HOW-TO: Street legalize your UTV

Start by adding a turn signal kit

Editors Note:

WARNING: Most UTVs are designed for off road use. Use of UTVs on paved roads at your own risk and only where laws allow it. Check laws in your area to be sure your machine is properly equipped.

How cool would it be to be able to legally drive your UTV or ride your ATV on the street to connect Forest Service/BLM/state roads and other trails? Well, it’s legal to do so in almost half of the United States, and there are a few companies that make street-legal kits for UTVs and ATVs. Today’s UTVs already have most of the required equipment, such as mufflers, seat belts, headlights, taillights and brake lights. OHV-friendly states like West Virginia let OHVs travel city streets on the Hatfield-McCoy trail system, and Utah recently passed a law saying UTVs were legal on every street except interstates (I-15 and I-70) or in Salt Lake City. In fact, most states allow counties and towns to set their own standards. Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Minnesota, Wyoming, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, North and South Dakota, Washington, Michigan, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Vermont, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Colorado (HB15-1054) have laws allowing the street-legalization of OHVs.

Following is a guide of the current Street Legal Turn Signal Kits that you can install on your UTV

 

ADVANCE MCS ELECTRONICS UTV TURN SIGNAL KIT

ADVANCE MCS ELECTRONICS UTV TURN SIGNAL KIT

This kit contains the equipment required by most states to make a UTV street legal.

You get:

-Heavy Duty Lever Switch with 4 way flasher feature

Adjustable flasher relay

-Horn and lighted button

-4 Amber color LED’s

-License plate light and install kit complete with wire

Fits: Most popular UTVs

Price: $120

Get it from: Advanced Electronics

BULLDOG TURN SIGNAL KIT

BULLDOG TURN SIGNAL KIT

The electrical components in this kit meets most states’ street legal equipment requirements. Be sure to understand the requirements and laws for your state.

You get:

Four Small LED Ultra-Bright lights, 3/4″ Diameter with panel mounting grommet

-Toggle Type Turn Signal Switch, mounts on your dash, not in your way. With Rubber Boot

-Signal Flasher

-Signal Indicators, to let you know the signals are on

-Plenty of wire to get the job done

-Fuse and Fuse holders

-All needed connectors

-Detailed color diagrams with instructions

Fits: Most popular UTVs

Price: $173

Get it from: www.hiperf.com

CORBIN CUSTOM WORKS PLUG AND PLAY TURN SIGNAL KIT

CORBIN CUSTOM WORKS PLUG AND PLAY TURN SIGNAL KIT

  This easy to install kit uses your OEM tail lights as turn signals and adds a total of 4 amber lights to the front.  Plugs into factory wiring and connectors with NO cutting or splicing of wires. Everything was designed to handle anything you put your machine through,like the weather-sealed wire connectors  and submersible control module. Back-lit Rocker Control Switch: Directional arrows on control switch flash to indicate chosen direction.

You get:

-Hand-made Wire Harness made specifically for your machine with wiring to utilize the stock taillight assemblies as turn signals.

-Front LED turn signal lights (bright amber when illuminated).

-Back lit rocker control switch

-Electronic flasher.

-Horn.

-Detailed instructions

Fits:   2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Polaris RZR S / 900 / 1000 / Turbo / Turbo S / Dynamix models, General, Ranger. Can-Am Commander, Maverick X3 and Defender.

Price: $250-280

Get it from: Corbin Custom Works 

CUSTOM DYNAMICS LED TURN SIGNAL KIT

Custom Dynamics’ LED Turn Signal Kit works on all UTVs with 12 volt DC electrical systems.

You get:

-Four 1.25″ amber LED turn signals

-Four-way hazard flasher and switch

-Turn signal flasher and switch

-Two green LED turn signal indicators

-Complete easy to install wiring harness with fuse and switches

Fits: Most popular UTVs

Price: $180

Get it from: Your Parts Unlimited dealer

DRAGONFIRE UNIVERSAL ROAD READY KIT

DRAGONFIRE UNIVERSAL ROAD READY KIT

DragonFire’s Road Ready Kit contains the essentials you need to equip your UTV for road use.

You get:

-Horn

-Mirror with mounting clamp that accommodates 1.5″ – 2″ tube diameter

-Lighted license plate mount

-Hardware

-Wiring

Fits: Most popular UTVs

Price: $100

Get it from: Chaparral, Dragonfire Racing,

 

DUX PLUG & PLAY SIGNAL KIT

DUX PLUG & PLAY SIGNAL KIT

The Dux Plug & Play Turn Signal/Horn Kit is easy to install and is 100% plug and play. When installed according to the instructions, all the wires end up in all the right places and everything simply plugs in–the turn switch and turn lights, the horn and horn button, and the flasher. All the wires have labels and are color coded so you can get it right the first time–no special skills needed. Make your machine safer for road use, fast and easy!

You get:

-Turn signal switch

-Horn switch

-Turn signal lights

-Electronic flasher.

-Horn.

