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Old 07-30-2014, 06:23 AM   #1
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Registering a plated Colorado dirt bike in NM?

Hi,
I am exploring the option of buying a Colorado plated dirt bike like a WR450F or CRF450 and registering it in NM as a street legal bike. Does anyone have recent experience of, or has knowledge of any issues or problems with doing this?
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:34 AM   #2
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Hi Barak,
In the past a vin inspection was all that was required for the bike. That inspection was just to see if all the vins on the bike matched.
Then if the title was not restricted you were good to go.

The last two years there has been some talk that the DMV was looking at the Vin number itself to see if it was the 16 digit number that is associated with factory spec street legal. These days I am hearing that DMV has backed off of that some.

So take the bike to the local MDV express and see what you get.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info,
I sure would hate to get something though, only to find out I can't register it. I heard it sometimes depends on what clerk you get at the MVD...

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Hi Barak,
In the past a vin inspection was all that was required for the bike. That inspection was just to see if all the vins on the bike matched.
Then if the title was not restricted you were good to go.

The last two years there has been some talk that the DMV was looking at the Vin number itself to see if it was the 16 digit number that is associated with factory spec street legal. These days I am hearing that DMV has backed off of that some.

So take the bike to the local MDV express and see what you get.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:40 PM   #4
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Hi Barak. I heard a story of someone having a street plated bike in NM, and when it came time to renew the registration, the DMV would only renew it as an OHV. Now I'm hearing talk about the MVD Express folks looking for Nader stickers. It's getting to be a craps shoot.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:53 PM   #5
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Barak, PM sent regarding my experience with exactly the situation you're dealing with.......
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:37 AM   #6
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Thumb Success!

Two thumbs up to High Desert Title on Lomas (Albuquerque) and to all of you who had useful, current info.
I just registered a Colorado titled 2008 WR450F in about 15 minutes, walked out with a plate in hand.
Had a bit of a snag yesterday at an MVD place on Montano where things came to a halt when we couldn't find the Nader sticker during the VIN inspection. The High Desert gal, only looked at the VIN on the frame.
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Thanks for the tips
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