Quick question, I bought my bike brand new from a dealership so do I have to register my bike at the DMV in order to get plates or will they come in the mail? I know I could call up my dealer and ask but they are closed right now. I live in California btw.
The Dealership is required / is suppose to do all that for you that's part of the tax, licensing, registration and doc fees (yes they are a rip off at most dealerships they make money of it) . now i don't know how the dealership works were you got the bike or what the state DMV requires, but at the dealership i worked at you had the option to come in and pick up your plates from the dealer when they came in or they would ship it to you which took longer. we also gave valued customers same day plates if they really wanted them but that was really rare and time consuming.
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Your plates should come. The dealer should have sent the papers off to DMV along with the fees. Look through your paper work and find the white or yellow slip with a DMV logo on it. That is your temporary registration. You shoul keep it on you incase you get pulled over.
That being said, I've had the dealer fail to turn the paper work in on a bike I traded in. So double check when they open up. Particularly if you cannot find your temp. reg.
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dealer should take care of it. my first bike, bought new from the dealer, I never got my plates in the mail (bought it with cash). My third bike, new from the dealer, the plates did come in the mail. different dealers. might have been dmv error too.
Is it just done like that in certain states? I've bought my truck, three horse trailers, both my bikes and a Honda side by side....all of which I had to go to the DMV to pay the taxes, show insurance and get the tags. My truck and two of my trailers were in Missouri, one trailer from a dealer in Florida and the rest here in Oklahoma.
I can only speak for CA. yes. having bought 2 new cars and 2 new bikes, it's all been taken care of at the dealership, so fees are paid there (aka tax, title, license). plates have always been mailed to me, except for the new 250R I got, those never showed up. when I sold it I just told the new buyer to ask for a second set of plates.