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Old 01-02-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Plate your DirtBike.. whos first ?

Now that we have reached the new year, apparently we can now plate dirt bikes.. interested to see who's able to actually pull this off and how the inspection at the dealer went..
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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I heard that even though the law was signed, that the DOL is not going to allow it because of Federal regulations. Does anyone have some more info?
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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The question is where to go for the inspection

http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistr...torcycles.html

http://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/420808.pdf

So does anyone know of a Dealership that is actually doing this inspection?

I may do this for my WR250F after I've sold my ktm.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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I heard that even though the law was signed, that the DOL is not going to allow it because of Federal regulations. Does anyone have some more info?
The dealership still must sgin off tha the bike complies with applible federal standards.
Even though the DoL website does not say which federal standards are applicable, the written guidance set to dealerships lists 49CFR571.

Persuant to 49USC30112, this is a misapplication of 49CFR571.
The NMA lawyer and I are going around in circles with the DoL on this, but the game is not over yet.

I am also working with legislative committee staff that have been assigned to the issue.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
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According to Thumpertalk, I90 Motorsports is doing a trial run with a Honda 250X. I'll post up any information that shows up on that thread.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #6
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i'm curious if 2 strokes will be able to pass through. i would love to have a plate on my 200 for connecting gifford trails!
There is nothing in state RCW.46.61.705 or DoL guidance relating to applicable federal standards that would preclude converting 2 strokes.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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Looks like the DOL has dropped the federal standards issue! Time to hunt down an XR650R...
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:26 AM   #8
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Skagit Powersports got the packets from DOL, they're going to start the process at that dealership on the 9th of this month.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:46 AM   #9
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Urges growing

Urge to mess with my perfectly fine dirt bike growing.....
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #10
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #11
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Looks like the DOL has dropped the federal standards issue! Time to hunt down an XR650R...
I recieved an email from the DoL this morning saying that they would withdraw the 49CFR571 compliance requirement from its dealership guidance.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:53 PM   #12
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So does anyone know of a Dealership that is actually doing this inspection?
Tasky's Metric Cycle in Everett is going to be doing the inspections.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #13
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Tasky's Metric Cycle in Everett is going to be doing the inspections.
Cool, I will have to give Jeff a call.

Any word on when they plan to start inspections, etc?
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #14
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When I stopped by on Tuesday, he indicated that they were hoping to get started soon, once the Federal compliance issues were ironed out. He was reluctant to do inspections if he was liable for assuring compliance with the 1700 page Federal manufacturers regs.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #15
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I recieved an email from the DoL this morning saying that they would withdraw the 49CFR571 compliance requirement from its dealership guidance.
Woo-hoo!! Thanks for all your efforts!

(darn it I just bought a WR250R)
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