MAKING A WR450 INTO A DUEL-SPORT
Posted June 05, 2003 - 12:09 PM
WR450-baffle, air snorkle, more mods coming
Posted June 05, 2003 - 12:19 PM
Here you just get the VIN number verified by a place that does emmissions, fill out a certificate of compliance (both forms are available here at the DMV), bring insurance and MSO or bill of sale, pay for the registration and you are done.
I live in an area that is a little more rural than say Denver and have never been pulled over. I was even at a stop light next to a State Trooper with an FMF Power Core IV on my XR400 which I did the same thing to and the cop didn't even look at me. It's nice because you can ride on the road between trails, down to the store, whatever without getting busted.
Hopefully, Nebraska isn't like Iowa where Chaindrive is having all the problems.
Posted June 05, 2003 - 12:25 PM
There was an official spot on the Idaho state website that listed codes and specs for operating a motorcycle on the street. I'm sure there's one for Nebraska as well. I would start by calling the DMV or your local highway patrol office.
YES! The WR 450 is wired for the brake light, just as in previous years. I used the brake switch from Baja Designs in installed an LED bulb to reduce the power requirements.
Posted June 06, 2003 - 03:10 AM
This topic keeps coming back regularly.
Do a search or look at my past posts.
I made the street legal mod to my wr 426 2002 and it's worth it. Also look at the posts from "rich from orlando". This guy gave me a ton of good info on the subject.
I made my own kit, and saved money compared to a ready kit from Baja or anyone else. It's more trouble but it's a nice project for winter time. If you have winter !
Posted June 06, 2003 - 07:31 AM
Posted June 06, 2003 - 08:12 AM
I've had the baja kit, and this kit from electrex blows them away. You'll need to change tires to DOT approved tread. Check out the tera-flex at www.intercotire.com.
It's a beast. You'll see the tread and won't believe that it's dot approved.
Posted June 07, 2003 - 11:56 AM
2003 WR450-baffle, air box snorkle
Posted June 07, 2003 - 01:34 PM
Posted June 08, 2003 - 03:46 PM
Check with Chad at ESP in So Cal.1.818.951.9144 He's putting together a "minimal" kit for me. I haven't seen it yet, but he's shown me the components from www.fourstrokesonly.com. I have had a Dakar kit on order for more than three months but have yet to see it. The cool thing is that this kit will come with an extra rear fender and number plate. All the wires will be quick connect so I can switch to moto in 10 mins. The kicker is that I'll get this kit for 225-250 compared to the Dakar kit at 450-500. No brainer.