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Anybody digest the new Utah OHV rules? Looks like lots of room for the LEO's to harrass with. Out of state plated bikes must pass Utah's lic requrements. So if you are street legal in Colorado, and plated, you may not be legal in Utah. Turn signals for example are not required in Colorado, but required in Utah. So a Colorado plated bike without signals will be ticketed in Utah. What ever happened to Reciprocity? You will need a Utah OHV sticker if not plated. If you have a bike in your truck, just traveling through Utah, and no OHV sticker, you could be ticketed.:worthy: What a deal!!!!:lol: Guess they don't us there either, or maybe they just want to look good for the socialists in D.C.:busted::banghead:

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If you have a bike in your truck, just traveling through Utah, and no OHV sticker, you could be ticketed.:lol:

This is true also in California, any vehicle that is without current registration even on a trailer or in a truck is subject to a ticket should the officer deem it necessary to write one. Kind of defeats the purpose for those that have to transport vehicles to the DMV for inspection to GET registered, doesn't it?

It's "letter of the law vs. spirit of the law" really.

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Out of state plated bikes must pass Utah's lic requrements. So if you are street legal in Colorado, and plated, you may not be legal in Utah. Turn signals for example are not required in Colorado, but required in Utah. So a Colorado plated bike without signals will be ticketed in Utah.

Where did you see this?

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I've seen the other threads, but this aspect is news to me. Where did you see this? Does anyone know what it means? E.G. If I'm riding a trail in Utah (not a road) and have Colo plated bike with no turn signals, is that viewed as a violation? If so, that is TOTAL BS!!! Don't need turn signals with an OHV sticker!!! I think it is BS too even if I'm on a road....but one argument at a time.

This is not new, It's always been the case. I have heard of people getting harassed "mostly by rangers in the Natl parks IE on the white rim trail" but not ticketed.

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I got my UT OHV stickers last week at the Maverick store, No hassle at all except the $30. She gave us the forms to fill out and we could have wrote any thing down , she never checked our proof of ownership, drivers licence or any thing else.

It is strange tho. Last year my wife wanted to see Goblin State Park. Before he would take my money he asked if the bikes on the trailer were registered because if they weren't he can't let us in, even if we weren't taking them off the trailer. I told him they were plated and street legal and he said OK, without even looking at them.

Does that mean that a MX only bike from CO, going only to do a 1 day race in Mesquite, has to buy an annual UT OHV sticker? How about the factory MX teams in their Tractor Trailer going cross country?

If every state did this, it would get pretty expensive to go from NY or Fl to race in CA, for a day.

I mean, it would be too expensive to fight but I can't see how this law is legal. How about lawn mowers or new car carrier trucks? Just dirt bikes?

Very strange.

However, I believe in CO, if you buy a non street legal bike like a WR type, the dealer must give or sell you a CO OHV permit. They don't ask if you want it, form my experience. This is not true for a MX bike.

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This is not new, It's always been the case. I have heard of people getting harassed "mostly by rangers in the Natl parks IE on the white rim trail" but not ticketed.

Ok. Good!! I remember reading your post to that affect, but wasn't sure if something had changed. Thanks Rich.

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I It is strange tho. Last year my wife wanted to see Goblin State Park. Before he would take my money he asked if the bikes on the trailer were registered because if they weren't he can't let us in, even if we weren't taking them off the trailer. I told him they were plated and street legal and he said OK, without even looking at them.

I didn't know Goblin Valley would even allow in plated bikes. A friend had to park their trailer just outside the park a couple years ago. We didn't know plated mattered! Good to know!

I wonder if all Utah State Parks are that way?

Regarding the 'on the trailer' thing...I think what they will ticket you for is if you are like camping and have unregistered bikes on your trailer, they'll figure you were riding them illegally. I understand it sorta....but eliminates to some extent the concept of taking a spare bike and not registering it unless you're going to need to ride it.

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Just more reasons to get lost in the desert and not see anyone. I've always registered my bike, but have never been checked in 5 years, I like to be aways from it all anyway...

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I didn't know Goblin Valley would even allow in plated bikes. A friend had to park their trailer just outside the park a couple years ago. We didn't know plated mattered! Good to know!

Hmm, as I remember they have an OHV parking and staging area, in the NW part of the park, with a cow trail going into the San Rafael Swell area from it.

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