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Old 03-21-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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how to make a dirt bike street legal

Hi guys, I don't even know if is possible but I was wondering if anybody knows how to make a dirt bike street legal, I know somebody that is selling one but I would like to use it for around town, this bike is a 01 yamaha 450. Thanks
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Must have a title tha is in the owners name and after you do all that was mentioned, you take the bike to an inspection station and get a green sticker. take the Title signed over to you with an application and the green sticker to the license office and get it changed to a street title.
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Must have a title tha is in the owners name and after you do all that was mentioned, you take the bike to an inspection station and get a green sticker. take the Title signed over to you with an application and the green sticker to the license office and get it changed to a street title.
Transfer the title before all this and you won't have to pay sales tax since it's still an off road vehicle.
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Hi guys, I don't even know if is possible but I was wondering if anybody knows how to make a dirt bike street legal, I know somebody that is selling one but I would like to use it for around town, this bike is a 01 yamaha 450. Thanks
Yes it is possible. I have a 2001 Yami WR426 that is street legal. There are people on here that even have their 50 plated. BTW, in 2001, that should be a 426, not a 450 so either the year is wrong or the size is wrong.
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Yes is a 426, but the guy already sold it for 1000 dollars, the bike was clean but I have no use for a dirt bike, but I would've use it on the streets, or for around the house, but I didn't know if I could've make it street legal.... maybe next time.
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Transfer the title before all this and you won't have to pay sales tax since it's still an off road vehicle.
They will get you when you convert from dirt to street. There is no "free" ride I am afraid.
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Yeah, dirtbikes are subject to full sales tax, street are about 6.5 percent.
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I can help with whatever you need. I've plated several XR50s and an XR250
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I can help with whatever you need. I've plated several XR50s and an XR250
I have a pitbike I bought off of Craigslist a while back, I didnt even know that they had titles. Any ideas on where to start in trying to get the title?
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if its chineese then good luck lol.
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...offroad bikes are or are not taxable?

been wanting to get the title for my 250f and 426....was going to do the bonded title route again. I might wait another year because the NADA price keeps dropping which the DMV uses to set the bond amount.
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The tax is a road use tax. If it's a streetbike you have to pay.
Dirtbike you do not (other than sales tax if you buy from a shop). But remember you have to have plates on the street so just telling them it is dirt won't work.
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I'm sure that there are all of the road use and "large county" taxes but you don't have to pay 6% sales tax if you buy 2nd hand private party and transfer the title before streeting it.
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If you buy new and live in the same state as the sale or if you decide to register it in your name even if its a used dirt bike, you have to pay sales tax. Many decide to not change the title to their names if its only for dirt use and they didnt buy it new. Street obviously they get you on as well when you register it no matter where, but its usually lower tax rate.
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If you buy new and live in the same state as the sale or if you decide to register it in your name even if its a used dirt bike, you have to pay sales tax. Many decide to not change the title to their names if its only for dirt use and they didnt buy it new. Street obviously they get you on as well when you register it no matter where, but its usually lower tax rate.
I've heard from several people that you dont have to pay tax when transferring the title on a used bike if it's still ohv so I'd at least try this. I did it all at the same time on my drz.
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I'm thinking his best bet would be to go down to the tax assesors office and see what they say.
They would have the real info but in any case if he does this he's gonna have to be willing to step up and pay. It probably isn't too bad, many others have done it.
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Bought a KTM 300 from a guy who originally bought it in Indiana. All he ever had was a Cert. of Origin for it issued by the sales shop in Indiana. I bought it from him (in Katy) went to the DMV here in Austin, was 100% honest with the lady about what I paid for it, she charged my $35 title fee to issue a title in Texas (for off-road use only) and I paid $0 in tax.
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