Thumper Talk.com Utah Chapter

Maybe post this in the Rocky Mountain section, more riders around Utah might see it that don't visit this forum.

Hey R1,

Don't wait to long to make your reservations...

That's the weekend after Utah's spring break, whew!

I'm actually going to skip the condo this time and rough it a little. I'll be sleeping in the back of my SUV. Anyone else here not staying in a condo??

MOAB Calling on the 26th and 27th of March.... Roll call :)

Any new news??

r1 - I haven't heard from your buddy yet? Has he tried to contact me about a job?

MOAB Calling on the 25th, 26th and 27th of March.... Roll call :)

Any new news??

We'll be arriving in Moab on Thursday morning, early. We're staying

at the Sleep Inn which is on the east part of town next door to the

Chevron.

We're working on a ride schedule and which rides we'd like to do. Send

us a PM and we'll get you our cell numbers so we can meet up for a

ride or two.

We have waypoints and tracks from our trip last fall. If you use

Garmin Mapsource, I will gladly send them to you.

Dan

BTW, anyone one have any rides/loops that they'd like to share??

We're all using Garmin's here...

Here's a the .MPS file for Mapsource that I took from last year

Moab Trip Fall 2003

There was one day that I lost all data for some strange reason, so the

file isn't 100% complete. Ddialogue will have all the same data and

a bit more. :)

Things have changed for our group. We are still planning on going out, however the trail looks like TenMile Wash on Friday, outside of Green River. We also decided to stay in Green River due to the fact the it is half of the cost that Moab charges now. Saturday it looks to be Poison Spider in Moab.

More to come later :)

PEDMAN, I hope you're planning more than just Poison Spider on

Saturday...That's an easy ride! :)

What do I have to do to get a plate for my WR? My bike is registered as an ohv. Do I need to buy a light kit to make it street legal?

Thanks, Cam

What do I have to do to get a plate for my WR? My bike is registered as an ohv. Do I need to buy a light kit to make it street legal?

Thanks, Cam

EASY...

Get a brake light, mirror and then have the bike inspected. Turns

signals and DOT tires are not needed for Utah. Once you have passed

inspection, you can take all of your paperwork, title included and

head to the DMV. Tell them you want to get the bike title for on-road

usage and they will re-title your bike and hand you plates. Of course,

you'll need to pay a few fees, but I think I got outta there for less

than $50. :)

PEDMAN, I hope you're planning more than just Poison Spider on

Saturday...That's an easy ride! :)

:D I did that loop in 20 mins. It's short indeed.

I'll ask again since to see if I'm the only one.

I'm actually going to skip the condo this time and rough it a little. I'll be sleeping in the back of my SUV. Anyone else here not staying in a condo??

It can be fast if you don't stop and smell the rocks :)

We have about 24 machines in this group and half will be 4 wheelers. While we wait for the wheelers the bikes are goofing off and making trails :D

Okay, Blackie (John) and I will be going down Thursday the 25th of March and departing on Saturday the 27th. Our condo is just down the street from the entrance to the "Steel Bender" trail. Let's be sure to hook up.

My cel. # is 801.330.7886

John will post his at his discretion.

What do I have to do to get a plate for my WR? My bike is registered as an ohv. Do I need to buy a light kit to make it street legal?

Thanks, Cam

EASY...

Get a brake light, mirror and then have the bike inspected. Turns

signals and DOT tires are not needed for Utah. Once you have passed

inspection, you can take all of your paperwork, title included and

head to the DMV. Tell them you want to get the bike title for on-road

usage and they will re-title your bike and hand you plates. Of course,

you'll need to pay a few fees, but I think I got outta there for less

than $50. :)

Not so easy. I just did mine here in Layton. First off you can call the State 801-284-5540 and ask for the requirements if your unsure like I did. Then you have to find a shop in your county that can inspect and knows what they are doing. Here's the list from the State's web site www.http://www.livepublish.le.state.ut.us/lpBin20/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-j.htm&vid=98&2.0 find your way to 41-6-154.50

41-6-154.50. Motorcycles -- Required equipment -- Brakes.

