I am in the market for a dual sport kit for a new WR450 I bought (2011 model) and have come across a few choices.
There is the Baja Designs kit, which is a bit pricey- and looks like pretty good quality. I am unimpressed with the lack of photos of what is included on their site, and having to modify the stator is a turn off to me. The "all in one" headlight option is cool and simplifies things, but I would prefer to keep the factory headlight and alter it to have hi/low beams. I know they offer a kit without the "all in one" self contained cluster headlight assembly, but the turn signals are analog and look pretty cheap and cheesy from what I can tell.
Then,, there is the Ryco kit- it is slightly cheaper than the high end Baja kit, and about the same as the "without headlight" Baja kit. I am leaning toward the Ryco, as it doesn't require any stator modification, and utilizes the factory head and tail light assemblies. They claim no factory harness butchering, and easy, straightforward installation. The aluminum license plate holder is pretty trick, too.
Last is the Tusk kit. It is very affordable at around $160, and I saw a guy on Youtube that had the LED turn signals built right into the Tusk bark busters. Clean, looks good, and best of all, very highly visible. What makes me weary on the Tusk kit is the one product I bought from Tusk some years back was a clutch kit, and it literally overheated and failed after only a couple of rides, whereas my factory Honda clutch had lasted nearly 2 years doing the same type of riding.
So, I figured if there was anywhere to go to get the low-down on these kits I listed, and possibly some I don't even know about yet, this is the place to find it.
What kits do you guys have, what are the perks and pitfalls, and what do you like or hate about them? I only want to do this once.
Thanks for your input, I am back after a 4 year hiatus. -Josh