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  1. GQelements

    GQelements ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Hey guys, a buddy is looking at buying a green plate bike as his first vehicle in Canada and had a few questions, I thought I'd post them here as I don't have a good handle on the answers either.

    1) When buying used, is the UVIP still required?
    2) Is insurance required if riding on private land (motocross tracks, closed competition courses like Offload Ontario events)?
    3) Is insurance required for riding in Public dedicated off-road places like Ganaraska or SCORRA Tracts?

    Anything else to keep in mind that may be different from buying regular Blue Plate vehicle?

    Thanks in advance for your help. The guy is getting the bike today and super excited to hit the trails ASAP.
  2. Chef

    Chef ODSC Executive

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    1. I don’t remember ever having to do a uvip pkg for a green plate
    2. No to insurance for private land/tracks
    3. Yes to insurance on ANY kind of public land

    Get a cheap receipt as there is no value database for dirt bikes
    You can never switch it to blue plate
    Blue plated vehicles have more value to some
    Offroad insurance is cheap prob in the area of 100.00/year. Shop around.
  3. Rob Woods

    Rob Woods Limited User

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    Ganaraska requires you to have insurance.
  4. imnothng

    imnothng ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Yes you need to get a UVIP, but it's fine to buy at the time of transfer (you don't have to have the seller sign it if you have a bill of sale).
    No insurance is needed for your own private land or at tracks/races (because they carry there own insurance).
    Yes you need insurance everywhere else.

    The only thing that's really different from a blue plate is that you don't have to get a safety done.