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I live in CA and bought a used 05 LT located in Boca Raton.
The bike currently no longer has a license plate and I need to ride it back to CA at the end of the month.
I already took care of paying the sales tax in CA since that is where the bike will be registered, and I also now have insurance coverage.
Can anyone tell me how to get a temporary license plate in FL so I can ride without getting pulled over? Can a local AAA office take care of this for me or do I need to go to the DMV?
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Try giving the Florida DMV a call and ask about it.
You should have no problems getting a temp tag to get you back to the Left Coast.
Thanks Dave. I tried yesterday afternoon, forgetting about the 3 hours time difference...
I'll try them again today.

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Who did you buy the bike from ?
Bought it on eBay from a private party in Plantation.

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Thanks Dave. I tried yesterday afternoon, forgetting about the 3 hours time difference...
I'll try them again today.
It may be a state-by-state thang, but here in benighted Colorado, if I wish to bring a vehicle home, I go to my local DMV (greatly holding my breath due to the noxious fumes) and with the vehicles VIN and bill of sale I can get a Colorado temp license. I would think that Kalifornia being much more enlightened (they have the Oscars after all) one could with sufficient groveling obtain a Kalifornia temp to bring the scooter home on.

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It may be a state-by-state thang, but here in benighted Colorado, if I wish to bring a vehicle home, I go to my local DMV (greatly holding my breath due to the noxious fumes) and with the vehicles VIN and bill of sale I can get a Colorado temp license. I would think that Kalifornia being much more enlightened (they have the Oscars after all) one could with sufficient groveling obtain a Kalifornia temp to bring the scooter home on.

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Alas it isn't so. Before they can issue me a plate they need to physically verify the vehicle VIN and engine number... I already provided my bill of sale and all pertinent documents, even paid my sales taxes. For what I read on line the state of Florida will issue an temp plate after I show proof of insurance and receipt of sales taxes from my state. I am so not happy about having to go to the DMV office in FL, but it appears I do not have a choice.

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Alas it isn't so. Before they can issue me a plate they need to physically verify the vehicle VIN and engine number... I already provided my bill of sale and all pertinent documents, even paid my sales taxes. For what I read on line the state of Florida will issue an temp plate after I show proof of insurance and receipt of sales taxes from my state. I am so not happy about having to go to the DMV office in FL, but it appears I do not have a choice.
I am not going to swear on this but this is what we did 1 month ago bringing a bike from TN to FL where we live:
New 2007 bike bought in TN
Bill of sale completed by dealer, tax to be paid when application is made in FL (also a lower tax state @ 6%)
Little plastic "new vehicle tag" on license area
Dealer said if you get pulled you are OK if you have the COMPLETE bill of sale and/or signed over title to you and you also need photo ID
In your case you should have a title signed over to you so there should be no problem
Maybe a FL LEO will chime in

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Depending on how long you plan to take getting home,
A phone call to your insurance agent might be worthwhile also,
I bought an 05 in Colorado last July,
my State Farm agent said I was automatically insured for (only) seven days then they would have to confirm vin #'s
so I ended up at a State Farm agent in Denver,
because I planned to "stretch" the ride home into more than a week.


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I am not going to swear on this but this is what we did 1 month ago bringing a bike from TN to FL where we live:
New 2007 bike bought in TN
Bill of sale completed by dealer, tax to be paid when application is made in FL (also a lower tax state @ 6%)
Little plastic "new vehicle tag" on license area
Dealer said if you get pulled you are OK if you have the COMPLETE bill of sale and/or signed over title to you and you also need photo ID
In your case you should have a title signed over to you so there should be no problem
Maybe a FL LEO will chime in
Last year when I rode Kathy's F650 back home from TN I was able to get that temp paper plate. Apparently FL does not do that. I found out today that a temporary plate can be issued for $5.00 upon showing proof of insurance, the title, and a receipt showing that the sales taxes have been paid. I'll have all the paperwork I need when I land in Fort Lauderdale in a couple of weeks.

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Depending on how long you plan to take getting home,
A phone call to your insurance agent might be worthwhile also,
I bought an 05 in Colorado last July,
my State Farm agent said I was automatically insured for (only) seven days then they would have to confirm vin #'s
so I ended up at a State Farm agent in Denver,
because I planned to "stretch" the ride home into more than a week.
I already have the bike insured by progressive just by providing the VIN. I'll have 10 days from the date I enter California to complete the registration process and get a permanent plate. Apparently the insurance company does not care to see the bike before insuring it. Good thing for me!

