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Old 02-24-2015, 12:57 AM   #1
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street legal quads.

not the farmer type quads, but proper wider, lower street legal quads.
How can I get one here in Australia? Because my health is not getting any better but still want to ride and I was thinking a custom quad with bodywork and a proper differential would work.
Any ideas?
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:24 AM   #2
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To be honest good luck with the idea. Lots of hurdles to get over with getting something like a quad roadworthy, ADR compliant and registered in any state of OZ. What state you in ? You may have some luck in getting something full custom registered as a one of private build.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:41 AM   #3
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thanks Brendan. Im in NSW, I dont like cruisers, or trikes(except the expensive BOOM Trike!) and thought a street quad would be an answer.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:01 AM   #4
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thanks Brendan. Im in NSW, I dont like cruisers, or trikes(except the expensive BOOM Trike!) and thought a street quad would be an answer.
How about a hack?
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:20 AM   #5
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Have seen a few of these in NM.
They were carrying a MC tag & were not permitted on the federally funded byways.
They were mostly in the small towns. They were w/ completed w/ something, one owner called, a ''street light package''.

I believe AZ sells quads, if ordered, w/ a street legal package.

There was some loose discussion about buying the entire quad w/ '' S-L-P '' in AZ, tag it there & then bring the same quad into NM for the MC tag.

Maybe an AZ inmate could shed some light on this procedure.

I know that the quad w/ the NM MC tag were getting big bucks, never saw one for sale.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:06 AM   #6
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No idea on your laws, I had a chance a while back to ride a GG quad. While these are in the $100K price range they are awesome.
It would seem that a sidecar would be a lot easier to deal with the laws on. We have shipped a few to your part of the world.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:12 AM   #7
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I really wish quads could be more easily made street legal. In Illinois it is not possible. From what I understand in Arizona it is quite easy. A quad would be the perfect vehicle offering stability that a motorcycle lacks while giving a similar riding experience.

I've got a Ural hack and a Polaris ATV. It is much easier to hop on the ATV and go. Plus it handles much more easily than the Ural. Maybe a trike is what I need as a compromise. But trikes are quite pricey even on the used market.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:25 AM   #8
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Move.
To Harlan County , Kentucky , U.S.A.
They run the roads with impunity , no cops stop them. It's called Adventure Tourism.
The lax approach to enforcing the laws has spread to other counties in eastern Kentucky as well. The newspaper is full of reports of folks losing their limbs and lives due to outrunning their talent on 4 wheelers. Seldom are helmets used and protective gear means blue jeans with good knees.
I've ridden down through there and had to dodge 4- wheelers popping up out of the ditch by teenage girls that never look for traffic.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:36 PM   #9
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Illegal in USA, but legal in South Dakota, etc.

South Dakota will give you a license plate for anything, ATVs included... I've seen them on every road there but the freeways.But as far as US DOT is concerned, they're off road only. So far, US DOT isn't on to SD and the other states allowing ATVs on the roads, but that could change at any time and your investment in a "quad" might become off road only.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:40 PM   #10
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thanks all...
so it looks like its a big no then. Too much money for an easy fix.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:21 AM   #11
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Laugh Quad?

Farm rego I think is possible and I have seen "council" registered, as in spraying weeds on the footpath. Thats in WA.
Saw a varation on the theme today though. Coppers with the lights flashing on Stock rd Perth. Had a bloke pulled over. Now I never got the pic sadly but it was not a typical sight.

The bloke was sitting back a bit cocky talking to the 2 uniforms.

On a gopher.

With tandem axles at the drive end. (boggie drive or lazy axle?)

Towing a trailer. (gopher width).

No footpath in sight.


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Old 02-26-2015, 06:15 AM   #12
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An old RR of mine.
Just to get the OP envious about street legal quads.....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...eakfast+bimble
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all quads are high seating, high rollover rates, I know that. The one Im wanting is lower, wider and street tyres, possibly 2 seater like a trike. Possibly a few $$$ to find.
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