First Name: ron
My RZR: 2013 RZR 570
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northern Utah
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Re: Michigan hb5639 passed
Welcome to the free world, Michigan! Well, almost… Sheesh, that’s a lot of equipment to require! I’ve been street legal in Utah since 2014. However, I’m not sure I would have ever done it if our regulations were the same as Michigan’s. Your requirements are WAY over the top! Seems if a motorcycle doesn’t require a full GLASS windshield with wiper and washer, then a RZR shouldn’t either. It shouldn't require a $1k investment to make your rig legal. Utah's equipment requirements cost me around $100. Signals, horn, mirrors. Everything else came stock on my RZR. Collision and comp cost me just over $130 and registration is based on the year of the vehicle, so... ~$160 this year. The annual $200 is worth it to me. I often drive it to work during the summer months. Gets better mileage than my truck... lol
Here’s a bit of encouragement for you folks in Michigan: I’ve been riding my RZR (street legal) in Utah since 2014. Since then; the laws have gotten more UTV-friendly every year! Used to be only legal in cities/towns under 7,000 population. The next year they removed the city/town population restriction, but a certain county was still off-limits and there was still no limited access highway usage or interstate usage allowed. Recently the hold-out county voted to allow street-legal UTVs and the limited access highway restriction went away. UTV speed restrictions also increased to 50 MPH (from 45 MPH) on roads posted faster, but interstates are still forbidden (I don’t have a problem with that one at all!) Anyway, seems that once the foot is in the door, things progressively get more UTV friendly. Yay! Just be aware that a few butt-head drivers could ruin it for everyone pretty fast, so watch your speed and noise in residential areas.
'13 RZR 570, Spectre intake fix, Utah street-legal, BEAMTECH LED headlights, Dual color (amber/white) 4" LED fog lights, LED tail lights & turn signals, Parking brake, Half windshield, Polaris soft top, Tusk UTV cab pack, Tusk rear window, HF rear rack hack, ITP 12x7 rims 4/156 4+3, EFX 26x9 Motoclaws, Superwinch LT4000ATV SR, Bandit 46 (Series 2) reservoir shocks, Front and rear sway bars detached... High altitude weights, Dalton DPSS-GY/O primary spring.
Last edited by rgoers; January 2nd, 2019 at 04:28 PM.