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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:52 PM
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Street Legal

All along people have been wishing that the RZR could be made street legal.

Alot of the problems stem from the words on the TITLE which states
( OFF ROAD USE ONLY ).

If we could get Polaris to change the words to!
"MULTIPURPOSE OR ENDURO ".

Like some motorcycles have, this would help us out over halfway in my thinking on this issue.
With all the financial troubles the States are in, this would be another revenue source that the
states would have for years to come.
I will be trying to find out if this would be possible here in California.
I will be making inquiries into this matter with several politicians.

Maybe we could get Polaris to offer the EURO MODEL to use here in the states. I will contact Polaris
to see if it would be possible to get one of these units.
Either way would be a enormous help to us all.
If we could get the other SxS communities involved in this project, along with the manufactures,
dealers and aftermarket we just might be able to push something forward like this.

We could setup petition for each State and get the signature of everyone interested.
Then someone from each State could take it from there.

There was a "Bill" I think from the State of Idaho that went through last year. I will look for it and down
load to use as a base for a bill to show to the Politicans as a jump off point.
This way along with a signature list it would at least be a starting point.

Another point I would like some feedback on, I was thinking down the road if you all think it would be a
good idea to have a RZR set up for street use, with all the parts needed for street use.
This would be for the State of California, each State could do there own.
I will be contacting Polaris for help in this reguard, along with anyone else that would like to help.
Do you think it would be better to setup a regular RZR or a RZRS due to the wider wheel base.
I would have a power steering unit installed. For the Politicans.

I would work towards a event, put on in Sacramento, California.
We could raise additional capital if it was decided for below reason.
The reason being would be to arrange to take the RZR around the State if need be for the Politicans to
test drive on and off road. There are alot of great vendors out there that could setup sights for these
events to take place.
We could provide a nice lunch and drinks ( water & soda to show them we take the sport serious )I am sure
there would be other people that would offer up there units for test drives to the Politicans at these events.
The main thing is to show how compatible the SxS would be for street use, along with how safe they are.
We could setup a course in some large parking area along with stop signs. Have it set up the width of a regular
road, (we would incorperate
vehicles into the course?)
We would set up a committee to decide the best way forward on this issue.
Here is a list of things I was thinking of doing to the unit.
Power steering?
High/Low beams.
Front windshield with wiper kit/Back window.
Top, to keep the sun off the Politicans heads in case it's hot.
Blinkers/Flashers.
Horn.
Rearview & Side mirrors.
Street tires for pavement segment of ride then switch over to the off road tires.
? Heater with defrost to show when unit is inclosed in winter months there would not be any issue with the front
windshield fogging up.
Maybe someone would have a Unit with a hard cab to show off.
Radio with IPOD?

Let me know what else you think would be needed.
Any feed back and help would be great, I have already started on this project.
The time to strike is when the states need money in a bad way.
Most of us have insurance and we can show them this also.
Thanks to everyone in advance.
Tim Peterson

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Old February 2nd, 2009, 06:54 PM
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Re: Street Legal

You go on wit your bad self! I tried to get mine done and was so close until the lady saw the title said "offroad use only". I even told her what it was and she actually knew what a RZR was. First off this surprised me most of the county people must never leave their house cause they don't know anything it seems. I would love to get this done. Not so much for regular driving but crossing county roads and such while riding in the forest. I spoke with a guy at a cycle shop who was very knowledgeable about registering ohv's. Here in Colorado they are going through the motions with the state to get it done but like most government projects he thinks we have years to wait. Obviously you have some time and effort into this and I hope you have some progress. Thanks in advance maybe if you get California done other states can grandfather in.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 02:59 PM
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Making some progress on the matter. Lots of research emails and paper work. The time is right to get this going.
Working on $100.00 flat rate per year to register units.
Hope to get it all done by the end of the year or the first of 2010.
We will need insurance and a drivers license. Looking at age 18?
Once the State of California gets a look at the total revenue potential it could push it through.
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Re: Street Legal

