The "Do I need an OHV sticker on my plated bike" thread

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by pfb, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. wakewop

    wakewop Hucker

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    I sent in my registration 5 weeks ago and had a note that I wanted the 2012 registration. I have nothing yet. They really need to go to a year permit from day of purchase. March to march is stupid.
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  2. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    If you asked for the 2012 sticker it will expire the end of this month. You need the 2013 sitcker. DAMHIK. :lol3

    Oh well new sticker at the end of the month. It was an expensive lesson.

    Marc
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  3. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    They do it that way so the rangers can see from afar if the registration is good or not. I don't like it...but at least pro rate it. Don't sell me a three month permit for full price. Oh well. It's still only 25 bucks which is pennies to be able to ride some of the best terrain in the country.
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  4. modette

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    Funny how they be concerned with that when the State Park Pass window sticker is just a punch out on the month you bought it good for a year. Seems if this is good enough for the State Parks it should work for OHV stickers. Just saying is all...

    Looking at the Registration Form...

    Do I need to put Previous Owners name? I have no clue at this point. It also asked if it was registered in CO before, again I have no clue, the guy had a plate on it but no previous OHV sticker so I would assume NO, again does this matter?
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  5. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Due to a couple events I'm planning, I've been discussing this issue with the local trail riders club (CMTRA) recently. The president, John Harris, says the enforcement of the OHV stickers for plated vehicles will only be done on trails less than 50" wide, so this applies to: side-by-sides, quads, and bikes. Since you can't plate a quad or side-by-side in CO, the only people it will effect are dual-sport riders. So if you ride a dual-sport, and you plan to ride a trail that is too narrow for a jeep, you might want to get an OHV sticker.

    John is getting his information from the Pikes Peak Forest Service District. As with every other issue out there, enforcement of this law will depend on the ranger district and the individual rangers.
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  6. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    Not trying to be argumentative, but this leaves out the following:
    * BLM
    * Sheriffs and deputies
    * State Parks, including the former DOW LEOs specifically added to the list by the legislature in 2010/2011.

    Tom Metsa mentioned somewhere that the state is planning to talk to all the agencies that do enforcement on public lands so that they are all on the same page. It would be great if he updated the state web pages once they have a decision so the public can be aware and prepare. All the back-channel exchange of emails does nothing to keep the public informed.
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  7. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    Just being a PITA, but the parks have a kiosk you drive through where they can check your tag...

    But I agree a one year from purchase would be helpful
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  8. modette

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    LOL I have driven through 6 month later at those kiosk, their idea of checking is nothing more then "oh you have a sticker, go on through". Seeing as those kiosk I have been too have been on the left side and the sticker in on the right side of the vehicle. So not being a PITA but I have never had a person actually get out and look to see what month is punched. After a bit I am the one that has brought up the "oh, by the way that is expired". Like I said I went a long time afterwards once to see how long just for fun, I'm the one that has reminded them after 2-3 months (don't go often so I forget myself).

    Again no reason not to do one based on when you bought it.

    Like I said in other post, not trying to be a rebel...but I have yet to meet a ranger on a trail. The one time I did I was actually on a road, guess he thought how I was dressed I might be a DIRT bike...LOL *roll my eyes* As I was dressed like the typical street/dual sport rider with street helmet. But all he did was flash me (on coming) and I stopped to ask if he needed something/help and he said "just want to see if you have a plate", then he said "all good have a nice day". I will admit I found it odd he checked, if I was not plated his F350 with water tank was not catching me...again not trying to sound like a rebel but it was a silly thing for him to do (County Rd) he must of not thought that through as to what he would be doing if I continued on.

    Like I said there HAS to be a better way.
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  9. MeterPig

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    So in thinking about my point for a pro-rated tag, it actually makes sense to have a one price as everyone would buy a tag in the spring for a few months only. It's not like trail work is pro-rated so it makes sense to have the same tag price regardless of year.
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  10. modette

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    A better way then to me would be just have it year long. Your not typically going to ride in the winter so if you bought a used OHV vehicle in say November no sense in getting a sticker only good till the end of THAT year. You probably wait till spring time. Once you plan to ride.

    I do see where the March thing gets YOU to pay twice. Most shopping is a spring and if not early spring type of deal. Say you buy a new ATV/motorcycle in January or February and thus under the law the dealer has to charge you and submit the registration. Then a month later you get to pay again, so the OHV sticker was not $25.25 but $50,50 for the riding season for you. It's a way to make a few extra bucks off people.

    A lot of people new to the sport will see it as another "gotcha" by are lovely state officials.

    I think the first of the year be a better way of doing it. Then we know how much is coming in for trail maintenance. Maybe make it so early registration Jan to March is $25.25 and afterwards it is $50.50.

    1) People like to save money so more likely they REGISTER early even if they don't plan to ride till late summer (busy with life).
    2) Maybe it gets people out buying that new dirt bike or ATV (or new to them) earlier rather then waiting a month or two more. It's amazing what some people will do to save $25.
    3) Just seems like a more logical time to say (good for that year).
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  11. modette

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    Just called the number on the application: 303-791-1920

    The guy said I don't need to worry about the Previous Owner or the "has it been registered in CO before". They run the VIN.

    Also as far as paying twice if you pay now, that is very much wrong information. He laughed at that question, he said "No we are not going to bill you for a month or half a month". They are entering the applications now for the new sticker. So he said I could send it in now.

    So I hope this helps others.
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  12. wakewop

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    Awe crap.! Well lets see what shows up.. I just looked at my bank account and they cashed the check on the 27th.
    DOH!
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  13. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    I think where this concept runs afoul is the hunters. I could see their argument for a "two week pass".

    There is a significant amount of them coming from out of state, and lets face it, a whole lot of them are not riding trails. They are riding where ever they damn well please. Many of these quads and SxS only come out once a year for the hunting season and if that elk drops 200 yards off of the established trail, by god they are going to get that vehicle to the kill site.

    In this case I fully support a full price ride ticket.
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  14. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    We are just talking about a $25 permit, right??

    As they say, suck it up buttercup.
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  15. modette

    modette RMAR

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    I'm confused...no one has complained about the cost.


    :deal
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  16. RockyMtnScotsman

    RockyMtnScotsman Been here awhile

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    dumb question time: I got my OHV sticker for the first time last year after I bought the bike (and then subsequently plated it, but never mind that part). Will they send me a renewal notice automatically for this year's OHV sticker or do I have to go down to Apex and fill out the form all over again? If there's a way to do it online - even better.

    Thx!
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  17. MeterPig

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    You can renew online.
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  18. DirtyDR

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  19. MeterPig

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    So, speaking of this thread, my renewal for the 2013 tag came in the mail. From start to finish, the renewal took about four minutes including inputting my credit card number. Don't know how much I will ride this year, but even if I ride once...the tag goes to make that experience a good one.

    I used to waver on putting an OHV tag on a plated bike...with the parks rightfully cracking down, it makes it sort of a non-issue.
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  20. Saber

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    I have a question; I have Disabled veteran tags on all my tagged vehicles. This allows the vehicles no entrance fees to use the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Colorado</st1:State></st1:place> state parks. Would this also apply to all state parks and trails?
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