Well my emissions training is in automotive but I assume its the same thing for bikes. What you need to do is go to a referee. They are basically the judge for California emissions. They can decide if a vehicle can be considered emissions legal. They give wavers for special fuel vehicles, customs, out of state and special interest vehicles. Usually today most vehicles are the same no matter what state but there is an extra cost to the manufacturer to get the CARB certified sticker so often they dont. Don't wait on the people at the DMV they will never get to you. Honestly they don't care. Go to the DMV web site and follow the links regarding out of state registration and emissions and you should be able to find the contact you need. Stay on it because the longer you wait the more it will cost. Also consider the cost of selling the bike and buying a California one. There is no guarantee that even if everything is the same they will approve the vehicle. You may also face additional registration fees and back fees. So you may want to decide how attached you are to this bike. Best of luck and keep us updated. I'll see if I can get any more information at school.