2012 WR450 street legal build-ish type thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by NeedaSpace7, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Ohio is extremely easy if you have the offroad title the bike came with from the dealership. We went through it several times this summer in the regional thread. The form you need is even online; print it out, fill it out, sign it saying you made the bike street legal, and bring it in with your old title. They'll print out a new title and hand you a plate. No inspections or anything.

    I've always heard it has a nicely spaced 5-speed, and, if that is the case and there is a nice low 1st and a nice tall 5th, then who the hell cares that there's no sixth, other than spec sheet racers no doubt.
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  2. Kawidad

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    Yeah, but................

    The Fed EPA has been pressuring states to disallow off road vehicles from being legalized because of not being smog compliant. There have been threats of cutting off federal highway money to any state that doesn't play ball with them. Unfortunately, this bullS**t started here in my home state of Commiefornia with the CARB aka: lying communist scumbags and spread from there. The interesting thing to me is that states have been standing up to the feds and the feds backed down for whatever reason(s). Good on them, bad on Commiefornia for starting this non-sense with false claims using falsified data.:deal

    Okay, now that I got that out of my system. :norton

    I have a grandfathered converted WR400 and am familiar with the engine and I honestly think the reason Yammie didn't do it is because of concerns about longevity that dual sports machines are put through. KTM doesn't honestly care, ready to race and all that, but the Japanese companies I believe are far more concerned about their reputations Trail riding is one thing, true dual sporting is another.

    Having said that, I'd do it in a New York second if I could get away with it. :wink:
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  3. NeedaSpace7

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    a day of fun
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    turned into a day of... well ...
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  4. gas_pig70

    gas_pig70 Mmm... mud!

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    At least you were pulled over by an officer on two wheels.:ricky
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  5. SBG

    SBG Neville1 to TT boys

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    I have to ask, is this even registered for the road yet? And if not, why didn't you just go off road when he got to you? Not like he could chase you? So was the fine for illegal use or speeding? THAT is the question.


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  6. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    yeah what happened here
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  7. Lutz

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    Yeah, and how is it that both you AND the officer are behind the lense and away from the bikes?
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  8. NeedaSpace7

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    It is registered . The guy got off his bike being a hard ass , yelling at me for unsafe tires , going over my bike saying that just becuase I add a headlights and brakelight I'm not street legal yada yada yada . told him it was all from the factory

    I just kept saying I was unaware of everything that he called me out for . So after a good 7 to 10 minutes of him ranting he finally calls in my plate and says "I didn't think they let those knobbies on the street , sorry."

    Let me go scotch free , but I'm not aloud to ride in the abandon golf course any more :mad:

    So I made a convo with him , asked him to take a picture of his bike , which he asked to not be in . And that's the less detailed version , because I'm on my phone

    Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2
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  9. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    First, in what general area of Ohio do you live? I'm just curious. I used to live in eastern Ohio - Tuscarawas County. I'm now in Delaware, north of Columbus. We dual sport around the area of Tuscarawas county.

    Second, if you have DOT tires and the other stuff you did with your bike you ARE legal. It is in the Ohio revised code how to do a "home built" street bike. Involves brake/tail light, horn, headlight, etc. It can be found in the 4501 range of the revised code on-line lighting is specifically in the 4513 area. But you may already be aware of that. If so, this would be good for other Ohioans to know if they want to make a motorcycle road legal. Interesting part is I have yet to read any requirement for turn signals, but I've not totally read all the codes referenced.

    It is actually easy to do the bike in Ohio.
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  10. pfy50

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    Just an aside from a former one; police depts. often hire motorcycle cops from within there ranks of officers who don't know the first thing about motorcyles or what DOT means. It is easier to train a newbie officer in the Maryland State police or CHP method of bike riding to someone who doesn't already ride MC and may have what they consider as bad habits in bike handling. So often these officers that just patrol on two wheels instead of 4 know very little about the motorcycling community outside of what they were taught at the motor officers 2week school. It is a big learning curve for them also.:huh
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  11. plugeye

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    thanks for the headsup
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  12. NeedaSpace7

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    late reply but,

    this picture was taken on Hines hill Rd. in Boston heights. Im from Macedonia

    bike is semi legal, no horn, no dot tires and a few other things. cop seemed clueless.
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  13. NeedaSpace7

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    i wanted this thread to be a "how to" type thing. but that didnt work out so well. atleast there is some good information that has been shared. here are some pics of the street legalizing

    the parts
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    the helper
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    digging in! cutting the grips and throttle tube
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    let the tapping begin!
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    dismantlement
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    installing the switch panel
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    wiring . surprisingly headache free!
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    rear brake wiring
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    front turns all wired up
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    annnnnnnd, front hydraulic pressure witch, heat shrunk with a 6mm Yamaha blue air-soft pellet !
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  14. Dunes

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    Can you explain a little bit on the hydraulic brake switch installs? Just picked up my 2012 last week and looking for ideas to get the brake lights working.
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  15. Jolly705

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    It is a plug and play on the rear brake master, you will need to bleed your brakes when you are done though. The stock rear brake light has a dual bulb in it so you can wire directly. There is a good how to on Thumpertalk.

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  16. Dunes

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    Thanks for the direction, the ones I found on Thumpertalk were very helpful!
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  17. Jolly705

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    Call and ask for Forest if you can't find on the site

    http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com

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