overseas factory legal 650R..possible parts?

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  • wickedsprint

Posted September 18, 2004 - 01:12 PM


I notice in australia the 650R is factory street legal..wonder if any of you have gone this route as far as fitting a ignition key...I am going to ask around at the shops today.


Posted September 18, 2004 - 01:46 PM


The 650R is streetlegal in Europe also...

You can disconnect the kill-switch and replace it with a OEM Honda ignition key (from a mopped ....).It's just a plug-in :cry:

  • wickedsprint

Posted September 18, 2004 - 06:13 PM


LOL...looking for a bit more security than that..IE the provision to lo0ck the handlebars if I am at work.

  • nickn

Posted September 18, 2004 - 10:19 PM


The Australian model has a steering lock in the stem only and no ignition key.

  • wickedsprint

Posted September 19, 2004 - 07:44 AM


I wonder if the steering lock can be adapted...


Posted September 19, 2004 - 11:44 AM


oooh..that ..the steering lock...it's standard euro equipment on the 650.

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  • gav_114

Posted September 19, 2004 - 05:00 PM


yep sory to say there is no ignition key in our AUS version

  • wickedsprint

Posted September 19, 2004 - 07:25 PM


do the steering parts unbolt or do you reckon the frame is different?

  • scarryone

Posted September 19, 2004 - 07:59 PM


I wonder if the steering lock can be adapted...

I would not worry too much about the steering locks; I just had my second dual sport stolen... XR650L few years ago from my mother’s front yard and my DR650 3 days ago from the Gym... Both had the steering lock ON and were in nice neighbor hoods. I am running out of good ideas I don’t know if 2 guys just throw the bike in a Truck or if the key/fork security is just easy to get around. I am working on a delay relay that will lock the front tire up after 60mph is reached if you don’t have authorsation code. :cry:

  • qadsan

Posted September 19, 2004 - 08:04 PM


I am running out of good ideas

Just don't use a Kryptonite lock because they can be opened in just a few seconds with a ball point pen case :cry:

  • nickn

Posted September 20, 2004 - 12:29 AM


The steering lock in the stem is intergral with the stem. Dont waste your time, looks like a lot of work and thet are not very strong anyway.

  • wickedsprint

Posted September 20, 2004 - 12:44 PM


so I reckon the best method is to chain it to something, what a pain in th neck on a regular basis, I guess for quick jaunts to the store a hidden kill switch would suffice.

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