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Plating Your Fiddy All the info you need to get a plate and ride legally on the street.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:39 AM

There have been a few threads in the past but I figured it would be nice to have one big basic thread for dummies so everyone can understand what they gotta do to ride their fiddy on the street legally with a plate.

So you want to plate your fiddy and don't know where to start.


MSO is the Manufacturers statement of origin. Its a piece of paperwork stating what the bike is and where it came from.

You can DNR plate your fiddy with no title or MSO. You do not even need a bill of sale. As long as the VIN from the bike hasn't been reported stolen, you are good to go. IE: if you bought a fiddy used with no MSO or title, you CAN plate your fiddy through the DNR. This differenciates from regular on road motorcycles in which you generally need a title in order to do so.

It would be very wise to write down your pitbike's information and take some pictures of it. That way if you bike gets impounded or whatever, you can have some documentation that you are the owner of the bike.


In order to plate your fiddy through the DNR:

You'll need to go to the DMV with this info and paperwork;

Write down your engine number and write down your VIN number.

When you go to the DMV, bring your OHM certification checklist. Just google "mn ohm checklist". Its the first site you will see. Print out the PDF and fill out what you know (make sure to have the VIN number). Without a VIN number you are SOL. Don't worry about putting your DNR number on the form before you go. They will give it to you once you complete your paperwork at the DMV.

The checklist has the requirements for what your pitbike is supposed to have to be ridden on the road. It does not include all things needed though, just as an FYI.
The things on the list include:
Headlight, tail light WITH stop light, reflectors, one mirror, a horn, DOT legal tires and a DOT legal muffler. Some other things needed to be street legal but aren't on the list are things like turn signals and a license plate light.

Keep in mind there is no inspection done, but please atleast try to make an effort to legalize your bike so it doesn't ruin it for the rest of us. There are kits availible for lights you just need to wrap your stator in order to power the lights. SSR 125s come prewrapped so you don't need to wrap your stator.

When you go to the DMV, tell them you want to DNR plate your Off road highway motorcycle (OHM). Do not say pitbike or dirtbike. They almost immediately shot me down when I did this.


When you are at the DMV, they will have some DNR paperwork for you to fill out and they will give you a DNR Registration number and a DNR sticker that will go on your plate. There are specific directions on where to put the sticker, so make sure you follow the directions on the paperwork that they give you.

Then they will have you fill out a P2000 form which is for actually applying for the plate itself.

All in all I spent around 100 dollars between the P2000 form and the DNR paperwork. Keep in mind, by having your DNR sticker, you can ride at MN Ohm trails. You will need to get new tabs every year for the plate (17 dollars) and will need to renew your DNR registration every 3 years. The benefit of having an MSO/title is that you don't need to renew your DNR registration every 3 years, you just need to update tabs.

Finally, you will need to add atleast liability insurance to your pitbike and keep proof of it on you at all times when riding. I went through state farm and they didn't have SSR in their system for bikes but they were able to set me up with "Dirtbike Insurance". I added comprehensive just for peace of mind. It would be real easy to pick up a pitbike and just walk away with it, especially if you don't have an ignition on it. Just an FYI.


It sounds like a confusing process but it's not all that difficult. Just bring your OHM certification checklist, engine number and VIN number and some money and you'll be set. If you get a form in the mail a few weeks later saying you don't have your proper DNR registration or anything, don't worry, just bring your DNR paperwork and the letter you recieved down to the DMV and they will take care of it. I got this letter and was worried at first but after going to the New Brighton DMV, the clerk said a lot of people have been having this issue because the state and the DNR don't have good communication. Give them your paperwork and have them fax your info out and they will take care of it. Worry not little one.


The same road rules apply to riding an OHM stickered pitbike on the street as a motorcycle, so keep in mind, if you get caught doing wheelies or other shenannigans, the officer could cite you and the offense will have the same repercussions as getting busted on the street on your shinny gray BMW GS that you were wheeleing down Hennepin on.

The ladies at the New Brighton DMV weren't all too joyful when I went over there to get this done, but they knew their stuff and knew what I had to do when I got mine done. If you are up in the North Metro, I'd reccommend stopping by and they can take care of you.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

I may have to do this with the KLX 110.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:47 AM

You're welcome. I'm the guy that trained the lady at the New Brighton City Hall. Adding Liablity Insurance to my pit bike lowered my rates $1, so I initiated it right away even though I have yet to get the equipment on the bike

Attached is the OHM Certification Checklist

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

must admit, when I saw this, I thought you meant chrome plating

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

Mmmmmm, so shiny. I volunteer my KLX! Bling bling bitches
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

 Splash4195, on 28 October 2013 - 11:45 AM, said:

I may have to do this with the KLX 110.

