i picked up an old Peugeot this weekend.
It had plates, but the guy said he didn't have a title and that the guy HE got the bike from said it wouldn't need registration.
i went to the DMV, and they said it's currently registered, (duh, it's a lifetime registration) but they had to take a statement and send all the paper work to Sacramento because the plates are "specialized" ...
I'm gonna ride this bad ass ped until I hear back, but has anyone in CA had this experience?
I think that essentially the registration is suspended, until someone can verify that the previous registered owner knows? The moped was never reported stolen, but the guy who sold it to me is NOT on the registration.
They seemed confused, but everything confuses the DMV