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I had to sell my Aprilia rs50 so I could fund my Grom purchase. That thing was a blast to ride. Maybe I should buy it back...
 

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He's willing to sell it back for $500 less than I sold it to him for and he's only put 45 miles on it since he's had it. It has a 80cc big bore kit, Dell Orto carb, Arrow exhaust, Barnett clutch. It's in pristine condition. The only reason I'm hesitant is because he just registered it up here in Washington. It had CA plates until a few months ago but I don't know if CA DMV will let me register it in Cali again.
 

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Registering a 50cc 2T "scooter" is not a problem in CA. They actually were sold in limited numbers in the US and Cali.
If you don't want it. I'll take it!
 

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Sweet! Why was it registered in Cali and you're in Washington?
 

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I'm from LA, got injured in Afghanistan and sent to Washington for medical treatment; while I was up here I sold it to buy the Grom. Now that I'm moving back (my wife and daughter are still down there) I'm thinking of buying the Aprilia back but since its now registered out of state I'm thinking this might be a problem since you can't bring new 2 strokes into Cali for street use.
 

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Oh, and yep ... I see that being a problem
 

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I'm from LA, got injured in Afghanistan and sent to Washington for medical treatment; while I was up here I sold it to buy the Grom. Now that I'm moving back (my wife and daughter are still down there) I'm thinking of buying the Aprilia back but since its now registered out of state I'm thinking this might be a problem since you can't bring new 2 strokes into Cali for street use.
See post #8
 

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not worth it to buy parts for aprila rs50,,, 2 stroke oil is not cheap anymore..

grom125 motor will last longer than 2 stroke motor.

2 stroke parts not cheap to buy bore kit and crank.
 

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See post #8
You can NOT bring 2 strokes into Cali and put them on the street. However, I'm unsure whether or not I can bring in a previously registered 2 stroke BACK into Cali. I called DMV and it seems to be a grey area.
 

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Two strokes are great fun in general, but I never really cared for the Aprilia RS50 and Derbi 50 for that matter after a track session on them. The Aprilia SR50 was fun for a bit and I almost got into racing those for giggles, but I quickly got bored. So far I've found the Grom to be a lot more fun so I personally would concentrate on that and let the RS50 be a bike in your past. Follow your gut and something should be able to be sorted with CA DMV if you go for it.
 

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You can NOT bring 2 strokes into Cali and put them on the street. However, I'm unsure whether or not I can bring in a previously registered 2 stroke BACK into Cali. I called DMV and it seems to be a grey area.
So your saying you can only buy new ones? : Aprilia 2013 SR 50 R - Replica SBK Scooters
My point is it is 50cc "scooter" 2t-4t doesn't matter. bring it over. Ask me how I know...
 

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So your saying you can only buy new ones? : Aprilia 2013 SR 50 R - Replica SBK Scooters
My point is it is 50cc "scooter" 2t-4t doesn't matter. bring it over. Ask me how I know...
California does not allow anyone to register a 2 stroke for street use. If it was in the state before the law changed then its grandfathered in. In CA the rs50 is registered as a motorcycle. That was my 5th one and they were all registered the same. I tried to bring in an Aprilia rs125 that was street legal in another state and it was a no-go in CA. I'm only thinking of buying it back because it was the last year that it was imported and its in prefect condition with just over 1000 miles on it. It'll also do almost 80mph with my 240lb ass on it. As for the Grom, I have two other bikes that don't get ridden enough because of it, a 2011 CBR1000rr and a 2003 CBR600rr track bike. The Grom has become my go to bike. It's just a lot of fun.
 

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Grom is my go-to bike too. I rode my Harley today for the first time in 3 weeks. I almost wanna sell it now.

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California does not allow anyone to register a 2 stroke for street use. If it was in the state before the law changed then its grandfathered in. In CA the rs50 is registered as a motorcycle. That was my 5th one and they were all registered the same. I tried to bring in an Aprilia rs125 that was street legal in another state and it was a no-go in CA. I'm only thinking of buying it back because it was the last year that it was imported and its in prefect condition with just over 1000 miles on it. It'll also do almost 80mph with my 240lb ass on it. As for the Grom, I have two other bikes that don't get ridden enough because of it, a 2011 CBR1000rr and a 2003 CBR600rr track bike. The Grom has become my go to bike. It's just a lot of fun.
to my knowledge the honda rs50 was classed as a road race motorcycle not inttended for street use. The Yamaha YSR-50 was legal street use. I would not waste my time on those 2 stroke and would go to the Grom 125
 
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