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Motard/Street-Legal - Georgia Laws?

Anyone up to par on georgia laws??? :hmmm:

1. can i kit up a dirt bike with head/tail-lights, blinkers, and a plate holder in ga and get a streetlegal lic. plate?

2. local dealer didn't have there motard specialist in but mentioned something about "must have a metal gas tank". any knowledge on that subject?

3. they also mentioned mentions something about "must have a battery running the light"...KTM uses a generator type system???

4. can you street legal a 2-stroke...emissions...noise???

5. any other loop-holes, cautions, or concerns?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!! :clap:

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future georgia motarder
 

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I already tried Ga with no luck. They will not inspect a motorcycle for a street registration unless it came with one from the factory.
 

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With the title of his post being SMR georgia laws, I assume he is referring to a KTM 450 or 525.
 

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sorry...not specifically KTM's two SMRs...just using a quick T.L.A. for SuperMotard Racing. HOWEVER...the KTM SMRs would fit my questions since they don't come street-legal when stock.

sorry for the confusion. I was more referring to non-factory-street-legal bikes in general and the following questions for GA (was hoping to pick up a project bike...2-stroker or 4-stroker to convert to motard BUT also be street-legal...u know...sporty...yet functional :)

1. can i kit up a dirt bike with head/tail-lights, blinkers, and a plate holder in ga and get a streetlegal lic. plate?

2. local dealer didn't have there motard specialist in but mentioned something about "must have a metal gas tank". any knowledge on that subject?

3. they also mentioned mentions something about "must have a battery running the light"...KTM uses a generator type system???

4. can you street legal a 2-stroke...emissions...noise (GA specifically..but curious about any other states)???

5. any other loop-holes, cautions, or concerns?

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Does Cooter Brown get drunk on weekends?

I suggest you speak with someone at H&H KTM out in Douglasville at 770-920-1371. They will get you the skinny on what you need to do and where you should go. You can get the forms you need at http://dmvs.ga.gov/

It shouldn't be a big deal unless it is a new bike with 'for competition only' stamped in red on the MSO. Then you have to get creative. Otherwise it isn't that difficult outside of the dual sport conversion time and expense.

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Anyone up to par on georgia laws??? :hmmm:

1. can i kit up a dirt bike with head/tail-lights, blinkers, and a plate holder in ga and get a streetlegal lic. plate?

2. local dealer didn't have there motard specialist in but mentioned something about "must have a metal gas tank". any knowledge on that subject?

3. they also mentioned mentions something about "must have a battery running the light"...KTM uses a generator type system???

4. can you street legal a 2-stroke...emissions...noise???

5. any other loop-holes, cautions, or concerns?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!! :clap:

Signed,
future georgia motarder
 

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I bought my bike with intentions of getting it titled in GA. It could be done when I bought the bike, but when I finished the project the law had been changed. I was told at the DMV that dirt bikes are no longer allowed to be converted. I moved the SC, so I'm trying to get it done here so I can transfer the tag when I move back.
 

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I think it is easy in SC I bought my XR560R there and had it tagged right from the dealer we just used the address of some friends up there and then I just transferred it down to Fl just went to a Notary Public to verify the odometer reading (I don't need no stinking odometer, HAHA) and was good to go. I didn't have the brake light wired in until I converted it to motard and rode it at night

GOD I miss that bike

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Ok, I am in the same situation of looking to get a title for a YZF 450 Supermoto. I really don't want to do the whole dual sport kit,but I would like a street title for it and then put some make shift battery powered bicycle lights or something when I ride the street. Most of the time it will be on the track though.

anyway, I found this link http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/motor/titles/where.asp


....looks like you have to go to your local county tax office to get this. I don't want to go in there until I have all my ducks in a row. I am in Fayette county and they have usually been pretty nice about stuff, but i want to make sure I have everything covered before I go in there to get a street title for this bike.
 

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How long ago was this?

MikeE

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I think it is easy in SC I bought my XR560R there and had it tagged right from the dealer we just used the address of some friends up there and then I just transferred it down to Fl just went to a Notary Public to verify the odometer reading (I don't need no stinking odometer, HAHA) and was good to go.
 

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A few facts

1. H & H no longer exists. The folks that ran Marietta Motorsports/FastLap bought Barry out and moved the dealership out to the middle of west nowhere GA near Cedartown where they have a riding area. What use to be Marietta Motorsports is now an auto parts store. Although I have heard they opened a new store up near Southern Tech using the Marietta Motorsports name.

2. I ran into a similar problem when I went to tag my DRZ400 and my LC4 Supermoto. The problem in GA is that single cylinder motorcycles can't be legally tagged (for real). Go to the tag office and there is a form they have for single cylinder bikes. Apparently some years ago, someone passed a law stating that single cylinder bikes don't have enough HP to keep up with traffic.

I got my form at the Cobb County tag office on South Cobb Drive. The form mainly is concerned with HP and does it have the beans to keep up with traffic.
 

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The worse they can do is say no. I bought my Duke used with a North Carolina title and didn't have any trouble.

BTW, make sure you have insurance. That trips up more tag purchases in GA now days than anything.

that is good to hear. I insure all my bikes anyway so that isn't going to be an issue. I am starting to get pretty excited about getting the tag for my yz450 now:)
 

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Ok, I am in the same situation of looking to get a title for a YZF 450 Supermoto. I really don't want to do the whole dual sport kit,but I would like a street title for it and then put some make shift battery powered bicycle lights or something when I ride the street. Most of the time it will be on the track though.

anyway, I found this link http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/motor/titles/where.asp


....looks like you have to go to your local county tax office to get this. I don't want to go in there until I have all my ducks in a row. I am in Fayette county and they have usually been pretty nice about stuff, but i want to make sure I have everything covered before I go in there to get a street title for this bike.
How is this going? I’m also In Fayetteville
 
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