a drivers license for sidecars:
you need one to ride legally. Click here
to get more information.
as of September 1st 2006, the Shanghai automotive bureau is not
transfering any titles. Please keep checking as this rule may change
license cost 19,000RMB (price is always changing). Currently titles
are not being transfered but can be upgraded to a car.
are no black plates for Shanghai. Shanghai plates are yellow colored.
plates are only issued in Beijing.
sidecars with Beijing plates are allowed into the city, only after
8pm and local road regulations apply.
are available registered to a company, however make sure that you
have contract that the company will help you renew the bike every
year or they may hold you hostage. The title is not transferable.
p olice is very strict, they will confiscate illegal Chang Jiang
750 if you do not have proper documents.
do some shops offer Hebei plates? 99% of those are fake, the China
license registry is not a nation wide system thus some people will
sell fake plates and it is very hard for people to find out if they
are real or not. Shops that sell those usually have no access to
legal bikes with proper documents and these bikes cost more. Many
Hebei Plated bikes are form questionable sources.
are people that will jump in front of you to make a few hunderd
RMB, you better have proper documents when the police comes.
can ride motorcycles into the Shanghai city with plates from other
cities after 20:00 and on weekends.
are rules as to where and what streets are open for motorcycles.
Please check before you ride your bike.
police do stop riders and check for licences. Make sure you carry
your registration booklet.
for CJ750 sidecars may be bought from PICC. Your registration must
be valid. Actually PICC will sell anyone insurance, however they
will not pay out if your bike has fake documents.
a CJ750 from Beijing to Shanghai about 1,800RMB by train and for
more secure shipping price may go up to 3,500RMB.
a CJ750 out of Shanghai to a foreign country requires many documents,
it may be more advisable to have it shipped to Beijing for restoration
and then from Beijing (Tianjin) to your home country.
you have an accident the police may take your CJ750 away till it
is settled. Having proper documentation will get you your CJ750
sidecar back. Best to own a bike with proper documentation.
Purchase a Sidecar:
purchase a Chang Jiang 750 sidecar with Beijing plates, you will
need someone to register the bike in Beijing for you.
the Chang Jiang 750 sidecar is registered to a foreigner the plates
are black, if it is registered to a Chinese the plate is yellow.
license plate change, title transfer is about 350rmb. Insuance is
400 per year with 50,000RMB worth of third party coverage.
needs to be renewed every year, cost is about 200rmb.
Cost of a used Chang Jiang 750 sidecar (as is condition) first registered
in 1997 is about 10,000rmb.
that should come with a legally registered sidecar: green ownership
certificate book, sidecar vehical registration card, transfer title
invoice (official fapiao), insurance, road tax.
should be valid, it is good for one year.
CJ750 sidecar can cost anywhere from 8,000RMB for a junk one (with
valid plates) all the way to 45,000RMB for a super restoration with
all the shine to include excellent grade chrome, alloy rims, super
Decide on what type of style of restoration you want and amount
of money you want to spend.
us what you want and options you want, then get an itemized quotation
deposit for bike.
one week for us to acquire the Chang Jiang 750 sidecar and transfer
process starts, one week to strip and sand blast bike, one week
to paint bike, one week to assemble bike and another week to test
ride and sort out minor details.
two days to ship CJ750 sidecar to Shanghai.
you are only in Shanghai for a year or two, you can purchase a CJ750
"as is" or with slight restoration and when you are ready
to head back home, have it fully restored in Beijing and shipped
you have no plans to take your CJ750 back home and just want one
for weekend fun, get a reliable CJ750 with an engine upgrade, you
can always sell this bike with minimal financial loss. In many cases
our clients sell their CJ750 sidecars at more than what they paid
you just want a CJ750 sidecar sent to your country directly, order
a PLA restoration from us and you will receive a excellent quality
CJ750 sidecar that has been road tested.
not buy from a dealer offering Hebei plates, these bikes are from
questionable sources. Legal ones are available.
any repairs get a second opinion, most CJ750 require tuning and
frequent adjustments to timing, carburetors to run properly.
your CJ750 sidecar breaks down or needs major repair, for major
problems it is best to watch the mechanic take apart the engine
or transmission. Many times it just needs adjustment, however some
repair shops will over exaggerate the problem to make money from
CJ750 sidecars are very poorly put together, get an itemized list
of your restoration from your dealer before you make your purchase.
Some dealers just repaint factory bikes - beware!
not believe anyone that tells you they are exclusive PLA sidecar
not believe anyone that tells you these sidecars are hard to find
- China made over 1.3 million of them.
not believe anyone that tries to sell vintage, antique, genuine,
or hard to get parts.
not believe anyone that tells you that Hebei plates are OK to ride
with or that they are no problem.
sidecars require high maintenance. Be glad you can own one in China
where it is relatively cheap to get it fixed and buy parts.
check your oil.
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