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Hey guys. i've been looking at the crf450X's and the ktms,husky's etc.

It seems that the WR450 is a more reliable bike from what i've read on here for riding on the streets once in a while getting to the good backwoods stuff.

Is it worth making this bike street legal?

The dualsports out there don't interest me at all being so heavy and ugly.

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I had a 2001 XR 650L and a 1998 Wr400. I rode the 650 in Arkansas, Missouri, Mexico(Copper Canyon) and Texas. I also rode it in the woods. The WR was so good in the woods that I wanted to ride it Dual Sporting also. I sold both and now I have a 03 WR 450 that I am in the process of Dual Sporting. The 650 in the woods was a tractor. Don't get me wrong it was awsome for dirt roads and blacktop but it was not made for woods. The WR was made for the woods so if you can Dual Sport it do it. It is the best of both. IMO

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Long story short-got lost in a new place to ride for me. I was 35 miles away from where I needed to be with 30 minutes of daylight left, maybe a half gallon of borrowed gas. Going back on the trail would mean a long COLD night!! Hit the HWY and I was home for leftovers!!!! Well worth it. :banghead:

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Baja designs and trick dual sport both do well known kits for WR. I like my BD although headlight fades when your off the throttle. Not a big deal since I don;t ride street at night much.

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tHANKS for the replys everyone. DO you guys have any pics of youre bikes?

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WR450F is a reliable bike, I am lucky that it is street legal here in Australia straight off the show room floor.

I guess that accounts for the increaced price we have to pay compared with the USA.

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I am lucky that it is street legal here in Australia straight off the show room floor.

You Aussies get all the good bikes! :banghead:

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not sure were in bc you are but iam in coquitlam and just bought a 06 wr450 in which iam gonna motard it and dirt ride and i got it plated on the showroom before i left with it :banghead:

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not sure were in bc you are but iam in coquitlam and just bought a 06 wr450 in which iam gonna motard it and dirt ride and i got it plated on the showroom before i left with it :banghead:

easiest way to do it, just bargain that into the deal.

Once you got the plate, you can just take everything off ya bike and keep it untill you sell it. Stuff like mirrors and indicators.

That is what we do here in Australia!

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not sure were in bc you are but iam in coquitlam and just bought a 06 wr450 in which iam gonna motard it and dirt ride and i got it plated on the showroom before i left with it :banghead:

Hi bomax, i'm in Kamloops and that really pumps me up even more if you got it plated that easy! If you don't mind me asking what did you pay for youres? And what did you have to do to drive it out of the shop with a plate??

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I don't know about where you are, but here in AZ all I needed to add was 1 mirror, a horn, and a single brake light switch.

Pulled a horn off a junk bike, and bought a kill switch($15) and wired it off the headlight power supply., and bolt horn to headlight mount on side under bars. not real pretty, but easy/functional.

Generic Dualsport mirror clamped to bars($16)

Brake light is already dual filiment, so splice one off, and just run a pair of wires to a pressure sensitive banjo bolt($10 I think, had a couple leftover from another project) on the rear brake, or front brake, or both.

Took all of 1.5 hours to do including replaceing the rear banjo bolt on the master cyclindar and bleeding the system back out, and cost less than 50 bucks for the parts.

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otd door price is 9 grande cdn taxes and all the other crap...there are some limited 05's out there that are going for 7499 pls txs but there few and far between.even the 06's are a hard find right now so be quick if ya want one.

basically i went in paid for the bike they call the insurance agent,he came did up all my insurance for a year and away i went.one thing to keep in mind is its int he 750cc category,i got basic and theft with mine and was 1200 a yr with a 43%discount!basic with discount was 600.

yamahas nivis forms dont have the dreaded "off road use onlyz"on it so its easy.

dont get me wrong if a dealers never done it before then they may not know and youd be screwed i guess.its a fast going trend in vancouver right now..

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Im in California and my 03 WR cant be licensed damit!!!!! No Question at all the WR is the way to go, it is the best bike for all terrain no matter what you thorw at it. It takes a rookie rider and makes him be able to keep up with well almost the best... If you can dual sport your O3 send me a email to let me know how much you need to let me register my bike to your address lol just kiddin unless your down with it....lol...No worries...If you buy a WR you wont be let down no matter what. :applause:

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i just bought a 03wr450 last fall haven;t rode hardly at all yet it needed work, but in oh. you just sign a paper swearing you've done the proper mods so needless to say i got a plate. asfor the hi/low switch i saw a component for about $60 that has a hi/low, horn, binkers and kill switch. i think the catalog was called dennis kirk? icheck for sure tommorrow it's at work. my question is should i put blinkers on this is basically my first bike and i don't want to be bustin them off all the time i was thinking about using blinkers for a xt or tw but need to look more

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i just bought a 03wr450 last fall haven;t rode hardly at all yet it needed work, but in oh. you just sign a paper swearing you've done the proper mods so needless to say i got a plate. asfor the hi/low switch i saw a component for about $60 that has a hi/low, horn, binkers and kill switch. i think the catalog was called dennis kirk? icheck for sure tommorrow it's at work. my question is should i put blinkers on this is basically my first bike and i don't want to be bustin them off all the time i was thinking about using blinkers for a xt or tw but need to look more

Why would you put blinkers on if Ohio does not require them. It is not like anyone is going to see them flashing anyway as small as they would need to be to keep from breaking them off while on the trails. How often are you riding the road anyway???

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i wanted to find some flush mount blinkers for the back and wasn't sure about the front. i'd like to ride daily on the rode i live ten minutes from work and about 15-20 from a buddy's place where i can get off road. to do any real trails i gotta go about 3 - 4 hours ie:the wayne, ind., or mich. i also need to know what mich. laws are , i go alot in the summer but the trails are still about 2 hours north the wifes folks got a cabin near ann arber lots of gravel roads and such i just don't want any hassle from jonny law. cops in nw oh. an se mich. aren't used to seeing dirt dikes riding around and i want my ass covered when they think they're gonna bust my balls. givem' no exscuse and they'll leave you alone. my other question is tires any one have a suggestion i'll do alot of asphalt and gravel but i want something decent in th dirt.

i'm a newbie to the whole scene not just tt and old enough i'll feel the pain. i'm gratefull for any advice.

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