How do you make a street legal dirt bike in Colorado..

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by chtucker, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. chtucker

    chtucker Been here awhile

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    I am looking for a more dirt orientated ride than my F650... Something to learn some dirt skills...

    How do I get a dirt bike plated in Colorado?
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  2. Coloradical

    Coloradical Long timer

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    Headlight, brake light, mirror, horn (bike horn works).
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  3. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Fairly easy. Pick up the Affidavit from your local DMV. It lists what must be working. Then Certify that your stuff is all in working order according the affidavit. Sign it and your there.
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  4. LostAussie

    LostAussie Growing Old, Not Up!

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    Larimer County Requirements for converting off-road motorcycle to street legal. Probably the same in other counties.

    For questions call 970-498-7878

    For forms: www.larimer.org/motorv or do an online search by form number.

    1. Form DR 2686 (Certification of equipment compliance. Lists what you have to add to be street legal.)
    2. Vin Inspection done by Law Enforcement or Licensed Dealer Form DR 2395 (I call the police non-emergency number and they come out and do it for free.
    3. Proof of Insurance
    4. Bill of Sale Form LCMV005 with the words “Sold as Off Road” hand written on the bill of sale by the seller,
    Or MSO
    Or Dealer Invoice
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  5. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Vin check and roll up to the DMV with signed paperwork.
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  6. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish

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    Aside from the paperwork you do not have to do anything. I put plates on my 300xc (with a light kit, w/o brake switch) and rode it through town to the trails all the time. A couple of times the boys turned to ask some questions but never had an issue. I had a velcro mirror and horn in my camel back just in case and it was insured. Vin inspections in el paso are by a dealer. No one inspects it for 'street legalness'. The guy administering my moto dl test asked if it was street legal and I replied "it has a plate on it" and took my test.. Keept the roosting to a minimum, on the road.

    You are also supposed to have dot approved tires, technically.

    You can download the forms from the dmv website.

    http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-MV/RMV/1186648384600
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  7. Green Stainz

    Green Stainz Long timer

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    Welcome to Colorado, where you can plate anything.
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  8. chtucker

    chtucker Been here awhile

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    I ain't complaining.....

    This place is a lot better than Connecticut... Left 12 years ago and won't go back...
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  9. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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  10. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    If it didn't have turn signals, it does not need them to get a plate. That is what your arms are for. :)
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  11. murgatroid42

    murgatroid42 Great Adventurer

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    You need liability insurance on the bike, just like any other streetbike. Surprisingly (at least for me), getting insurance on a "dirt bike" is not a problem, and it is cheap. When you register the bike, they will ask you for proof of insurance.
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  12. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    Last time I checked you will need a headlight and brake light. I slapped on a baja designs kit and bam no questions, no worry, no fuss! Get the insurance, DOT tires, front and back light (brake light) and tada you get a plate. :clap
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  13. james t kirk

    james t kirk Been here awhile

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  14. Green Stainz

    Green Stainz Long timer

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    i yet to have DOT tires
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  15. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish

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    No one is going to check to see if you have DOT tires. They are designed for road use and will give better traction and wear life. If you are doing mostly asphalt miles with occasional dirt road and trail then do it but if you are riding single track with road just to get you there and you want the most traction stick with dirt tires, IMO. I had a trials rear but on your bike you would thrash it in a heartbeat.
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  16. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    If you don't want DOT tires, keep in mind that the tires could do some strange things as they build heat on the street.
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  17. Green Stainz

    Green Stainz Long timer

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    Probably true but I just got back from Baja on my Ktm with non-dot tires. We did 400 miles on pavement without any problems. My knobbies wore well and was impressed with durability. Dunlop on the front and and a maxxis on the rear.
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  18. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Go to www.nctr.net

    On the left tool bar, is a link for legalizing your bike. You should find links to all of the needed forms.
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  19. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    I think this collection of posts is pretty obsolete now (2012) . Gotta have a real inspection, although it varies by county as to how close or particular they are. DOT tires are a must. Dual hi/low headlight is required. Tail light and brake light, one mirror. Turn signals not required yet in CO. Electric horn now vs. bicycle style I had used for years :-)


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  20. enigmatic_redhabu

    enigmatic_redhabu I really wanna be....

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    Wow! Really? This subject has overrun already as is and you just had to dugout over 4 years old thread! :rofl :lol3
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