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Old 04-29-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Build a supermoto

Thinking of picking up a yz450f and eventually making it into a motard. Ive seen some kits as to a complete package into making it street legal. What else do I need to know? Is it a pain in the to get it registered?

Is it better to buy one of those conversion kits, or just piece by piece. If so which ones have you guys bought?

I know ill need wheels, front caliper, rotor, head light, tail light, what else?

I haven't seen a kit with a kick stand, where have you guys picked one up.

Also wanted to see if anyone has passenger pegs on theirs?

Thanks for any info. Appreciated.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:48 PM   #2
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Much cheaper to buy already built.

My crf450x came with passenger pegs that I took off before I converted. There are several companies that make them.
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It's really easy.

I bought most everything separately to piece together exactly what I wanted.

The only thing missing from your list to pass inspection is a horn and turn signals. Other than that all you will need a new stator depending on the light setup you choose.

IMO I don't know how well Passengers would work unless you swapped out suspension components. DB's aren't designed for two, they are designed for off road use.
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It's really easy.

I bought most everything separately to piece together exactly what I wanted.

The only thing missing from your list to pass inspection is a horn and turn signals. Other than that all you will need a new stator depending on the light setup you choose.

IMO I don't know how well Passengers would work unless you swapped out suspension components. DB's aren't designed for two, they are designed for off road use.
Don't need turn signals but if you have one you have to have both. You can use a squeeze horn from Walmart. Im not sure the sub-frame on a dirt bike can support 2 grown ppl. You can weld on some pegs for stunts if thats what you are getting at.

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Much cheaper to buy already built.

My crf450x came with passenger pegs that I took off before I converted. There are several companies that make them.
^this...much cheaper to let someone else take the initial hit...but if you want to do it yourself, its not to hard. Just as long as you have the title or MSO to the bike. MR F created a thread on how to title a dirt bike...search for it.
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This one would be badass!!

Call or contact Chad, he has done many and has accounts to get great prices on wheels and .
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Don't need turn signals but if you have one you have to have both. You can use a squeeze horn from Walmart. Im not sure the sub-frame on a dirt bike can support 2 grown ppl. You can weld on some pegs for stunts if thats what you are getting at.



^this...much cheaper to let someone else take the initial hit...but if you want to do it yourself, its not to hard. Just as long as you have the title or MSO to the bike. MR F created a thread on how to title a dirt bike...search for it.

This one would be badass!!

Call or contact Chad, he has done many and has accounts to get great prices on wheels and .

Byrdman is right about the signals I forgot. Not required but they are required to work if you have them. Always wanted to try the squeeze horn.
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Byrdman is right about the signals I forgot. Not required but they are required to work if you have them. Always wanted to try the squeeze horn.
I think chad has one on his tard....funny as hearing that thing go off....

Ive heard that some inspection places dont know about the turn signals thing so I would print it off the TXDOT website and bring it with you when it comes time to inspect.
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buy a motard model if you plan on riding it anywhere drz400sm crf450x etc etc

all the hassle and maintenance isnt worth it with converted dirt bikes
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I think chad has one on his tard....funny as hearing that thing go off....

Ive heard that some inspection places dont know about the turn signals thing so I would print it off the TXDOT website and bring it with you when it comes time to inspect.
I was going to add that really the most frustrating part will be dealing with the inspection depending on who does it. Some are lenient and some are strict, and some look dumbfounded when you bring them a dirt bike looking to get a road inspection. I would say if you go to get an inspection and they give you a hard time pack up and go down the block to the next shop as they will probably pass you hahaha. I know from experience.

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buy a motard model if you plan on riding it anywhere drz400sm crf450x etc etc

all the hassle and maintenance isnt worth it with converted dirt bikes
I agree and disagree. I would suggest to buy what's proven to be reliable but then at the same time everyone questions me about my KTM being such a maintenance burden and it runs like a champ daily ridden with little maintenance.
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Consider the short trans gearing, small fuel tank, and required stator mods when looking at an all out MX bike to street. Valve intervals are another variable as well.

Getting them registered is the easy part, as long as you have a title.
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buy a motard model if you plan on riding it anywhere drz400sm crf450x etc etc

all the hassle and maintenance isnt worth it with converted dirt bikes
Those bikes are turds though, kind of takes the fun out of having a hooligan bike. Just my two cents.
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Buy one already converted. Unless you just want to toss money away.

EK's would be a good one.
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Thanks for all the info guys, this is exactly what I was looking for.
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Consider the short trans gearing, small fuel tank, and required stator mods when looking at an all out MX bike to street. Valve intervals are another variable as well.

Getting them registered is the easy part, as long as you have a title.
U just described BrandonTX's crappy Huqvarna!!

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It is a 2011. the top end has around 40 hours on it. the bike has about 70 hours total. The top end was built for AMA MX. This is a fully built bike with PR2 suspension front and rear. Aplied triples. Aftermarket lower links. Full Akropovic exhaust. Comes with dirt set up too, it is in dirt trim now, with DID hoops and talon hubs. Sumo wheels are new warp nine with a 5 inch rear wheel. Overflow tanks for oil and water. I just added an oversized fuel tank. Brakes are Fren Gold billet four piston radial caliper with a Brembo RCS16 master. All top of the line parts. I have the dirt brakes set up on a different line. Also two chains for dirt and street with several new sprockets for each. I have all the stock parts to go with it as well as some extra plastic pieces. With all of that I am looking for somewhere around $6k for it.
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Paul, I've seen EK bike in person. Great bike and great price. Thing rips too!
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Those bikes are turds though, kind of takes the fun out of having a hooligan bike. Just my two cents.
I agree. The x model CRFs are quick but the DRZ is a . They are still a lot of fun and I know people who can ride them just as well as someone with a converted dirt bike but I would prefer a fast one. You have to pay to play though. Mine has about 9,000 miles with only a few track days on it and I've already had to rebuild the engine once. The lack of a cush drive on the road eats up tires and drive components. Mine has gone through 5 rear tires, 4 fronts, 3 sets of sprockets, and 3 chains.
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I agree. The x model CRFs are quick but the DRZ is a . They are still a lot of fun and I know people who can ride them just as well as someone with a converted dirt bike but I would prefer a fast one. You have to pay to play though. Mine has about 9,000 miles with only a few track days on it and I've already had to rebuild the engine once. The lack of a cush drive on the road eats up tires and drive components. Mine has gone through 5 rear tires, 4 fronts, 3 sets of sprockets, and 3 chains.
The CRF x model is not too bad. it is still a little down on power but will be a little more reliable for the effort. I still really love the pull of the YZ and the crisp throttle of the fuel injection. It just loves to rip off the line.
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