Dirt Bike turned into Road bike

Discussion in 'Trucks and Motorcycles' started by sbctimh, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. my friend wants to know where/if they sell kits for brake light. turn signals, headlight, ect

  2. Pretty sure they do, yes.
  3. No ... at least that won't make it street legal.
  4. what'd be ilegal about it>?
  5. Some dirt bikes come with brake lights etc.

    Also it could take quite a bit of work to get all of that working. Might be better off just trading in for abike that comes with it already on.

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  6. I'm not afraid of a little wiring
  7. My dads old dirtbike was street legal.

    They make kits to do this.
  8. also battery. and you need to be able to mount all the indicators and lights and shit.
  9. it already has a battery
    it's brand new, think it's for fuel infection
  10. #10 Finger Eleven, Sep 8, 2004
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  11. Dual Sport Motorcycling

    One of the most enjoyable ways to go off-road is on a dirt bike. Most off-road motorcycles sold here in the USA don't come street legal from the factory and without a license plate, there are limits to where a person can go on one. However, some dirt bikes are sold street legal and it is usually possible to license an "off-road only" bike by adding the necessary equipment. A street legal dirt bike is what's known as a dual sport because it is capable of going both on and off highway. The great thing about dual sporting is that you are not limited when pavement gets in the way of the trails. It also makes it possible to jump on the highway for gas and food allowing you to greatly extend the length of your rides.

    Dual Sport Conversion

    Unfortunately, dirt bikes that perform really well in the dirt generally don't come street legal from the factory here. Restrictions the Feds impose on street legal bikes imported into this country put limitations on them. Mostly, it results in a weight issue. Factory dual sport bikes are generally too heavy and underpowered to be really dirt worthy. Even so, manufacturers don't seem to take the idea of a performance street legal dirt bike seriously.

    A dual sport conversion is the process of adding all of the required equipment so that an "off-road only" bike can be licensed for the street. By converting a bike like this, you can have the best of both worlds; a bike that performs exceptionally well off-road and is legal to ride on the street. The Honda XR650R is a great dirt bike and is ideal for dual sport conversion with its large four stroke engine and stable geometry. For the same reasons, another great dirt bike ideal for conversion is the KTM 625 SXC.

    The next section covers dual sport conversion in general and specifically with respect to the Honda XR650R and KTM 625 SXC.

    Everything Else

    The next three sections cover topics relevant to dual sporting with information specific to the XR650R and 625 SXC included as it applies. The following section discusses performance and maintenance issues specific to the XR650R and 625 SXC with some general maintenance information included as well. The last sections provide links to good dirt bike resources on the web.

    Final Words

    I've had enough people ask about this stuff, I thought I would put together a collection that can be easily viewed instead of handwritten by me every time. Since the XR650R and 625 SXC are my latest bikes, some of the information presented here is specific to them. However, much of it is applicable regardless of your ride so don't be discouraged from browsing the site if you ride something different.

    Converting an "off-road only" dirt bike and setting it up for dual sport use can remain a "work in progress" for quite a while until you get things dialed-in. Sometimes you have to get creative and your work doesn't always stand up to the punishment of off-road use. Many times, I've had to seek out resources to solve problems or come up with a "better mouse trap" on my own. The information presented here is a result of things inspired by the work of others, things gleaned off of several message forums I participate in, and things I've come up with on my own. The persons are too many to give credit, but I thank those that have made information public which has been used in building this resource.

    Well, hope you find this reference useful.
  12. thanks for info that'll work well
  13. what I meant was the battery currently in the bike may not be powerfull enough to power the extra shit. Also the bike as stock may struggle or not keep the battery charged.
  14. Just get a dual sport.
  15. #15 Ryan KDX, Sep 12, 2004
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    It depends on what kind of bike you want to convert and what you plan on doing with it, but otherwise checkout www.bajadesigns.com
  16. And if your in California, forget the conversion and just look into a dual sport.

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