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Old 06-29-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Converting KTM 350 XCF-W

Hello all,
I'm a bit green on this website and to bikes in general. A few weeks ago I picked up a 2014 KTM 350 XCF-W and have been having a blast riding backroads and trails.

Anyways, I figured the bike would be nice for commuting in the summer months and getting from trail to trail on the road would be easier than having to load it on the truck everytime. So I've been looking around for a decent conversion kit to make it street legal. I have been having a bit of trouble with it until recently I came across a kit that seemed fairly reasonable and looked O.K as far as I could tell...however given my extremely limited(more so non-existant) knowledge in this department, I find myself in need of a second opinion.

Here is the website I found the kit on http://www.procycle.us/dskits/dskit.htm

I was considering the flush mounted tail light/signals and no headlight as my bike came with one.

Anyways, any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:57 AM   #2
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Baja Designs make some nice kits, I think the Procycle stuff is very similar, if not the the same. Dual sport kits are generally pretty straight forward to install. Just make sure to route wires correctly and make good connections.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:41 AM   #3
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You should be aware that, in B.C., you cannot legally license a bike without a manufacturer's NIVUS.
That is why non of the Asian trail bikes are road legal - 'course, you can possible "fudge" if you want to take the risk!

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Old 06-30-2014, 05:00 AM   #4
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Tough question. You will have to see if it's even possible. Not sure how to do it in Canada.

It seems to be a crap shoot in the U.S.

Or just trade it for a street legal EXC.

You may get better answers in the Thumper section.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:48 AM   #5
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If, by some miracle, you manage to get it plated, post up how you get it by ICBC. They will run the VIN and it will come up as off-road only. So dont think you will have any luck. Check into this before you spend money on a kit...
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:16 PM   #6
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Interesting, thanks a lot for the responses. At the dealer the salesperson assured me it was possible to make it street legal multiple times...Seems I have been misled by him.

I will give him a ring and see what he has to say about it.

Thanks
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:44 PM   #7
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I wanna hear how this turns out!

"the dealer assured me"
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:58 AM   #8
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Here in PA, if you get a title with the bike that is branded "MC", you are good to go. Just got get a plate and put proper lights on it. If the title is branded "OHV", you will need to jump through a bunch of hoops to make the bike street legal and have the tittle reconstructed to "MC ". Here in PA all KTMs come with "MC" titles, most of the Jap bikes come with OHV titles (I had two WR250's that came with MC titles, I just got lucky with those).
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:42 PM   #9
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I wanna hear how this turns out!

"the dealer assured me"
You will, dealer hasn't gotten back to me however, today is a holiday.


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Here in PA, if you get a title with the bike that is branded "MC", you are good to go. Just got get a plate and put proper lights on it. If the title is branded "OHV", you will need to jump through a bunch of hoops to make the bike street legal and have the tittle reconstructed to "MC ". Here in PA all KTMs come with "MC" titles, most of the Jap bikes come with OHV titles (I had two WR250's that came with MC titles, I just got lucky with those).
Thanks for the information.

Can you please tell me where to find if my bike is MC or OHV?
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:10 AM   #10
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I wanna hear how this turns out!

"the dealer assured me"
The dealer took responsibility saying time and time again "It is our fault" and that they will fix it for me. He then wanted me to pay 1500 dollars to exchange my week old barely riden bike for an excf 350 and that he could order one in 3 days because there are plenty around. When I went in to negotiate regarding this he then said no sorry can't get ANY EXC-F models anymore. We can only order a 2015 and it would be around 3000 dollars to change your bike for it.

So after almost 2 weeks of bickering with him I am taking the bike back.
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Don't pay a dime! Get your money back and let him take the hit. He sold you the wrong bike.


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Old 07-10-2014, 10:58 AM   #12
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Wow, just...wow! Please keep us up to date on this one. Your sales person should be unemployed after this. He would be if he worked for me.

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Don't pay a dime! Get your money back and let him take the hit. He sold you the wrong bike.


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Wow, just...wow! Please keep us up to date on this one. Your sales person should be unemployed after this. He would be if he worked for me.

Took the bike in today, he said he can't give me the money now because his "secretary isn't in". But he agreed to pay me my money back.

They have two lovely 16-18 year old kids working there who were like oh so what did you do to it? what's wrong with it? Apparently these guys are their mechanics....up town joint alright....

Seems like they're trying to do everything to try and get around paying but not on my watch.

I have contacted some dealers in the area to see if it is true that there are no 2014 EXC models left. Because I really doubt he is telling the truth.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:34 AM   #14
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So apparently my check is in the mail.

Hopefully it'll be here soon.

I've gotten some quotes and stock reports from other dealers and it appears that there are quite a few 500 EXC 2014s floating a round and the odd 350.

Hard to say if he was lying or if he just didn't want to dig very deep. Either way he said there were none left in BC and that he'd looked everywhere. Evidently that's not the case here...

One thing I did forget to mention was that at the time of purchase there was a 450 KTM enduro and the 350 XCF-W in the shop and the salesperson said that the 350 could be legal but the 450 couldn't. They both had head and tail lights. But the 450 was around 400-500 less money. That part of the whole thing still confuses me some.

At any rate going to just hope for the best, get my money and run to another dealer,

After getting some quotes it seems getting a 350 EXC-F would be 10,599 a 500 EXC-F would be around 10,999 and a 690 Enduro R would be 11,399.

Curious about the 690 because it has a ignition key standard and has a significantly lower seat which was something I had trouble with on the 350. And it looks a bit more road worthy and less dirt bike esk. At any rate waiting on my money first!

Thanks for reading everyone.

I'll post back once i get my money back or something else comes up!

So for now this is me

On the plus side my boots got here lol
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:41 AM   #15
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The 690 is not lower, and because it is wider it feels taller.
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