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post #11 of 26 Old 05-26-2019, 10:19 AM
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That is unusually sensible for CA and OR. Usually they are the states with the wacky laws that make no sense.
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That is unusually sensible for CA and OR. Usually they are the states with the wacky laws that make no sense.
Motorcycles are the original motorized OHV's, dating back into the early 1900's. I can only guess that the CA OHV program probably dates back into the 1960's or 70's, which is mostly before the modern ATV's that we are currently accustomed to seeing.
So the motorcycles were using the Off Highway open areas & roads & narrow trails long before modern ATV's & UTV's. Both street licensed & off-highway only motorcycle models improved existing stock trails/game trails and many pack-train routes before the advent of ATV's.
A lot of real Dirt bikers resent the advent of the well suspended, electric power steering, higher hp ATVs and the beer/soda cans, plastic bottles & 7/11 sandwich wrappers that trail in their wake, because any chuckle head can ride one of those.

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Looking at this info, you need a ORV sticker to ride on trails designated for ORV's. Even though your vehicle is registered for street use. Go down to page 2. In a way, I can see this. The money you spend on the ORV sticker pays to maintain the trails. Your on road fees do not do this.

Now if it is a road that is open to both ORV and on road vehicles, you do not need an ORV sticker. These would be forest service roads and the like.

https://itd.idaho.gov/wp-content/upl...quirements.pdf
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Any highway licensed vehicle in CA can operate in any public area open for motor vehicle use.
Current OHV law in CA reads;

What is an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)?
Any motor vehicle operated off-highway is an OHV. A highway licensed vehicle is an OHV when operated off of the highway. Vehicles having Green and Red Stickers are OHVs. Some of the more common OHVs include all terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, sand rails, recreation utility vehicles (RUVs), golf carts, snowmobiles, go carts, jeeps, recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) and 4x4s.

Does my OHV need to be registered (identified)?
If you are operating it on lands open and accessible to the public for OHV recreation, whether public or privately owned, it must have either a highway license or an OHV identification sticker issued by DMV. OHV stickers include "Green Stickers," "Red Stickers," and California Nonresident OHV Use Permits. See “C” below for Non-resident Permit information. The terms "registration" and "identification" are interchangeable.
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In South and North Carolina I don't think anyone cares. If you want to take your Plymouth voyager off road, have at it.
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Looking at this info, you need a ORV sticker to ride on trails designated for ORV's. Even though your vehicle is registered for street use. Go down to page 2. In a way, I can see this. The money you spend on the ORV sticker pays to maintain the trails. Your on road fees do not do this.

Now if it is a road that is open to both ORV and on road vehicles, you do not need an ORV sticker. These would be forest service roads and the like.

https://itd.idaho.gov/wp-content/upl...quirements.pdf
Ah yes, I was looking at some other online PDF rule manual. Now I'm wondering not whether you need an OHV sticker (you do), but whether the DMV will grant a sticker to a highway-licensed vehicle, as it seems some states do not. When I get a chance, I'll probably just call in and see what they say.
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there is no reason that a licenced dual sport shouldn't be allowed on ORV trails and that does NOT mean that ORV's should be allowed on public roads. Luckily that's exactly how it is here. I have a licence plate to ride on public roads and a trail pass allowing me to access the trail network......I mean this is the ESSENCE of what a dual sport is for!


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In Oregon, motorcycles are permitted on OHV trails, licensed or not, as long as they display the permit, have a spark arrester, and meet noise limits. Being street legal doesn't preclude motorcycles from the OHV trails.
as it should be.


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Hmmm. Do I interpret this question that you support the laws that keep OHVs off highways, but you want to change the laws that prevent FHVs from unfairly using OHV facilities? .

define "unfair". ORV's aren't allowed on highways because they don't meet the hundreds of rules that would allow them to do so. What is unfair about a licenced dual sport using OHV facilities (paying a fee for trail maintenance, if required)?

On Sunday, I rode 20 miles from my house to the ORV park, bought a trail pass and rode the charity offroad event, ate a burger and rode home......that's why I have a dual purpose motorcycle. If I couldn't leave the gravel roads, I'd have kept my Versys.


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