Originally Posted by XMagnaRider
I am still waiting for the annual license plate decal to arrive for my K1200GT, and I paid the update early, a couple months ago. The decal expires this month (July).
Originally Posted by K13GT
I think Governor MoonBeam had something to do with the DMV snafu... The state budget not being passed on time, wanting to save money by not sending out 60 day renewal notices cause the fees were changing July 1st.
Originally Posted by wellcraft
good grief a 160 bucks just to get your registration renewed what a rip off, in PA it only costs me 18 dollars for my bike, 36 for my car and 58 for the truck which is still less than what you're paying just for your bike.
I was mistaken. The California DMV renewal notice for the K1200GT arrived in the mail a couple days ago. I had not paid it yet. The "renew by" date was early July, and the notice was postmarked
3 days after
the due date. According to the notice itself, an additional $30 penalty should be applied for paying late, but the DMV had inserted an additional green paper saying that there was a 30-day grace period for late renewals.
I paid it online. The DMV web site was crawlingly slow. There were five minute delays between screens. When I clicked the final "PAY" button, the DMV web site did not present the usual receipt to print. Instead, I got a "Shopping Cart Empty" page. I assume that the session simply timed out - it took too long to get through the various pages before hitting the Pay button.
I called DMV and waited on hold for 45 minutes. They told me to check with my credit card company to see if the transaction had been processed. Apparently they are normally processed within a minute or two. They also told me that the DMV site would not allow me to renew the registration if it had already been done. I called the credit card company, determined that no charges had been processed, and then I repeated the DMV registration again. This time it ran a little faster, and I got the receipt to print.
I wonder how long it will be before the sticker comes in the mail? The DMV person I spoke with told me that there have been long delays, but the police know not to enforce expired sticker infractions. Great!
By the way, registration, license, and fees on my 2007 K1200GT were $169. That's the reduced rate. Governor Brown wants to eliminate the reduction, which would nearly double the registration next year. I still wonder why the electorate re-elected him. Did they forget everything he did in the previous two terms during the 1980s?