wr250f registered in nj?

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hey,
has anyone in NJ gotten VT registration for their wr250f? what's the deal, can you still register a <300cc bike? the link here:
http://www.ahmaclaughlins.com/VT.html
says you can't do the wr250f! so what are the possible routes to getting registration/plates for a NJ wr250f?

also, is there any way to register a yz250f?

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As far as I know, you can title the bike in Vermont and once you have a title, you can register it in New Jersey. I don't know why it would matter what kind of bike it is.
 
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vic,
it appears from the website above and looking at the pdf documentation that's on the VT DOT web site that you can't title a motorcycle which is less than 300cc displacement. so it's not the type, but the engine size.

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Kawasaki

Hey, kawasaki makes a zx250, which is a small 250 4 stroke street legal motorcycle geared for beginner street riders... What would make the wr250f illegal?
 

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You're right, cannot title in NJ, had same problem

I had the same problem, I put the dualsport kit on my
XR250 and sent the info to vermont for a title and
"NO DEAL". That is a new rule, they will NOT give you a title for a 250CC
bike so without the title you cannot register in NJ. I
ended up going to DMV and they gave me a title, it
was just luck.
 

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Suzuki makes a 250cc Cruiser which obviously would have to have a title, so can they not sell these particular bikes in NJ then?
 
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nkd,

hmmm, well i rec'd my title when i purchased the bike new. so the title is in my hands. now then, the nice folks at the ECEA (east coast enduro association) have a page which details, among other things, what you need to ride in an ECEA enduro event ( http://www.ecea.org/enduro/rb.shtml ):

> ECEA events require:
> A current and valid drivers license
> A valid license plate and registration card
> The license plate be mounted to the rear fender, viewable from behind.

so, what's the route to get a valid license plate & registration for a wr250f? surely i'm not the only one on the east coast who is interested in riding enduro with the wr250f? what do you think?

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I understand, now. I don't think you have a title. You have a certificate of origin. It's not the same thing. I will investigate this further and post my findings. :)
 
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vic,

hey you're right-- now that i'm home and i have the piece of paper in front of me, it is the certificate of origin. any help on this is appreciated...

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Yes, a certificate of origin usually states "for offroad use only"

Since the certificate of origin says for
NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE, MV will not
give you a title for it. Then I said that
I converted the bike to street and they
said NO WAY you cannot legally do that
in the state of NJ. Well to make a long
story short, I had a different problem with
the guy who owned the bike before me,
his name was still on the back of the certificate
of origin so MV wouldn't let me do anything. I
went to the original owner, paid him $75 for his
time and he went to MV to get the certificate of
origin in his name. Anway the whole point is that
MV gave him a TITLE instead of a certificate of
origin so he was able to sign the TITLE over to me
and I just had to go and register it at MV. So I
lucked out. It depends on what MV you go to,
some will give you a title. Well, good luck
Nancy:D
 
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nkd,

yep, i have that clause exactly, "not for highway use...yadda yadda". and i can't see me having the same luck you had in getting a title from the NJ DMV :*)

any ECEA person know how to deal wth this problem?

thanks
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I'm going through this nightmare in NY.Titles will say for off road use only as well.This is the big sticking point.DMV will not let you register a bike with this type of title.They also will no longer allow you to Convert the title to motorcycle status as of Jan 00.Before then you simply needed the DMV requirements on the bike and you could have a new title reissued.There are only a handfull of states that still allow this.I have a masterplan in a good bud in another state is going to buy the bike for me register it and when he gets the title he signs it over to me.It will be clean at that point and allow me to register it here in NY.In the meantime he ships me my bike and I use it under his name and regy.I realize not everyone has someone in another offroad friendly state and can trust them to buy a bike with your money.I am lucky
 

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I know what your CO (Certificate of origin) says, for off road use.
take that co down to DMV and get the paperwork for a title and only a title, you can worry about a registration later. Fill the paperwork out. Play dum and don't act like it's a dirt bike. Where the form has a spot for mileage, make up a number. Go to DMV at the end or beginning of the month when they are the busiest and see if it will go through. If it does not go through, go to another DMV. A person I talked to had luck with this last month at DMV in the middlesex mall. It just takes patience. When you get the title, registartion is a piece of cake. I have not seen a CO in awhile, but I talked to one person who typed up a sticker that said something to the effect of. "the vehicle sold with no expressed or implied liens...." and he put the sticker over the part that said, not for off road use.

Good luck

Nick
 

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All,

I registered my YZ-250F in Vermont with no problems, all I needed to show them was the paperwork from the dealer proving I paid sales tax, and the VIN number was correct. The comment saying you can't title a motorcylce
under 300 cc only affects the amount of money you have to pay. My total
was $35, I went to the Vermont government website and e-mailed them asking them to send the paperwork to me and sent them a money order
and about 4 weeks later I received a plate and title. You will have to the dealer sign the paper and put their dealer number on it. I am in Iowa and when I filled out the paperwork I used my Iowa address and still had no problems. You got to love the state of Vermont ....

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weld-it,

you did the above recently? i'm going to try it, any other details you think i should know about?

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