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Old 05-22-2014, 05:50 AM   #1
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Anybody ever license a KTM 520,525 in MD?

I am looking for a used, older KTM 520, 525, 530 EXC, and I want to get it licenced for legal street use in Maryland. If anybody has done this, or done it with a similar KTM, please give me some guidance. I'm pretty sure that the 2007 and newer models were 50-state legal, but they are a little out of my price range.

Heck, I don't even know what street-legal equipment came with the EXCs when they were new. I specifically found a 2003, and I'm in the process of getting more details about the bike. BTW, if you have one for sale, not too far from Maryland, I might be interested.

Our MVA is notorious for being very stringent with the regulations, and I would need to have ALL of the following on the bike and working to pass an inspection: High/low beam, tail/brake lights, both mirrors, turn signals, and a horn. I know that I can add all of that, but I'd like to know where the stock bikes stand, and if there is anything screwy on the titles. (No, I don't know anyone in Vermont...)
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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If the owner has the original MSO or a title you are in business. KTM titles are the same as street bike titles. They don't say offroad only. I would want a peak at it to be sure before handing over the cash though. As you know a full dual sport kit is needed to pass Maryland title inspection. Also a fairly sympathetic inspection shop (which I can help with) that will pass it as a single seat bike since it has no buddy pegs, handles or strap. As you know you need a speedometer/odometer, hi/lo beam, both brake lights, turn signals, etc.

My full Baja Designs kit looks OEM and is actually better than KTM OEM which helps with the inspectors. Having it look street legal goes a long way. The only snag I ran into was no chain guard. But I had a copy of the law saying "if it came with one originally" and the inspector said I was correct. I am sure you know you need insurance. But State Farm and Progressive have both sold me insurance for my MXC. They could care less what it is as long as you pay them. Oh, and warn the inspector if it comes on the pipe hard before he does the test ride. DAMHIK

That should be about all there is to it. Make sure you get the MVA mileage certification paper signed from the owner with mileage incorrect checked unless the bike has an odometer and is correct. Bill of sale, signed over title, insurance and mileage form plus be ready to pay the sales tax should get you through MVA. Well, that and an hour of waiting. In Annapolis they check all your forms before giving you a number so you don't wait only to get turned away at the counter.

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