My zx14 I got from TX and its non-CA model.

Dont see anyway around it....

Throw on a plate from another bike and run up miles past 7500

Make it a track only bike

Anyway to swap speedo / ECU with higher mileage one from Ebay?

Sell it and get dif bike

Register out of state.

:dontknow:
 

·
The Pace
Joined
·
7,163 Posts
Ask Kawa corp for that CA compliant notation. They'll just email it. If you're military there may be another route; ask your commander; he's used to this stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Ask Kawa corp for that CA compliant notation. They'll just email it. If you're military there may be another route; ask your commander; he's used to this stuff.
Yeah I am sure his commander is dealing with vehicle emissions instead of the millions of other more pressing issues.

Not sure what units/branches you have been in but I have never seen a commander not delegate bullshit like this to an NCO/LT that deals with the motorpool.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
615 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Yeah I am sure his commander is dealing with vehicle emissions instead of the millions of other more pressing issues.

Not sure what units/branches you have been in but I have never seen a commander not delegate bullshit like this to an NCO/LT that deals with the motorpool.


Had to fend for myself and got it all sorted after 5 months of bullshit and paperwork. Hope I never have to do that again.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Had to fend for myself and got it all sorted after 5 months of bullshit and paperwork. Hope I never have to do that again.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
For the entire 6 years that I was enlisted every 4187 that was processed with my name on it was pushed up the chain by myself. If you wanted something done you have to get it done yourself.

Glad to hear you got it all sorted bud! :eek:ccasion1
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
615 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
For the entire 6 years that I was enlisted every 4187 that was processed with my name on it was pushed up the chain by myself. If you wanted something done you have to get it done yourself.



Glad to hear you got it all sorted bud! :eek:ccasion1

Yup, learned that quick and early too, still hasn’t gotten any easier after 14 years. I was just shocked at how much time it took to bring a bike back from overseas... a US Spec bike... you would think customs was treating like me bringing back some contraband and DMV was procession registration for the first time in history.

The funny thing is, the cafe racer project I just picked up was picked up from a wrecking yard. So I’m assuming getting a rebuild title is going to involve a lot of the same BBB (baby back bullsh*t) I just dealt with for the Gen 4 minus customs. Oh well!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Were you the guy trying to sell your bike on Craigslist from Oxnard? I saw a bike that looked like yours. Try dealing with a salvage title bike, same shit. CHP and DMV inspections and much red tape.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top