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Old 06-15-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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400exc CA question.

I'm looking at 400's for sale. Just wondering about CA plates. I see an '02 with a plate just wondering if it was a factory plated bike? Don't want to have the plates revoked. Also which bikes came with plates so I can avoid any hassles?
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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I'm looking at 400's for sale. Just wondering about CA plates. I see an '02 with a plate just wondering if it was a factory plated bike? Don't want to have the plates revoked. Also which bikes came with plates so I can avoid any hassles?
First plated KTM EXC is an '07, so it is a conversion. You should move this to
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
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First plated KTM EXC is an '07, so it is a conversion. You should move this to
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FYI, the early 400s are not CA. legal no matter how they are converted. It is in the VIN. I had the plate revoked from my '01.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:53 PM   #4
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I have a 94 KTM 400 EXC with a plate. no idea if its factory or what.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:59 AM   #5
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FYI, the early 400s are not CA. legal no matter how they are converted. It is in the VIN. I had the plate revoked from my '01.
That should not have happened, UNLESS it was plated after 2005. Any bike with a plate issued prior to that is grandfathered in and should be bothered. That was all part of a law suit and out of court settlement.

Also, IIRC, the original KTM VINs were not California compliant. Meaning they did not run their number alpha sequence according to the Cal DMV computer codings, so all KTMs were able to be plated for a couple of years. Then Commiefornia threatened to ban the brand from the state and leaned on the feds to crack down on KTM, and other Euro bike companies. So they mandated a federally complaint VIN standard for all manufacturers, but I can't remember the year right now.

To the OP.

As others have said, the 400 was not plated from the factory. It was a conversion. As I said above, if it was converted prior to 2005 you should be fine. I have bought and sold several dirt bike/dual sport conversion bikes without issue, but I am careful about finding the year first plated. It's on the DMV paperwork. Pink slip for sure, can't remember about the white slip.

PS: the 1990 era 400's were LC4 motors and a completely different bike.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:48 AM   #6
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I'm looking at 400's for sale. Just wondering about CA plates. I see an '02 with a plate just wondering if it was a factory plated bike? Don't want to have the plates revoked. Also which bikes came with plates so I can avoid any hassles?
Ive got a friend or two with early vintage 520's and a 450 with plates,they have been plated since almost new in 2000 or 02 and no problems. I wouldnt think the 400 is any different. Random things can happen with DMV though,1 DMV may do something that another would never consider.
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