and Owning a CJ 750 in Beijing:
following FAQs are for people interested in buying a
Chang Jiang 750 in Beijing. Our strongest recommendation
is to check around to get the best deal, find out who
is good at maintenance and importantly DO NOT
BUY a CHANG JIANG 750 with FAKE PLATES. New
Legal Chang Jiang 750 sidecars with Beijing plates are
available and also provincial plates from Anhui, Hebei, ShaanXi. Protect yourself with a legal Chang Jiang
750 that has insurance, it’s your ass, and it’s
the law. There is absolutely no reason you should buy
a Chang Jiang 750 in Beijing with fake plates when legal plates are available. If you are staying only
a year or two, we recommend that you buy a 2004 CJ750
and customize it. It’s the best deal for the dollar
and again it is LEGAL. Insurance is less than 400rmb
quality, prices, there are over 20 CJ750 shops in Beijing
visit the dealer list on www.cj750.org and find out where they are. Visit
us and find out why so many people go to Big Bill's Bikes. Check
around and buy a legal Chang Jiang 750 otherwise you
will ride with regret.
out our map for our location and also print a copy of
it. Keep it with you and if your Chang Jiang breaks
down and you can help from the nearest shop.
it true Chang Jiang 750 sidecars are not allowed inside
of the Fifth Ring Road?
not true, it depends on the Chang Jiang 750 sidecar
you have and if it is legal. Illegal Chang Jiang 750 sidecars are
not allowed to be ridden anywhere. Just because somebody
says the police do not care does not mean it is legal.
Buy a legally licensed Chang Jiang 750 and ride assured
your that you will not have legal problems. All Chang
Jiang 750’s with “Jing A” plates are
allowed in the city at any time. Bikes with legal plates from other provinces are allowed after 8pm and weekends inside the 5th ring road. There are a few roads
where Chang Jiang 750 sidecars are not allowed. You
are not allowed to ride on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th ring road,
you are allowed to ride on the side road, and you are
not allowed on Chang An Jie before 8pm.
am I allowed to ride my Chang Jiang 750 in Beijing?
you can ride your Chang Jiang 750 (with “Jing
A” plates) in most places except:
On the Second Ring Road
the Third Ring Road
the Fourth Ring Road
Chang An Jie before 8:30PM
You can ride your Chang Jiang 750 in most places as
long as you have legal plates on them. Riding on the
side road of the Second or Third Ring Road or Fourth
Ring Road and on Airport expressway and Badaling expressway
parking you can park anywhere on the sidewalk especially
if there is a bicycle space, or car parking space. Normally
it is 1 RMB to 15 RMB depending on which part of town
you are in. Most parking attendants will ask you to
park it on the sidewalk.
it true that 1997 Chang Jiang 750 will be confiscated
and are worth nothing?
1997 Chang Jiang 750 sidecars are very popular because
it use to be legally licensed and much cheaper than
a new Chang Jiang 750. Check around dealers before buying
your bike in Beijing. The registration are expired and
titles cannot be transfered so some good deals can be
1997 there was a law passed that Chang Jiang 750 sidecars
are to be salvaged after ten years. The interpretation
of the law is that one cannot legally resell it after
ten years thus after 2007 the plates cannot be transferred
to another person unless it is to a new Chang Jiang
750. The laws are always changing so always get a second
opinion! We do want to warn you that there is a dealer
going around scaring foreigners and even calling them
at home to dump their 1997 Chang Jiang 750 buying a
newly registered Chang Jiang 750.
it true that CJ750 sidecars have to be crushed after
10 years in Beijing?
the registrations are expired and the 1997 CJ750 are
to be salvaged. If you do not hand in your bike they
will not allow you to register a new one or to register
is the process of buying a Chang Jiang 750?
