road legal WR Michigan
Posted January 21, 2003 - 12:45 PM
Ideas, don't want to buy lighting kit, if I don't have to.
Posted January 21, 2003 - 01:59 PM
Posted January 21, 2003 - 03:43 PM
You dont need blinkers or a battery in Mi.
Posted January 21, 2003 - 04:27 PM
Posted January 21, 2003 - 04:35 PM
I just did this last spring, if I remember right you are supposed to have:
High/lo beam (simple single pole, double throw switch used in conjunction with stock on/off switch). I used my odometer mount as my switch mount since I have a Panoram, this keeps it out of the way and trouble free.
Left side mirror (Acerbis)
Horn (can be cheapie tricycle kiddie horn I think, no specs on form)
Rear brake light (bulb already dual filament, need hydraulic brake switch)
Illuminated licenseplate (nice aluminum one from BajaDesigns)
Hands are sufficient for turn signals
I talked to my local dealer and they have good luck with the police around here. In fact they almost never have DOT tires when they legalize the XR650s. I have a friend who is a cop and he signed my form without seeing the bike, he trusted me . If you know anyone in law enforcement juat have them sign it. I would recommend the brake and hi/lo no matter who signs your form to keep you out trouble. You can always claim that the horn and mirror fell off that day and that the DOT tires were on when licensed. From what everyone tells me, the cops around the trails are pretty cool as long as you don't ride like a total jerk. My mirror and horn fell off on the first ride. The DOT were on as well .
If you would like some pics of my install or info on parts let me know and I'll shoot some your way.