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Old 01-03-2008, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i'm looking at a rhino in az with plates on it and i live in ca. does anybody know if i could just bring the az title and plate to the dmv here and have them just issue ca plates with out going through all the hasle of trying get it street legal?? or is making that thing street legal out of the question. also i was told, it's possible if you live within 9 miles of a golf course, is that true?
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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don't know why but I talked to a cop in nevada and they are not a street legal. even if I put all the stuff on it to make it legal he said I still could not regster it. You might be able to get over on the DMV if you have proof it was regestered in AZ. good luck and let me know how it truns out
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don't know why but I talked to a cop in nevada and they are not a street legal. even if I put all the stuff on it to make it legal he said I still could not regster it. You might be able to get over on the DMV if you have proof it was regestered in AZ. good luck and let me know how it truns out
Be careful taking cops words on what the laws are. From personal experience most don't know actual laws and get it wrong just as much as they get it right. Best thing is to look them up yourself and see what they actually say.
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ok so i'm looking at a rhino in az with plates on it and i live in ca. does anybody know if i could just bring the az title and plate to the dmv here and have them just issue ca plates with out going through all the hasle of trying get it street legal?? or is making that thing street legal out of the question. also i was told, it's possible if you live within 9 miles of a golf course, is that true?
Can you legally register/plate them in CA in the first place? If so, then I would say that it might be easier to go about getting it done if it already was previously registered in another state. If the answer is no to legally registering them in CA, I think you'll be looking for trouble.

I'm not sure on the side by sides, but there are only two states (and a possible third) that I am aware of that has provisions to register ATVs for road use in. One being AZ and the other being SD.
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I would think the answer is no for CA. In AZ. you can register your buggy for street use but not in CA. the CHP would be the ones to ask in cali
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here in New Mexico DMV said to get it registered in AZ then I could drive it in New Mexico.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not going to work in CA. Even if you can get a DMV office to slide it through, it won't last.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have seen them on the street. They can be registered in CA but there are restrictions as to where you can drive them. It falls in the same category as a golf cart. city streets with under 25 speed limit. Do a google search for CA motor vehicle laws or contact a dmv office.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The MSO being stamped "For Off-Road use only" throws a bit of a problem into legally registering them . If you did slide it by in one state then retitle it in another it might work. Sort of like "cleaning" a salvage title.

The closest legal thing to do here in Tx is to put an orange triangle on it and follow rules for Ag equipment.
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The problem with registering them in CA is the engine does not qualify for street legal emissions.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone got any more luck getting the rzr street legal like this guy Geeredup at the bottom of this thread?

http://www.rzrforums.net/other-side-...ifornia-5.html
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There are quite a few threads on the RZRForum about street legal side by sides, several with details of how to do it.
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