Virginia Legal XR 650??

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Posted November 26, 2006 - 07:10 PM



All, I have been researching online anyone who has converted an 01 XR650R to Dual Sport (Plated) in Virginia.

The 01 did not come with a title only bill of sale.

I have checked the details on the VDOT website and all related legislation. It is now a matter of how to go about licensing the BRP.

Anyone with experience in converting any bike to DualSport in VA, please drop let me know.

Greatly appreciated!

  • pgiinc

Posted November 26, 2006 - 08:02 PM


I have one you can check it out in my garage
took title in to DMV and the lady ask me if it was 2 door or 4 door
walk out with the plate
but I had a title from west va
you need to get a mso or the title frist
then dual sport it get in inspeced then got to DMV for tags


Posted November 27, 2006 - 09:54 AM



Thanks for the info. Checked out the garage. Nice rig to say the least!

I don't have a title since it was bought here in VA. But do have the MSO.

I plan to put on a Baja Designs Kit and get it inspected. I see you have the dial speedo. I have seen the digitals and analog. Anyone better than the other in your opinion.

I am new to the DS stuff. I used to ride trails when I was younger and just picked up the XR to do both.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  • FJT

Posted November 27, 2006 - 01:44 PM


took title in to DMV and the lady ask me if it was 2 door or 4 door
walk out with the plate

As good as that story is, I'm dying to hear how you answered ...:worthy:


  • InternalCombustion

Posted November 27, 2006 - 04:01 PM


I DS'd an '01 R in Virginia about 3 years ago (see My Garage). BUT... I had a clear title from the previous owner (TX).

Like piginc said, apply for a clear title, get your R converted while you're waiting, get it inspected and once you get your title take that and your inspection receipt to DMV and tell them you want a street title. They didn't blink when I asked for a street title.

An important tp for the inspection: I would not recommend trying to get it inspected at a bike dealer. They are often much more strict about the regs fine-print. Find a local inspection shop that also does bikes, they'll generally be a bit more relaxed (and friendlier).

Good luck! Let us know how you make out.

Ride safe.

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  • pgiinc

Posted November 27, 2006 - 05:48 PM


Yeah I took it to my buddys shop for the inspection
LTWAN look at my 450X it has the acewell 3700h speedo I like and I just orded another one for my 650R from servicehonda $149 it has rpm and speed
I will sell you my anolog for cheap if you want one of those

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  • pgiinc

Posted November 27, 2006 - 06:03 PM


heres some more it has a nice blue light

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  • chpxr

Posted November 27, 2006 - 06:38 PM


do u have a link to where i can buy one of those speedo's i have been looking for a while
thanks you

  • pgiinc

Posted November 27, 2006 - 07:16 PM



Posted November 27, 2006 - 08:30 PM


Thanks for the data!

Will apply for the title. In the meantime, will pick up the Baja Designs kit. I have been researching and all fingers point to price of about 450.

Did you get a better deal?

Reference to the Analog, not certain if I want the digital or not. Will research and get back to you. Thanks again!

  • pgiinc

Posted November 27, 2006 - 08:46 PM


I go mine here at thumper talk 422 http://shop.thumpert...tCode=TR_059082
were do you live in Va I am in richmond?
also join this dual sport group maybe you are close to someone on the group

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