Have your passport and work permit ready
Clear all documents on the Chang Jiang
if the bike has been taken care off this will require
2 to 3 days at most a week. You do not need a drivers
license to buy a Chang Jiang 750, you will need a sidecar
in order to get the drivers license for riding sidecars.
dealer will have to prepare all documentation for you.
You will need to have a work or resident visa in your
passport for obtaining a legal title. The work permit
is to show your address and name in Chinese for the
Chang Jiang 750 should not have any liens and all duties,
tax and registrations must be updated before the title
can be transferred. This should be done by the seller
and or the shop where you buy your Chang Jiang 750.
In most cases, for foreigners you will not need to go
to the registration bureau if you are the buyer or seller.
Most shops will be able to arrange this for a fee usually
200 to 300rmb.
What does it cost to transfer
yellow plate to black plate is 300 RMB
Tax 48 RMB, yearly
Road tax 200RMB, after Jan 1st 240 RMB
Bike inspection 100 RMB
Insurance is 400RMB
the seller will need to show up, and in some cases you
may not need to show up as there are agents that help
with the process (extra fee). For new Chang Jiang 750
buyers Big Bill's Bikes may do their documentation for them and which
total cost is around 600RMB (not including penalties).
200 RMB of that goes to the guy that does all the running
around. The bike registration center is in the south
part of town 38Km away from Sanlitun. Depending on the
documents of the Chang Jiang 750, it normally takes
two to three days for the whole process.
much is insurance?
cost about 400RMB for 50,000 RMB of third party liability
coverage. Again this is another reason why you should
not buy a Chang Jiang 750 with an illegal plate. The
insurance covers the vehical and is very inexpensive.
have seen many illegally licensed Chang Jiang 750 sidecars
with insurance. Actually the insurance company will
give policies for illegally registered Chang Jiang 750
sidecars however they will not cover any damages when
you have an accident. You will be paying for everything
out of your own pocket.
I have an old Chang Jiang 750 and would like
to make it legal, is that possible in Beijing?
if you have a an old Chang Jiang 750 and want to have
legal plates on it, it is possible by registering the
Chang Jiang 750 as newly manufactured. It will need
to be in good condition and you will need to hand in
an old registration from another Chang Jiang 750 to
exchange the plates. This service can be done for about
Chang Jiang 750 plate has expired, can I get new “Jing
A” plates for my Chang Jiang 750?
basically it is the same as making it legal, one of
the manufacturers may “refurbish” your Chang
Jiang 750 for you and register it as a newly built Chang
Jiang 750. The bike has to be in good condition, thus
everything must look new, and you will need to turn
in a set of salvage vehicle documents and plate to transfer
it to a new title.
1997 Chang Jiang 750 be transferred?
do the police confiscate Chang Jiang 750 sidecars?
Chang Jiang 750 sidecars are usually confiscated when
an accident occurs and the rider has either fake plates,
no plates, expired plates, or if there is a road check
for registrations. You will be 100% at fault even when
its not your fault. Do not buy a bike with fakes plates
as “Jing A” plates are highly available.
is a fake plate?
plates are usually from other provinces (many from Hebei)
and will not have all the paper work such as receipt,
road tax, registration, ownership certificate. When
buying your Chang Jiang 750 in China, please make sure
that you have an owner registration certificate that
has your name on it and also the official receipt that
has a watermark on it. Make sure you pay the balance
for the Chang Jiang 750 after you get the registrations
and buying your Chang Jiang 750 in Beijing it should
have Beijing "Jing A" plates that are black
colored. If you are a diplomat you will be able to get
black diplomatic plates. Any Chang Jiang 750 that is
illegally registered is a liability to you and if you
have an accident it will be a serious problem. It is
less of a problem to ride a CJ750 that has no plates
than one that has fake plates.
companies will give you a contract for any kind of CJ750,
however it does not mean that you are covered or that
they will pay up especially if the plates are not legally
registered. We know foreigners that have bought yellow
Hebei plates with insurance only to find that the policy
did not cover false registrations, and they got into
big legal troubles with their accident and had to pay
lots of money.
