Where to store registration and insurance papers

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Where to store registration and insurance papers

Unread post by nrmower » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:53 pm

I just got my first bike and am unsure where to store the registration and insurance papers. I have a Yamaha xj650 which has no type of compartments. What do people do? Thanks

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Unread post by jmillheiser » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:55 pm

I would probably keep in a wallet with your license, that way you never forget it.

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Unread post by Wizzard » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:57 pm

We (Spousette & I) keep ours in a zip lock baggie with the air removed . She has a pop up seat with a small cubby hole above her battery and I keep mine in my tool pouch mounted to my front forks .

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Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:26 pm

Mine is in the inside pocket of my riding jacket. If you only ever wear one helmet, you could keep it inside the helmet. My full face helmet had a liner that can lift and for a while I had the insurance under there. But then the weather got too hot for the full face so I had to put the insurance back in the inside pocket of my riding jacket.
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Unread post by TechTMW » Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:54 am

The xj650 Seca has a compartment between the seat and the rear light. Not surea bout the Maxim. The Seca also has a slot in the underside of the seat to store the Owners manual... You could put your stuff in a baggie (Like Wizz mantioned) and slide it in there. (The maxim should have at least this feature)
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Unread post by Mintbread » Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:21 am

Why would you want to store them on the bike? If it gets stolen, so does all the paperwork to go with it.
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Unread post by TechTMW » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:07 am

It varies by state (In the US) but in some places operating a vehicle without 'proof' of insurance is a finable offense. Often it's enough to have copies on the bike (or your person) while the originals are stored safely at home.

Same deal w/ the registration paperwork. In the state of Georgia, for example, you could have been fined for operating a vehicle without proof of registration, and the state required you to keep the original registration document in the vehicle at all times.

In 200(3?) they computerized their system so that the police could pull up your reg. on a computer in the cop car ... so the state no longer required you to carry it. However, I lived on the georgia/south carolina border - where the south carolinians still required operators to have thir registrations ... therefore I still had to carry mine in the vehicle because I frequently travelled between states...

the short answer - Bureaucracy

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Unread post by ejshotgun » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:48 am

I don't carry a wallet (money clip w/license&bank card). So I carry my insurance/registration in a small plastic (the size of a credit card) envelope I got from the insurance company in which I modified. Of course I carry this in my jacket or in my front pants pocket.
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Unread post by JustJames » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:23 am

As of now they both are in my wallet, but I will for sure find somewhere on the bike to store these documents.
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Unread post by Lion_Lady » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:15 am

If you store that stuff on your bike, and the bike gets stolen, then the perp has all the info they need to appear 'legal'

I keep both tucked in my wallet, since I have 3 different riding jackets, and two pairs of pants that I wear.

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Unread post by basshole » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:26 am

Here in Cali you must have a valid drivers license and current registration on hand any time you operate a vehicle. That is unless you are an illegal alien in which you are granted total immunity all your sin and debts are forgiven and we then provide you with free medical housing food stamps and pretty much free reign of anything you wanna do! Oh and we'll even learn you language for ya too!!
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Unread post by KarateChick » Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:43 pm

I keep the regis & insur docs in one of those small plastic wallets from the insur co and put that into the inside jacket pocket of the jacket I'm wearing. When I'm done, I put the plastic case beside my m-c key so I always remember to scoop it up on the way out.
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