(a) Every motorcycle and every motor-driven cycle shall be equipped with the following items, which shall comply with the regulations of the department:

(1) one head lamp which, when factory equipped with an automatic lighting ignition system, shall not be disconnected;

(2) one tail lamp;

(3) either a tail lamp or a separate lamp shall be so constructed and placed as to illuminate with a white light the rear registration plate;

(4) one red reflector on the rear, either as part of the tail lamp or separately;

(5) one stop lamp;

(6) a braking system, other than parking brake, as provided in Section 41-6-145;

(7) a horn or warning device in accordance with Section 41-6-146;

(8) a muffler and emission control system in accordance with Section 41-6-147;

(9) a mirror in accordance with Section 41-6-148; and

(10) tires in accordance with Section 41-6-150.

(:D The commissioner is authorized to require an inspection of the braking system on any motor-driven cycle and to disapprove any such braking system on a vehicle which in his opinion is equipped with a braking system that is not designed or constructed as to insure reasonable and reliable performance in actual use.

© The commissioner may refuse to register or may suspend or revoke the registration of any vehicle referred to in this section when he determines that the braking system thereon does not comply with the provisions of this section.

(d) No person shall operate on any highway any vehicle referred to in this section in the event the commissioner has disapproved the braking system upon such vehicle.

Enacted by Chapter 242, 1979 General Session

And YES you do need DOT approved tires. I went through this from bad information I got off this site and failed my first inspection. They pulled out their inspection book and right there in black and white it said fail any bike with "Not for highway use" on the tires. I then called the State and they told me it is a federal requirement.

The other things you have to have is a battery that will keep the lights on for 15 minutes after the bike is off, brake switch to illuminate the brake light when braking.

Good Luck

I keep a copy of those exact rules in my registration while riding

on my bike. Take a hard look at those laws enacted by the Utah

Legislature. Nowhere on their site does it say you need to have DOT

approved-only tires. Section 41-6-150 regarding tires talks about

tread depth and spacing, but nothing about DOT approved tires.

If the state is showing different rules in the inspection book, then

they need to make that info readily available to the general public

and they need to update their site.

AS for me, I have my bike setup the way that THOSE rules list and it

passes inspection just fine.

BUT, making the bike conform to the rules isn't really the hard part.

The hard part for most folks in other states is getting the DMV to

re-title the bike for on road use and in Utah, THAT IS EASY! :)

I keep a copy of those exact rules in my registration while riding

on my bike. Take a hard look at those laws enacted by the Utah

Legislature. Nowhere on their site does it say you need to have DOT

approved-only tires. Section 41-6-150 regarding tires talks about

tread depth and spacing, but nothing about DOT approved tires.

If the state is showing different rules in the inspection book, then

they need to make that info readily available to the general public

and they need to update their site.

AS for me, I have my bike setup the way that THOSE rules list and it

passes inspection just fine.

BUT, making the bike conform to the rules isn't really the hard part.

The hard part for most folks in other states is getting the DMV to

re-title the bike for on road use and in Utah, THAT IS EASY! :)

The law in Utah states that DOT approved tires are a must to be legal and pass. Now if you have a shop that will pass you illegaly, then that's up to them. But the large dealers will not risk losing their license over something so dumb.

The law in Utah states that DOT approved tires are a must to be legal and pass. Now if you have a shop that will pass you illegaly, then that's up to them. But the large dealers will not risk losing their license over something so dumb.

I use a MT-21 and a K760, so I'm not skirting the law, I simply want

to see a copy of it, either state or federal.

Let's get a copy of it out here where it's easily found so the next

time someone asks the question, the answer will be easy. :)

:usa: I'm gonna be out for a few weeks. I went to adjust my valves and found that the intake cam bearings are totally screwed. It looks exactly like the cam expanded in the bores and it mushroomed the aluminum bad enough to make it so the valve buckets wouldn't come out. The cam surfaces are scored and the head is toast. I have a hook up with the dealer in ely, but I'm sure this will cost around $$$$$$1000 for a new head and valves. I'll try to salvage the cam. I have no idea what caused this. I have never run low on oil, and it has been changed every 100 - 150 miles. :D:):D :D :D:usa: :usa:

Wow Chris, that sucks.

Hope you can get it going soon. Hobble Creek is calling us...

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