What is the difference between fake plates and real
plates have no registration thus are not insured and
also illegal. For local riders the infraction of using
fake plates is punishable by arrest and jail time. Local
riders will rather ride a bike with no plates than fake
plates because the legal liability is less.
value of the Chang Jiang 750 in China is much less without
the legal registrations. Normally a Chang Jiang 750
without plates in Beijing is only a few thousand RMB.
You will not be able to buy insurance and in an accident
it is automatically default that you are 100% responsible
even when you did not cause the accident. However if
you do already own a Chang Jiang 750 with fake plates
and get into an accident, please note that the seller
of your Chang Jiang 750 is 100% legally responsible
and liable for your accident. The law in Beijing states
that sellers of illegal vehicles are liable for their
usage. You may end up having to pay thousands of unnecessary
dollars, so it is far better to get a Chang Jiang with
proper licenses. If you get into an accident, the dealer
you have bought a Chang Jiang 750 with fake plates our
recommendation is to bring your Chang Jiang 750 back
to the dealer and ask him to give you legal plates or
contact the police. It is highly illegal to sell any
vehical with fake plates. Licensed 2003 CJ750 sidecars
are around 25,000 RMB and new 2009 sidecars are 40,000RMB.
There is absolutely no reason to buy a CJ 750 with fake
plates, and please respect the law.
have a Chang Jiang 750 with “Jing A” plates
and documents however the registrations and paperwork
was never done?
can pay some penalties and make up the payments depending
on how overdue they are. If you have not transferred
the title you will have to find the original owner.
Penalties can add up and become very expensive and even
more expensive then the value of the Chang Jiang 750
I transfer a '97 or new Chang Jiang 750 with a 32hp
engine that I installed?
it is required that the original engine is on the bike
to transfer the title, it does not have to be running
the engine numbers do need to match. However there are
cases that the transfers have been allowed with a 32hp
engine that was not the original engine.
I have my Chang Jiang 750 painted any color besides
black or green?
legal Chang Jiang 750 sidecars are black and also there
are a small amount of them in green. The law states
that you can only change the color of your Chang Jiang
750 with approval, which usually cost 600rmb. This becomes
a problem when renewing registrations if the Chang Jiang
750 is not in its original color. In many cases the
paint can be adjusted for registration purposes.
many of our local custom bikes we use black as a base
color and pearl dust it so that it gives of a certain
glow or will look black in the distance, however up
close you can will notice the an undertone.
by and we may help you out with your paint job.
I make my Chang Jiang 750 into a solo?
you can make a Chang Jiang into a solo, but it is illegal.
Many riders take the sidecar off and ride solo though
it is illegal. It takes about ten minutes to make a
sidecar into a solo. The sidecar rig is mounted onto
the bike by 4 bolts. However, you will also have to
have the battery moved to the side of the Chang Jiang
750 and not in the boot. If you are in an accident,
you will be fully liable even if you have insurance
for a sidecar.
type of license do I need to ride a Chang Jiang 750
will need a D license. You can apply for one only after
you get a Chang Jiang 750 sidecar.
am in a city outside Beijing and want to ride a Chang
cities have different regulations. Shanghai will confiscate
your CJ immediately, while other cities may be more
lenient to foreigners. If you do not have a Beijing
Residence permit, you may not register your Chang Jiang
750 in Beijing.
should I do if I am involved in an accident?
122 for traffic police. Do not leave the scene or you
will be at fault even if it is not your fault.
you have a legal Chang Jiang 750, the police will ask
you for your information and may hold your blue registration
till the matter is resolved. You do not need to leave
your CJ if it is legally registered. If you Chang Jiang
750 has fake plates you will most likely get your Chang
Jiang 750 confiscated and the accident will be 100%
your fault even if you did not cause the accident.
by Chang Jiang 750 riders for Chang Jiang 750 riders!