You think it’s cool to rip around town on a four-wheeler? Want to go on a long trip exploring the woods and roads on an ATV? Think it’s cool to ride these things on public roads? Well so do we. But Johnny Law doesn’t. That’s why you need to have a street legal ATV to do it with!
Making a quad street legal isn’t all that hard, and you can make it happen for a couple hundred bucks. Considering how expensive the ticket would be for riding an unlicensed, unregistered, un-legal ATV down a busy thoroughfare, this is money and time you’ll never regret spending.
Let me tell you how to make your ATV street legal and why you need to do it now.
The Street Legal ATV We Sold
If you follow our blog you know we build awesome street legal go karts. You guys liked them so much that we decided to start building custom ATVs, and like the go karts these street legal ATVs were for sale for a limited time.
You can see pictures of them all over this article, and let me tell you, they were sweet.
These street legal quads came with plates, title, and registration already done in your name. We offered custom wheels and tires, a chrome-plated bull bar, a stretched swing arm, custom suspension, and pretty much anything the buyer wanted. Those limited-edition street legal ATVs are out prowling the streets right now, soaking up the sun and ripping around towns all over the USA.
Dont worry, you didn’t miss out.
Have an ATV, like a Raptor or Scrambler? Great! You can make your own ATV street legal in an afternoon. No more trailering your ride to the trails, just ride it on the road.
3 Reasons to Make Your ATV Street Legal
It’s CONVENIENT. You can go anywhere a car can go – and a lot further. It’s a nice day out, and you don’t feel like loading your ATV into the truck just to get to your favorite riding spot. With a street legal ATV, you don’t have to! You can ride to the farm, the beach, the trails, the Taco Bell, or the local meeting place where all the car guys hang out.
It’s FUN. Street legal ATVs can be customized just like cars and motorcycles, but they can go places those others can’t. Jumps, wheelies, skids, donuts, and off-road exploration are just a few of the things you should only do when it’s legal to do so 😉
It’s EASY. There aren’t many parts involved in making a quad bike street legal. And Dirt Legal’s titling services can get your ATV a legal license plate, which might sound crazy but it’s what we do every day.
Parts Needed to Make an ATV Street Legal
Each state has different laws regarding motor vehicles, and other countries do too. This generic information should help you meet the minimum legal requirements across most of the United States. Always check your local laws before operating a street legal ATV on public roads.
Some states don’t allow street legal quads even if they don’t explicitly say so, because their laws say something crafty like “all four-wheel vehicles newer than 19xx must have seatbelts” or “all four-wheel vehicles must have fenders that cover most of the tire.”
Is that bullsh*t? Heck yeah. That’s why Dirt Legal gets you an out of state title and license plate to make your street legal ATV legally licensed and insurable. There are a few other things you’ll need to make your quad street legal:
Horn. You need this so other motorists will know they’re taking too long in the Taco Bell drive thru. Did you order for the entire town? Get your Cinnabon Delights and get out of my way.
License plate holder and light. You need these so Johnny Law will know your ATV is in fact street legal. Without them, you might have to answer a few questions down at the station.
Blinkers. Traffic needs to know which way you’re turning. That also means you need hand controls to turn the blinkers on and off. I know what you’re thinking: BMWs don’t need blinkers so why should ATVs? It’s just the way it is.
Mirrors. These are critical for seeing the look on your friend’s face when you pull on his Civic with your ATV.
You can buy all that stuff from our store with all wiring and hardware included for a few hundred bucks. Not to talk sh*t on those eBay specials, but we’ve tested our stuff and we know it will last.
Extra Safety Never Hurts
Another thing to consider is getting street tires for your street legal ATV. You’ll spend a lot of money on them, but here’s why they’re worth it:
Extra grip means better cornering and pulls
Extra grip means extra safety (and better braking)
You won’t wear through knobbies on a regular basis
Another critical safety feature to add is a tethered kill switch. It attaches to your wrist or gear and will kill the engine if you go flying off the bike. It’s a grim thing to think about, but the last thing you want is for your street legal ATV to plow into someone’s car right after you’ve been in an accident.
One more thing to consider is getting a bright headlight. Many ATV headlights are fine in the forest or on the farm, but they won’t cut it on the road. When you leave the bright lights of the city, you may find yourself unable to see deer and other drivers may be less likely to see you heading their way. Trust me, brighter is always better.
How to Title an ATV for Street Use
The most important things you need are a title, license plate, and registration. These are the hardest parts to get on your own, but Dirt Legal will do all that work for you. We specialize in navigating the maze of DMV documents and forms, and with a 99.9% success rate we guarantee a clean title, plate, and reg for your ATV or your money back.
There’s no inspection required
You don’t have to visit the DMV
Just add street legal parts and you’re done!
It doesn’t matter where your ATV was made, who made it, or how rough it looks, we can title it – even if you only have a Bill of Sale to prove you own it!
Sure, you could do this yourself. Get ready to spend hours poring over your state’s laws, laws which often change without notice. Cross your fingers and hope all your paperwork is correct the first time, because if it isn’t you’ll be paying fees and spending even more time to get it right. And after all that work, something could still go wrong.
Dirt Legal carries a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If we fail to make your go kart street legal, you get your money back. No questions asked. It’s the safe bet to make your ATV street legal.