Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    Swingset has the twin to that bike, i think his has the Tusk kit on it.

    I dual sported my 05 RFS 450SX with stuff I pieced together. I used:

    Polisport headlight
    Amazon LED signals
    Ebay LED brake/tail
    Tusk switchgear
    NAPA electronic flasher
    Tusk (I think) brake light switch
    Vapor Speedo/tach/temp
    Cheapo mirrors

    All in all, I prob have about $200-250 in the whole set up. I also had to buy an EXC flywheel and stator, EXC battery box and 5th and 6th gear, but you don't need any of that.

    If you have any questions, shoot me a PM, I spent a lot of time reading about RFS bikes and learning the KTM alphabet. I'm getting ready to tear mine down to put in the 5th and 6th gear sets.
  2. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    My Husqvarna is a pre-Electrolux, not the one you find at Lowe's, Rancher 55. From when they made real saws, the new ones are shit, mine will hang with a Stihl 290 all day long and use half the fuel. I also have some old McCullogh saws, but they are the KLR of chainsaws, may as well put a rope on a cement block.

    Meeting at Danville on sunday at 11 for the usual shenanigans, bring your good tires, I have a feeling it's gonna be ugly....
  3. rxcrider

    rxcrider Long timer

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    Check your title when you get it. It may already say motorcycle.

    Trick Dual Sport has a nice kit for that bike. I like the UFO tail light w/ blinkers that they offer and they have a voltage regulator upgrade to take your bike to a full DC system. Right now, the lights should be running on AC. You can set their kit up for quick removal of the tail light, headlight and turn signals so you don't have to worry about damaging that stuff in a harescramble.
  4. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I think that some BMV's, when making the original title, don't know the difference and make them plateable right off the bat. I've seen two that were titled as street legal, but had no lights or other parts.
  5. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    OhioPT in the NEO thread has a 250 xc dual sported. I'm not up to date on my KTMonese,so I'm not sure if thats close to what you're after bike/motor wise.
  6. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    My 520 has a Trick Dual Sport Kit on it....very nice. Not cheap, but a very quality conversion. Kory put it on tho, I bought it that way.
  7. ruppster

    ruppster Been here awhile

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    It's up to the selling dealership. I looked at a leftover KTM awhile back, I was told the original selling dealership could issue the title however I chose. KTM's MSOs don't say "Off Road Only" like some other manufacturers. Having said that I don't know why anyone would choose to have an off road title instead of a street title, must be a tax thing.
  8. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    Let's hit up the MX track / GP course over my way soon.
  9. PeteH

    PeteH Adventurer

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    I dualsported my 03 525mxc back in

    the day. I used all factory KTM parts, nice, all plug and play. Can't remember what it cost, too long ago. Great thing about ktms is they come with MC titles. That bike is still collecting dust in my garage.
  10. BigOhio

    BigOhio Been here awhile

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    Sicass kit on mine. Very nice but a little on the pricey side.
  11. ruppster

    ruppster Been here awhile

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    I'll likely take you up on that. Looks like invisible monster & I may be going on a gravel grinder Sunday. I'm thinking up through Noble Co into the back side of AEP, over toward Caldwell for gas & back. Just initial plan, no details yet. Feel free to join us, you can get the DRZ dirty. :D
  12. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    so ... FlaggerWife and I wanted some Pad Thai for dinner. We called up the local Thai joint and placed an order to be held for pick-up under the name 'Linder'. I get there and announce that I'm to there pick up an order and I get, "An order for Mr Rinder?". Umm.. yeah. :huh

    I take a peek at the hand written order slip and it says, "Rinder". :lol3

    thought I'd share......
  13. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    In a peculiar twist on this, my WR250R title arrived in the mail as an "off road only" title. The dealership had to get it replaced with a street title.
  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Ricart had a funny commercial years ago when that exhibit showcasing the Chinese Dynasties was in Columbus. Fred was proclaiming "Ricart Ford, Corrrrrumbus!"
  15. ruppster

    ruppster Been here awhile

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    Must have been Duke grads...:lol3
  16. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    FYI, You FF's
    Cycle World, March 13 Has a shootout with the CRF vs KLX vs WR-R titled "Budget Bashers" I picked it up at the airport news stand enroute back to AFG. Good read. the WR250R STILL RULES!!:1drink
  17. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    I'm no Carnac the Magnificent, but I predict they bitched about the price.
  18. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    Yeah. I don't understand the shootouts between those bikes. Apples to oranges if you ask me, they should be comparing the CRF and KLX to the XT. There is not a bike on the market to compare to the WRR, sure a KTM, Husky, or Gas Gas could work them on the trail, but you aren't running one of those 26k between valve checks.

    It's a big world outside of ADVrider, and the average guy is not buying a 250 dual sport to go ride the TAT, he's gonna be in flip flops running down to the store or commuting to work. Honda was wise to come in at the price point they did with the bike they did. It looks badass, performs well, has the Honda name, and when the average buyer is at the dealer looking at at $7000 WRR or a $4500 CRF, it's pretty obvious which way he is going to go.

    The WR is a nice square peg to fit nice square holes, but not all holes are square. The round peg CRF and KLX will fill the same hole, just not as well. Yamaha has a good niche market with a bike that has Japanese reliability, but still can hang with the more finicky Euro bikes, and they can charge a premium for it. I think Honda recognized that and decided there were a lot more average joe type riders than there were Road of Bones guys.

    All of that said, I would like to see a Japanese manufacturer come up with some real competition to the WRR to further drive innovation in the performance small bore dual sport class.
  19. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    I wonder if the fact that the XT is fuel injected for 2013 will hurt the WR sales any.
  20. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    +1 for the Sicaass racing kits/components. I was able to mix and match to get LED lights all around on my 07 450 XC-W.
    I had the whole kit on in about two hours even adding a new stator and reg/rec. for 60W of LED headlights.

    The handguards with LEDs and flush mount rear signals have held up well through lots of drops and crashes and I never have to worry about snapping off a blinker.

    After seeing a few Baja DS kits I'd say the quality is better on this one.