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Registering an out of state MV Agusta in California

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New to MV Agusta and the forum. Wanted to share my experience hence it might be of help to someone. I recently bought my 06 MV F4 1000 from out of state. The bike is in fantastic shape (red/silver) with 3,445 miles. Everything was good until I had to take it to the DMV to get it registered.
I had the title in hand, payoff document from the previous owner's bank. The VIN numbers on the bike and 50 state emission stickers were intact. Everything was going well until the inspection lady asked to see the engine number...engine number? a quick google search showed that it was stamped on the back of the engine, and I had no way to show it to her. Got a 30 day temporary tag and went back home to figure how to do that.

After searching the web, was not able to find much regarding this topic. So I started to take the bike apart, in order to expose the engine number. In order to do this you must remove the entire rear frame, including the seat and the battery. Once that's done, you will see the rear shock absorber. You wil see a small reservoir right in front of the engine, which once removed, will let you be able to see the engine number.

In order to remove the bolt you will need an 1/4 ratchet, an extension and a 8mm drive flexible socket. once I loosen the bolt the reservoir will drop and the engine number will be exposed.

Since CHP (california higway patrol) is not willing to do home verifications, I had to contact a verification company who came out on Saturday and verified the engine number, vin, etc. They were great and filled out all of the paperwork needed for the DMV.

I hope this helps folks out.

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Glad you managed to sort it out....

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thank you Sir!!!
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Goddamn Kalifornia and its bureaucrats! I was born in L.A., grew up in Glendale, went to college in Long Beach, lived many years aboard my old wood sailboat in Los Angeles Harbor but don't regret leaving the state. I remember the hoops I had to jump through to register a VW Rabbit I bought in Seattle and brought home to Glendale back in 1979. Made you want to slit your wrists or strangle somebody. And it's only gotten worse. Beautiful state with lots of decent folks but pretty much down the crapper at this point. Of course, up here in Washington things aren't much better.

Glad you got your MV sorted and can enjoy her.

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pull the belly pan and lying on the ground you can read it from the left side with a flashlight......even on a Brutale with the monster Cat

I did it at the DMV......and my registration said it was an '09......they didn't make 910Rs in '09......the lady changed it on the spot


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It's tricky, but you can read it without stripping the bike.

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Gents, thank you for your feedback...The lady at the DMV did not even want to take a look or bend her knees. Although I knew there had to be another way but was not able to figure it out or find anyone who had documented it

On the positive side, this was a great excuse to give her a great cleanup in those difficult, tight places

Cheers!
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