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I'm in California and I've had my bike for a couple weeks. I'm wondering how long it'll be until my new rear plate arrives?

I'd like to hear input from everyone - specifically CA but I'm curious about everyone else as well.

reply with your state and how long it took :)

thanks guys!
 

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Virginia - 10 days for my custom plate ordered online.

My dealer has access to DMV online and installs hard tags (not temporary) as it leaves the lot.
Sweet.
Already been pulled over once without the plate, all he wanted to do was see my reg. then let me go. Got pulled for 'speeding'. lol. Hopefully I'll blend a little more when I have proper plates.
 

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Colorado gives you 60 days after purchase free, then you go in and get your plates. You can go in earlier if you want, anytime after you receive your "Title Ready" postcard in the mail.
Also have a 30 day grace period on annual renewals. Nice of them, though they do periodically raise the cost of renewal tags without warning, to pay for roads and bridges.

Then again, we also have a Blue Law on the books that bans the sale of cars, motorcycles (any vehicles) on Sundays, so all the dealerships are closed that day.

All the salesmen at the motorcycle dealerships like this, because they like to ride on Sundays, too.
 

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Got my plates in 10 days as well, purchased at Del Amo in Costa Mesa. Def looking to get a fender eliminator as that back end looks FUGLY
Fender elim. would be cool, but I never liked how the plate ends up at an angle. I never personally saw one where the plate is totally readable from a good distance back..Which gets me back to the 'being pulled over' thing, I get paranoid and dont want to give any reasons. lol.
I have a buddy with an '05 R6 and he was pulled over for having tags that were "unreadable at a distance". No ticket given, but definitely was harassed by the cop.
 

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I think TST Industries is coming out with a Fender Eliminator that is adjustable to make it more level and "readable at a distance" for dick cops that have nothing better to do that pull riders over for petty bullshit as such. Stay tuned
 

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Took California DMV 2 months to get my plates shipped to me.
 
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I've got to get a hold of my dealership. I bought my bike on June 30th. Since it is being registered in Oklahoma they had to send the paperwork there(bought in SC). My paperwork has still not shown up in Oklahoma.
 

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I've got to get a hold of my dealership. I bought my bike on June 30th. Since it is being registered in Oklahoma they had to send the paperwork there(bought in SC). My paperwork has still not shown up in Oklahoma.
Does Oklahoma use electronic documents at the DMV or did SC have to mail them? If it was mailed, that might be why it's taking so long. I know California is all electronic
 

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Fender elim. would be cool, but I never liked how the plate ends up at an angle. I never personally saw one where the plate is totally readable from a good distance back..Which gets me back to the 'being pulled over' thing, I get paranoid and dont want to give any reasons. lol.
I have a buddy with an '05 R6 and he was pulled over for having tags that were "unreadable at a distance". No ticket given, but definitely was harassed by the cop.
Not hating on LEO's, but a truism is that bikers do get pulled over more often - we fit a 'profile'. I'd not sweat the fender elim., just don't be a squid and do stupid stuff, keep your paperwork in order - that way, if you do get pulled over you should have no problem as long as you curtail the attitude (at least that has worked for me).
 
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