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IN Titling of Dirt Bikes for Street

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 8:10 am
by 4Strokes
Topic: IN - Titling a Dirt Bike for the Street in Indiana
Author: sirmason
Posted: 09/27/2011 11:52:37 AM

INSURANCE:
Make sure an insurance company has your bike listed.
Shop around; get the best deal.
I purchased insurance through Progressive.

TITLING:
These are the steps you must take to title a dirt bike as a motorcycle in Indiana.

Obtain Bill of Sale from the seller (you can get a legit form from the BMV)
Obtain Affidavit of Police Officer from a police officer (don't throw around the word dirt bike; instead,use the words "dual sport" or "enduro". he will drive to your house and it will take him ~20min depending on how busy they are. Don't call 911 to ask for an inspection; call your local department's non-emergency line.)
Take paperwork to the BMV (again, don't use the word dirt bike) and if you have your proof of insurance you're all set to ride on the streets.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
The BMV and Police do not communicate with each other (I found this out when I called the BMV and Police). They will both tell you different things... the police aren't responsible for putting vehicles on the streets (but they are a required step).

The BMV wants the two pieces of paper:
  • Bill of Sale: From the seller
  • Affidavit of Police Officer: From the police officer
Well, have fun riding your dual-sport/enduro/supermoto on Indiana roads.

Reply by sirmason on 09/27/2011 12:23:00 PM

The above steps were for TITLING.

The following information is for PLATING:
  • After the title is obtained you are ready to plate.
  • Depending on the BMV they may want to look at the bike.
  • They may ask if you have headlight, brake light, turn signals, and mirrors.
Here are Indiana's Motorcycle Laws (know your rights)

Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana Legislative Services Agency

IC 9-19-7
Chapter 7. Motorcycle Equipment

IC 9-19-7-1
Minors; protective headgear and face shields
Sec. 1. An individual less than eighteen (18) years of age who is operating or riding on a motorcycle on the streets or highways shall do the following:
(1) Wear protective headgear meeting the minimum standards set by the bureau.
(2) Wear protective glasses, goggles, or transparent face shields.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.7.

IC 9-19-7-2
Handlebars; brakes; footrests; lamps and reflectors
Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a motorcycle operated on the streets or highways by a resident of Indiana must meet the following requirements:
(1) Be equipped with handlebars that rise not higher than the shoulders of the driver when the driver is seated in the driver's seat or saddle.
(2) Be equipped with brakes in good working order on both front and rear wheels.
(3) Be equipped with footrests or pegs for both operator and passenger.
(4) Be equipped with lamps and reflectors meeting the standards of the United States Department of Transportation.
(b) A motorcycle manufactured before January 1, 1956, is not required to be equipped with lamps and other illuminating devices under subsection (a) if the motorcycle is not operated at the times when lighted head lamps and other illuminating devices are required under IC 9-21-7-2.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.1-1992, SEC.49; P.L.63-1994, SEC.1; P.L.2-2010, SEC.1; P.L.87-2010, SEC.28.

IC 9-19-7-2.5
Rear view mirrors; speedometers; turn signals
Sec. 2.5. A motorcycle manufactured before January 1, 1956, is not required to be equipped with the following devices:
(1) A rear view mirror.
(2) A speedometer.
(3) Mechanical or electric turn signals.
As added by P.L.63-1994, SEC.5.

IC 9-19-7-3
Classification of violations
Sec. 3. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.7.

(http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/t ... 9/ch7.html)

Reply by sirmason on 09/27/2011 12:33:51 PM
ADDITIONAL RIDING LAWS
Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana Legislative Services Agency

IC 9-21-10
Chapter 10. Motorcycles

IC 9-21-10-1
Passengers; number; seating restrictions
Sec. 1. In addition to the person who operates a motorcycle that has only two (2) wheels in contact with the ground or pavement, one (1) person may be carried on the motorcycle. A passenger may be carried only on a firmly attached and regular seat designed for passenger use.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-2
Passengers; interference with operation and control; obstruction of view
Sec. 2. A passenger may not be carried on a motorcycle in a position that interferes with the operation or control of the motorcycle or the view of the person who operates the motorcycle.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-3
Packages, bundles, or other articles preventing proper use of handlebars
Sec. 3. A person who operates a motorcycle may not carry a package, bundle, or other article that prevents the person from keeping both hands on the handlebars.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-4
Seating restrictions
Sec. 4. A person may not drive, operate, or ride as a passenger on a motorcycle that has only two (2) wheels in contact with the ground or pavement in a position other than astride the seat or saddle provided.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-5
Headlamps; illumination during operation
Sec. 5. Headlamps shall be illuminated at all times when a motorcycle is in operation.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-6
Traffic lanes; restrictions on use
Sec. 6. A motorcycle is entitled to the full use of a traffic lane and a vehicle may not be driven or operated in a manner that deprives another vehicle of the full use of a traffic lane. Motorcycles may, with the consent of both persons who operate the motorcycles, be operated with not more than two (2) abreast in a single traffic lane.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-7
Traffic regulations; application to motorcycles
Sec. 7. All traffic regulations and all rights and duties inured from the traffic regulations that apply to a person who drives or operates a motor vehicle apply to a person who operates a motorcycle, except the following:
(1) Regulations that expressly do not apply to motorcycles.
(2) Regulations that by their nature have no application.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-8
Motorcycles prohibited from operation on highways
Sec. 8. A motorcycle:
(1) with a design speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour; and
(2) that has a seat, but not a saddle;
may not be operated on an interstate highway or on a highway outside the limits of a city or town.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-9
Drivers or passengers under 18 years of age; headgear and goggles
Sec. 9. If a person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age is operating or riding on a motorcycle on the streets or highways, the person shall wear the following:
(1) Protective headgear meeting the minimum standards set by the bureau.
(2) Protective glasses, goggles, or a transparent face shield.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-10
Renting or furnishing a motorcycle to an unlicensed driver; prohibition
Sec. 10. A person may not rent, lease, or furnish a motorcycle to another person for use on the streets and highways who is not regularly licensed to operate a motor vehicle by the state in which the other person is a resident.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-11
Subleasing or otherwise authorizing use of motorcycle to an unlicensed driver; prohibition
Sec. 11. A person to whom a motorcycle is rented, leased, or furnished may not rent, sublease, or otherwise authorize the use of the motorcycle on the streets and highways to a person who is not licensed to operate a vehicle in Indiana.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-12
Renting, leasing, or furnishing an unsafe motorcycle; prohibition
Sec. 12. A person may not rent, lease, or furnish a motorcycle that is not in safe operating condition.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-13
Violations; Class C infraction
Sec. 13. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

(http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/cod...ar21/ch10.html)

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