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    Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    There was a guy selling a Street Legal 2013 Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke. (says it's sold now)


    He said he added the needed equipment, got it plated and then took it all off.

    Too bad, because it would make a very unique dual sport, street machine if it was ready to go.

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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    Likely "slipped" it by a Service Ontario clerk that wasn't familiar with the regs. MOST police officers wouldn't know the difference as long as it has insurance and plates. IF he removed the headlight, and functioning tail light, that could present an issue, for the new owner.

    I know of a "sketchy" off brand ATV dealer, that put street tires on an ATV, and convinced the clerk at the local Service Ontario location that because it had headlights, turn signals, and a horn. That it was "Street Legal" got it blue plated for the road. Took it by trailer to Port Dover and decided to drive it into town as such. The first OPP officer he came across, KNEW better, they seized the plates, and made him go get his trailer...lmao

    Quote Originally Posted by Msowsun View Post
    There was a guy selling a Street Legal 2013 Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke. (says it's sold now)


    He said he added the needed equipment, got it plated and then took it all off.

    Too bad, because it would make a very unique dual sport, street machine if it was ready to go.

    _yz250.JPG

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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedo2002 View Post
    Likely "slipped" it by a Service Ontario clerk that wasn't familiar with the regs. MOST police officers wouldn't know the difference as long as it has insurance and plates. IF he removed the headlight, and functioning tail light, that could present an issue, for the new owner.

    I know of a "sketchy" off brand ATV dealer, that put street tires on an ATV, and convinced the clerk at the local Service Ontario location that because it had headlights, turn signals, and a horn. That it was "Street Legal" got it blue plated for the road. Took it by trailer to Port Dover and decided to drive it into town as such. The first OPP officer he came across, KNEW better, they seized the plates, and made him go get his trailer...lmao
    So ATV's are not street legal at all?

    I remember seeing the Law enforcement using ATVs along the Scarborough bluffs many years ago. (about 10?) The LEO was actually riding on the sidewalk near the Guild Inn. But I have seen many ATVs on the road in rural areas.
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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    several municipalities have bylaws allowing ATV use on public roads
    LE does what LE wants
    just for fun
    see what happens when you ask them to get off the sidewalk

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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    several municipalities have bylaws allowing ATV use on public roads
    LE does what LE wants
    just for fun
    see what happens when you ask them to get off the sidewalk

    I haven't seen the ATVs since that one time over 10yrs ago. Ah, ofcourse there is probably a bylaw up in cottage country etc.

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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    Can tell you the obstacles that make it 'difficult'
    One the VIN has to show up in their system as that relates to the emissions certification.
    Two the tires need to be stamped DOT and not marked "for competition use only in USA and Canada"
    Three you need to get creative to power a parking light on a machine that doesn't have a battery.

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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    I had a blue plated 300 xc w that I briefly used as a supermoto that would have been ok for the track,but was difficult to ride in traffic. Maybe the new injected 2stroke bikes would be ok.
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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    What made it difficult to ride?
    Quote Originally Posted by canuckwr250 View Post
    I had a blue plated 300 xc w that I briefly used as a supermoto that would have been ok for the track,but was difficult to ride in traffic. Maybe the new injected 2stroke bikes would be ok.

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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by tw06 View Post
    What made it difficult to ride?
    guessing the complete lack of torque anywhere outside the narrow power band

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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    No lack of torque on a 300 and you can somewhat adjust the powervalve on a ktm 2stroke.But it was throttle control that was touchy,like very responsive at higher revs when it was in the powerband.Great for the track with shorter straight lines.
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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    Back 8ish yrs ago you could plate just about any dirtbike with a blue plate so long as you put on the proper lights/signals/etc but that stopped. So yes a YZ250 could be blue plated.
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    Re: Street Legal Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    guessing the complete lack of torque anywhere outside the narrow power band
    I had a 300EXC as well. Actually, it has a very broad powerband and LOTS of it. I spent most of my time in 3rd gear in the woods and was never without enough oomph. Even pulling arrows with a broken shift lever it would start in 3rd gear without much clutch slipping.


    It's really the perfect displacement for recreational off road riding, as long as the rider has some experience.

    I can see how it would be tiring to ride on-road as the throttle response is a bit abrupt and the vibes would wear you out.

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