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Old 04-30-2012, 07:46 PM   #48061
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What made you go this route out of curiosity? Was it just easier to get one already sprung well and setup for the MX?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #48062
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That is the PLAN!!!! The shopping starts tonight! So flippin' excited!!!!!!

Converting to street legal, light 'er up
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...DUAL+SPORT+KIT

I dont think theres a cheaper option. Of course, maybe you want higher quality, but that'll cost you more.



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You're off at 12:30? Like, you could be in Columbus by 130? And we could be to tar hallow by 2:30.

Columbus to Tar Hollow in 60 minutes? Bollocks!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #48063
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http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...DUAL+SPORT+KIT

I dont think theres a cheaper option. Of course, maybe you want higher quality, but that'll cost you more.
That kit is for a bike with existing head light and lighting capable stator. That bike doesn't look like it would have either. I'm thinking she's in the same boat I was in with the 426.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #48064
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I think a battery powered light setup would work. You don't have to have your headlight and taillight on by law, but you must have ones that work. That leaves turn signals, horn, and brake light. If you had LED bulbs in those, the battery could last days. You could ditch the turn signals and get a bicycle horn if you wanted, and eliminate those from the power draw.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #48065
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That kit is for a bike with existing head light and lighting capable stator. That bike doesn't look like it would have either. I'm thinking she's in the same boat I was in with the 426.

yes on the headlight, no on the stator.

the kit is stand alone. runs off a rechargeable battery pack.

however, IF the stator is capable of enough output, there is a way to run it off the stator (as I have done to my XR).

first things first, however. she needs a headlight, and there are options, like this:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...-MMX-Headlight

so the key is whether the stator can handle the 35 watts necessary to run this headlight. my XR's stock stator puts out 75 watts. I wouldnt be surprised if the CRF150R had similar capability. Gorman/GCMK, do you know what the output of the 150's stator is?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #48066
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I should be able to make a Tar Hollow ride this coming weekend.
Drop a line when we get closer to the weekend.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #48067
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so the key is whether the stator can handle the 35 watts necessary to run this headlight. my XR's stock stator puts out 75 watts. I wouldnt be surprised if the CRF150R had similar capability. Gorman/GCMK, do you know what the output of the 150's stator is?
just find out what kind of bulb it is and go LED. Some are listed as H4 bulbs, and she could go with one like this:
http://http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co...id=48534089419
(if that link doesn't work, just search eBay for H4 LED Bulb)

Light output would be enough to look legal, but not enough to see in the dark. Power draw would be minuscule; just a few watts.

If night rides are of interest, then ignore all that and make a real bulb work.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #48068
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Light output would be enough to look legal, but not enough to see in the dark. Power draw would be minuscule; just a few watts.

If night rides are of interest, then ignore all that and make a real bulb work.

thats the other option. if the stock stator is too weak (and if she doesnt want to rewind/replace it) then LED is the way to go.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:14 PM   #48069
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Drop a line when we get closer to the weekend.
Can the 950 come play?
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #48070
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thats the other option. if the stock stator is too weak (and if she doesnt want to rewind/replace it) then LED is the way to go.
Just get stickers like they use on drag cars and Nascar. They look real and pass tech inspection.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #48071
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Just get stickers like they use on drag cars and Nascar. They look real and pass tech inspection.

Laugh but I've seen enduro riders put a headlight sticker on the number plate to fake it as a street legal bike.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:06 AM   #48072
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Can the 950 come play?
How about me, I might like to get out myself!
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:17 AM   #48073
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Can the 950 come play?
As long as the big bikes promise not to violate my poor little KLr....
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #48074
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What made you go this route out of curiosity? Was it just easier to get one already sprung well and setup for the MX?
Being Really F'ing Short, this bike is about the only one that checks the boxes in the seat height & weight boxes. The suspension is race ready so it's fabulous; good strong frame. The TTR was not holding up any longer, both in suspension performance and I've heard the frame will crack with excessive jumping. I had officially reached (and broke parts in the process) the limits of the TTR suspension.

With the CRF, weighing in at 180 lbs, generating 20 hp, we'll be flyin'. I have to admit, it made me pee a little the first time I tweeked the throttle. I was having difficulty doing wheelies on the TTR to get the front end over obstacles - that is no longer an issue.

Other options included buying a full size bike like the KTM 250's (weighing in around 220) but then by the time you lower it, the cost would be insane and I'd end up with a bike modified to the point that it may compromise performance. And it weighs 40 pounds more.

Me sitting on the CRF150R will weigh in about the same as a WR250R just sitting there, sans rider. It's light, nimble and quick. I'm in love.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:18 AM   #48075
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Back to the subject of my tire search. To recap I am attempting at putting a set of dual sports on my 1997 BMW F650ST. The problem is there is no ture "front" for my bike. The bike calls for a 100/90 18 up front, unlike the F's 19" front. Someone else on the forum in the "thumper" section said this Shinko is the equivalent size and works... can anyone confirm this? Technically it is a rear, would I need to mount it backwards to be a front?

http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...oducts_id=5317

The tire is the SHINKO 705 4.10-18 59P REAR TT, would this replace the 100/90 18 that is needed size wise? The Shinko 705 is available in the exact size for the rear so I could have a matching set.
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