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    how can i make a street legal buggy???
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    im going to make my first buggy soon and i want to use it for off-road fun and on-road fun also. i want it to look like the thing yoshi makes with sinister sand sports.

    i know i need a windshield and wipers, headlights and tail lights, turn signals, street legal tires, and seat belts. what else would i need? and could i use a motorcycle engine and still be legal?
    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomCon View Post
    im going to make my first buggy soon and i want to use it for off-road fun and on-road fun also. i want it to look like the thing yoshi makes with sinister sand sports.

    i know i need a windshield and wipers, headlights and tail lights, turn signals, street legal tires, and seat belts. what else would i need? and could i use a motorcycle engine and still be legal?
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    Where are you located? The laws very state by state, but you have most of the things listed, also need to add brake lights, a horn, and some states require a diff also.
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    If you're in AZ, getting the car street legal's a breeze. They'll inspect it, make sure that you have the needed equipment and give you a plate.

    In AZ the needed equipment seems to be a self moving chassis with a couple of lights.

    It's amazing what they'll allow to be street legal there. (and I won't even consider taking my AZ plated car on the road here in OH.)
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    Here is the list for Michigan

    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/TR-54_38480_7.pdf

    Biggest hurdle I see for our buggies is the differential gear.

    Maybe they won't notice
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    what really stuck out about driving my car on roads with no diff is pulling out of the gas station, turning out onto the road and the rear BFG's chirping to beat the dam,in front of sheriff Barney Fife. In MN ATV 2 is a rino Class up to 1500lbs and under 1000cc's and low press tires . My buggy fit right into this class. They do not say anything about differentials you are legal to drive on county roads and township roads but cannot drive in the ditches, This works for my buggy very well
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoDie View Post
    Here is the list for Michigan

    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/TR-54_38480_7.pdf

    Biggest hurdle I see for our buggies is the differential gear.

    Maybe they won't notice
    For the diff. I was told you can remove one cv axle to pass inspection.
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    I was also told that for the wiper you only need a squeege in the cockpit.
    I friend of mine just plated his RZR here in MI.
    It helps to know the inspecting officer also. He can always say that the equipment was there when he inspected it.
    what you do afterward is up to you.
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    I am going to try to get mine licensed here in the mitten state... There are 2 cops that go to my church, and a cop lives 2 doors down...HMMM Thanks for the form!!

    Justin
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    Yup, we talked about a dummy cv axle,,,,,,,,,with no splines on one end for this.

    Squeege is good to know too.

    I was thinking just a manual wiper with a lever if needed.

    Sure would be nice if there was something in the rules between motorcycle and cars.

    I plan on wearing my helmet anyways.
    I am sure I will get strange looks no matter what
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    Heythats a great idea for my dwarf carwhen its done... Damm I live in AZ.. thats some thing I should look into.

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