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Old 10-29-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Question Can a 'Quad' be made 'Street Legal' in Wa.?
Brain storm'in. Dirt bikes are now able to be plated, with the proper mods.
Turn signals, horn and brake light. Mirrors. Head and tail lights. DOT tires. If these same mods could/can be applied to a Quad. Could it be plated?

Can-Am Spyders are runnin around...

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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Nope, no quads and no side by sides from what I understand

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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I wish...

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #4
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I'm not an expert but I think there was some language involved limiting the amount of wheels, I think a 3-wheeler would be more likely.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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depending where you live, i believe so

i thought it was dependent on population?

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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<---would love a quad for beer runs.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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From chapter 46.16A RCW
In order to be registered for on-road use, an off-road
motorcycle must travel on two wheels with a seat designed to be
straddled by the operator and with handlebar-type steering control.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #8
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From chapter 46.16A RCW
In order to be registered for on-road use, an off-road
motorcycle must travel on two wheels with a seat designed to be
straddled by the operator and with handlebar-type steering control.
what if my quad stayed mainly on two wheels?

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:57 PM   #9
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No, and it's because a quad has 4 wheels which means its has to meet some crash safety bullshit.

There may be some counties that issue "ag" plates for certain use on certain roads. That wouldn't surprise me.

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #10
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no. not at all. 4 wheels = car here, it's as simple as that. Therefore it would have to abide by all regulations cars do.

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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I Ride: LTF 500 quad KTM 690 SM
with the exception of conconully and omack quads are good to go

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #12
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A guy tricked the DMV down in cali for awhile, had an amazing TT raptor but once a cop pulls you over and reports you its game over.

I was going to do this for work runs with my TRX but no go :(

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #13
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I think it depends on where you are. I do believe cities and counties have the ability to designate roads within their jurisdiction as accessible by ORVs, including quads.

Columbia County has done this on Skyline Drive on the paved as well as unpaved sections. There are signs limiting ORVs to 35 MPH and other vehicles to 50.

There are restrictions and requirements, but in certain areas it is Okay!

RCW 46.09.360
Regulation by local political subdivisions or state agencies.


Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this chapter, any city, county, or other political subdivision of this state, or any state agency, may regulate the operation of nonhighway vehicles on public lands, waters, and other properties under its jurisdiction, and on streets, roads, or highways within its boundaries by adopting regulations or ordinances of its governing body, provided such regulations are not less stringent than the provisions of this chapter. However, the legislative body of a city with a population of less than three thousand persons may, by ordinance, designate a street or highway within its boundaries to be suitable for use by off-road vehicles. The legislative body of a county may, by ordinance, designate a road or highway within its boundaries to be suitable for use by off-road vehicles if the road or highway is a direct connection between a city with a population of less than three thousand persons and an off-road vehicle recreation facility.



RCW 46.09.450
Authorized and prohibited uses.


(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is lawful to operate an off-road vehicle upon:

(a) A nonhighway road and in parking areas serving designated off-road vehicle areas if the state, federal, local, or private authority responsible for the management of the nonhighway road authorizes the use of off-road vehicles; and

(b) A street, road, or highway as authorized under RCW 46.09.360.

(2) Operations of an off-road vehicle on a nonhighway road, or on a street, road, or highway as authorized under RCW 46.09.360, under this section is exempt from registration requirements of chapter 46.16A RCW and vehicle lighting and equipment requirements of chapter 46.37 RCW.

(3) It is unlawful to operate an off-road vehicle upon a private nonhighway road if the road owner has not authorized the use of off-road vehicles.

(4) Nothing in this section authorizes trespass on private property.

(5) The provisions of RCW 4.24.210(5) shall apply to public landowners who allow members of the public to use public facilities accessed by a highway, street, or nonhighway road for recreational off-road vehicle use

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #14
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Saw this on a recent trip. How fooking cool is that?


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Old 10-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #15
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Seems like a good way to injure even more people than they do on dirt to me?! But they are legal in Germany, but people there are well trained and take driving very seriously. My former neighbor went to ID and got a plate for his quad so he could drive up the dirt road from his cabin in Cle Elum to the trails in Taneum, but I doubt the cops here would have been impressed by it?! To be reasonably safe you would have to lower and stiffen the suspension a lot, effectively eliminating the off road capability.


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Old 10-30-2012, 09:46 AM   #16
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I know it is cool in sections of Idaho.. we talked to a guy on a Honda Recon while at a grocery store in Sandpoint this summer..

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #17
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Seems like a good way to injure even more people than they do on dirt to me?!
With all the illegal gravel around it'd be safer than a motorcycle.

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #18
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Yeah, Wallace, ID. too! But, I want to be able to ride mine Legal in WA!

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #19
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You could always get a can am spyder and lift it to accommodate big off road nobby tires.

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:18 AM   #20
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“ Quote:
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Yeah, Wallace, ID. too! But, I want to be able to ride mine Legal in WA!
Why? And what does this have to do with Motorcycles??

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