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Recently it has become a known fact that there is a state that will allow you to mail in your information and they will mail you a plate along with a street legal title. I know that I have answered quite a few PM's concerning this question and up until recently I have been able to help some, but others, not so much. However, the information posted in this thread is quite the game changer! The state of South Dakota to getting our beloved sumo's legal in states that try to ruin the fun. For those of you who's DMV/Registration office determines a bike street legal status/ability by the VIN I'm not too sure how this would work, but if they go by the title...GAME ON! This information is coming straight from a member on here (who wishes to remain anonymous) who has successfully completed this process. Anybody else that has done this please post on here and either share your success story or give us a heads up on something to watch out for.

To get started, you will need to do the following:


https://www.state.sd.us/eforms/secure/eforms/E1792V1-FourWheelAllTerrainVehicleAffidavit.pdf

-you will need to fill out this form
-leave title number blank
-year, make, model
-put the name of who ever installed accessories to make the bike street legal (This can be your name)
-check all the boxes including 200cc (This is just confirming that the bike is 200cc or more)
-this form must be notarized, so don't sign it until you are in front of one

https://www.state.sd.us/eforms/secure/eforms/E0864V18-SDApplicationForMotorVehicleTitle&Registration.pdf

-fill out this form as well
-you will not need the date
-don't check any boxes in section I, section II, or section III
-fill in first box (your name)
-leave type of ownership and customer type blank
-identification# (needs to be your social security number)
-skip down and put in your address

section IV
-vin#
-put in make, model,
-body type- MC
-vehicle code- MC
-year and CC
-skip down to section V
-Just fill in purchase date

***Don't need to put in anything else just sign and date the bottom***

Besides these two forms, you'll need to send in the title or MSO and a copy of your driver's license. If the title isn't in your name you will have to call and find out what other forms you need (605)394-2163. You will also need to attach a note (preferably typed) that includes your name, email, phone number, and notate that you would like to pay by credit card over phone or internet and to contact you when they have a total price and are ready for payment.

Mail both forms, title/MSO, copy of Drivers license to:

Office of the Pennington County Treasurer
Pennington County courthouse
315 Saint Joseph St Suite 214
Rapid City SD 57701-2894

Additional Info.

Serial number is the same as the vin# (should be 17 characters long depending on year of bike) and you will need to send in the original title (they will be keeping your original title and sending you a new South Dakota title).

The fee is: $58.75 and a $3 credit card fee if applicable. You should receive your new title within 30 days.

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Mlawler1 brought up a good point. Make sure to use your home address even though you're registering in S. Dakota. States only require that your bike is registered to you at your home address (so don't try and make a fake S. Dakota address). Use your address and your local police can't do anything because you're licensed and registered to your home address...just through a different state :D. Just make sure that the registration matches the information on your driver's license. :thumbup:
 

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Has anyone recently gone this route to get a dirt bike plated in S.D. and then transferred it to California and received a California plate?
 

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Has anyone recently gone this route to get a dirt bike plated in S.D. and then transferred it to California and received a California plate?
Not that this amounts to much, but I have heard of some recent success stories with newer bikes getting plates out there. I think the biggest obstacle is that you can get a plate for an already street legal/plated bike as long as it has at least 7,500 miles on it...
 

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So then you just ride the bike around with a South Dakota plate on? Or try to transfer it?? Keep it registered even though I have a PA address? I have a dirt only cr500af with the title in my name and I'd love to make it happen. Its originally a 1999 cr250.
 

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So then you just ride the bike around with a South Dakota plate on? Or try to transfer it?? Keep it registered even though I have a PA address? I have a dirt only cr500af with the title in my name and I'd love to make it happen. Its originally a 1999 cr250.
Probably the best idea would be to transfer it over to your respective state. However, if they don't wanna play ball then S. Dakota plates will have to do...
 

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calif required you to plate a car, bike etc within 30 days. be interesting to see how long a person could keep a out of state bike in calif without getting pulled over. not saying the SD plate won't work in calif
 

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calif required you to plate a car, bike etc within 30 days. be interesting to see how long a person could keep a out of state bike in calif without getting pulled over. not saying the SD plate won't work in calif
I know that one thing you can do is bring a bike from out of state (or titled/plated that way) and transfer it over to Cali. The only technicality is the mileage.
 

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How can you register it in SD if you are an out of state resident?
You Sir, need to read into it more.

But basically, SD's laws allow people to register their vehicles in this state without living in it. There is nothing wrong with registering it there - technically - the state you live in might have a problem with it though.

It is mainly used for full-time RVers, who are technically nomads and don't have a home, so they can register their RV in SD and travel all over without paying taxes.
 

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You Sir, need to read into it more.

But basically, SD's laws allow people to register their vehicles in this state without living in it. There is nothing wrong with registering it there - technically - the state you live in might have a problem with it though.

It is mainly used for full-time RVers, who are technically nomads and don't have a home, so they can register their RV in SD and travel all over without paying taxes.
^^^true story :D:thumbup:
 

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the mileage clause is for calif, it is for bikes from 2007 to present. older bikes don't have to worry about. I did find a loophole and got my 2010 smr 450 husky registered , it only had under 500 miles on it. !!
 

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Ok I have a couple questions if you don't mind. On the first form whre it says serial number? what do we put there im not sure I have a serial number, is that the title number? Also do we have to send them the original title or can it be a copy of the title?
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Ok I have a couple questions if you don't mind. On the first form whre it says serial number? what do we put there im not sure I have a serial number, is that the title number? Also do we have to send them the original title or can it be a copy of the title?
Thanks
Serial number is also called the vin# should be 17 characters long (depending on year of bike)with a mix of numbers and letters and yes it needs to be the original title and not a copy. They will be keeping your original title and sending you a new South Dakota title.
 
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