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Old 06-11-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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How do I register a dirt bike for street use?

I have a dirt bike I converted to a sumo. All I have for the bike is a bill of sale (no title). What would I need to do to get everything legal?


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I have a dirt bike I converted to a sumo. All I have for the bike is a bill of sale (no title). What would I need to do to get everything legal?


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i asked the same question a while ago do you mean make it street legal?

if so then you need the bill of sale and then take it to inspection

if it passes, then go to the dmv with insurance and the bill of sale

then they will guide you thru the rest

if not street legal then only the bill of sale
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
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Yes I'm making it street legal. I just wanted to be prepared because I dont want to go back and forth the the DMV 100 times!!!

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Yes I'm making it street legal. I just wanted to be prepared because I dont want to go back and forth the the DMV 100 times!!!

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yeah i hear ya on that, yeah that is pretty much it, bill of sale

inspection, insurance then dmv

anyway more experienced ppl will chime in and help you better
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if it wasn't a street leagal machine (ie dirt bike 4 wheeler) it ain't gonna happen, and it should have a title even if its not street leagal, btw we don't have a "DMV" in texas it will be Texas Deparment of Transportation and they will tell you the same thing, if you built it they want a frame title that was a street legal title not an off road title
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if it wasn't a street leagal machine (ie dirt bike 4 wheeler) it ain't gonna happen, and it should have a title even if its not street leagal

not true i called the dmv and they said it can be. but it needs front and rear light

and to be 4 strokes ( not sure if 2 will work)

remember the dual pourpose is street legal and is techically a dirt bike with lights
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I heard that somtimes dirt bikes were not even registered new (option to the buyer). I have a 1991 cr500r and I bought it used with bill of sale only.

BTW I'm curious how and what the insurance would be on that bike anyway.

Maybe I'll try to do an online qoute!

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Has everything been added so it will pass inspection, or are you asking about that too?

Read these:
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http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24322
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ok "registration" and Title are very different things, Title is proof of legal ownership I have oh hmm about 3 on off road machines and 7 for on road, I have 3 trucks 1 suv and 3 motorcycles "registered" registration being I have a license plate on each of the registered vehicles, if you don't have a title your going to have to get one for the frame and your gonna have to get the last legal owner to sign off on it before it can be titled in your name
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ok "registration" and Title are very different things, Title is proof of legal ownership I have oh hmm about 3 on off road machines and 7 for on road, I have 3 trucks 1 suv and 3 motorcycles "registered" registration being I have a license plate on each of the registered vehicles, if you don't have a title your going to have to get one for the frame and your gonna have to get the last legal owner to sign off on it before it can be titled in your name

now thats more like it, thanks man, thats why i said more ppl will chime in
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Has everything been added so it will pass inspection, or are you asking about that too?

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http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24322


I have the inspection part covered. It has everything to pass inspection. I just need to get a title, and plates, and reg.


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well since Texas doesn't have a dmv I'll take it to mean texas deparment of transportation, I was told by them at the Houston Enforcement Office that if the vehicle title said "off road" then it could NOT be retitled for on road use by a private john q citizen( it could be "rebuilt" by a licensed builder as an on road vehicle)
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the registration will come after the title and inspection, if your going to try to call it "homebuilt" the it has to be inspected at a Department of Public Safety office by a DPS Officer and he will want to see a title and a few other things, then if he/she fills out the form you can then move foreward on having the title changed to "onroad" and get a registration. I don't think you need insurance on it for the DPS inspection but you will for the regualar inspection and registration
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Mayn, you're humpin a dry hole. Unless you get a at the court house, it will never happen. Go buy something street legal without an off road only title. Just my .02 worth.
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well since Texas doesn't have a dmv I'll take it to mean texas deparment of transportation, I was told by them at the Houston Enforcement Office that if the vehicle title said "off road" then it could NOT be retitled for on road use by a private john q citizen( it could be "rebuilt" by a licensed builder as an on road vehicle)
My XR's title said "offroad" - the only thing DPS needed to convert to a road-legal vehicle was the inspection certificate (not just a sticker on the bike, this is from the inspection station) that proves the vehicle has been brought up to spec for street use. New title they send you will not have "offroad" on it.
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Mayn, you're humpin a dry hole. Unless you get a at the court house, it will never happen. Go buy something street legal without an off road only title. Just my .02 worth.
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i had no title for my stunt bike but a bill of sale, i had to get a bonded title, it was alot of leg work for me, but worth it in the end....bill of sale from the title owner, plus whatever you need to pass inspection, tires, horn, head light,tail light etc.. then insurance and then get it inspected...then bam! should be titled
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Thanks for all the input I figured everything out. Looks like my tarded cr500 will be on the sooner than I thought!!!!!!!

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How much will all the paper work cost? I have a title and a 2002 Yamaha YZ426 i'm looking to get legalized for the road.
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i just got my crf50 street legal today!!! it has an aftermarket frame, so it had no VIN. needed a bill of sale, a form 68A done on it (in my area it was by the Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force, (409) 766-4500). take that to the TxDOT office at 610 and 290... the will not award a VIN and title based on those so they will give you a rejection letter, make sure you get this. Take that back to the registration office, they will scedule a title hearing with the tax assessor/collector. if you have sufficient evidence they will sign a piece of paper awarding you ownership. take that back to the DOT office, they will give you a TEX###### to be used as a VIN. get insurance, get it inspected, then go register it
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