Virginia Dual Sport Conversion....
Posted March 26, 2003 - 09:04 AM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 10:11 AM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 01:35 PM
They actually did me a favor. I went to my local DMV office & filed out the forms, prepared to plead "ignorance" if it was rejected. Surprise, they processed the paperwork...I have a clean title & street-legal plate.
If they rejected it, I'd be selling the WR & looking for a DR
Joisey, Exit Unknown
Posted March 26, 2003 - 05:09 PM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 05:10 PM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 05:21 PM
1. "Affidavit in lieu of title": This allows you to walk into the DMV with only a bill of sale and walk out with a title and plate (worked for my '93 KX500). This is supposed to allow people to rebuild old junk cars so they'll probably refuse a 2003 model.
2. Remanufactured vehicle title: This is for sand rails, custom harleys, kit cars, etc. You get a "kit" from the DMV that includes a new VIN plate. The state police have to verify that the plate is permanently attached and it'll probably need all the dual sport parts installed before that. This is probably your best bet. Let me know if it works - I'm planning on trying it sometime this year for my WR450.
3. Install the dual sport kit. Get a VA safety inspection. If the inspector rejects it because there's no plate (they're supposed to) then ask him to write a note that it would have passed if it had a plate. Take that note (or the pink ticket if it passed) to the DMV along with the MSO, bill of sale, and the bike in your truck. Pick a low-volume DMV and be really nice. Explain that it is now 100% street legal and they just might give you plates. The DMV people have power when it comes to that.
Be persistent but be prepared to fail. The cost of the dual sport conversion may be a loss.