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  1. Mudgnome

    Mudgnome Limited User

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    Hi All first post here.

    I have some questions about green plates and blue plate........this is all new to me,so bare with me.
    Can I say, buy an an old KLX300 or whatever and plate it?......would that be a green plate?
    Can you drive on the road with a green plate or are they just for trails?
    Now, Blue plates are no longer issued? and if I bought a bike that could be blue plated....what is the difference between the two plates.
  2. kayak_shack

    kayak_shack Limited User

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    Green plate = off road only
    Blue plate = street legal

    As of 2007 (I think) the MTO has refused to convert any off-road bike to on-road use and issue them a blue street plate. I'm still unsure how an MTO memo changed this and not an actual new law or something. Previously, if you had a bike that was built for off-road use, you could add some equipment to it (horn, brake light etc.) to meet street regulations and get it converted to legally be used on road with a blue plate.

    If you buy a bike that has a blue street plate you can keep it street legal. Bikes which are made to be off-road bikes "won't be allowed" to be converted to get a blue street plate.

    Get a bike with a blue plate if you have ANY plans to run down the road at all.

    -Josh
  3. imnothng

    imnothng Limited User

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    I have to do it. Bear with me. Bare is basically only used to describe nakedness.

    If the bike was deemed "blue plate" from the dealer, then you can get a blue plate, otherwise it's green only. I believe you can ride down some roads in some townships that allow it for snowmobiles and ATV's, I'm just assuming a bike would be the same. Otherwise you can only cross a road and not ride along side it with a green plate.
  4. grahamm

    grahamm Ride Organizer

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    Not the case, green plated motorcycles have to be WALKED on any road.... unless under special consideration the municipality has made exception.

    OFTR has hopes to getting similar arrangements as ATVs with the Ministry but they are not there yet.
  5. 3BeeJay3

    3BeeJay3 ODSC Past President

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    According to the HTA/ORV act, green plated bikes can be ridden across a road as long as the rider is (IIRC) at least 16(possibly licenced?) and has ins. coverage. They can't be ridden alongside a road - yet.

    Blue plated bikes give you so much more flexibility.
  6. Mudgnome

    Mudgnome Limited User

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    Thanks for everyones info, especially our grammar police =D>
  7. imnothng

    imnothng Limited User

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    /bow :)

    Yeah, you can't ride it perpendicular to the road, but only cross it, ie. to get the other field on the other side of the road.
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    I believe you mean parallel... :)
  9. mutt248

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    Keep in mind that if you purchased a bike that was blue plated at one time, and then green plated later, you can not go back to a blue plate. Once a "grandfathered" bike has been green plated it must remain as a green plated vehicle.....