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Old 02-03-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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is it possible to plate a dirtbike in Oregon these days?

I have a KTM MXC that I would like to plate.
Is that doable now?
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:52 PM   #2
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Doubtful. But if it says MC under the style column on your Oregon title, just go to the DMV and request a plate. Don't ask questions, just fill out the paperwork and ask for a plate. If they ask if it's a dual sport, say "yes". Out of state title or anything other than MC on the Oregon title, then all bets are off.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:54 PM   #3
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I will provide minimal answers and see what happens!
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:57 PM   #4
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Worse that can happen is they'll say no or Salem will request it back later. Worth a try IMHO!
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:00 PM   #5
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BTW I have a XR600R and a KDX220R, both plated
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:09 PM   #6
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BTW I have a XR600R and a KDX220R, both plated
Nice to see the 2-stroke has a plate, I have been afraid to try, thinking that it could possibly throw a red flag on my other "plated" bikes.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:17 PM   #7
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Nice to see the 2-stroke has a plate, I have been afraid to try, thinking that it could possibly throw a red flag on my other "plated" bikes.
I've been keeping quite about it, but I'm moving to Idaho in two weeks!
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:36 PM   #8
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I've been keeping quite about it, but I'm moving to Idaho in two weeks!
Actually now that I think about it my Bultaco I'm starting to work on has a plate, the one in the VD thread, it should be grandfathered in though.

Enjoy Idaho, I have wanted to go for a rip there someday, just haven't made it on the dirt bikes yet.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:04 AM   #9
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Plating dirt bikes in OR

Friends with Baja kits etc. tell me the DMV is easy, but their insurance companies say no way. Seems the VIN indicates whether or not it's a legal highway bike or not. My buddy rode a plated IT200 for many years untill his insurance co. refused to continue coverage. I would ask around for a quote prior to going to the DMV.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:15 AM   #10
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Friends with Baja kits etc. tell me the DMV is easy, but their insurance companies say no way. Seems the VIN indicates whether or not it's a legal highway bike or not. My buddy rode a plated IT200 for many years untill his insurance co. refused to continue coverage. I would ask around for a quote prior to going to the DMV.
How many friends are in this sample size?
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:40 AM   #11
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I have a friend who works for the DMV here in Hood River. I asked her one time about it and she says she simply takes the vin number from the bike and looks it up. Seems like it would be hard to get around that when trying to plate a bike not intended to be plated.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:56 AM   #12
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Doubtful. But if it says MC under the style column on your Oregon title, just go to the DMV and request a plate. Don't ask questions, just fill out the paperwork and ask for a plate. If they ask if it's a dual sport, say "yes". Out of state title or anything other than MC on the Oregon title, then all bets are off.
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BTW I have a XR600R and a KDX220R, both plated
I stand by what I said. Simply put, don't ask questions. As too insurance? Both plated dirt bikes have full coverage from State Farm. No issues what so ever. Even after a personal injury claim when I broke my leg/tore my ACL on the XR. Keep it simple and only give them what they need to know. Works for me!

Edit: I've helped get many dirt bikes plated for friends in OR over the years, so I got the nickname "Mr Dual Sport" from them. That's where my screen name came from.

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I have a friend who works for the DMV here in Hood River. I asked her one time about it and she says she simply takes the vin number from the bike and looks it up. Seems like it would be hard to get around that when trying to plate a bike not intended to be plated.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:00 AM   #13
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I've had BLM LEO come up to me while taking a break with the plated 2stroke on a road. Only comment was "you got a plate for that?! Cool!"
No questions asked.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:12 AM   #14
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When you ask for a plate be prepared to offer an odometer reading. Have a number in mind. You will also have to acknowledge that it has all of the required equipment by initialing or signing a box. Several weeks later you may get a letter asking for the plate back but don't panic, just call them and answer the questions.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:37 AM   #15
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When you ask for a plate be prepared to offer an odometer reading. Have a number in mind. You will also have to acknowledge that it has all of the required equipment by initialing or signing a box. Several weeks later you may get a letter asking for the plate back but don't panic, just call them and answer the questions.
If you get the letter asking for the plate back you're screwed. At that point you have to provide documentation from the manufacture that the bike meets emission standards for a street legal bike or send them back. No way to get that document. Dealers don't count either, documents have to be straight from the manufacture.
Truth is there's no rhyme or reason in OR for what they recall. I have friends that have XR650R's plated, then another that was asked for the plate back on his XR650R. Same model year too.
It's worth it to try though. Worse that can happen is they ask for the plate back.
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