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Washington who's legalized a tiny trail bike in WA? got some q's

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looking to convert my xr100 to street legal to connect trails (building a chainsaw rig for gifford!)

 

i've read the regs, and the sticky points i see is "DOT" brake lines (it's got cable operated drums) are they sticklers on DOT brake lines?

 

also, i didn't want to do a battery system, but will a horn be loud enough (to pass) on a/c?

 

any wisdom appreciated.  i'm planning on using the procycle kit fwiw

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I don't think you will have a problem with the brakes, lots of motorcycles have cable or other mechanical, non-hydraulic brakes.

 

Horns need DC voltage though, so you need to add a regulator/rectifier and either a battery or a large capacitor

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I used the reg/rect and a 3700mf capacitor as a battery substitute so I could run a horn, some have said 2000mf will work.  I read somewhere a while back about an AC horn, might be worth a search.  I do know from experience that BD LED tail/brake light will work on AC.

 

Honda uses 3.5mm bullet connectors, I crimp and then solder to seal and strengthen the connections. Here are two sources:

 

$20 min: http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Connectors/Bullet_Connectors/bullet_connectors.html

 

Economy Cycle: http://www.economycycle.com/servlet/the-Bullet-Connectors--fdsh--Wire--fdsh--Electrical/Categories

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I do believe horns and lights must operate with out bike running to pass inspection.

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Interesting!

 

My RM was plated before the current conversion statute so no turn signals and nothing works without the engine running, well not quite; the horn will bleep a short toot. Title says "CYC".

 

Previous WA statutes didn't require parking lights and didn't state lights, horn, etc needed to work with the engine stopped. I don't remember that requirement during discussions of the recent conversion legislation. So did our dear bureaucrats add a rule?

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i've read the regs, and the sticky points i see is "DOT" brake lines

 

 

Really?

Where?

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can't find it now, musta been high on crack or something.  i talked to bent lever and they confirmed that i'm good to go.

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