XR650R dual sport sugestions?



11 replies to this topic
  • TwinSparXR

Posted March 18, 2001 - 05:48 PM

#1

I just struck a deal with one of my riding buddies to trade my 96 XR280 and some cash for his 00 XR650R.
The plan is to buy a dual sport kit for it and ride it back and forth to work and some trail riding here in IL and some dual sport events.
I have an XR400 for tighter trails and HareScramble racing, so I thought this would be a great dual sport bike.
Does anyone have ane suggestions on what kit to buy and what else might come in handy on a long dual sport ride?

  • Matt96xr6

Posted March 18, 2001 - 06:32 PM

#2

The Baja Designs kit is very well put together. Instructions are excellent! About the only thing I dont like is the rear brake light switch.
http://www.bajadesigns.com

If I were to do it again, I would pass on the front headlight and signals. Order some handguards with turn lights in them, and then convert the stock XR light to a hi-lo 55w unit. I am also going to pick up an ignition switch.

Check here for a LOT of cool parts. Be sure to browse the pages.
http://www.fourstrok...com/DSkits.html

  • XR650Surfer

Posted July 02, 2008 - 09:27 PM

#3

I went mostly Baja Design for street legalizing my new 03' XR650R but didn't buy the entire kit for the very reason Matt pointed out since I bought hydraulic brake switches for my rear brake light at my local Honda dealer. Matt, any more info on where to find the handguard w/turn lights and the how-to on converting the stock XR light to hi-lo?

  • BenDiesel

Posted July 02, 2008 - 11:33 PM

#4

this is something im very interested in. i would like to convert my 86 600r

  • wpwarhawk

Posted July 03, 2008 - 07:00 AM

#5

I plan to DS my BRP with the kit from http://www.sicassracing.com/main.htm

Of course I'm lucky that I can get by with a minimal DS conversion here in Texas.

  • LT1coupe

Posted July 03, 2008 - 08:41 AM

#6

The BD kit on mine works well, but since I don't have to run turn signals here in AZ, I would have been fine building my own kit using better components. For minimal legality, I would have the headlight switch on the headlight shroud & a grounding push kill button type switch for the horn.
The only real gripes with the BD kit are the floppy tailight & the weak headlight, other than that it actually works pretty well. It's kinda fun to honk the horn at your buddy when he slows up on a trail!

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  • mar650

Posted July 03, 2008 - 09:16 AM

#7

I am pleased with my BD kit as well, plug and play type installation. I also bought one of those ICO speedo units from BD... works great!

  • XR650Surfer

Posted July 03, 2008 - 10:07 AM

#8

Here in Oregon using the TrailTech Enduro computer works well with the DMV for a running speedometer and odometer

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted July 03, 2008 - 12:41 PM

#9

I have tried:
- making my own dual sport kit from other websites parts lists (TT's does not offer the parts separately for this).
- Dual Sport America's kit: had issues with the kit and the company
- Trick Dual Sport: good, but ugly (to me)
- Baja Designs: I keep going back to thier kit for a few reasons:
Customer support. You call, they answer, they know the product.
Build quality: thicker wire in the harness, long leads, better terminations, etc.
Looks: clean and tidy
Availability: everywhere, including TT.

  • BenDiesel

Posted July 03, 2008 - 12:55 PM

#10

If I were to do it again, I would pass on the front headlight and signals. Order some handguards with turn lights in them, and then convert the stock XR light to a hi-lo 55w unit. I am also going to pick up an ignition switch.


do you have any more info on the conversion for the stock xr headlight?

has any one used the procycle kits?
http://www.procycle....uildyourharness

  • mar650

Posted July 03, 2008 - 12:55 PM

#11

BD... :thumbsup:

I have tried:
- making my own dual sport kit from other websites parts lists (TT's does not offer the parts separately for this).
- Dual Sport America's kit: had issues with the kit and the company
- Trick Dual Sport: good, but ugly (to me)
- Baja Designs: I keep going back to thier kit for a few reasons:
Customer support. You call, they answer, they know the product.
Build quality: thicker wire in the harness, long leads, better terminations, etc.
Looks: clean and tidy
Availability: everywhere, including TT.



  • 2strokessuck

Posted July 03, 2008 - 01:24 PM

#12

For commuting I suggest a bigger tank, IMS 4.6 is great. And a 200 watt stator is something worth having so you can have bright lights, I love mine.





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