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    Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...


    Anyone have any tips or advice? Or should I not even bother? I was thinking of building one over the course of the winter....

    Thanks.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    What are you going to start with? It may be better to just buy a drzsm or somethibg ready to go outta the box.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    I built one from a dirt bike. The basics are rims, bigger brake rotor w/relocation bracket, ss brake line, street tires, a title, blinkers, tail light, horn, battery, relays, etc. Basically you have to fabricate part of a wiring harness. You also might need a bigger stator depending on the bike. Of course in CT you don't need blinkers.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    What are you going to start with? It may be better to just buy a drzsm or somethibg ready to go outta the box.
    I looked into it a while ago but ended up just buying one that's already street legal to avoid the headache.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Start with
    CRF450X or WR450 or A KTM (I think all but the SX's are road legal)

    Wheels, tires, brakes and Suspension. Maybe some triples.

    Or a WR250X or DRZ400SM or a Husky aprilla ect.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    I know about the parts, it's more dealing with authorities to get it on the road

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Good luck in mass haha. Has to go through inspection unlike here in CT.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Oh. There's a post I copy/pasted in pete's thread. Must have mco.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Sell it to a friend in NH have them pay to get it street titled. Buy it back bring title to insurance company insure and register it. DMV will only recognize previous NH street title and all will be good.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyf View Post
    Sell it to a friend in NH have them pay to get it street titled. Buy it back bring title to insurance company insure and register it. DMV will only recognize previous NH street title and all will be good.
    That's what I Was thinking. Is it easy in NH?

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Quote Originally Posted by loki32687 View Post
    That's what I Was thinking. Is it easy in NH?
    Yup. Shouldn't be a problem just get the required equipment on it (lights, horn, blinkers)

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    I bought a bike just because it was previously titled/plated in NH. The NH requirements are quite a bit more lax than MA. When I got it the horn was a rubber squeezy type, the 1 mirror was about 3" around and the brake light only was connected to the rear. I'm finding the stuff I have to do to make it pass a MA inspection is alot more involved.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Take it to a small shop, one that might be a little more lax.
    That one mirror should be fine. You may get by with the one brake switch, all you need are blinkers, and a hi/lo beam.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    As I understand it, it's pretty near impossible to do in Massachusetts. Best advice and generally cheapest is to pick up one that's alright street titled in NH or CT.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    I have street plated many dirt bikes in MA, but I have never had to bring one down to the registry to have it inspected to get a title issued. I have always taken the route of "get the Title first, then add all of the equipment required", vs the other way around, which is the method that would require the registry inspection.
    I suggest that you either buy a dirt bike that already has a Title, or have a plan for obtaining one, before you proceed. Be aware that a COO is *not* a Title, and only sometimes are they useful for obtaining one.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Bumping an old thread. This is the process, correct?
    http://www.massrmv.com/rmv/titles/assignedVIN.htm

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    never titled in MA, then yes...that's essentially their inspection to make sure it has all the street legal parts on it

    however, the tricky part is proving ownership. you either need the certificate of origin for the bike or a title...showing up with a bill of sale on a napkin from the truck stop near the woods where you found the bike in a ditch won't fly...

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Yep, COO is what I intend on using. Thanks, just wanted to make sure I was on the right idea.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    yup, get her ready, bring your ownership paperwork, and hopefully the cop isn't a dick

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Reg it in either South Dakota or VT and then transfer it to MA......

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    Reg it in either South Dakota or VT and then transfer it to MA......
    +1 I got a drz on the road through Vermont. Only works if the bike is newer than 15 years though, otherwise vt doesn't issue a title.

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    VT also does not issue titles on anything under 300cc, IIRC.

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    "I used to leave it up in VT, but I'm bringing it back to MA...here's the bill of sale and street registration from VT from the previous owner."

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    VT also does not issue titles on anything under 300cc, IIRC.
    Can you write down that it is 300cc? If they have a database and can tell it's really not maybe say you bored it out?

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    Re: Making a dirtbike/supermoto street legal in MA...

    http://dmv.vermont.gov/registrations/drivers/title
    The State of Vermont titles all vehicles (as defined above) except:
    Trailers with empty weight of 1,500 lbs. or less
    Motorcycles with engine size smaller than 300 cubic centimeters
    Tractors with loaded weight 6,099 lbs. or less

    You now know what I know. 'Grats.

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