Plating a WR450. Anyone tried this?
Posted July 28, 2011 - 03:09 PM
Anyone tried this?
Posted July 28, 2011 - 04:00 PM
Posted July 28, 2011 - 04:27 PM
One dude over at SMJ said that he got around the DMV and plated his off-road vehicle by taking it to a custom cycle builder shop and getting some “work done” on his bike. The shop then reissued a new “custom bike” title along with a new VIN. He took it to the DMV and had it registered without any problems.
Anyone tried this?
Check with your local DMV about 'Special Construction' requirements.
Most states make it very difficult (multiple inspections, stripped to the frame, etc) so it's a real pain.
Do NOT do a 'vin swap' as mentioned in other posts, as it is Illegal in all states.
We don't do anything illegal here on Thumper Talk.
Posted July 29, 2011 - 08:28 AM
Posted July 29, 2011 - 09:27 AM
I just completed the process of plating my WR. Quite easy here in Colorado. Just check your local requirements and do the work (if it's even possible) or trade for one that's already plated.
Posted July 31, 2011 - 02:12 PM
Posted July 31, 2011 - 07:20 PM
Posted July 31, 2011 - 07:53 PM
Here is how I did it.
1. Buy all the crap that makes it legal, turn signals, speedo, horn and rear view.
2. Put the crap on.
3. Went to State Police, got it inspected, then DMV, then to brake tag place, then back to DMV. Got insurace, back to DMV, got plate.
Posted July 31, 2011 - 08:20 PM
Seriously though, if I REALLY wanted a street legal dirt bike I would just go buy a KTM and register it through the dealer. Yes, it would cost more than my WR but there would be ZERO issues with legality and ZERO worries about DMV pulling my plates and ZERO stress when I get stopped by the police. IMO it is just not worth the hassle and headache to try to fudge the laws when I can simply go to my local KTM dealer and get a bike legally. Of course, this in California, it is probably much easier and legal in the other 49 states.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 04:20 AM
Posted August 02, 2011 - 08:37 AM
Posted August 02, 2011 - 10:21 AM
In Cali, a WR is out of the question. A KTM EXC would be your best bet
Not really I did my 02 CRF450 this year and 3 years ago my 00 WR400 here in Ca
Posted August 27, 2011 - 09:56 PM
in mn it is a real pain to get a plate on a dirt bike, but if you get it plated in another state it is easy to transfer
that is how i got my wr plated
i dont have a single pic on the plate but it is on the fender in front of my tail light