dual sport WR ?
Posted February 02, 2005 - 12:58 PM
OK for the questions.. I do not want to spend a grundle on a dual sport kit because all I need to be legall is a rearview horn and brakelight. does anyone know of any ways to add these things in a fairly easy and inexpensive way? from what I understand some of the non USA wr's come dual sported from the factory. could I just order these parts directly from yamaha, such as the switches for the brakelights and whatnot? will my stator be able to handle running my headlight taillight and brakelights and horn all at the same time? can I get away without using a battery?
thanks in advance for the advice..
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Posted February 02, 2005 - 01:18 PM
The bulb in the rear is already a dual filament and the wiring is under the seat.
As far as a mirror, the Acerbis mirror works fine (in as much as it makes things legal - worthless as a mirror). I just use a small bicycle bell as my horn.
If you lived somewhere more restrictive then you might need a dual sport kit. If you just want to be able to ride the bike to the trail head then don't waiste the money.
Posted February 02, 2005 - 07:15 PM
Found this on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/...me=STRK:MEWA:IT
Not affiliated, nor have I bought one, but could be a good deal..... If you buy and use, let us know how it works out, OK.
I bought one of these kits and if you don't need turn signals then it's a great package. It's all pre wired and uses snap connectors, the instructions are excellent, and you can install the whole thing in minutes. The plate bracket is strong and tucks in well. You really can't see it but here's a pic of my 05 with the kit installed.
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Posted February 02, 2005 - 08:23 PM
If you are considering riding this bike anywhere near other vehicles on the pavement I would strongly suggest turn signals and a high/low beam headlamp. It would be a major understatement to say the road is full of idiots!Many here have read of my problems with the Baja Designs kit I installed on my 05WR450, but in the long run I now have a fully functional street bike when it comes to all the lights and horn. I say pay 300 to 500 and install a daul sport kit to increase your chances on the street!
The problem I have with that, is, if you're capable of perfoming half the mods your bike requires to get good power, then you're capable of adding simple electrical wiring to the bike to make it legal.
I put a parts list together at 4strokesonly.com, and the things necessary to get it street legal:
2 sets of turn signals
1 mirror with pearch
2 brake switches (front and rear)
license plate holder
Multiway switch (hi,lo,off, turn, kill, horn)
That all came to $205. Thats a bit short of what the kits are asking for. The only thing my parts list doesn't have is a turn relay, and wiring. I'm pretty sure I can get a turn relay for a car and make that work. That shouldn't be more than $10 from an auto parts store. Wiring is cheap. So are zip-ties.
What bothers me is that I cannot find anywhere what the wattage output of the stock 05 wr450 stator is. That is kind of important to know, if I want to run this equipment. =)
Posted February 03, 2005 - 06:46 AM
I just sent in my stator to Baja Designs to have the two outputs soldered into one to be rectified to run everything off of DC. I want to say that the combined rectified output will be around 100 watts DC which is enough for all your dual-sport stuff.
I also have my '03 WR geared up and she is good for 105mph top end.
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Posted February 05, 2005 - 07:04 AM
one hydraulic switch for rear brake
one licence plate bracket
one folding rearview (tucks out of the way when not in use)
one horn and button
all of the wiring needed
a set of very deatailed fool proof instructions, and some awsome service
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