426 street legal process
Posted August 19, 2001 - 01:14 PM
Posted August 19, 2001 - 07:23 PM
About the dual sport kit I would check out www.trickdualsport.com if you really feel the need to get one of these kits. The Trick Dual Sport kits are nicer than some of the competitors. Personally, I don't go with the dual sport kit because if you have a plate the most you can get is a fix-it ticket for not having the horn, turn signals, and mirror. A stock WR tail light has a third wire so if you add a brake light switch you can have a functional brake light. Good Luck, Eric
98 WR400 "Strokerized"
Posted August 19, 2001 - 09:03 PM
I don't think AAA will do street legal inspection, they will do VIN verification on cars/trucks - not sure about MCs. They don't do Green Sticker stuff.
Posted August 20, 2001 - 03:43 AM
How did you register it through Vermont? Where did you get the forms and how much was it. I did find the Vermont DMV web site and it mentions having to pay 6% sales tax to register it. Did you have to do this?
[This message has been edited by finglan (edited 08-20-2001).]
Posted August 22, 2001 - 04:14 PM
The reason for going to Vermont is to get the plates. Once you have the plates, you go to DMV. Did you notice any steps missing in the last sentence??? NOPE!!!
You see...once you are dealing with a registered vehicle, the DMV process needed is for transfer of title. If you were, lets say, to buy a new bike...that would be something that has never been registered. If you are trying to do this in Cali...the strategy is much different....but anyway...
The only big difference between us is you will already have VT plates in hand, I started out with only green sticker. In order to get my plates, I needed the "inspection". I had no worries since the Baja kit covers this exact issue. The reason given for this test was that my vehicle was off-road legal, not street licensed, and therefore required a statement of complience/inspection/brakelights/horn whatever to get real plates.
You on the other hand would already be in possession of (what should look like) a STREET VEHICLE and (hint!) would not even have to suggest to DMV that anything other than and everyday, run-of-the-mill, nothing out of the ordinary, 100% legit, stock standard transfer of title is going on. Yup, you bought this vehicle and...gosh darn it...it has VT plates...and all you want to do is comply with the law, and since it took 91 days to deliver it...
Lots of listening, very little talking, and always answer..., "Ummm, I'm not sure."
Any further help, questions, comments, or anything related to this subject, please let me know, I would be delighted to pass on 4 months of DMV research on to you or anyone else interested.
'99 WR400 with CA plates...ooooh yeah!!!
Posted August 22, 2001 - 09:16 PM
Don't know if it helps, but Arizona registration was a snap. I put a brake light switch from Baja Designs; an Acerbis mirror and a Fisher Price horn from K-Mart on it and was in and out of DMV in less than an hour! No turn signals required, no DOT tires (though I've heard that some inspectors look for DOT tires). We have emissions, but my stock jetted '99 just barely registered on their machine. Piece o'cake!, and slightly closer than VT. Drop a line if I can help.
way too stock
Posted August 23, 2001 - 05:52 AM
Posted August 23, 2001 - 06:51 AM
You do have to send a copy of your bill of sale showing you paid the tax. If it was less than 6% you do have to pay the difference. I paid 8% in NY when I purchased my bike so I only had to pay the $23.50 for the reg. and $10.00 for the new ( hopefuly street legal ) title.
A glitch I might have is that I previously registered my bike in NY as an atv. NY keeps the title and gives you an ownership "transferable" registration card. This acts as the title. I called Vermont DMV and they were very confused but read a section of regs. It stated there is an exclusion for the title requirement from NY if previously registrated as a "limited use off road vehicle". I wrote this on the copy of my reg. I sent them. I hope they get it right and send me a plate.
The other problem I might have is that the reg. card does not list the engine size. Vermont will not issue a motorcycle title for bikes under 300ccs. You have to have the vin# verified by a state offical. I had a State Trooper do this and had him put the engine size in his letter.
I will let you know how it all worked out in three weeks. Thats the amount of time they say it takes to get your plate and title.
Posted August 26, 2001 - 11:54 AM
How did your attempts to get a NC plate go??
Posted August 26, 2001 - 12:25 PM
Posted August 28, 2001 - 02:05 PM
Posted August 28, 2001 - 04:35 PM
[This message has been edited by Rich in Orlando (edited August 28, 2001).]
Posted September 02, 2001 - 06:24 AM
The main switch I got from the kit was bad. I spent a couple hours trouble shooting the whole system. The whole time I was extremely nervous I would have to redo the stator modification. It is not really a job you can do twice. The wire you cut off of the coil would be too short and you apoxy it to the coil when you are done.
If I twisted the wires just right in the switch and mount it just right to the bars I got it working. Baja Designs is sending me a new one. They are charging me for it and will credit me when they get the old one back.
Posted September 04, 2001 - 09:57 PM
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Posted September 05, 2001 - 09:15 PM
Posted September 05, 2001 - 10:08 AM
Congrats on getting your plate! How many weeks did it take and did you send them proof of insurance?
Posted September 05, 2001 - 10:44 AM
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