Well I don't know about you guys but I wouldn't want to take mine on the road, let alone spend some of my "mod" $$$ on making it street legal. Here in Califorinia, if you get it close to a auto the emmisson devils will rear their ugly heads!!!!
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i agree i have no reason to want it street legal here.....
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Old February 24th, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Re: Street Legal

i know in washington state, the title is not the only problem. since the RZR has 4 tires, it has to pass certain automobile regulations (like bumpers, crash saftey, ect.) and of course, it by far does not.
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We enjoy having our polaris ranger crew street legal.We go to the school just down the road and pick up the kids and thier friends at school in it.Then because we live around alot of countys roads that arent very busy we can drive up to the store or go eat at one of the places up the road.With it being street leagal we get to drive it 7 days a week instead of only when you trailer it to some where and then uload it to drive. We even take it to Texas motor speedway and put over 150 miles on it just there for the 4 days we are there.Its very hard to make any rzr or atv or utv and street leagal but it can be done.If I did live only around hwys like alot people do then no it wouldnt be worth it.

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I have seen golf carts gas or electric up Here in my neck of the woods that are street legal, plates the whole bit. I believe its a low speed Vehicle registration. You can only drive em where the speed limit is 35 an under. So maybe just call the rzr a golf cart. a-lotta folks already do.
I went around a CHP on my rzr and he followed me on-to my property. He told me since my rzr or suped up golf-cart was not registered that he had the power to steal it from me, I mean cease my private property same thing steal,cease. He did not take it,because I knew him, but he was telling me he could. I hope I am not the only one that believes it wrong for any-one to take,cease,steal your own private property.
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Re: Street Legal

Quote: Originally Posted by johnnycat8 View Post
i agree i have no reason to want it street legal here.....
There is 1 realy good reason to be street legal and that is to travel on fire roads.Forest roads often require reg. at stonyford you can only drive on the trails and they will ticket you for driving on the fire roads.
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Just move to Arizona, its super easy and I can drive it anywhere I want.
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Old January 1st, 2010, 04:44 PM
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I heard AZ is very easy to make them street legal.I have turn signals ,horn and made it legal.Here in Texas laws say eye protection not windshield.So we safety goggles for everyone.I have it inspected and registered so when the cops see it they say dont how you got it done but when they run the plates its legal.Its no diffrent then the guy who builds a kit car or dune buggy at his house.I have seen RZRS street legal also.You have to get it registered as a roadster.First you have the state redo the title and leave off the wording off road use only on it.I know several people in Texas that also have there RZRS street leagal.Its not easy and you have to do alot of foot work but once you done its worth it.Like i said its nice to drive it 7 days a week vs only after you trailer it some where to ride.We also at the state parks can drive to the store vs driving our truck after you already got it in the camping spot with alll the hook ups on it.We also live on 2 acres.

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Re: Street Legal

Quote: Originally Posted by jklein322 View Post
Just move to Arizona, its super easy and I can drive it anywhere I want.
For $4.00 per year it's street legal in Arizona... You do have to have insurance to be legal...
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Wild Woody, where are you from in AR? I live up north on the White River. If we still had Frank White or Mike Huckabee as gov, we could get it done! If they allow those little piece of crap motor bikes on the road, why not a RZR or other SXS? I'm sure a Ching Yee scooter passes all crash tests! Arkansas is famous for letting Texas pass a law, and then giving it a year or two to see how it panned out for them. We maybe able to get something done here. I am associated with the ASP, so I may be able to get some inroads started. Any other Arkies looking into getting it street legal? This sort of measure usually requires a few dozen signatures just to let them know the request has some interest and merit.
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Quote: Originally Posted by jklein322 View Post
Just move to Arizona, its super easy and I can drive it anywhere I want.
hats funny everone in AZ tells me "its full dont move hear"LOL Trust me I've thought about it!
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No way no how in Oregon.
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