Out of State to California
I don't know who else has dealt with this load of crap they call the CA DMV but after today I'm about ready to sell the damn bike.
Brought my 09 ZX6r with me to California, has 10,000 miles and was originally from Pennsylvania. I was told it needed a quick inspection at the DMV to verify the VIN and the engine number match. No big deal. Then they started asking about an emission sticker and a US Federal Safety Cert... I look all over the bike, get on Google and Youtube and can't find a damn thing. So I call Kawasaki's corporate office and try to figure this out.
What it comes down to is the DMV is asking for an emission sticker that was never printed for my bike, because mine isn't a CA model. They also want to see the "US Federal Safety Cert" which is basically that black and white sticker by the stamped vin on the frame. Tells who made the bike, date of manufacture, Gross vehicle weight. Well apparently mine is missing.
So the issue is I got a letter from Kawasaki that says my bike meets EPA regulations but from what I saw on the DMV form they still need two forms of VIN numbering on the frame.
Who the hell has gone through this? Cause I swear every person I've talked to that moved to this state just had 2 numbers checked and then they were on their way.