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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Michigan ORV Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Off Road Vehicle Safety Certificate.

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Always perform a pre-ride inspection using START-GO. Consult your owner’s manual to determine how to conduct the inspection.


  • Handlebars
  • Footpegs

Throttle and Brakes

  • Throttle
  • Ignition switch
  • Brakes
  • Shifter mechanism

Activate Lights

  • Headlight
  • Taillight
  • Brake light


  • Secretary of State registration (if required)
  • Trail permit
  • Safety training certificate (for those under 16 years old)

Tires, Wheels, and Suspension

  • Tire pressure and air leak
  • Axle nuts
  • Bearings
  • Spark arrestor/muffler
  • Major fasteners

Gasoline and Oil

  • Oil and gas levels and leaks
  • Air filter
  • Spark plugs

Operate Responsibly