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Old 01-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
For all of you that ride your bikes on the street and the trails legally, what is the best way to go about it? Do you go get an ORV sticker also? If so, how much $$? This is my first bike that I will be using a lot offroad and I would like to have as few reasons possible to stay away from tickets or being told to get off of trails. I did a search on here and came up with a post from 2005, so I wasn't sure how credible the answers were for 2013. I planned on asking the DOT office this spring, but figured I would ask here just in case there is something else I should be aware of first.
In case it makes any difference for engine size or whatever, it will be on a 2012 KTM 990 Adventure.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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I just renewed my OHM license for my KLR650, it was 36 bucks for 3 years.

You can renew online, but the first time you get an OHM license you can get it through any DMV license bureau place where you get your tabs. It's a flat fee, same for whatever motorcycle you register, but it is bike specific.

It's worth getting - not exactly expensive, and then you're sorted. Plus the fee goes to help keeping the trails open.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Where all are there trails in this state and does anyone have maps you can buy?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:37 AM   #5
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I have never seen that one before!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:39 AM   #6
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I just renewed my OHM license for my KLR650, it was 36 bucks for 3 years.

You can renew online, but the first time you get an OHM license you can get it through any DMV license bureau place where you get your tabs. It's a flat fee, same for whatever motorcycle you register, but it is bike specific.

It's worth getting - not exactly expensive, and then you're sorted. Plus the fee goes to help keeping the trails open.
Thanks! That's what I was hoping for, hopefully I will see you guys on the trails!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:49 AM   #7
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Details are here

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/ohv/index.html

I guess it's 38.50 for a first time registration for 3 years, still not very expensive.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #8
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I have one on my Jeep as well. The money goes towards maintaining our current trail system and opening new trails. I had a long talk with one of the DNR folk at the motorsickle show his weekend. Good things are happening!
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #9
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OK next question, how does an OUT OF STATE rider partake of Minnesota trail riding? Legally.

I am from Wisconsin, rode the TMAT in 2010 and was never able to get a trail sticker / pass.

A newly minted Ranger at a State Park said easy peasy just go to a convenience store and get one, nope.

Convenience store guy says go to the Dept of natural resources, nope.

DNR person says go to the Deputy Registrar for motor vehicles, nope

Finally the lady at the Deputy Registrar says she is more confused after calling to the main DMV office for guidance, tells me not to worry about a sticker.

If only it was as simple in all states as it is in Michigan. One trail use sticker / one price for all, Resident or Nonresident. Good for Motorcycles, ATVs, Horse back riding,and Snowmobiles. Get one at pretty much any gas station or convenience store, can also order on-line prior to your trip.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #10
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Check out the regs here:

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/reg...v/ohv_regs.pdf

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Minnesota OHV registration is NOT required for:

• OHVs registered in another state or country and not in Minnesota for

more than 30 days.
Basically if yer just visiting for a short while, you don't need an OHM sticker. Yer welcome.
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Check out the regs here:

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/reg...v/ohv_regs.pdf

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Basically if yer just visiting for a short while, you don't need an OHM sticker. Yer welcome.
It might be worthwhile to print that page and web address. Fold it up and keep it in a ziploc bag in your trailriding fanny pack. That way, when Johnny Law stops you again, you can show them that and where you got the info from. Many/most have laptops in their trucks and will be able to look it up themselves if they think your page is a forgery/fake.

Seems like a lot of goofing around for something like that, but it could save you even more aggravation down the road.
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It might be worthwhile to print that page and web address. Fold it up and keep it in a ziploc bag in your trailriding fanny pack.
I certainly would.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #13
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OK next question, how does an OUT OF STATE rider partake of Minnesota trail riding? Legally.

I am from Wisconsin, rode the TMAT in 2010 and was never able to get a trail sticker / pass.
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Check out the regs here:

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/reg...v/ohv_regs.pdf

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Basically if yer just visiting for a short while, you don't need an OHM sticker. Yer welcome.
The problem there is that WI does not issue registrations to OHMs...yet. I haven't read through the regs recently, so I'm not sure how you and the MNDNR would handle this.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:48 PM   #14
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It doesn't have anything to do with Wisconsin. If your OHM is an out of Minnesota motorcycle, and is only visiting Minnesota for less than 30 days, you do not need a Minnesota OHM registration for it to use it on Minnesota trails, that is all.

What Wisconsin regs are is irrelevant to that. The MN DNR doesn't care where they are from, as long as they are not resident in Mn for more than 30 days. You don't need a Wi (or any other state) OHM permit to ride on Mn trails.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:26 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info. I will print and retain the needed docs.

By the way the TMAT eastern and central tracks are fun with a little of everything included. Very friendly people.

Fast gravel in the south, Skyline Parkway, Gandy Dancer Trail in the east and Echo Trail area are all worth a second visit.

Rode it solo on a KLR 650 approx 1700 miles in 5 days, camped 3 nights,from Stoughton WI.
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