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. jcbikes1

    jcbikes1 Been here awhile

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    Yes, Bill of sale.
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  2. enigmatic_redhabu

    enigmatic_redhabu I really wanna be....

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    Here we go again............:huh :rofl

    You guys should have bought already street legal bikes from dealers, so that you don't have to deal with complicated process.
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  3. farnhamstj

    farnhamstj kool-aid drinker

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    I have a set of DOT 21" and 18" that anyone is welcome to borrow. Located in Vail CO. I found the insurance to be a lengthy process, my agent took aver a week to figure out what to charge me as KTM didn't offer a street legal 450 in 2007. That was the most "difficult" part.
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  4. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Hmm, that's odd. My agent has insured multiple dirt bikes for me pretty fast-the caveat being they are all plated.
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  5. skianreid

    skianreid Boulder Moto

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    K, I am curious if anyone this season has gone down the road in Boulder or Colorado to plate their new dirt bike. The dealer can put the stuff but they seem to add on a lot of charges for something that seems relatively simple to do. Banjo bolt, Mirror, plug and play high low switch?

    Trying to figure out if having the dealer plate it is worth it or if I should just buy the bike and deal with it myself.

    What does the DMV charge for plating a dirt bike? I know all the criteria but just can't find the exact fee's I will be charged. Is the process really that much of a pain in the butt or is it pretty easy?
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  6. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    All the dealer will do is put the required equipment on. You'll still have to go through the inspection process. The only "fee" associated with plating a dirt bike is the inspection. After that it is the same as registering anything. The amount depends on the age, msrp, and whether or not you have paid the correct sales tax rate on it yet.
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  7. blackoaktree

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    Sorry if this exists somewhere else, but I haven't found anything current on plating a bike in Colorado, so I'm reviving an old post.

    I know and have the equipment needed to make my WR450 street legal. That doesn't seem to have changed from the recent posts here.

    What is the sequence for getting the VIN inspection, titling, and registering the bike? The process is a little unclear from what I'm finding.

    And if anyone knows where to go for the VIN inspection in Jefferson County, that would be appreciated too.

    Thanks for any input on this!
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  8. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/titling-highway-vehicles-ohv
    Just got this done on a 2006 Yamaha TTR 250 last week.
    First I found out all requirements the bike needed. For mine it was DOT tires, horn, mirror, and brake light. Had everything else already. Set up appt. with CSU police(they are a verified VIN inspector). He signed all necessary paperwork, went to DMV with all paperwork and with my OHV card for this bike for proof of ownership, along with insurance card and my license and ~ $50.00 and got the plate. Title coming in the mail.
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  9. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    So it's as easy as that? I've lived here about a year and haven't tried plating a dirt bike yet, don't have the balls to buy a bike and try a questionable process but maybe I'll go for it
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  10. Colorad0

    Colorad0 Been here awhile

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    When I got my 300 plated, the local DMV charged me back registration. The fact that when I bought it, it wasn't street legal and couldn't be registered didn't matter to them. Pay 4 years of rego, to get my plate or leave.
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  11. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    Recently did this on my 350 XCF-W.

    Your bike must have:
    DOT tires (they checked)
    horn (not a squeeze/clown horn) I used a $9 Amazon 9v horn
    Brake Light activated by one brake (front or rear, rear is easier)
    Mirror
    Head light/tail light
    Proof of Insurance.
    VIN inspection (State Patrol did mine, took <10 min)
    Bill of Sale/Title

    After inspection, take ppwk to DMV, pay for plate and "back road taxes" (Bullsh*t) walk out with plate
    Don't forget you still need an OHV sticker, once you have a plate you apply for the OHV "permit" same $25.25 as the normal OHV sticker, just the one for street registered bikes (you can't carry dual registration on vehicles, once you have the plate you are registered as a "street" bike, the old sticker registers your bike as an off-road bike)
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  12. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    They didn’t charge me any tax and I had bought the bike 2 years ago from a private party. I even asked her to check the amount when she told me $50. all I paid was for the license.
    I used my OHV sticker as proof of ownership
    QUOTE="Colorad0, post: 33321567, member: 316085"]When I got my 300 plated, the local DMV charged me back registration. The fact that when I bought it, it wasn't street legal and couldn't be registered didn't matter to them. Pay 4 years of rego, to get my plate or leave.[/QUOTE]
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  13. Rogue_Ryder

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    Is there a cutoff on the back taxes? let's say you want to plate something like a 2000 XR650R or something else older, are they seriously going to try to get 17 years of back taxes out of you???
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  14. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    Good Question, I have no clue. But the taxes on my '15 were crazy high, like $600. I should have questioned that.
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  15. Colorad0

    Colorad0 Been here awhile

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    IIRC it's 4 years.
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