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Can you make any dirt bike/scooter street legal?



Say you had a CRF50 or something a little bigger or similar, outfitted with street tires, all proper lighting, etc., think it would be possible to make it street legal? Do bikes this small have VIN numbers or titles?
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You can get a 50 legal, but instead of getting laughed at and a stern talking to by cops you'll get real tickets like a real bike. Think "driving on sidewalk" "operating on one wheel" "reckless driving" etc... hence why I'll never plate mine, plus they're not fast enough to get outta harm's way

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It's a major pain in the ass in this state to plate one of those.




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Yeah that is kinda what I had thought. I just had a "I wonder if it is possible" moment. Do dirt/off-road bikes come with titles and have traditional VIN numbers?
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oh yes, they have vin numbers and titles, but the titles say off road use on them.




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I've heard it's not as bad as originally thought to get them plated here.


You just have to do it further away from the city/burbs.

Search around on Thumpertalk. I found a couple threads there where guys got it done.
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greg from two wheel tuesdays and gregs garage did a cross country trip with him and a buddy on fiddys

also its not that hard. you have to get all the plates and shit and then take it to springfield and have it checked and then the tittle is changed to a street legal machine. something to that effect.

not worth the money to do it on a fiddy but do it on a big dirt bike fuck yea!!!
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They are intended for "off road use" as stated by Illinois vehicle code. To make one legal for the roadway it would cost you more than simply buying a 150cc moped. The bike will need to be inspected after you've completed it's "upgrades". It's rather difficult to pass inspection.

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The currency exchange in Bolingbrook is a good place to go. No one there speaks English, they would take any title and plate it. Once it hits Springfield I don't know. Also check with your insurance company. Make sure they will insure it for on road use.
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CRF50 street legal

so im wondering...I see a lot of posts about people wanting to make there crf50 street legal and how its hard to because the title says off road use only... well I have a Illinois title for mine the numbers all match up to the bike and the title says 2007 Honda Motorcycle...nothing about off road use or anything.. would anyone have any clue as if I could just take the title in and get plates for it ?
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so im wondering...I see a lot of posts about people wanting to make there crf50 street legal and how its hard to because the title says off road use only... well I have a Illinois title for mine the numbers all match up to the bike and the title says 2007 Honda Motorcycle...nothing about off road use or anything.. would anyone have any clue as if I could just take the title in and get plates for it ?
If it doesnt say ''off road only'' , go for it . Go in to the DMV and tell them you need plates , since you already have a title in your name , I assume ? If you still need to register it , just go to a currency exchange and tell them you just bought it . Dont be too smart or dumb . Its a dualsport from now on .

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I think it could pass as a dual sport. Interesting to see what would happen if it made it all the way.
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or scooter?

if you dont mind, update what happens. curious about this.

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I will be going to currency exchange Tommorow just got the bike and title isn't in my name yet . Gonna go in and ask to transfer title to my ne and see if I can get plates...we'll see how it goes I will let ya all know what happens..if I get the plates then it's on to some building
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Do a google search for MOTOPED. More comfortable than sitting on a stock fiddy. I doubt you would be harassed for riding on the street or sidewalk like a bicycle.


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