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I need your advice!

I need your advice

i accidentally bought a 49 state bike (like 4 days ago) and i live in cali. it has 4300 miles on it so i cant register it or get plates here. so, i am stuck with an amazing bike that cant be ridden here. it needs 7500 miles for me register it here. i could go to arizona for a week and get title/registration and ride it many many miles and then come back to cali. or i could sell it in arizona. or i could transfer to a friend who can then put miles on it and then transfer it back to me. or i could have ride it here in cali with arizona plates until i get the miles on. for putting miles on, do you think that lifting the rear wheel and letting it spin will get miles on the bike? SO ya, what should i do guys, im down 5000$$ and i can only go to arizona for a week. i cant believe that i didnt check this before i bought it. the seller thought it was a 50 state model. he didnt know about the whole cali emissions suck thing.
 

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Keep it and go ride, you have what, 90 days to get it changed over?

Register it in another state until you get the miles. 3000 is not a lot, especially if you have some good roads.
 

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ride it home via oregon. 5 days is plenty od time to put on 2000 miles.
 

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Also lifting the rear wheel will not put any miles on the bike as the SV picks up the speedo off of the front wheel.
 

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Register it in Arizona and ride it here.
 

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Borrowing another set of gauges is what I'm thinking.
 

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the odometer is digital, so will I still be able to hook it up to a drill and spin it? that seems like the easiest way to get miles onto a bike. as for a swap, i'd have to find another sv driver willing in the sd area, and i dont know of any. The arizona idea is a good one too, i could just keep all my stuff there and drive here until i get the miles i need, and then transfer it here. anyone able to tell me exactly how to spin the odo? also, you think the dmv will suspect if i bought it at 4300 and then try to register 3 weeks later at 7500?
 

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Use a Dymo label maker to make a ODO sticker that reads 007621 and put that on the face of your speedo. Should work flawlessly.
 

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is the mileage self-reported by any chance?

the easiest thin, if you can't just lie on a form, would be to find an odo with higher mileage and swap them.
 

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no one looked at my odometer when I registered my bike. The lady at the DMV asked how many miles were on it now, and all she wanted was for me to tell her a higher number than was already on there

btw im in massacusetts and i have a 03 CA model i bought from a guy that moved from there
 

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I have never had anyone look at a vehicle either. I don't even think there is a spot on the inspection form for it either... but I'm also in MO. If they ask, lie.. it's not like you aren't going to hit those miles anyway.
 

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Get someone at a dealership to give you a blank 30 day plate. Write on it in dry erase marker and change it till your at the miles you need.
 
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