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    #16
    Originally posted by sc-surfer View Post
    This just arrived. I suggest using the information on the small metal placard Luna sells. I sent in a photo of it with my statement of facts. The placard does not say Sur Ron anywhere. Make and model are completely different. In the statement of facts I stated the info from the placard and also listed the power source as electric and human powered. Done and done.

    Best of all worlds. No renewal fees, no insurance required, no pedals required, ride almost anywhere (except bike paths. Bike lanes ok.) And best of all...if I take it off, I'm a class 2 eBike. Gonna make a quick release mount of some kind. Plate on....ride to trails...take plate off...ride trails...plate back on...ride home.
    This is clutch info. Thanks.

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      #17
      Got my CA moped license plate yesterday, precisely one month after I mailed my application to the DMV Special Processing Unit.

      The only things needed are REG 230, "Motorized Bicycle Application", and a check for $24; you do not need to send Statement of Facts, or any other documentation or photographs. As mentioned before, you need to get the metal placard from Sur Ron and copy that information to the relevant sections in the application.

      For those of you that have received the license plate, how and where did you install it on the Sur Ron? The plate is wider than the rear of the bike so it will rip off at the first crash, and I can't find a good place to install it vertically.

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        #18
        Originally posted by JohnKol View Post
        For those of you that have received the license plate, how and where did you install it on the Sur Ron? The plate is wider than the rear of the bike so it will rip off at the first crash, and I can't find a good place to install it vertically.
        I made a mount that bolts onto the side of the swingarm where the chain guard bolts on, and used a spring hinge so that it can fold out of the way while poachin'. I'll post some pics tomorrow!

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          #19
          Here are the aforementioned photos. Bonus points if you paint the backside of the plate black!

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            #20
            Originally posted by JohnKol View Post
            Got my CA moped license plate yesterday, precisely one month after I mailed my application to the DMV Special Processing Unit.

            The only things needed are REG 230, "Motorized Bicycle Application", and a check for $24; you do not need to send Statement of Facts, or any other documentation or photographs. As mentioned before, you need to get the metal placard from Sur Ron and copy that information to the relevant sections in the application.

            For those of you that have received the license plate, how and where did you install it on the Sur Ron? The plate is wider than the rear of the bike so it will rip off at the first crash, and I can't find a good place to install it vertically.
            Hi, can you elaborate on this "metal placard"? SC-Surfer mentioned it too but he said his came from Luna? How do get one and will the information match the frame and engine number I received? Thanks!

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              #21
              Originally posted by sc-surfer View Post
              This just arrived. I suggest using the information on the small metal placard Luna sells. I sent in a photo of it with my statement of facts. The placard does not say Sur Ron anywhere. Make and model are completely different. In the statement of facts I stated the info from the placard and also listed the power source as electric and human powered. Done and done.

              Best of all worlds. No renewal fees, no insurance required, no pedals required, ride almost anywhere (except bike paths. Bike lanes ok.) And best of all...if I take it off, I'm a class 2 eBike. Gonna make a quick release mount of some kind. Plate on....ride to trails...take plate off...ride trails...plate back on...ride home.

              Hi, I just received my Sur Ron X and assembled yesterday. Can you elaborate on "small metal placard Luna sells" ? Could you post whatever it says on that (I assume I can just substitute my frame and engine numbers). It does seem safer to try to get it registered as a Luna than a Sur Ron.. thanks!

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                #22
                evermore
                https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...late-abundance
                https://lunacycle.com/name-plate-for...d-wire-surron/

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                  #23
                  much obliged!

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by trailpoacher View Post
                    Here are the aforementioned photos. Bonus points if you paint the backside of the plate black!
                    Thanks, I don't think that protruding bracket will work for me given that I crash every single time I ride, but the pointer of mounting the plate on the swingarm is a good one!

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by evermore View Post
                      Hi, I just received my Sur Ron X and assembled yesterday. Can you elaborate on "small metal placard Luna sells" ? Could you post whatever it says on that (I assume I can just substitute my frame and engine numbers). It does seem safer to try to get it registered as a Luna than a Sur Ron.. thanks!
                      Trailpoacher provided the correct link for the metal placard. On Form 230 enter the frame number as it appears on your Sur Ron frame, but do not enter the engine number stamped on the Sur Ron motor; instead, enter the frame number preceded by the letter "E".

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by JohnKol View Post

                        Trailpoacher provided the correct link for the metal placard. On Form 230 enter the frame number as it appears on your Sur Ron frame, but do not enter the engine number stamped on the Sur Ron motor; instead, enter the frame number preceded by the letter "E".
                        oof, I used the number on the engine when I sent in the application on Friday. Maybe I'll get lucky?

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by evermore View Post
                          oof, I used the number on the engine when I sent in the application on Friday. Maybe I'll get lucky?
                          It's highly unlikely that they check, so you should be fine; monitor your bank account to see if they cash your cheque, they cashed mine two weeks after I sent my application.

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                            #28
                            You guys trying to reg in Ca as a moped: are u installing lights/turn signals/mirrors? If so where did u get the parts? Thx.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Knobby1 View Post
                              You guys trying to reg in Ca as a moped: are u installing lights/turn signals/mirrors? If so where did u get the parts? Thx.
                              "Moped" is another word for "Electric Bicycle"; lights, turn signals, and mirrors are not required for bicycles or electric bicycles.

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                                #30
                                https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/vehicle...ect-24015.html
                                There is a lot of bad advice out there, so I found this, it may be relevant to the above statement about required equipment.

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