XR street legal kit?

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  1. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    Does anyone know if there just happens to be a "kit" available to make a XR dirt bike street leagal? I am sure it can be done but don't want to spend the rest of my life chasing down parts..would rather have it all right here, ready to bolt on, knowatimean?
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  2. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Tiny dancer.

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  3. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    I have three street legal XRs, 2 600Rs and a 650R. I wouldn't use anything but a Baja Designs dual sport kit, they are the best. The last one I was able to completely install in just under 3 hours. They run about $500. If you go this route, have your stator rewound by them also. It will make it so you can have a head light brighter than 35w. Have fun and go for it.
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  4. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    +1 On Baja Designs

    My 92 XR600 has had a Baja Designs kit on it since day 1. Stator wound by Ricky Stator. As good as OEM.
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  5. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    tried the search feature and came up NO MATCHES FOUND..me and search features tend to butt heads..anyway tnx for the info..I really want a 650 but if I can make my XR400 street legal, it'll be cheaper than buying a new bike..but if I can't get the right kit, then I'll have to fork over some bigger bucks for a new ride..worth a try anyway..tnx agn!
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  6. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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  7. Death Dealer

    Death Dealer Been here awhile

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  8. diesel1959

    diesel1959 Been here awhile

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    I have got a Baja Designs DS kit on my '97 XR400R and I'm very pleased with it. I bought a RickyStator upgraded stator and the BD kit. The BD kit is all LED except for the headlight, which is a PIAA 85W/85W headlight = very bright. Here are some pics:

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    (I've since added bags and a windscreen, but you get the idea--everything is tucked in nice and tight and has no problems on the trail or the street.)
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  9. yater

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    I've used baja kits on two bikes....an xr250r and a dirt model dr350. They've been great...bolt and go.

    Here's the xr. I chose to go with the mx rear fender and the under-tail brake light and plate mount. This way, I would run the motobillet rear rack. I also think it looks much better than the bulky above-fender mount.
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  10. SwitchThrottle

    SwitchThrottle Bring da amber lamps

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    With a little ingenuity and the right parts, you can make a kit for a hell of a lot less than a BD kit. My bike came to me with a plate, so all I added was turn signal switch ($20), wired in some signals ($15) and a banjo bolt switch replacement for a rear brake light ($15). Add some wire, soldering, and make a couple mounting brackets and youÂ’re in business. All for about $60 :thumb A buddy of mine has a KTM400exc (e-start so has a battery), and he built his own kit for under $100, and his has a fuse block (radio shack I think), and a horn (taken from a totaled Subaru).
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  11. yater

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    Around here, you need a high/low beam switch, high beam indicator, high/low headlight, regulator/rectifier/battery (to run the lights without engine power), horn, clear light on license plate, brake switch, and tail/brake lights. If you're a tech geek, you can wire something together. We did a homemade kit on a drze once...it was a pita and not nearly as solid as the kit. YMMV.
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  12. SwitchThrottle

    SwitchThrottle Bring da amber lamps

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    I looked at the BD kit, and it is a good kit. I am not knocking the kit at all. I just think you can do it yourself for a lot less money. :evil As stated, my bike had been plated by the previous owner (with no kit installed....not even a brake light...I think he slipped it through while CT wasn't doing DOT inspections). I only added the parts that were needed for the 50' view so that Jonny Law would leave me alone. :D My bike certainly wouldn't pass a DOT inspection. To do it right, I think I could still do it for hal the BD price.
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  13. yater

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    Yeah you can do it cheaper if you don't mind some research, part hunting, trial and error, soldering, splicing, etc. I'm a DIY type on just about everything....but the kits are plug and go. They're color coded and all connectors are ready to plug into your specific year/model's wiring harness. If you're good with electronics and have the patience to mess with it, you can probably save a couple hundred bucks. The baja kit is a sure thing and everything is DOT approved.
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  14. bongodave

    bongodave Join my cult!

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    My bike came with the Baja Designs kit, and it's held up with no problems so far on or off road. It's a 2000, and it's seen a lot of dirt!

    Don't know when the kit was installed, but it has to be 4 years old, at the minimum. You can't plate dirtbikes anymore after 2004 in this state. Still has the same tiny battery pack it came with.
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  15. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    I've got the Baja Designs kit. It's a good kit minus the rear brake light... it's a pain in the ass.
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  16. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    I ordered the BD kit abt 2 weeks ago, am still waiting for it to come in, hopefully this week. Also ordered and recieved the new stator from Ricky Stator so when the BD kit gets here, I will be installing it all, but until then, I'm riding!
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    that's what I have on mine

    it was expensive, the instructions were useless, and the battery was too big to fit nicely on the bike

    that said, it works great now that it's on
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  18. Death Dealer

    Death Dealer Been here awhile

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    I can take a pic of where the battery should go if you want. It fits easily if you put it on it's side in the proper place...
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  19. Hardline

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    I just did the BD kit on my 05 last night. Simple simple simple kit. I was very pleased with the directions and the ease of install. Beside's thats why I spent the $$$ for the kit and didnt go DIY style. Only thing I could bitch about would be the choice of led flush mount turnsignal's they use . I love them for looks and not being in harms way , but they are some cheapy suckers with crappy wiring. Doesnt look like many guys are running the flush mount LED's anyway.
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    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    I went with the standard turn signals and fabbed my own rear mounts. They stick out a little bit, but not enough to really get in the way. The right side does not stickout past the side panel anyway. I also mounted a 1157 style bulb socket in place of the stock rear running lamp socket. I put a LED 1157 bulb in it and hooked into the BD harness for an additional brake lamp/taillamp. The white tag lights on the LED taillight tend to over power the red taillights in the BD unit anyway.

    -Joe
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