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In preparation for my trip to South Dakota this summer, as well as future trips out to Moab, I needed to get a license plate to be street legal. No such thing as "street legal" in Commyrado so I have to go out of state for plates. I had a SD plate on my General, so I called up there a few weeks ago to get a plate for the KRX. They no longer do it by phone/mail, you have to apply in person. Crap! Then I read that Idaho issued non-resident plates, so I made a phone call. After about 5 minutes on the phone, and a $20.19 charge on my card, I had a plate on it's way. Then I ordered a Tusk generic license plate mounting kit (and light) from RMATV.
I found a place to mount it where I can plug the light right into those handy wires under the left rear wheel well. Pretty handy.


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Unfortunately in Ohio they give you a full size plate... This was put there temporally I'm going to get one of the tailgate options and mount it like you did with a light.
 

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Unfortunately in Ohio they give you a full size plate... This was put there temporally I'm going to get one of the tailgate options and mount it like you did with a light.
Whenever my title shows up I plan to get the Ohio registration. Who knows how long that will take though.
 

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We can tag our sxs in Ohio?
Yes, the title should say Utility Vehicle. They no longer say Offroad only on them. Its considered a low speed utility truck, not every municipality will allow them but most do. If you go to this link it will explain it. You will still need to put turn signals, horn, plate light and mirror on it. State of Ohio BMV
 

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We can tag our sxs in Ohio?
yes but there is a process to go through. Should be easier with KRX’s since they are titled UV. The code says something about your local municipality inspecting and approving it but the people I know who have got it recently said no one inspected theirs. You need to add mirrors, a windshield, a horn, and turn signals to it. I think it says something about DOT tires too but no one I know who got a plate has them
 

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I decided to try and verify that the Idaho Restricted Vehicle plate was accepted in South Dakota. What a PITA. Nobody could give me a definitive answer.
After a couple of hours and many phone calls, I finally got in touch with Lt. Zach of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. He works the Black Hills area, so he is the man. He told me that my Idaho Restricted Vehicle plate was absolutely accepted, and that I also would need a SD off-road sticker to ride the trails. He also told me where I could buy the sticker. That part I did already know. It's a $25 annual sticker and I had purchased one for the General the last time I was up there. He was also very appreciative that I had called to verify if I would be legal or not. Nice guy for sure.
This makes me think it is good in other states as well, (Utah, Wyoming) but I will call individual states before I go there just to be sure.
 

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Realistically, most officers won’t know your states laws on registering your vehicle. I would venture to say any plate with proper equipment would probably get you by, because they aren’t going to have a clue. Whether your “technically” legal or not if you find the right asshole in the wrong area, you’re going to get a ticket. Just don’t be stupid and you should be fine.
 

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That may be, but I would rather call until I find the answer than wing it and hope for the best. Areas like the Black Hills and or Moab are likely going to have someone who can answer the question since OHV's are big business in those areas, and they deal with them on a daily basis. There used to be a local Moab officer on the RZR forum who would answer questions about UTV laws in Moab. I do agree with "don't be stupid." That is the problem they are currently dealing with in Moab. The haul a$$, stereo blaring, loud exhaust at all hours day and night have local residents putting pressure on the local government to ban any street legal riding in town, as well as getting the big events shut down because of the same.
 

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I’m with you Bob. I’d call each state I planned on visiting and get the required sticker to ride in that state. A $25 sticker, or a $100 fine (or whatever it is).
 

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That may be, but I would rather call until I find the answer than wing it and hope for the best. Areas like the Black Hills and or Moab are likely going to have someone who can answer the question since OHV's are big business in those areas, and they deal with them on a daily basis. There used to be a local Moab officer on the RZR forum who would answer questions about UTV laws in Moab. I do agree with "don't be stupid." That is the problem they are currently dealing with in Moab. The haul a$$, stereo blaring, loud exhaust at all hours day and night have local residents putting pressure on the local government to ban any street legal riding in town, as well as getting the big events shut down because of the same.
Yes.. but in ky it’s not an option to register your sxs street legal. In Moab you have to have be registered in the state you reside in order to be street legal. Hence the issue. My point being.. for $20 for an Idaho tag and a couple hundred for a blinker kit. If you’re not doing anything stupid, you give the impression that you are suppose to be where you are and your chances of running into issues are slim.
 

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This makes me think it is good in other states as well, (Utah, Wyoming) but I will call individual states before I go there just to be sure.
Wyoming's the same as SD. Grab an ORV sticker for USFS roads/trails with your plates and you're good. It's a vehicle, defined as a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) technically, so insurance, license, and typical safety stuff, of course.
 

