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Old 11-25-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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How do you make a street legal dirt bike in Colorado..

I am looking for a more dirt orientated ride than my F650... Something to learn some dirt skills...

How do I get a dirt bike plated in Colorado?
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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Headlight, brake light, mirror, horn (bike horn works).
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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Fairly easy. Pick up the Affidavit from your local DMV. It lists what must be working. Then Certify that your stuff is all in working order according the affidavit. Sign it and your there.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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Larimer County Requirements for converting off-road motorcycle to street legal. Probably the same in other counties.

For questions call 970-498-7878

For forms: www.larimer.org/motorv or do an online search by form number.

1. Form DR 2686 (Certification of equipment compliance. Lists what you have to add to be street legal.)
2. Vin Inspection done by Law Enforcement or Licensed Dealer Form DR 2395 (I call the police non-emergency number and they come out and do it for free.
3. Proof of Insurance
4. Bill of Sale Form LCMV005 with the words “Sold as Off Road” hand written on the bill of sale by the seller,
Or MSO
Or Dealer Invoice
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
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Vin check and roll up to the DMV with signed paperwork.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #6
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Aside from the paperwork you do not have to do anything. I put plates on my 300xc (with a light kit, w/o brake switch) and rode it through town to the trails all the time. A couple of times the boys turned to ask some questions but never had an issue. I had a velcro mirror and horn in my camel back just in case and it was insured. Vin inspections in el paso are by a dealer. No one inspects it for 'street legalness'. The guy administering my moto dl test asked if it was street legal and I replied "it has a plate on it" and took my test.. Keept the roosting to a minimum, on the road.

You are also supposed to have dot approved tires, technically.

You can download the forms from the dmv website.

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite.../1186648384600
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:55 PM   #7
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Welcome to Colorado, where you can plate anything.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:11 PM   #8
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I ain't complaining.....

This place is a lot better than Connecticut... Left 12 years ago and won't go back...
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:29 PM   #9
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if you want a kit to ensure you meet the basics...

http://www.bajadesigns.com/
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:48 PM   #10
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If it didn't have turn signals, it does not need them to get a plate. That is what your arms are for. :)
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:49 PM   #11
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You need liability insurance on the bike, just like any other streetbike. Surprisingly (at least for me), getting insurance on a "dirt bike" is not a problem, and it is cheap. When you register the bike, they will ask you for proof of insurance.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:57 PM   #12
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Last time I checked you will need a headlight and brake light. I slapped on a baja designs kit and bam no questions, no worry, no fuss! Get the insurance, DOT tires, front and back light (brake light) and tada you get a plate.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:32 AM   #13
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i really like the tail light i got from these guys:
http://www.sicassracing.com/cgi-bin/...cart/agora.cgi

they've got full electrical kits to make a bike legal...sicassracing.com
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:35 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bike4Fun
Last time I checked you will need a headlight and brake light. I slapped on a baja designs kit and bam no questions, no worry, no fuss! Get the insurance, DOT tires, front and back light (brake light) and tada you get a plate.

i yet to have DOT tires
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:13 PM   #15
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No one is going to check to see if you have DOT tires. They are designed for road use and will give better traction and wear life. If you are doing mostly asphalt miles with occasional dirt road and trail then do it but if you are riding single track with road just to get you there and you want the most traction stick with dirt tires, IMO. I had a trials rear but on your bike you would thrash it in a heartbeat.
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