Its money well spent. So much fun. You can't beat it.

The kids love it.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

What's a fiddy?
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

A yard destroying device with a 50cc engine capable of being ridden on one wheel
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

I might try this over the winter!! Do fiddy's have Eng #'s?
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

Stupid n00b questions since I've always kind of wanted to do this.

I know you bought one of the SSR pit bikes. How much do you have into it with getting it street legal?

How fast do those suckers go? Could you cruise 45mph roads on the way to work or stick to mostly 30mph areas?


Things look like an absolute hoot
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:56 PM

 C3L1CA, on 30 October 2013 - 03:51 PM, said:

Stupid n00b questions since I've always kind of wanted to do this.

I know you bought one of the SSR pit bikes. How much do you have into it with getting it street legal?

How fast do those suckers go? Could you cruise 45mph roads on the way to work or stick to mostly 30mph areas?


Things look like an absolute hoot


All in all I spent around 100 dollars between the P2000 form and the DNR paperwork. Keep in mind, by having your DNR sticker, you can ride at MN Ohm trails. You will need to get new tabs every year for the plate (17 dollars) and will need to renew your DNR registration every 3 years. The benefit of having an MSO/title is that you don't need to renew your DNR registration every year, you just need to update tabs.


I think my fiddy w/88kit will go around 45mph



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

 I H8 Winter, on 30 October 2013 - 03:39 PM, said:

I might try this over the winter!! Do fiddy's have Eng #'s?

They do
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:06 PM

 JVS, on 28 October 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:


The same road rules apply to riding an OHM stickered pitbike on the street as a motorcycle, so keep in mind, if you get caught doing wheelies or other shenannigans, the officer could cite you and the offense will have the same repercussions as getting busted on the street on your shinny gray BMW GS that you were wheeleing down Hennepin on.

My flat gray GS always eluded the po po ;)
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

 C3L1CA, on 30 October 2013 - 03:51 PM, said:

Stupid n00b questions since I've always kind of wanted to do this.

I know you bought one of the SSR pit bikes. How much do you have into it with getting it street legal?

How fast do those suckers go? Could you cruise 45mph roads on the way to work or stick to mostly 30mph areas?


Things look like an absolute hoot

Total I have about 900 into it. That includes a new ssr 125,extra parts, about 100 for the paperwork for the title and then about another 40 for lights and mirrors and stuff.

My pitbike isn't compltely legal yet but it's enough to get by. I'm using a bicycle light for a head light, a bicycle light for a tail light (no brake light), a bicycle mirror, bicycle horn and then I made a tail section to hold my license plate. They do make kits though like killer rabbit posted in the for sale section so you can run off the power from the bike.

My ssr 125 tops out at 55 downhill on the GPS but can comfortably run about 30/35 on stock gearing. They are geared pretty high. If your gonna commute I'd try and gear it down a little. I've had no problems riding on 45mph roads but you are wringing it out quite a bit.
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:47 PM

 JVS, on 30 October 2013 - 04:13 PM, said:

Total I have about 900 into it. That includes a new ssr 125,extra parts, about 100 for the paperwork for the title and then about another 40 for lights and mirrors and stuff.

My pitbike isn't compltely legal yet but it's enough to get by. I'm using a bicycle light for a head light, a bicycle light for a tail light (no brake light), a bicycle mirror, bicycle horn and then I made a tail section to hold my license plate. They do make kits though like killer rabbit posted in the for sale section so you can run off the power from the bike.

My ssr 125 tops out at 55 downhill on the GPS but can comfortably run about 30/35 on stock gearing. They are geared pretty high. If your gonna commute I'd try and gear it down a little. I've had no problems riding on 45mph roads but you are wringing it out quite a bit.

Huh. When I had my SSR I always assumed everything was 10mph higher than you said, guess that's the difference between feeling and actual! Maybe my Grom isn't as much of a slouch as I thought because 55 is pretty easy. I actually had been slightly disappointed in the performance and thought Honda missed the mark.

No so much I guess.
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