-Complete wire harness with connectors installed.

Fits: Most popular UTVs

Price: $220-$330

Get it from:  Chaparral, SuperATV

RYCO LIGHTING KIT

RYCO LIGHTING KIT

Ryco’s UTV lighting kits are designed to plug into existing wiring and includes detailed instructions and all the equipment required by most states.

You get:

-Wiring to utilize the stock taillight assemblies as turn signals for a clean factory appearance

-Combination turn signal and horn switch with mounting bracket. Horn button is located on the end of the turn signal switch shaft

-Front LED turn signal lights (bright amber when illuminated).

-Electronic flasher.

-114 db horn.

-Complete wire harnesses cut to proper lengths with factory type connectors installed.

-White LED license plate light.

-License plate mounting hardware.

-All necessary hardware, wire ties and connectors.

Fits: Most popular UTVs

Price: $290

Get it from: Rocky Mountain ATV MC

STARTING LINE PRODUCTS STREET LEGAL KIT

This universal Street Legal Kit contains all the signal and lighting equipment most states require to make UTVs legal for road use.

You get:

-4 small LED Ultra-Bright lights, 3/4″ diameter with panel mounting grommet

-Toggle type turn signal switch

-Signal flasher

-Signal indicators

-30 Db horn

-Horn button

-License plate mounting bracket and lighting

-Wire

-Fuses, fuse holders, and all needed connectors

-Detailed instructions.

Fits: Most popular UTVs

Price: $240

Get it from:  Starting Line Products

SUPER ATV UTV/ATV PLUG & PLAY TURN SIGNAL KIT


Super ATV has UTV model specific turn Signal kits for most popular UTVs and a universal kit. They are designed to be complete and easy to install. The wiring harness is color-coded and pre-assembled as much as possible. The wiring is simple enough that anybody at any skill level can get it hooked up.From the tail lights, to the front indicators, to the dash cluster, it really is plug and play.

This kit also includes a compact 105 dB horn to make sure you are safe on the road. This kit includes an LED dash cluster indicator for the standard kit, and an LED indicator on the steering column stalk for the deluxe version. That way you always know when your signal is on.

You get:
Deluxe Kit Includes

-Steering column turn signal stalk w/ horn button and mounting hardware

-2 front LED turn signal lights

-2 rear LED turn signal lights

-1 compact 105dB horn

-1 horn button

-Completely assembled and color-coded wiring harness with connectors

-10 wire ties

Standard Kit includes

-Dash-mounted turn signal toggle switch

-2 Front LED turn signal lights

-2 Rear LED turn signal lights

-1 LED dash cluster indicator

-1 compact horn w/ horn button

-Completely assembled and color-coded wiring harness

-10 wire ties

Price: Deluxe kit, $200-$220. Standard kit, $185-$190.

Get it from: SuperATV

TUSK UTV HORN & SIGNAL KIT WITH MIRRORS

TUSK UTV HORN & SIGNAL KIT WITH MIRRORS

The Tusk UTV Horn & Signal Kit is designed to be a simple way to provide front and rear turn signals, horn, license mount, and rearview mirrors for your UTV. The Tusk kit is easy to install with a few common tools. The components have universal applications and will work on almost any UTV.

You get:

-2 rear view mirrors

-Turn signal switch

-Horn switch

-Turn signal lights

-Electronic flasher

-Horn

-License mount

-Complete wire harness with connectors installed.

Fits: Most popular UTVs

Price: $170

Get it from: Rocky Mountain ATV MC,

These notes below are from a 2016 article we wrote on the subject. Prices and contacts may have changed.

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Besides OEM equipment, Arizona requires a horn that can be heard 250 feet away and rear-view mirror(s), which the DragonFire Racing universal street-legal kit ($99.99) supplies, plus a license-plate bracket with a light. Many states (Nevada, Washington, etc.) require that UTVs only be operated on county (general and minor) roads with speed limits of 45 mph or lower. Tennessee requires UTVs only go 35 mph, which makes the CanAm speed key golden, and you need DOT-approved tires like the GBC Kanati Mongrel and an orange tractor triangle on the rear end. Other states (Utah, Texas, Wyoming, etc.) require amber front and red rear turn signals and lit license-plate brackets. Starting Line Products has a kit with turn signals, a horn, plate bracket with light, wiring harness with fuses and mounting hardware for $239.95. Also, Dux Signal kits makes RZR/Ranger- and Can-Am-specific kits with all the equipment that’s needed in most states for $169–$250. Bulldog (www.bulldogatv. com) has a universal kit with LED turn signals, a flasher, 130-decibel horn, plate bracket with light, fuses, wiring and mounts for $199.95.

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Michigan is the most hard-core and expensive, as it requires a full-glass windshield, windshield wiper and washer. The Can-Am Commander Limited only requires the addition of the washer pump and reservoir, plus the turn signals. Some states allow unlicensed UTV and ATV use on roads when snow makes roads impassable. New Hampshire requires red four-way flashers on snow plows.

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