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Old 08-21-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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XR street legal kit?

Does anyone know if there just happens to be a "kit" available to make a XR dirt bike street leagal? I am sure it can be done but don't want to spend the rest of my life chasing down parts..would rather have it all right here, ready to bolt on, knowatimean?
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...eet+legal+kits

See the third post.

The search function is your friend.

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Old 08-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #3
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I have three street legal XRs, 2 600Rs and a 650R. I wouldn't use anything but a Baja Designs dual sport kit, they are the best. The last one I was able to completely install in just under 3 hours. They run about $500. If you go this route, have your stator rewound by them also. It will make it so you can have a head light brighter than 35w. Have fun and go for it.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #4
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+1 On Baja Designs

My 92 XR600 has had a Baja Designs kit on it since day 1. Stator wound by Ricky Stator. As good as OEM.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:18 PM   #5
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tried the search feature and came up NO MATCHES FOUND..me and search features tend to butt heads..anyway tnx for the info..I really want a 650 but if I can make my XR400 street legal, it'll be cheaper than buying a new bike..but if I can't get the right kit, then I'll have to fork over some bigger bucks for a new ride..worth a try anyway..tnx agn!
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:01 PM   #6
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There's a kit for an XR400R.
https://www.bajadesigns.com/NET/Cate...tegoryCode=361

Call them up and see if it fits your bike.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:58 PM   #7
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:32 AM   #8
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I have got a Baja Designs DS kit on my '97 XR400R and I'm very pleased with it. I bought a RickyStator upgraded stator and the BD kit. The BD kit is all LED except for the headlight, which is a PIAA 85W/85W headlight = very bright. Here are some pics:





(I've since added bags and a windscreen, but you get the idea--everything is tucked in nice and tight and has no problems on the trail or the street.)
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:08 AM   #9
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I've used baja kits on two bikes....an xr250r and a dirt model dr350. They've been great...bolt and go.

Here's the xr. I chose to go with the mx rear fender and the under-tail brake light and plate mount. This way, I would run the motobillet rear rack. I also think it looks much better than the bulky above-fender mount.




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Old 09-07-2008, 11:53 AM   #10
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With a little ingenuity and the right parts, you can make a kit for a hell of a lot less than a BD kit. My bike came to me with a plate, so all I added was turn signal switch ($20), wired in some signals ($15) and a banjo bolt switch replacement for a rear brake light ($15). Add some wire, soldering, and make a couple mounting brackets and you’re in business. All for about $60 A buddy of mine has a KTM400exc (e-start so has a battery), and he built his own kit for under $100, and his has a fuse block (radio shack I think), and a horn (taken from a totaled Subaru).
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:27 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by SwitchThrottle
With a little ingenuity and the right parts, you can make a kit for a hell of a lot less than a BD kit. My bike came to me with a plate, so all I added was turn signal switch ($20), wired in some signals ($15) and a banjo bolt switch replacement for a rear brake light ($15). Add some wire, soldering, and make a couple mounting brackets and you’re in business. All for about $60 A buddy of mine has a KTM400exc (e-start so has a battery), and he built his own kit for under $100, and his has a fuse block (radio shack I think), and a horn (taken from a totaled Subaru).
Around here, you need a high/low beam switch, high beam indicator, high/low headlight, regulator/rectifier/battery (to run the lights without engine power), horn, clear light on license plate, brake switch, and tail/brake lights. If you're a tech geek, you can wire something together. We did a homemade kit on a drze once...it was a pita and not nearly as solid as the kit. YMMV.
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:53 PM   #12
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I looked at the BD kit, and it is a good kit. I am not knocking the kit at all. I just think you can do it yourself for a lot less money. As stated, my bike had been plated by the previous owner (with no kit installed....not even a brake light...I think he slipped it through while CT wasn't doing DOT inspections). I only added the parts that were needed for the 50' view so that Jonny Law would leave me alone. My bike certainly wouldn't pass a DOT inspection. To do it right, I think I could still do it for hal the BD price.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:01 PM   #13
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Yeah you can do it cheaper if you don't mind some research, part hunting, trial and error, soldering, splicing, etc. I'm a DIY type on just about everything....but the kits are plug and go. They're color coded and all connectors are ready to plug into your specific year/model's wiring harness. If you're good with electronics and have the patience to mess with it, you can probably save a couple hundred bucks. The baja kit is a sure thing and everything is DOT approved.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #14
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My bike came with the Baja Designs kit, and it's held up with no problems so far on or off road. It's a 2000, and it's seen a lot of dirt!

Don't know when the kit was installed, but it has to be 4 years old, at the minimum. You can't plate dirtbikes anymore after 2004 in this state. Still has the same tiny battery pack it came with.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:15 PM   #15
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I've got the Baja Designs kit. It's a good kit minus the rear brake light... it's a pain in the ass.
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