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It may be a state-by-state thang, but here in benighted Colorado, if I wish to bring a vehicle home, I go to my local DMV (greatly holding my breath due to the noxious fumes) and with the vehicles VIN and bill of sale I can get a Colorado temp license. I would think that Kalifornia being much more enlightened (they have the Oscars after all) one could with sufficient groveling obtain a Kalifornia temp to bring the scooter home on. Karl
Karl, even with the Oscars, you'd be surprised how un-enlightened we are in Kalifornia. Hell, in a few places in northern Kalifornia they're still running experiments with communism, (or is that socialism)? Whatever, not much difference!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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Alas it isn't so. Before they can issue me a plate they need to physically verify the vehicle VIN and engine number... I already provided my bill of sale and all pertinent documents, even paid my sales taxes. For what I read on line the state of Florida will issue an temp plate after I show proof of insurance and receipt of sales taxes from my state. I am so not happy about having to go to the DMV office in FL, but it appears I do not have a choice.
Gilles, you are correct, sir! The Kalifornia DMV personnel will physically inspect your VIN stamping before issuing you a plate for the M/C. Now, you said that all registration fees and insurance fees have been paid in Kalifornia. So, you have what is called a R.I.P. (Receipt In Process--incomplete registration). You just need to have the bike inspected and the registration process is complete. Make an appointment with the KA DMV to do the VIN inspection. HOPEFULLY, you will be in and out in an hour or two.

As far as riding the M/C home, A movement permit from FL, combined with all your doc's from KA, will more than suffice if you get pulled over. The key point to remember is that all fees due have already been paid. So you're not riding an unregistered bike--subject to impound.

BTW, if the KA DMW wanks your crank on the VIN inspection, just send me an email. I'll be more than happy to inspect your VIN and sign the affidavit for you.

Good luck on your adventure!

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Gilles, you are correct, sir! The Kalifornia DMV personnel will physically inspect your VIN stamping before issuing you a plate for the M/C. Now, you said that all registration fees and insurance fees have been paid in Kalifornia. So, you have what is called a R.I.P. (Receipt In Process--incomplete registration). You just need to have the bike inspected and the registration process is complete. Make an appointment with the KA DMV to do the VIN inspection. HOPEFULLY, you will be in and out in an hour or two.

As far as riding the M/C home, A movement permit from FL, combined with all your doc's from KA, will more than suffice if you get pulled over. The key point to remember is that all fees due have already been paid. So you're not riding an unregistered bike--subject to impound.

BTW, if the KA DMW wanks your crank on the VIN inspection, just send me an email. I'll be more than happy to inspect your VIN and sign the affidavit for you.

Good luck on your adventure!
Thanks for the offer Jay. For my previous bike I was able to have someone at the AAA office to inspect the bike for me as I bought it from a private party.
I had to take Kathy's bike to the DMV because she bought it from a dealer and the AAA cannot help in that case.
I taking the red eye on March 23, spend the weekend with my friends in Boca Raton where my bike is garaged, and go to the FL DMV the following Monday to get my temp plate. I have to be back in CA to get my daughters for the weekend. DMV the following Monday to complete my registration process.
The part I love best is in between DMV trips!!!

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Thanks for the offer Jay. For my previous bike I was able to have someone at the AAA office to inspect the bike for me as I bought it from a private party.
I had to take Kathy's bike to the DMV because she bought it from a dealer and the AAA cannot help in that case.
I taking the red eye on March 23, spend the weekend with my friends in Boca Raton where my bike is garaged, and go to the FL DMV the following Monday to get my temp plate. I have to be back in CA to get my daughters for the weekend. DMV the following Monday to complete my registration process.
The part I love best is in between DMV trips!!!
WOW, Gilles, you have an awesome week lined up. BTW, this might sound stupid, but, when I have to go into a DMW in SO KA, I go to Simi Valley. Fastest, best, most polite, DMV Office ever. Very scary! Perfect excuse to take a little ride also.

Too bad AAA is no go for this transaction.

Be safe out there!

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WOW, Gilles, you have an awesome week lined up. BTW, this might sound stupid, but, when I have to go into a DMW in SO KA, I go to Simi Valley. Fastest, best, most polite, DMV Office ever. Very scary! Perfect excuse to take a little ride also.

Too bad AAA is no go for this transaction.

Be safe out there!
Actually they can since I bought the bike from a private party. All I have to do is point to the VIN and engine number.
Let's hope it will be that easy...

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Actually they can since I bought the bike from a private party. All I have to do is point to the VIN and engine number.
Let's hope it will be that easy...
I would definitely use them instead of DMV, then! Good luck with that.

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