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Yes.. but in ky it’s not an option to register your sxs street legal. In Moab you have to have be registered in the state you reside in order to be street legal. Hence the issue. My point being.. for $20 for an Idaho tag and a couple hundred for a blinker kit. If you’re not doing anything stupid, you give the impression that you are suppose to be where you are and your chances of running into issues are slim.
I think they got called on that absurd law. I did read a direct quote from the Moab Chief saying that the DL and state of registration had to match myself.


Kind of pissing me off as it stopped me cold from doing an out of state for a trip from Montrose CO to Moab. We were also planning on doing some on road for our upcoming Ticaboo ride.. For our trip next month it's just going to be Utah off road tags only. Even if the matching state of registration to residence requirement isn't true, I ain't in the mood to argue technical details with an out of my state LEO.
 

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I think they got called on that absurd law. I did read a direct quote from the Moab Chief saying that the DL and state of registration had to match myself.


Kind of pissing me off as it stopped me cold from doing an out of state for a trip from Montrose CO to Moab. We were also planning on doing some on road for our upcoming Ticaboo ride.. For our trip next month it's just going to be Utah off road tags only. Even if the matching state of registration to residence requirement isn't true, I ain't in the mood to argue technical details with an out of my state LEO.
Yeah.. I wouldn’t let it stop me from doing a trip.
 

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Yes.. but in ky it’s not an option to register your sxs street legal. In Moab you have to have be registered in the state you reside in order to be street legal. Hence the issue. My point being.. for $20 for an Idaho tag and a couple hundred for a blinker kit. If you’re not doing anything stupid, you give the impression that you are suppose to be where you are and your chances of running into issues are slim.
No, that's not correct. The state that your plate is from must have reciprocity with Utah. In other words, any state that you can be street legal in must also allow Utah plated vehicles the same access. The state in which you actually reside does not matter in this case. The definition of "street legal" can vary state to state however. For example, Idaho does not require that you have turn signals if you aren't out after dark. Utah requires turn signals. The notarized affidavit that SD requires stating that you have all the required equipment does not include turn signals. My understanding is that regardless of where you are plated, you must meet the requirements of the state you are riding in to be legal. As far as I know, at least in the surrounding states in this area, all states require an OHV/off-road/trail use sticker whether you have a license plate or not.
 

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Don't forget this little Utah compliance gem.....
(xiv) tires that:
(A) are not larger than the tires that the all-terrain vehicle manufacturer made available for the
all-terrain vehicle model; and

(B) have at least 2/32 inches or greater tire tread.
 

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Don't forget this little Utah compliance gem.....
(xiv) tires that:
(A) are not larger than the tires that the all-terrain vehicle manufacturer made available for the
all-terrain vehicle model; and

(B) have at least 2/32 inches or greater tire tread.
That's one that I don't think they pay much attention to. Even the rental companies put larger than OEM size tires on some of their machines. That's just a little something extra they can tack on if someone is being a [email protected]
 

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My title arrived in the mail yesterday. If I have time I’m going to go to the dmv this week to try and get my ohio plate. I’ll let you know how it goes.
When I went I just handed her the title and said I need plates for this vehicle. She asked if it had seats in the back and if I was using it commercially. Said no seats just a small bed and no commercial use. She had me fill out a paper stating it was for privet use and that was it... Good luck you shouldn't have any issues.
 

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No, that's not correct. The state that your plate is from must have reciprocity with Utah. In other words, any state that you can be street legal in must also allow Utah plated vehicles the same access. The state in which you actually reside does not matter in this case. The definition of "street legal" can vary state to state however. For example, Idaho does not require that you have turn signals if you aren't out after dark. Utah requires turn signals. The notarized affidavit that SD requires stating that you have all the required equipment does not include turn signals. My understanding is that regardless of where you are plated, you must meet the requirements of the state you are riding in to be legal. As far as I know, at least in the surrounding states in this area, all states require an OHV/off-road/trail use sticker whether you have a license plate or not.
I’m pretty sure that’s how the city ordinance reads. As I recall, that was from the mouth of the officer that use to post on that forum. The plate has to technically match your license in order to be “legal” in the town of Moab. Now, there’s no way to know that unless you’re pulled over and the chances are less likely of that if you’re plated. I was in the process of going though Montana with my registration but quit because it was pointless with the ordinance.
 
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