street legal atv

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by BigBody79, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. BigBody79

    BigBody79 Well-Known Member

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    can you make an atv street legal in nc?
  2. Uroplatus

    Uroplatus New Member

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    I remember a guy with a Big Red (Honda 300e) 3 wheelier a long time ago that was tagged and legal....

    But not sure now days if its still legal...
  3. Josh C

    Josh C New Member

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    From my understanding it has to have all functions of a registered motor vehicle except it will carry motorcycle insurance and motorcycle inspection. Buddy of mine had an old 3wheeler years ago that was set up to be street legal at one time by the previous owners.
  4. BigBody79

    BigBody79 Well-Known Member

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    so it isn't that hard? how would you register and tag it?
  5. BlueRidgeRunner

    BlueRidgeRunner New Member

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    ATVs do not have a title and cannot be registered because of that alone. I call NCHP about it years ago. I don't think that policy has changed.
  6. family xj

    family xj Well-Known Member

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    If you by an offroad vehicle such as an ATV in Ohio they have titles. My KTM 250SX and 250R Quad both had titles.
  7. JRB

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    I was told here that if it was for farm uses it had to have the same equipment as a tractor. Including a SMV sign on it
  8. Ron

    Ron Still first class white trash (if you can't tell) Moderator

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    Not true.
    ATVs have been required to be serialized and titled by law since 99.

    2 fold issue, #1 emissionss related data gathering. #2 safety recall tracking
  9. BlueRidgeRunner

    BlueRidgeRunner New Member

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    That may be true in SC but in NC you get a certificate of orgin thats all. That is not a title. I have owned a few ATVs here in NC all were purchased new from dealers.
    Per NCDOT's webpage:
    http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/vehicle_se...ing/vehiclesNeedToRegister.html#Register ATVs

    ATVs are not titled in NC.
  10. Ron

    Ron Still first class white trash (if you can't tell) Moderator

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    Last 2 I bought IN NC included titles *shrug*
  11. BlueRidgeRunner

    BlueRidgeRunner New Member

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    Is your title a SC title or a NC certificate of orgin? The certificate of orgin looks like a title but is not a title. It is not required in the resale of a ATV or dirtbike. If you sell a used ATV in NC its no different than selling a washing machine. No title. No taxes, no tags. You can insure one against libility, fire, and theft. Insurance is required to ride them on the road in WV. Riding on the road is illegal in NC period.
  12. rattlecanpaint

    rattlecanpaint Well-Known Member

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    I've seen hunting Quads with arizona lic plates around my hometown in CO. Parked in spots on the street. Not sure if the local fuzz bothered them, but it's an idea. I'm figuring you won't be riding it down I 40, but maybe buy one there, lic it and insure it there. Just a thought.
  13. BlueRidgeRunner

    BlueRidgeRunner New Member

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    If you ride it on the road here in NC it is subject to NC laws. I would not take that chance.
  14. burley

    burley New Member

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    nc doesnt give titles from my understand as well... i know a guy that had a raptor legalized but he bought it from maryland and transfered the title and then set it up with turn signals, street tires, wanna say horn, license plate bracket with working light, and mirrors... said it was a pain in the ass but he did it
  15. BigBody79

    BigBody79 Well-Known Member

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    so it sounds like the answer is yes
  16. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    X2... just keep it under speed on the road with a triangle on the back
  17. Seeing Red Again

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    My cousin in Lumberton tried to get his Honda 650R dirtbike street legal for years. He got a horn, dot tires, lights, etc. He went through all that for nothing and still couldn't get a plate, but I forget the reason. I think it had to do with fact that he couldn't get a street legal title? He later traded for a KTM 525 EXC that he could title, and did.

    I have gone, and still go with the slow moving vehicle sign. I will usually put the sprayer on the back and keep under 20 MPH on the road. I also have a magnetic battery operated caution light that I stick on their too (from either Agri Supply or John Deere, I forget). Then when I get to where I want to ride, I drop it off at the edge of the field and let it rip.

    However, try to get away with that at somewhere like Uwharrie and you will still get a ticket because it's obviously not for farm use there. Around home, it all depends on the officer that stops you but you could probably get away with it.
  18. BlueRidgeRunner

    BlueRidgeRunner New Member

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    Go for it. :rolleyes:
  19. piscala

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    I'm developing a STREET LEGAL - 3 wheel ATV (2 front 225 wheels and 1 rear 225) which is going to be produced overseas, and they will be legal in all states (because you can register those as motorcycles). Project is expected to be done in about a month and a half!!!
    Stay Tuned
  20. loveofjazz

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    They already did.

    They called it the Suzuki Samurai! :rolleyes:
  21. 35xj

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    the problem is the MSO, its not a title in the taggable sense. it will state "off road use only" that will stop the DMV dead. The KTM's come with an MSO, that does not state "offroad use only" the DMV doesn't have a problem converting that MSO to a real taggable title.
    Now, if your MSO does not say "offroad use only" you may be able to get it past thee DMV. Then youve got to get it inspected....
  22. SHINTON

    SHINTON Well-Known Member

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    There is your definitive answer / from the last page... IF you can get an inspector to sign off on it you can do this.

    I was looking at a beach trip this year and wondered about golf carts. Same exact thing...if they are inspected and signed off on, you can get a tag for them and operate them on the road.

    You WOULD have issues with staying at "minimum" speeds on certain roads...

    I believe you will need to follow the same rules as the motorcycle (and that is the route the inspector will be taking), so you are looking at lights, turn signals, brake lights....prob tires and wheels will need to be DOT approved, etc.

    I think Michael Bowen (Tacoma747) was looking into this for his little buggy?

    Sam
  23. Reid

    Reid Well-Known Member

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    dual sport dirt bikes come with titles.
  24. bowtieman55

    bowtieman55 Well-Known Member

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    I guess I would have to ask "WHY"?
  25. rokntoy

    rokntoy Well-Known Member

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    I would like to do it just to piss off the local cops when they pulled me over and found it was legal.:flipoff2:

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