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. _CJ

    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    Plate em while you can. Rumor has it that Colorado's adoption of California's emission laws may make it impossible to plate anything that isn't 50 state Street legal from the manufacturer. Previously plated bikes will likely be grandfathered in.
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  2. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    As a point of reference, I just spent 6 days riding around Costa Rica on a Husky 250 2S. It had a horn and a light. No mirrors. No tail light. Registered, but no plates. Riding in San Jose city traffic is total hooliganism, but we just followed the lead of our guides. I watched one motorcycle pass a police truck on a double yellow twisty mountain road. In less than 5 minutes of city traffic on that bike, I did enough things to lose my license 4X in Colorado, and not once did anyone get upset, try to run me down, or pull a gun. Do no harm and obey the laws of physics (which includes our guide doing long wheelies down little village main streets) Pura Vida baby!
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  3. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider Supporter

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    I always put a 1 inch square piece of yellow tape next to the DOT label on each tire.
    They seem to appreciate the gesture.

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  4. chtucker

    chtucker Been here awhile

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    That is what I did, but then again I sold the bike long ago. That post 9 years old...
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    mylsmkj Long timer

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    What kind of timeline are we talking?
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    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    "The low vehicle emission standards are set to take effect for light-duty and medium-duty models in 2022."

    https://www.thedenverchannel.com/ne...-over-recently-adopted-low-emission-standards

    It's unclear at this point if or to what extent this will impact motorcycles, but CA does include them under their Orwellian umbrella, so it's likely that our new Governor from CA will do the same.



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  7. airjammer

    airjammer Western Colorado

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    I'm curious how this has become a 5 page thread...for a simple process.
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  8. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    Any idea about making an electric bicycle street legal? Wanna talk about grey areas, the Sur Ron is an electric bicycle that can do 50 MPH but is sold with a governor to keep speeds below 20 MPH to meet legal requirements for operating as a bicycle in public. But when I'm going 50 MPH down the street and it looks like a dirt bike, I can expect to catch the attention of my local PD - that's where the plate would come in handy.

    I'd need a title to get a real plate, right? I've read folks in other states getting a moped (sub-50 cc) plate...but for that I'd need to get insurance, on an electric bicycle...!?

    https://lunacycle.com/sur-ron-x-bike-black-edition/
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    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    "This has the X-controller with Regen breaking and quieter operation. "

    :rofl
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    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    If what I'm seeing in the news comes to pass CA might loose the EPA exemption that allows them to set stricter standards.
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  11. _CJ

    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    We can only hope.

    On the other hand, it could lead to California regulations federally if/when the pendulum swings back the other way.


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