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Old March 4th, 2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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*RANT* Why can't ATVs be DOT approved ? *RANT*

I see Enduro bikes that are DOT legal.. why is that ATV's cant be made for DOT legal ?? the only issue i see is turning at higher speeds on asphalt and get a little tipsy if you're not careful ?
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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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Because they arent strong enough to take out mail boxes?
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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #3
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Mine took out the front my truck bed preatty good LOL
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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #4
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An ATV turning on the road with speed is just like a broncoII lifted 12 inches on 38's, lol.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #5
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Move to Mexico, they drive them on the roads there like cars.

Plus, we'd be rid of you. Win-Win in my book.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #6
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its the rear drive set up. As of right now there are kits to make them street legal but you essentially turn it into a 3 wheeler. You replace the swing arm and have one wheel in back instead of two.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #7
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I could never see the SOS or a police inspector approving even a three wheeled quad for street use. Then again I don't think I could see an ATC getting the go ahead either. I'd love to see a big red on the freeway though.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #8
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its the rear drive set up. As of right now there are kits to make them street legal but you essentially turn it into a 3 wheeler. You replace the swing arm and have one wheel in back instead of two.
what is it about the rear drive ?? the swing arm locked axle ??
The newer utility ones with IRS some have unlocking rear ends
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Old March 4th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #9
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I've been told that the ones with irs can be made street legal. From my understanding it has to do with the rear axle having a differential instead of a live axle.I've also heard of guys making golf carts street legal.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 11:28 PM   #10
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I think in Arizona they can be approved for street use.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #11
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I think in Arizona they can be approved for street use.
that's helpful

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Old March 5th, 2007, 07:04 AM   #12
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I know of a guy that has made a Rhino street legal...He has a cabin near Silver Lake.. He said he will be on the road this summer with it...
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Old March 5th, 2007, 07:44 AM   #13
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I've been told that the ones with irs can be made street legal. From my understanding it has to do with the rear axle having a differential instead of a live axle.I've also heard of guys making golf carts street legal.

parapharasing the SOS "live rear axle vehicles are illegal to use on public roads"

I have always wanted to ride my 450R on the road....maybe one day
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Old March 5th, 2007, 07:59 AM   #14
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WTF does it matter if a vehicle has a live rear axle?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #15
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parapharasing the SOS "live rear axle vehicles are illegal to use on public roads"

I have always wanted to ride my 450R on the road....maybe one day
So my jeep is illegal for public roads because it has a live rear axle?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #16
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So my jeep is illegal for public roads because it has a live rear axle?
Yup!!!! Technically it is.....

And so is mine and more than half the other off-roaders out there....
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #17
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Yup!!!! Technically it is.....

And so is mine and more than half the other off-roaders out there....
ummm and every pick up truck on the road?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:30 AM   #18
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Simple description of the paraphrase.

Registering a Off Road Vehicle (ORV)

ORV's are titled through the Secretary of State. While a registration is not issued, ORV's used on public land must display an annual ORV decal.

Three and Four-wheel All-terrain Vehicles Cannot be Used on Public Roads

Three and four-wheel all-terrain vehicles (ATV) cannot be upgraded for on-road use. ATV's are manufactured with a live axle, rather than a differential gear, which seriously affects their handling characteristics when operated on paved surfaces.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #19
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Simple description of the paraphrase.

Registering a Off Road Vehicle (ORV)

ORV's are titled through the Secretary of State. While a registration is not issued, ORV's used on public land must display an annual ORV decal.

Three and Four-wheel All-terrain Vehicles Cannot be Used on Public Roads

Three and four-wheel all-terrain vehicles (ATV) cannot be upgraded for on-road use. ATV's are manufactured with a live axle, rather than a differential gear, which seriously affects their handling characteristics when operated on paved surfaces.


Well I know if they have a differential ( RHINO ) they have already been approved for street legal use. At least up north near Silver Lake. I just talked to the guy that has his street legal 2 weeks ago and he is doing a couple more for his friends... So it can be done with a Rhino...
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #20
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ummm and every pick up truck on the road?


Not every pick-up truck has a solid locked rear axle!!!! A locker is different.. it will unlock around corners if you are not under power!!!!
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