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Old 08-27-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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COBDR without a Motocycle permit

Hello all,

My cousin and I both own DRZ400 and we are considering trailering the bikes to CO for next year. While I have a motorcycle permit, he is a dirt rider only and he only rides on trails around Canada. His drz400 is plated for the street but he doesn’t have a motorcycle endorsement on his license. Because our province has strict laws governing motorcycle permits, he would have to spend over a 1000$ and take a multi-week class to get the endorsement and it is just not worth it to him for a week long trip only.

So here comes the question: Without a permit Is it possible to ride around the COBDR and reach hotels and parking for our trailer without hassle?

What are some tips you can give us.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:52 AM   #2
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The thing is, here in Colorado, if you get stopped on a bike without MC endorsement they(can and usually will) impound your bike and haul you to jail if they like. The fee to get the bike back is $3500!! For the most part, that is as much as the bike is worth! Not to mention the costs of you having to go to court and such. I can't comment of the ability to get to and from hotels, gas stations and the like, I can only comment on the aftermath if you do get stopped while on the highway. Seeing as he has a Canadian license, the LEO's here may just look at it and say "Have a good day" while sending you on your way.

If you do take the gamble on riding without the MC endorsement, make damn sure your bikes are 100% legal and DO NOT break the law! Don't give them a reason to stop you. Good luck andI hope you guys get to have some fun!!
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