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Old 11-16-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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Street Legal Dirt Bikes!! - Are these cool or what?

Sometimes while out riding in the mountains someplace, maybe knarly single track, and then afterwards heading into a small town for lunch, I think to myself - "Is this cool or what?"

What is is about a plated dirt bike? Maybe it was something in our youth?Riding though town as a kid on a dirtbike, through back of schools, playgrounds, letting it coast or pushing on a path next to a busy street. Getting those butterflies everytime you saw the police. Worried about the wrath of your parents when they found out you were all the way across town.

Now we are adults. We have a dirtbike and it has a tag on it!! Is this cool or what?!?!
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:39 AM   #2
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plus now we can go faster!!!!


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Old 11-16-2007, 07:57 AM   #3
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plus now we can go faster!!!!


No, it just seems that way.
At our age, everything goes faster.
Time, money, our kids childhood, hart rate at an oh sh*t moment, bowel movements, from mid-life to senior citizen.....
Heck, I ride with guys older then I just to take advantage of the senior citizen discounts.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
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They're cool because you can actually make a loop as it was designed to be used on a lot of USFS trails. Unfortunately, with more states banning dirt bikes from DS usage it's getting harder to do that. The state says no plate, yet the USFS says you have to have one to ride their roads.

For this reason, I will only buy plated bikes, and I have no problem doing what I need to do to get/keep that plate. For a vehicle type that makes up .000004% of all vehicles on the road, we sure seem to have a target on us for emissions.

"They can have my plate when they pry it from my cold, dead hands."


PS- Incidentally, I try to use my bike on as little slab as possible. Husaberg seat + >3 miles slab = Monkeybutt.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:20 AM   #5
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I just think it is cool when you ride into a small town with just main street and you covered in mud. You feel like a modern day cowboy....haha
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:00 PM   #6
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I agree with your cowboy feeling Benh. I was with a group and we were dirtbiking out in Colorado. We pulled into a little town, and all parked in front of an old building built in the 1800's - Looked like a cowboy era saloon. As we were knocking the dust off our ourselves to go in for lunch, it did feel like we were cowboys. Water for our horses and Whiskey for my men!
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:06 PM   #7
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Itís not common place around my house so I am getting a little sick of the cops hooking u turns to pull me over, only to realize that I am legal.


Otherwise itís great.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:06 PM   #8
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uh, it wouldn't be the Dead stickers on the bike, would it.....??
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:45 PM   #9
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At our age, everything goes faster.
.....bowel movements,
Dude what are you eating?

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Old 11-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #10
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Itís not common place around my house so I am getting a little sick of the cops hooking u turns to pull me over, only to realize that I am legal.


Otherwise itís great.
Just do a u turn when he does and see how long you can keep that game up!
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:26 PM   #11
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I have gone flat out through the middle of town on a non-tagged bultaco flat-track bike with the cops in pursuit. Ah youth!
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:36 AM   #12
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Laugh Street legal stuff etc

Until you have done it standing on the seat naked, everything else is pale in comparison!!
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:16 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Pro_Marinero
They're cool because you can actually make a loop as it was designed to be used on a lot of USFS trails. Unfortunately, with more states banning dirt bikes from DS usage it's getting harder to do that. The state says no plate, yet the USFS says you have to have one to ride their roads.

For this reason, I will only buy plated bikes, and I have no problem doing what I need to do to get/keep that plate. For a vehicle type that makes up .000004% of all vehicles on the road, we sure seem to have a target on us for emissions.

"They can have my plate when they pry it from my cold, dead hands."


PS- Incidentally, I try to use my bike on as little slab as possible. Husaberg seat + >3 miles slab = Monkeybutt.
I agree! You would think that the states have bigger fish to fry. You would think they would want us riding for fuel economy. (I know that the gas tax is a great revenue generator) Instead I have my DRZ400E plated in Idaho. The bike is legal, the plate is kind of. The Europeans have it figured out, the Japenese have not. The Japanese street legal versions are not even close to the dirt versions if they even have them. Next bike will certainly have a legit plate.

Thank you, I feel better now that I have vented.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:01 AM   #14
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plated ktm

I just got my ktm 400exc tagged and inspected this week! Very cool to ride around town.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:41 AM   #15
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Just do a u turn when he does and see how long you can keep that game up!
LOL, that's something that would be fun to watch.
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