Oklahoma Law: Enduro Conversion to street legal

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  1. redleger

    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    So I am looking at dropping down to one bike. I only need this bike to ride the road for 8 miles from the house to work, and only for 2 miles doing 55MPH down 2 exits.

    I really like the CRF450X or maybe even a WR. I am looking to sell both my bikes and purchase a new 2013or14 CRF450X.

    Question is, has anyone ever seen this done. I have read an old thread on TT about the law, but can not find anything recent on the subject. I know it would be around $800 before I am done, but I don't mind a project like that, versus the maintenance on my 2 older bikes which seem to keep me in the garage.

    Any input or advice/experience with this? I know it needs horn, lights, speedo etc, but the title would most likely say offroad use only, and the dealer was clueless on this.
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  2. freetors

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    I've never done it myself but from what I have read on this forum and others is that OK is ridiculously easy. There isn't even a real inspection as far as I know so you may be able to get away without the full street equipment (although I would want it.)
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  3. dickosaurus

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    It was a few years ago when I tagged my WR450 and yes, it was pretty easy to do it. First I had to get a title, then I had to show them reciepts for all of the parts necessary to make it street legal. In my case it was a list of the contents of a Baja Designs kit for which I had a receipt. I took the bike with me in the back of a pickup when I went to get it done, certain that they'd want to look at it and ascertain that it truly was street legal. Nope. All they cared about was the reciepts for said parts. There you go. However, some tag agents that I talked to didn't want to mess with it and told me that it wasn't possible. Just sayin,,,,,,,you may have to shop for the right tag agent.
    I think the X would be a good candidate for doing that as I think they have a realitively capable electrical system as opposed to the early WRs. Later WRs are ok but the early ones are a lot of trouble.
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  4. durtrider

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    I've done this a couple of times. . First you will need to make the bike street legal. The cheapest way to do this is with the universal Tusk kit from rockymountainatv.com. Depending on the bike, you may have to buy a headlight, but otherwise this kit will come with everything you need, including blinkers, horn, relay, tail light, brake light switch, harness, handlebar switches, etc. It's pretty easy to install if I can do it... The whole thing is less than $200 bucks. Baja designs and those other guys charge a ridiculous amount of money for a few wires and switches.

    If you buy a new bike it will come with an MSO (manufactures state of origin) It may say "off road only" on it. If you buy a used bike, then just take your bill of sale with you. Either way, get it street legal, then take it to the DMV down on Lincoln in the truck. It is on the north side of the capital and over to the west a bit.

    They will come out and look at it, but it's not really an inspection. More of a...look over. Then they'll go in and produce you a title and give you a tag.

    Last thing, you will need some sort of a speedometer showing miles. A bicycle unit will work if you don't have one. Also, you will need your insurance verification.

    Piece of cake...
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  5. redleger

    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    I assume you are talking about OKC? Ill hit them up as last resort, Ill shop around in Lawton. So you are saying if the title says for off road use only, it still isn't a problem. I am purchasing it new, so I am not sure what the title will say.
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    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    You should have no problem at all taking care of it in Lawton. The biggest part is your documentation on the street legal kit. OK does not have vehicle inspections, just a VIN check. I've been riding my street plated XR650R for several years with no trouble at all. I don't think there will be an issue with the MSO stating "off road use only" as long as you have the receipts for the DS kit. I have honestly never heard on anyone being denied a street title here.

    For clarification, there is nothing in Title 47 (Oklahoma Motor Vehicle code) that prohibits converting a dirt bike to street legal.

    -Joe
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    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    Effing awesome. Great to know. Hmmmm now crfx or wr?!?!

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    Hi Joe! :wave
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  9. eng42

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    While I haven't done the street-legal conversion (other than the new Hodaka in 1975, and the dealer took care of that), I will give you a +1 on the bicycle speedo. I've had several on several different bikes, and they work well. All have been Sigma, based on some huge long dissertation I read long ago where some ambitious character actually tested a bunch of different brands, and found the Sigma to be the best for motorcycles because it would handle high speeds without losing its mind. I think they all worked fine under 85mph. My sigma is good for a hundred on my XL600. :D Rest of the bike's a little scary at that speed.

    Would love to hear feedback on how the legalization process goes for you. I've toyed with doing that on my YZ250F.
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  10. redleger

    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    I am a ways out from doing all this but if I do I will definitely post up a report.

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    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Hey Doc! :wave

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    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]I just got my plate yesterday for my 2005 WR450, I got some bad info from a couple of different tag agencies, but finally got it right, Here is what I sent in to the OK Tax Commision, Motor Vehicle Division, 2501 N Lincoln Blvd, OKC, OK 73194,
    1- Title
    2- Recipts for Dual sport kit & DOT Tires
    3- Insurance verification
    4- Statement saying I owned Dirt bike VIN # xxxx, and I have purchased a dual sport kit including horn, turn signals, etc, and I want to tag the bike to ride on the street in OK,

    5- I also sent a copy of my bill of sale from K&N Yamaha, don't know if I needed that,

    Took about 1 week to get paperwork back, had a form to take to the tag agent, they did inspect, but only for the VIN,
    Even the tag agent said they had been told this was impossible, that once a bike was registered as dirt, they could not be changed, I just smiled and said I had heard lots of different things, - Cost $82 for an '05 WR, no odometer, no Speedometer, and I forgot to mount the mirrior!

    Good luck,
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  13. redleger

    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    This is lookin more and more awesome everyday

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  14. JPDenny

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    Here is the WR with a Tusk DS kit, check out the tiny turn signals!

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    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    That is a nice set up. How do those signal hold up to the inevitable dirt nap?

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    I would be more concerned with the itty bitties being large enough and bright enuff to be seen :hmmmmm
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  17. redleger

    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    Well after seberal replacement lights on my DR350 low profile lights are quite desireable to me.

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  18. JPDenny

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    Actually, the lights are really bright! I was supprised, now as far as ripping them off on the ground, I have not done that.......yet.
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  19. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    i tagged my drz400e. I used the tag agent on nw expressway near meridian. took like 2 days for them to get the paperwork all finalized, but it wasn't hard at all. had to take the bike over there in the truck so they could look at it, and show recepts.
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  20. tbirdsp

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    Man, you guys are lucky. More and more states are requiring a federal emissions sticker - basically making it impossible to make any off-road-only bike street legal.
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