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Offline peter stuyvesant

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« on: February 06, 2007, 09:55:08 pm »
Has anyone in the last year or so managed to license a full off-road bike?
The reg docs for these bikes state that they may not be used on the road, but apparently if it passes the roadworthy test, it can be licensed.
I am going to attempt licensing mine anyway, but I'm interested to know if anyone else has managed to get it right.
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 11:04:28 pm »
Well Honda do plate a CRF 230 so I guess it is doable. Most roadworthy centres will only be interested if the indicators work.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 08:00:29 am »
AFAIK once the bike has been registered as an off road bike you cannot register is at a road bike.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 02:40:13 pm »
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AFAIK once the bike has been registered as an off road bike you cannot register is at a road bike.



We'll see :lol:
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007, 03:43:11 pm »
When I bought my 525, I had it registered street legal.

It had to go through roadworthy, which was not a big deal and I had to have the NATIS form and the COR to get it licensed.
The COR test was not a big deal - lights, brake light, indicators, etc, just the normal stuff was checked.  

I am not sure if the same applies if the bike has already been registered as off-road.
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Re: Street legal CRF450X
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 10:40:12 pm »
Quote from: "peter stuyvesant"
Has anyone in the last year or so managed to license a full off-road bike?
The reg docs for these bikes state that they may not be used on the road, but apparently if it passes the roadworthy test, it can be licensed.
I am going to attempt licensing mine anyway, but I'm interested to know if anyone else has managed to get it right.


Not sure what kind of riding you plan to do but I was considering the street legal offroad thing a while back until I read some forum postings talking about the reliability of the CRF450s on the road.

Apparently the sump is tiny and designed in such a way that constant speeds/revs (on a highway for instance) will eventually have the 450 blow it's guts out. There was some pretty graphic evidence too.

Some guys claimed to have no problems, but then it seems to depend on how the bike is ridden. The service intervals they were talking about seemed pretty insane too, like a few thousand k's IIRC.

I have no idea how accurate the info was but it still put me off the idea. Can't remember where I read all this stuff, I'll dig it up if you want.

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 06:35:02 am »
I also read about gearbox problems on "CRF's only" forum. Something to do with the bike not having a cush drive(?) in the rear hub.
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 08:11:39 am »
I remember reading somewhere that all you do is add 30ml or so extra tranny oil and the problem is solved.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 08:36:39 am »
The latest from Russell Campbell, a street legal KDX200.
Registered and all.

If you change the sprockets the bike has enough to pull to 140 or so, I could get 120 on standard sprockets before it revved out.

 

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 08:55:31 am »
What a crap looking bike...  :P

Sharkie he has a 450X already stop punting that crap make you love...  :lol:
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007, 11:09:08 am »
Quote from: "shark_za"
The latest from Russell Campbell, a street legal KDX200.
Registered and all.

If you change the sprockets the bike has enough to pull to 140 or so, I could get 120 on standard sprockets before it revved out.



shweeet , whats the retail on that?
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007, 11:11:39 am »
The point is, if Russell can license and register a KDX you can do the same for your CRF.


They sell the 200's for R39k with the road legal mods.
 

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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007, 11:17:06 am »
I hear what you're saying. From what I've heard and seen once a bike is licensed as off road it cannot be relicensed as on road. From new is a whole new story...  :wink:
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 04:11:13 pm »
Shark, any idea what the rear tire is on that bike? Looks good! Not too sure about the front though... looks a bit wuss compared to the rear.
 

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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2007, 04:37:11 pm »
looks like a MAXIS dual purpose tyre.

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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2007, 06:18:34 pm »
Knowing Russell, I'd also say Maxxis.

If I was to ride that bike, I would fit Dunlop D606 all round.
Road legal and super capable offroad.

I dunno how I would feel about a little 2T like this, it uses quite a bit of juice, say 14km per liter if you dont rev it hard.
Add the cost of racing 2T oil , say an extra R25 per tank, and its quite expensive to run.
Also I change gearbox oil in mine every 2-3 rides, so every 10-15 hours. (it only has a .7L gearbox)

The KDX is quite tough and you could probably run it with the cheap 2T oil, and change gearbox oil every 5000km.
 

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2007, 07:29:23 pm »
Street legal KDX's have been around for over 15 years as grey imports. I think they have some tweaks to make them last longer on tar mostly meaning de tuning.
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