Originally Posted by dsbike
Op is stuck, if it was me I would either have a family member or friend that I trust to take my vehicles in for inspection. Then I would pay online for registration & taxes. OR I would fly home & get it all done then fly back.
Unfortunately neither of those options are feasible. As I mentioned earlier, I don't know anyone in the area that can operate motorcycles (nor would the potential liability be worth it), and flying home would cost many multiples of any penalties (which according to the DMV is 5% the first month and 3% every month thereafter.) It's not that the dollar cost will be all that much (along with multiple trips to the DMV), it's just the stupidly of there being no legal alternative to a very foreseeable situation. 'Turn in all of your plates and have them reissued when you get back' is ludicrous.