WR dual sport??
Posted February 11, 2005 - 03:36 PM
Posted February 11, 2005 - 04:10 PM
I use the bike to go back and forth to work, as well as head to some of my riding trails, the knobby tires wear pretty fast though. all in all this is the best dual sport bike I have ever owned.
Just my opinion though....
Posted February 11, 2005 - 07:06 PM
It's a GREAT way to get around town. I go about 20 miles a day round trip. It's the most fun I've ever had going to work
Posted February 12, 2005 - 06:21 PM
Would you happen to have a schematic for the K&S 12-0040. Talk about coincidence...I was just looking for one on line this evening to wire it up to my 05 450.
I've already wired the brake light, working on the headlight, and thought I'd just go ahead and get the K&S wired in.
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted February 13, 2005 - 03:09 PM
With my ohm meter I had figured out the basics, just couldn't get the right combo of wires to figure out the turn signal feed.
Which is the Brn/Wht wire leaving the Brn and DKGrn as the signal wires.
Thanks a bunch
Posted February 13, 2005 - 09:59 PM
Posted February 14, 2005 - 08:34 AM
Best thing: 2 sets of wheels: one with knobs and the other with street oriented D/S tires. Have fun!
Posted February 14, 2005 - 09:11 AM
I'm at the finishing stages of conversion in regards to my 01' WR 426 dual sport. Sounds like the other guys have an economical and efficient way to do the conversion using existing hardware.
I opted for the Baja Designs "quick release kit" available directly from them for about $480.00. It's not cheap, but it's worth the dough. Easy to install, all wiring plugs into stock harnesses, it uses a H4 55/60w headlight that is actually well focused, and a LED tail/brakelamp. It even has a white license plt lamp. Kit includes a barmounted control cluster with turn signal switch, horn, high/low beam, kill switch, and an on/off function for the bike.
A small battery pack behind the number plate allows the lights to remain on for 30 min. as required by Ca. law. I went to a 15T countersprocket to give a bit more top end (up one tooth), which works well. This setup passes Ca. DMV requirements, which are some of the worst in the country.
I added an Endurance 18 function computer/speedo for time keeping duties, another good investment. If your interested in anymore of the additions, or want pics. let me know. Good Luck.
Posted February 14, 2005 - 10:56 AM
It can be ridden on the road but it is NOT a good street bike by any measure.
It is geared too low and it vibrates at high RPM. The center of gravity is too high, and it's kinda loud at high rpm's. The tires burn out in minutes too.
If it stalls you've gotta run "the Drill" to get it going again., High rpm running on the highway can "turn" the cam bearings. It doesn't have a cushioned drive in the transmission. It really was not designed for road use.
All it really does well is pull crossed -up wheelies out of turns, and then you've got to worry about reckless driving tickets!
Posted February 18, 2005 - 08:32 AM