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Getting a new Motorcycle, bc CA is retarded

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by jhblaze1, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Zappa

    Zappa Road Warrior NES Member

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    IIRC, back in the mid-2000's, Mass and seven or so other states had a similar law that killed the sale of VW diesels.
    Mass dealers couldn't sell them new because they weren't emission compliant for the higher standard Mass had instituted.
    The dealers went apeshit because they had customers for them, but couldn't legally sell them.
    If you wanted one with the intent of registering it in Mass, you had to find a used one with over 7500mi on the odometer, which usually meant buying it out of state.
     

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    Just needed to find a shop that ‘builds’ custom Harleys = splice VIN from an exempt old junker with title. Friends of family do this for Baja prerunners. Basically a new road legal race truck.

    What area did you land in? Glad I moved out decades ago but I always enjoy visiting. Hang in there, you’ll find some fun stuff to do.
     
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    Move to AZ
     
  4. Greg

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    That would be a long commute.
     
  5. jhblaze1

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    I live in Agoura Hills but work in Century City.
     
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    I'd love to but my wife HATES AZ.

    The only upside to being in CA is 300+ days of sunshine a year. I guess the landscapes and outdoor activities are good too, but honestly none of it is enough to offset the mind virus epidemic here.
     
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    Why does she hate AZ? Depending on where you're at elevation wise you can get quite a bit of different temperatures and environment.
     
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    What I'm learning here is that some people don't know not to move to CA.

    And this coming from a guy who moved to MA. Admittedly I was young and naive, but still.
     
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    If you are active and love outdoor stuff CA cant be beat.

    The roads there are the best in the US for motorcycles.

    But,if all you care about is guns and watching TV and sports ball teams,CA may not be for you.

    The politics are getting out of hand though.
     
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    Can’t you make it temporarily compliant with pipes and maybe programming? Dealers must deal with it maybe private mechanics.
     
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    And years.
     
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    Don't forget the taxes too^
     
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    I had an interesting conversation last Friday with a couple of guys at the Weirs in Laconia...they were from Arizona, looking for used bikes for sale here in NH...they said that where we from the Northeast go to the south or southwest to buy cars (no rust), they come to New England to look for motorcycles because of the relatively low miles on them. They were looking for the usual owners with for sale signs on their m'cycles there.
     
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    ahah yeah well I got a job offer at a prestigious buy-side firm doubling my salary....It will set me up for similar opportunities back east once I get a couple years experience here. This was by no means a permanent relocation for me, just a career shortcut.
     
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    Tennesse, the Carolinas and Georgia are beautiful and have reasonable political climates and sane gun laws. They're affordable, and don't have new feel good laws getting drafted every week - in short - none of the negatives.

    I live outside of Savannah in Georgia. The downside is that it's brutally hot in the summer. I summer in New England, but I'm fortunate that my job allows me that luxury. I enjoy the Low Country the rest of the year, "shorts and a hoody" in the winter for me also. Western Georgia has a different climate, it's nowhere near as hot. I chose the coast because I love the ocean and wanted easy access to the interstate and airport.
     
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    You can do almost anything for a finite period of time. This sounds like a good investment in your future.
     
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    Let me get this straight - you HAVE to register it? What if you said FU I'm not taking it on Commiefornia roads. It's just going to sit in my garage where I can stare at it.
     
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    As much as some of those states are friendly towards gun laws, there are other things about them that aren't so great compared to Mass. Not many but some. Mary Jane laws for example. Getting paid for your vaca time when you quit a job would be another... Lots of people in MA take that for granted but there are only a few states that require that - MA being one. As stupid as MA is about a lot of things, there are some things that are actually pretty good compared to a great many other states.
     
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    Too late. Now they know he has it.
     
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    why would I want to do that? I didn't move out here with the bike to have it be a garage decoration. And if I rode it unregistered, I'd have to risk the consequences of driving an unregistered vehicle. Not really worth it.
     
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    I'm not suggesting you do. I merely suggesting you tell the state to FO, you're not registering it - period. Then trade it in and ship it off out of state and be done with it.
     
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    Put a Mexican plate on it and be done with it.
     
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    I realized that Bike Week was not a tourist event
    precisely when I heard someone talk about a campfire
    that had been fueled by throwing a ricer on the already-burning logs.

    [bow]
    I retroactively give you the Rich Internal Life Post of the Day Award for 17-Apr'19.


    Just wait until the virus virus epidemic breaks out...


    Consequences?
    You're not thinking with your California Brain yet....
    ...just drive ride it on The Card.
    [​IMG]
     
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    That sucks... but I'm a little happy cause it's just so utterly ridiculous I have to laugh. Sorry about the CA part of the move to CA. SoCal was gorgeous when I was out there.
     
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    I will rent you my NH address for $1 a year and you can register it in NH and tell CA to fvck off
     
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    If you want to know, just buy a used car from California.

    Then try to register it in any other state.

    California won't release the title if there are any back registrations due, and they don't care if it sat it a barn for 40 years: all vehicles in CA must be registered, whether on the road or not.
     
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    WTF.

    So you can't even just park the thing in your garage and not register it? You either have to register it (which they won't let you do) - move out of state and register it - or sell it out of state?

    That's effed up.

    I haven't ridden my bike in at least 2 years now. Between being out of work for over a year and having a kid - I just haven't had the time and I let the registration lapse. But the bike sits in my barn with the MA plate still attached to it and they apparently don't give a shit.
     
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    Make sure you do it up in the hills. Those things seem to have a propensity to burn judging by the nightly news reports I see during fire season.
     
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    CA is basically on a non-stop hunt for loose change because of all the dumbass policies the leftist commies who run that state have enacted.

    They've probably gotten close to maxing out every explicit tax method available to them to just take your money, so they've also started a mind-numbing thicket of regulations and tax traps to try and squeeze as much money as possible out of every productive citizen there.

    Martin Armstrong calls this the "hunt for taxes" - and writes about CA constantly: www.armstrongeconomics.com

    There's also a huge exodus of people leaving CA, unfortunately it means there's a lot of people moving into states like Texas and bringing their mind ebola with them like a bunch of Congolese migrants running across the border
     

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