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Discussion in 'Canada' started by ZZR_Ron, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    I cut my mounts open and rewelded the nuts in place after one stripped out and another came loose. Been a couple years now and no issues...knock on wood! LOL!
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  2. cmattina

    cmattina Long timer

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    So, wondering if anyone wants to chime in here...

    I used to be a little bit obsessed with "blue plated" dirt bikes. They are, in a way a bit of a unicorn these days, as only a portion have been grandfathered in, but i have also learned that a dealer can register it as road legal with wink and a nod under certain circumstance. Putting the accuracy of that claim aside, but knowing for certain that blue plated dirt bikes DO bring a premium... i am now left wonder why.

    I just spoke to my local OPP detachment (here in Red Lake) and was told with a green plate and liability, I can use my dirt bike like many use quads. Does this sound right? Any of you guys have green plated dirt bikes that you regularly ride on public roads (legally) ??

    EDIT: this might explain my confusion. I guess they JUST changed the law for off road motorcycles to be treated like other off road vehicles. This will hopefully be good news to some!

    Part II S.4 for anyone interested: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/030316
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  3. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Heard they were talking about doing that but didn't know it actually went thru. Having a blue plated bike like a KTM 500 gives you more room to roam if you will. Whereas just the green plate, you have to obey the laws suited for atvs...slower speeds when on the side of the highway. It does make it easier to link up roads but for the most part traveling between further areas is not feasible. Glad you hear that they carried thru with that anyway, thanks!
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  4. gumbellion

    gumbellion Been here awhile

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    I have owned 3 blue plated dirt bikes. YZ426 supermoto that i used as a daily driver, yz250, and a xr400. I sold the xr to someone from red lake in 2014, the yamahas went to Thunder Bay
    I get the excitement about riding a dirt bike on the street, but when i look back now its over rated unless you use it as you say to give more room to roam they are suck on the street.
    The problems start when you get to close ratio transmissions, no cush drive, small tank, and with the 426 it was only a matter of time before i lost my license riding like a complete hooligan.
    If like you mention they will allow green plate bikes to adhere to ATV/UTV rules on the road that would be excellent.

    I dont know that i would even buy any of old bikes back, maybe the xr but a DRZ400s would be a better option

    Edit: When i got rid of the 426 and 250 i bought a husqvarna 610sm and a BMW X-challenge. Much better combo!
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  5. cmattina

    cmattina Long timer

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    Totally over rated. But I like that I can get a dirtbike for a lot cheaper than a dual sport.

    Plus insurance and registration is cheap.

    Still have fingers crossed
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  6. cmattina

    cmattina Long timer

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    Update:
    Reiterating my initial post I have confirmed with the OPP that as July 1st, 2020, off road motorcycles can be used in the same way as ATVs.

    This is pretty sweet.

    I'm also pretty impressed with the OPP's "customer service" on this with one.

    This is a very new change to the previous legislation, so dont be surprised if you get pulled over.
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  7. Jimo368

    Jimo368 Quantum Mechanic

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    Where I live there is a bylaw against atv’s in town limits and I recall two stokes bikes are not allowed in Kenora now. Snowmobiles with ear bleeding loud pipes seems to be tolerated here though.
  8. ACR

    ACR 59,902

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    Anyone around Nipigon have any insight?

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  9. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    Shit, that salesman said the self driving on these Hondas is “perfect”
    Takes you from A to B like nothing he said.
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  10. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    I thought I heard this happened around Sudbury
  11. canuckAME

    canuckAME Been here awhile

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    Doesn't look like the bridge over the Nipigon River
  12. ACR

    ACR 59,902

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  13. sturgeon

    sturgeon Long timer

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  14. sturgeon

    sturgeon Long timer

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    Beat me by 17 seconds :lol3:lol3
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  15. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    BFB5CD63-F6C0-4BCD-A524-7ED2425CB9AC.jpeg
    No it’s definitely not the Parmachine Bridge.
    CN installed 5 ton barriers on the ends of each bridge.
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  16. GearDrivenCam

    GearDrivenCam Long timer

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    Yeah - Greg it's a bridge over the Wanapitei River near Kukagami Lake Road, northeast of Sudbury. From the description, I believe it is this rail bridge about 6 kms down the Wanapitei River from the dam at the south end of Lake Wanapitei, and close to Kukagami Lake Road.

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  17. ACR

    ACR 59,902

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    Anyone ride this old rail line from North Bay to Sudbury?
  18. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Kind of looks photoshopped in to me. The front view seems to be missing the right front tire.

  19. sturgeon

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    You can't see the wheel in the first photo? Squint :lol3:lol3
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  20. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Merry Christmas, all the best, stay safe and may your Christmas be gifted with farkles!