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Re: Road plated.

Postby turbo2point3 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:07 pm

Thanks deltadee :thumbsup:

No bylaw on signal lights, hand signals are legal.
Take them off and save them?
I needed some for the sticky out of province inspection and they said take them off after if you want.
So i borrowed some from a friend off a old Kawi , i had a battery and all to make them work for a day lol.

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Postby cedric » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:31 pm

I think the rules on this have changed, or at least started to be enforced better, in the past 10 years or so. There is a big difference between what is 100% legal, and what you can (or could) get away with. I believe that ttwest is correct, and MalcomZilla alluded to knowing someone who has been hassled/fined about this. Having said that, lots of guys are getting away with being less than 100% legal.

Technically speaking, for a restricted use motorcycle to be converted to street legal status, it must pass an out of province inspection. One of the first things they look for is the Transport Canada sticker/status.

Disclaimer: All of the above is just what I think I know, but could be "alternative facts".

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Postby ttwest » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:26 pm

Signal lights became mandatory on 1/1 72 must be kept on the bike to be legal.
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Postby Hooligan » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:38 pm

ttwest wrote:Signal lights became mandatory on 1/1 72 must be kept on the bike to be legal, it is also illegal to sell a street legal motorcycle without signal lights unless it is sold as a parts bike.


It is also illegal to spit on the sidewalk, jaywalk and cheat on your taxes yet people do those things all the time.

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Re: Road plated.

Postby ttwest » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:40 pm

:crazy:
I hope you don't hurt somebody while riding your dirt bike on the road. :)
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Re: Road plated.

Postby Spinalguy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:28 am

This got me curious, so i did some digging.
If the bike had a closed course competition sticker on it when new, it will never be legal no matter how you get around it to plate and insure it. Betas are a good example of not legal. Also, Husquavarna is not on the list.

This site lists the bikes that Transport Canada recognizes and the various rules to comply.
If the bike is not on the list it can not be legal in the eyes of the government federally.

Now, if that illegal bike was ever involved in any accident, you may pay bigtime for the illegality of the bike. i am unsure why Insurance companies do not have this list and why they would ever illegally insure a bike for road use.
Weird.

As for we do things daily that are 'illegal', those things like spitting and jay walking will not result in your personal and financial life being ruined. :thinking:

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http://www.tc.gc.ca/motorvehiclesafety/SafeVehicles/Importation/Usa/VAFUS/list2/Section8_0.htm

http://www.tc.gc.ca/motorvehiclesafety/safevehicles/importation/usa/vafus/list2/Explanations.htm
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Postby AJRJ » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:44 am

Lots of good info and experience floating around on here, I find it interesting. I was seriously considering plating an closed course vehicle, but I may reconsider.

I wonder if my wife will let me buy one of those awesome new KTM 500 EXC? :cheers:

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Postby Bark » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:12 am

AJRJ wrote:Lots of good info and experience floating around on here, I find it interesting. I was seriously considering plating an closed course vehicle, but I may reconsider.

I wonder if my wife will let me buy one of those awesome new KTM 500 EXC? :cheers:


That's my take away from this, too. If you want a dirt bike on the road, the EXC is pretty much it, unless you're willing to accept compromises of some sort.

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Postby ttwest » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:30 am

17 exc ,no kick starter and terrible suspension ,according to kreft moto xplor video. I was going to buy one until I researched the suspension sounds worse than the 4cs.

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Re: Road plated.

Postby AJRJ » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:01 pm

ttwest wrote:17 exc ,no kick starter and terrible suspension ,according to kreft moto xplor video. I was going to buy one until I researched the suspension sounds worse than the 4cs.


Hmm.. While I don't know anyone with the new Xplor fork, I would definitely not take a suspension companies word on how good it is or isn't :D

I was happy to get the only year of 450 XCF (2013) with the new motor and the ability to run a kick starter in the side of the case. Almost 4 years and 250 hours later there has never been a situation where I needed it yet. Definitely don't let that scare you away. I have a funny feeling ten years from now, you won't see nearly as many. One of the favourite things I read when this was a big debate years ago was referencing removing the crank handle from cars :lol:

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Postby ttwest » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:10 pm

My decision was not based off kreft alone . :)
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Re: Road plated.

Postby SteveOg » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:34 am

I have my 2016 FE350 registered and insured for street but have no intentions of riding it on the road. My hope is that it keeps me from getting a ticket if I'm jumping from one trail to the next on the road. The difference in price was either zero or so small I don't care and it's insured for full coverage so if it falls in the water then insurance will rebuild it or write it off and replace with the current model year, including all mods.

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Re: Road plated.

Postby orangekoolaid » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:58 pm

how did you manage to get a road plate for it?

I walked into the registry with the NVIS for my TE300 and they punched in the VIN, handed me a registration that says OHV. I wanted to get my 16 500 XCW registered as motorcycle, I'll be just using it to link trails but the illusion of street legality would be nice.

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Re: Road plated.

Postby SteveOg » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:30 am

orangekoolaid wrote:how did you manage to get a road plate for it?

I walked into the registry with the NVIS for my TE300 and they punched in the VIN, handed me a registration that says OHV. I wanted to get my 16 500 XCW registered as motorcycle, I'll be just using it to link trails but the illusion of street legality would be nice.


I went to the registry in Westhills and asked to register my street bike. She typed in the vin and it wouldn't let her register it so she asked the lady beside her what to do and she said "override it". That was it. I even used my old dirt plate.

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Re: Road plated.

Postby dirtyboy » Mon May 01, 2017 12:38 pm

SteveOg wrote:
orangekoolaid wrote:how did you manage to get a road plate for it?

I walked into the registry with the NVIS for my TE300 and they punched in the VIN, handed me a registration that says OHV. I wanted to get my 16 500 XCW registered as motorcycle, I'll be just using it to link trails but the illusion of street legality would be nice.


I went to the registry in Westhills and asked to register my street bike. She typed in the vin and it wouldn't let her register it so she asked the lady beside her what to do and she said "override it". That was it. I even used my old dirt plate.

Yep that's what you do. :thumbsup:

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