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Old 05-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Motard conversion ?

ok ive been thinking about building a motard, a few questions though..
1. ive always bought dirtbikes with titles.. i assume this wouldnt fly if im trying to title it for the street correct?
2. what would be an optimal bike to begin with, crf450, rmz, kx ?? also what bikes should i avoid if any?
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Street or track?
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im thinking possibly both but more than likely MOSTLY street
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Honestly man for the money buy one already done up. Try out a DRZ then upgrade if that doesnt peak your intetest and u wanna build one yourself. Crf450x or wr450f woukd be best suitable.
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thanks man im still debating building or buying.
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When building just dont think of wheels, the dirt suspension is way to soft so your gonna have to revalve/spring the forks and shock which is pricey. Wheels are kinda pricey unless u use the stock hubs.
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XR650R is what i really want as a street track tard for the reliability. I would try and stay away from the race bikes like the KX450F, CRF450, YZ450F,RMZ. Very high strung bikes. You could always go witht the wr's and YZ400 and 426 can be found cheap, So you could blow them up and just buy a diffenent one and switch all the parts over.
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Yeah I know but from past experience when I build instead of buy my interest doesn't die off as fast.
I get bored QUICK..

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Lots of people run the dirt suspention on the track.
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XR650R is what i really want as a street track tard for the reliability. I would try and stay away from the race bikes like the KX450F, CRF450, YZ450F,RMZ. Very high strung bikes. You could always go witht the wr's and YZ400 and 426 can be found cheap, So you could blow them up and just buy a diffenent one and switch all the parts over.
There is an xr650r plated on San Antonio Cl for ~$2k
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Ktm lc4-based bike is another option for street biased motarding.
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not looking to buy yet unless i can find someone willing to trade for a trials bike, other wise think i need to wait till i get back from Columbia.
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We recently got rid of our street riding motards. Both of them were "premium" bikes done "right". My DR650 had a ton of money in conversion parts and Ashley's SXV was just stupid from the factory.

My opinion after owning them? Either get something cheap that someone else has done or do a quick and dirty conversion on something with a title. They aren't great highway bikes so even the lower displacement bikes are a good starting place. What you really want one for is tight twisties and hooligan riding and a cheap bike you don't care about is perfect for that. A nice expensive well done bike with all the expensive "right parts" is cool but in the end it just isn't worth the cost IMHO.
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We recently got rid of our street riding motards. Both of them were "premium" bikes done "right". My DR650 had a ton of money in conversion parts and Ashley's SXV was just stupid from the factory.

My opinion after owning them? Either get something cheap that someone else has done or do a quick and dirty conversion on something with a title. They aren't great highway bikes so even the lower displacement bikes are a good starting place. What you really want one for is tight twisties and hooligan riding and a cheap bike you don't care about is perfect for that. A nice expensive well done bike with all the expensive "right parts" is cool but in the end it just isn't worth the cost IMHO.


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One other thing what us involved in getting these titled for the road

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One other thing what us involved in getting these titled for the road
sorta depends on the bike you are starting from, but in the past, at least, it largely was a matter of getting the safety inspection (vi-30/green sheet) and going to the tax office with the title and forms.

I've heard they started cracking down on converting off-road titled vehicles, but I don't know whether that is true or not.

my wr450 motard has a street title and is licensed/inspected for the road (), but fortunately, I bought it that way and didn't have to deal with it. ditto for my old ktm lc-4 motard.
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Mr F street titled and inspected a KX250 2-stroke tard earlier this year...hitem up
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