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Street Legality?

Discussion in 'General Recreation' started by WanaDmax, May 13, 2008.

  1. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    What makes a bike street legal? I have an XR600 with non functioning, Tail light, High beam light, front blinkers, and left blinker; functioning low beam headlight and right blinker.

    It has a license plate on it, so, i was wondering what it takes to be street legal..

    The new fuel costs are making me think about driving this to work...
     
  2. 66FLH

    66FLH "The Big Kahuna"

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    Signals,mirrors,horn,hi-low beams and a taillight.
     
  3. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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  4. srode

    srode Too many toys

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    In most States - if it came with blinkers from the factory they have to be still on the bike and all working. Tail light AND brake light
     
  5. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    its only illegal if you get caught!!! lol
     
  6. Rttoys

    Rttoys Recruit

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    It's going to be a state by state thing. Here it's just headlight (high and low beam), tail light, brake light, horn and at least one mirror.
     
  7. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    Okay, got the lights ect, but now i need to figure out why my hi beam wont work, but low beam does, and right front blinker works, but left front doesnt... :wtf:

    Horn, im putting on today, mirror is in parts box..

    Now i just need help understanding why this gets REALLY hot, and what it does*see image*... The metal gets so hot you cant touch it.. There seems to be goop coming out too. I dont believe that is the flasher box, cause theres another giant box with a 4 prong and 2 prong connection. Need brake light actuator too...
     

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  8. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    I was looking at the TT store, and saw CDI Boxes... Is this a CDI box?
     

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  9. 66FLH

    66FLH "The Big Kahuna"

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    What year is the bike and when does that thing get hot?
     
  10. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    94 or 95 (cant remember)

    Its when i turn it on, i havnt found a perticular time, like turn signals, or Hi beam... Just whenever its on.
     
  11. 66FLH

    66FLH "The Big Kahuna"

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    I couldn't find any info on the box.About the headlight,Make sure both high and low beams are actually functional.
     
  12. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    wait, maybe a 96... Yeah, i think a 96

    When i switch it to hi beam, the light just turns off... The contacts are clean, and all prongs are on.
     
  13. 66FLH

    66FLH "The Big Kahuna"

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    Maybe try a new bulb!
     
  14. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    dont have one... on my way home now.. Both of the filaments looked in tact when i saw them last..
     
  15. Rttoys

    Rttoys Recruit

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    CDI box is basicly what controls your spark.
     
  16. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    aright, figured. I unplugged it and it died..
     
  17. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    update: So both filaments are in tact.... When i turn the Hi beam on, it turns all turn signals off... Light is very weak at medium idle...

    Big box is CDI. small box is a mystery. Not a flasher unit, one up front.
     
  18. BERK

    BERK Angry White Man

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    Check your wires, sounds like a short someplace.
     
  19. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    Okay.. Update:
    The mystery box is a Field Effect Transistor (FET) switch which was included with very old Baja Designs dual sport kits. It's function was to prevent the headlight from coming on until the engine starts (as opposed to coming on with the throw of the main power switch.) This was supposed to be a battery saver feature so the headlight didn't discharge the battery while you're trying to start the bike


    Unplugged the FET, evrything functioned normally.

    so, there was this 4th wire, a yellow one... Which i disconnected, and the hi beams came on... But now, the turn signals dont work... Im only getting 5-8V at the turn signal controller...

    Does this mean i need a re-wired stator??
     
  20. IdahoRob

    IdahoRob New Member

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    Funny, I just went through the same thing this week with my TTR225. I called the state and in Idaho.... head light, tail light/brake light, one mirror, and a horn. I had a head light(no high beam), so I bought a tail light, mirror, and a bolt on brake light switch, total was 28.00 and I'm legal.

    The bike has a big rack on the back for hunting so I can carry parts and such. Looking forward to saving a bit of coin at the pump.
     

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