Sure, that could happen. I drove my car here for two years with California plates on it and had been pulled over for various thing in that time. Only one did I get a ticket and never was I asked about my plates. I paid close to $300 for California reg right before I moved and I wasn't about to pay another $200 plus the value tax on the car until someone made me.stretchride wrote:I get that you can legally plate your bike in SD and that it's cheaper and easier etc.beejaytee wrote: ↑Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:10 pmLike Mr paintballs said I played my 2011 crf450r in South Dakota without issue. It is very easy and much cheaper than going through MD. Cost about $85 in fees. If you or anyone wants details just PM me.
When it comes to the legality there are two things to consider. Most of the time you need to change a vehicle to the current state because your home state won't allow you to have an out of state address on your registration. SD allows you to do this because of how they classify the title. Therefore it is legally registered to a MD address with an SD title. Perfectly legal.
The second is a little less straight forward. In reality you can say the bike travels with you as you travel and in order to make it easy, you register it in SD to avoid having to reregister the bike every time you move.
My point was that if you're living in MD with it, you are required to title it here, and register it here if you wish to operate it on the street.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not preaching, I just posted because I didn't want guys to be misled and think they would never have a problem with it. Catch the wrong cop on the wrong day and you may regret it.
If it makes you nervous you can definitely get it registered here but it is expensive for something you will only be riding in the boonies once in a while between trails.
I wasn't sure if I would even ride on the road much when I did mine so I wanted a low barrier of entry to find out if I liked it.
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