OEM dual sport equipment from another country?
Posted March 29, 2005 - 02:16 PM
Posted March 29, 2005 - 04:43 PM
The 05 comes in Europe with dualsport kit mounted from factory. I talked to my local dealer and he said that they were glad to not have to mount the kit themselves anymore. So I guess that it will be hard to buy the kit separately.
Rumors says that new European laws requires the motorcycle to be street legal from factory. Then if you don't want flashers, horn etc. you simply remove them.
On my 03 the kit came in a box straight from Yamaha motor Scandinavia and I assembled it my self. The same goes for the 04
One nice feature with the OEM kit was that since it is made by Yamaha everything fits. No splicing into wireharnesses the cable assembly comes with all necessary contacts so it's nearly a plug 'n play system.
If you get the chance to buy one of these kits and you want do DS your bike.....GO FOR IT
Posted March 29, 2005 - 05:20 PM
Posted March 30, 2005 - 12:43 AM
Posted March 30, 2005 - 12:45 PM
I've built my own kits in the past, and the one for my last bike was built almost entirely from scratch. I'm sure that I can make almost anything work, but I don't really want to get into cutting lots of wires and re-splicing them on a brand new ride.
I would go for one of Dale's kits if I knew how he has sorted out the rear of this particular bike. I've been reading great things about his products over the years, and have not yet ruled him out.