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Beware if you want to street legal a non street legal bike in Las Vegas

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It isn't going to happen anymore. Today I road my 2009 KTM EXC over to the DMV on N. Decatur. The DMV employee came out to do the VIN check. He then asked for the green slip, which i provided (I was still smiling and being nice.)

He then asks me for my EPA certification sticker. At which point my blood pressure shot up to 200. I said listen "I know where you are trying to go with this, and I am not going down that road." He replies "we are cracking down on these things." (As some Harley goes by with open pipes...) So I reply, "I have a vehicle built by a factory to US EPA specs and I have a temporary registration already, do you do this to all the Fords, Chevys and every other factory built mode of transportion? He ignored me and again asked for the proof. I said " It is on the frame under the gas tank." Which it is... He says

"well how hard is it to take the tank off?" I roll my eyes and explain the process. He goes inside to get tools and then decides it will be easier to call KTM in OHIO. To make a long story short I am $170.00 poorer but I have a plate, registration and the title will be here in a few weeks. Just wanted to share my story. Later

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I'm happy to hear you were able to plate your bike. I'm concerned that we may all be forced to ride public transportation sometime in the near future. The only upside to this will be the morons working at the DMV will be forced to seek real employment. :p

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I'm happy to hear you were able to plate your bike. I'm concerned that we may all be forced to ride public transportation sometime in the near future. The only upside to this will be the morons working at the DMV will be forced to seek real employment. :p

They will just try to regulate our footwear if we don't drive. I don't see any employee of the Mass RMV/DMV going outside and inspecting my vehicle. They will probably waste more of my time and send me to an inspection station.

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Just saw on the news this morning that Oregon wants to register and plate bicycles......

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I'm wondering why the dealer you bought it from couldn't have taken care of getting it licensed. Is yours a model that isn't normally street legal?

A friend of mine bought a KTM 530EXC which has been street licensed from the beginning.

In California, after about 2002 if it wasn't manufactured to be street legal originally, there is now no way to make it street legal.

We need to encourage the manufacturers to make better dual sports like the above mentioned KTM. I definitely got left behind trying to follow him on my XR650L last Saturday.

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I got a great deal from Walts Moto Sports in Lake Havasu, AZ. So all I had was the bike, DOCs and my checkbook. I posted to warn guys that they are going to need that EPA certification sticker now. Where as before you could put all the bells and whistles on and get a mechanic/shop to sign it off. Those days are gone as there is no way to get that EPA/emissions sticker.

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I can see it now counterfeit EPA stickers on ebay :ride:

I have a happy DMV story not bike related though, my father built a Ford 24T bucket from the frame up fiberglass body & custom frame custom everthing. Goes to DMV with all his papers and the 24T guy comes out and looks it over then asks my father were he would like his VIN to go. DMV guys and my father go back in and my father comes out with a new title that says 1924 Ford model T so it is registered as a real Ford model T :p

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