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Old 02-25-2016, 04:42 PM   #15
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I have a street legal RZR4 in Michigan. It cost a lot to get street legal and seems to be getting harder to do each year. Street mod requires sign off by LEO and they are not very willing to do. It does have DOT tires, original tires are not DOT. I do know from the RZR forums that Colorado won't accept a RZR type vehicle even if it is licensed in another state. Have not checked lately but a couple of years ago this was the case.

The RZR really doesn't make a very good street vehicle. Very loud riding inside of vehicle. Highway speed can be almost flat out on mine it tops at about 60mph, newer models have more power so would be faster. My RZR does not have a rear differential that is not locked and scrubs tires when turning causing extra drive train stress on pavement. Several manufactures, Yamaha, Polaris, Arctic Cat, Bombardier all make side by sides. Some of these cost up to $25,000 now.

Would love to take mine for desert riding but can't find a way to take it along.
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Old 02-25-2016, 04:58 PM   #16
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I don't make this stuff up, I just report it as I see it! I see at least one a week on the streets and freeways here in PHX. All of them have AZ plates on them.

It does appear that there is a ~$200 kit you have to add to it- Street Legal TS LED Turn Signal Kit Horn Plate Polaris RZR s 4 570 800 900 1000 | eBay
It takes way more than this in Michigan, Windshield, windshield washer, parking brake, hi and low headlights, street legal DOT tires and wheels, state VIN number, LEO sign off, and probably forgetting several things. Full coverage insurance with MI wonderful no fault with State Farm @1800 year. But maybe Arizonia is less restrictive. It sure could be fun though.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:32 PM   #17
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Will likely work in Montana as ATVs can be driven on hyw. Most states you'd be illegal.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:40 PM   #18
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I can't imagine a RZR being street legal. Did they changes the tires to DOT legal? Turn signals? Approved head and taillights?
Well imagine this. My RZR is street legal. I drive it all over Arizona. We are not allowed to drive on main highways or freeways. Other than that, drive on to your hearts content.

All that is required here is insurance, registration, seat belt, rearview, horn, light over rear license plate and of course working headlights. No turn signals required.


To the OP, I think it would be better to trailer the RZR. We put ours in the toy hauler
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Polaris makes a three wheeled motorcycle sort of vehicle, too. Street legal, it seems ...

Polaris Slingshot : 3-Wheel Motorcycle - Reverse Trike
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Polaris makes a three wheeled motorcycle sort of vehicle, too. Street legal, it seems ...

Polaris Slingshot : 3-Wheel Motorcycle - Reverse Trike
Three wheelers are classed as motorcycles, and therefore only have to met motorcycle levels of safety. No crash testing, of course.
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Because it is plated in Arizona[where anything goes] in California where [nothing goes] despite having Arizona plates you would still have to have all street legal "Cal "components installed to not get a ticket in the golden state.
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I have an Xp1000 that we tow on a flatbed. Fun toy but I would not consider it as my primary toad unless maybe staying around Quartzite for a shorth period. Long term I think a fully street legal vehicle would be much more versatile.
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PbdBlue- do you then travel with the Xp1000 OR the toad depending on where you are headed?

I'm really looking for an excuse to get a RZR and thought using it as a toad was a perfect one. It is sounding more like I need to find a different excuse.
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heck i can remember 45 yrs ago drove to Cal and saw a street legal dragster , short headers with motorcycle mufflers in them , windshield and wipers ,blower and of course single seat ,really blew me away ,seeing that
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might want to check campground rules where we stay in fl. they will turn you away
no 4 wheelers of any type even street legal have seen this at other parks also
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I'm curious what insurance companies say.
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Maybe a lifted Smart car with oversize tires is a better option (kidding). They are about as safe as a Polaris but at least they can be flat towed.
Smart ForTwo may be the smallest car sold in the U.S., but it may have the highest airbag-to-occupant ratio: eight airbags for two people.

How many airbags are in a Polaris.
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This is the problem that I had so I made a rack that fits on my pickup and now I can take the RZR with me when I want both of them and tow the pickup 4 down behind the Motorhome.
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