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  1. marmoto

    marmoto Limited User

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    Hello

    Greetings from the Sault.

    I just bought a 2015 XT250 Yamaha (factory dual sport). It was originally blue-plated and the first owner rode it on the road for several years.

    The second owner was asked at Service Ontario which he wanted and he opted for a green plate because he was just going to be using it on the roads near his camp.

    Now I'm buying it and want to go blue plate again. Bike has compliance sticker, original exhaust, even still has mirrors and signal lights.

    Anyone with experience doing this, converting green back to blue? Or is it a one-way trip from blue to green and I should kiss my deposit goodbye?

    Any advice or experience is appreciated!
  2. Neil Edmunds

    Neil Edmunds ODSC Executive

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    If it was manufactured as a fully compliant road legal machine you should have no trouble getting a blue plate.
  3. Chef

    Chef ODSC Executive

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    It might be easier to have the current owner switch it. Then sell it to you as unfit. Or better yet fit.
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  4. cambam

    cambam ODSC Executive

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    It shouldn't be an issue.

    Print this out and take it in with you.

    Kirk Norris Insurance is still a club sponsor. Their best agent acquired this letter.

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  5. marmoto

    marmoto Limited User

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    Thanks, Neil, Chef and cambam!

    I completed the transaction and now have the bike home. It's a mild-mannered bike and I like it.

    Local Service Ontario office said to take a picture of the compliance sticker and bring it when I bring in my safety certificate and they can switch it back to blue.

    If that turns out not to be so I'll advise this forum.

    Regards,

    Michael
  6. Yamahammer

    Yamahammer Limited User

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    Huh, I have a similar question:

    I just bought a CRF450L, mainly to give me options, but intended on using it only off-road for now. I called my State Farm broker to transfer my off-road policy from the Freeride I sold to the CRF450L, and they said they *cannot* write an off-road policy for an on-road bike. There was no discussion or wiggle room.

    This blew me away. Has anybody else seen this?

    I have a 1983 Yamaha XT125 at the cottage that is a real junker, will never be safe to drive on road again. But is a fine bike for plunking around cottage trails Are they telling me I can't put off-road insurance on it?
  7. imnothng

    imnothng ODSC-OFTR Member

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    They said the exact same thing to me. It was suggested by someone on this forum to not renew my sticker and therefore it would be illegal to ride on the road, but State Farm didn't care.
  8. marmoto

    marmoto Limited User

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    To follow up:

    Brought my safety check papers and a photo of the XT250's compliance sticker in to Service Ontario and walked out FIT and ready to go on the road. Service Agent at Service Ontario called the internal hotline but was told he could have made the change himself without calling in.

    I had been spooked by some stories on this site and others that once a bike was green-plated it could never go back to blue, but this turned out not to be so.

    Thanks for the help and advice.
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