Originally Posted by IncompletePete
Sorry about that!
I'm buying a bike from Craigslist that's already Californian registered.
I'm coming from the United Kingdom as a tourist strictly, but I have a Californian address (family's address) and have US citizenship too. I'll be using an International Driving Permit, but am willing to get a Californian driving license if it speeds up the process.
I need the registration as I'll be be passing through customs from California to Mexico and on into Central and South America.
Pete, to get your permit will cost you $25 and takes about an hour or so, a photo, 25 questions, ( at your local DMV) and you can retake the test up to 3 times the same day without paying extra. it pays to read the pass your test book they give you free, as a couple of the questions are actually not as it seems
once you get permit you can ride any size bike, but not at night or on the freeway or with a passenger,
the riding the bike test takes 12 minutes and is easier than falling off a log......or a bike. takes a few weeks in summer to get appointment, in winter, usually a day or two