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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Street Legal in Washington?

Anyone get there Rhino street legal in Washington state? Im sure I can get it done, just wondering if anyone else has. Thanks
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-05-2008, 09:53 AM
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From what I understand there is NO way to license an OHV in Washington. Specific laws prohibit this and the Rhino title identifies it as an OHV. Of course if most of your riding is done in ,say, Montana...and your folks still live there...(wink wink). I haven't run down the road in WA with my plate yet (I made a couple bonzai runs to the local mini-mart when our road was under construction but the cops weren't patrolling it then). I'm thinking it would be a very gray area for an officer because it IS licensed.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-09-2013, 10:01 AM
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My Rhino is licensed street legal in Az. both on/off road plates, we go to Wa. in the summer, looks like I cant ride it on the street there?
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 11:01 AM
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Keep in mind that I wrote that last comment nearly 6 years ago. I don't know if things have changed in Washington. I would suggest you contact the Sheriff for the area you intend to visit and see what his stance is.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 09:22 AM
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Ok thanks, I did not realize the post was that old. I dont think the law has changed in Wa. dont know why, Bill
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 10:21 PM
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Actually, the law has changed. There is now a provision where certain towns can set their own rules in regards to ATV use on the streets. Again, I would check with the local Sheriff for wherever you plan to be.
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Thank you, I did look up the general law about so called " off road vechicles " basically it said " dont even think about it! " But I will certainly check the local area where we will be. We have converted many dirt bikes to street, so far no problems with that. To me the Rhino is like a Jeep.Bill, Az.
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A quick Google of "Washington state local allow atv" came up with plenty of hits.
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Wow, I will take a look, thanks again. Where do you live? We leave Az. and go to Silverdale, Wa. in the summer, also lived in Troy, And Hamilton Mt. I see you posted locations in the Northwest also.
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I grew up near Troy, MT. Now I live near Spokane, WA but all of my riding is done in North Idaho and Western MT.
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We tried to move to Moses Lake to be closer to our two sons, and thinking it would be drier and not as cold...WRONG we went back to Az. in less than a year!! Although they do have some good dunes nearby Moses.
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I live near Port Orchard Wa. I am getting mine licensed however the area hasn't approved them yet. It seems you can license them, and drive them on more rural streets as most officers won't do anything unless you are causing trouble or speeding. However be prepared for a ticket as they aren't locally legal. Talking to a couple of the leaders in getting them legalized, they are slowly gaining progress...

So in short, yes you can license them, no they are not legal in all counties, however seems they aren't bugged unless your being mischievous and or in a more populized area with heavy traffic.
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-08-2015, 06:47 PM
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Mines plated in AZ and I drive it on the street in AZ, NV and CA. No one cares as long as I have my helmet/windshield, seat belts and I'm not driving like Camshaw...
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 04:06 PM
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ATVs are street legal in Granite Falls and Sultan, WA. here's the info:

ATVs legal on Granite Falls streets after City Council vote | HeraldNet.com - Local News

ATV's legal on country roads in WA

ATVs on city streets? Sultan says yes, Gold Bar not so sure - Monroe Monitor
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Anyway why do we need a plate, I forget?

All kidding aside, driving a rhino on hard asphalt or concrete for a long period of time hurts the rhino, regardless of your setup. That I know.
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