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i am planning to street legalize my kx. i just picked up an ims desert gas tank. i will be getting a tusk or other brand road kit. includes everything from blinkers to a horn and runs off a small battery. the only issue i have is the headlight. the kits say thet run in conjuction with the current lighting system, headlight, taillight. my bike isnt equiped with them or the coil and flywheel. can i use a coil and flywheel from a kdx or similer bike?

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You may be able to use the 91-94 KDX 250 lighting coil and flywheel on your 96 but I am not sure. On mine I am using a E-line lighting coil but they are costly and hard to find these days.

Here is a pic of mine street legal 99 KX

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This is a older pic and it is getting a makeover this winter. Good luck with your project.

Ed

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thats exactly what im planning on doing. ill look for the kdx coild and flywheel. i love my bike and know it will be economical to ride than my gas hog truck

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03 KX250:

Put a lighting stator from Stealthy Offroad. This place should have a lighting coil for a 1996:

http://www.steahlyoffroad.com/lighting/lighting-coils/kawasaki-lighting-coils/kawasaki-kx-250-98-08-lighting-stator.html

and a 13 oz FWW from TMV:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/10/213/36270/DPITEM/Dirt-Bike-Motocross-Flywheel-Weights-TMV-Flywheel-Weight.aspx?SITEID=Google_TMV_Flywheel_Weight&WT.mc_ID=10001&WT.srch=1&esvt=GOUSE340922524&esvadt=999999-0-4013833-1&esvid=400071

LED Tailight from Tusk (to reduce current load and conserve more for headlight):

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?webCatId=20&webTypeId=88&navTitle=Electrical&navType=type&prodFamilyId=25859&stockId=212390&ref=gmc

35W Headlight:

http://www.ufoplast.com/en/product-details/mx-enduro/headlights/PF01705

Also run a 12V horn by tapping in to AC voltage and hooking up a 12V AC regulator. Works pretty good, but only when engine is running (I did not want to add a battery).

No turn signals;not required for NM.

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here in michigan, we have to have mirror, headlight with high/low beam, horn, turn signals, tail light/ brake light and d.o.t. approved tires. im not sure if it has to have a removable key. will have to look at my paperwork. thanks for all the help.

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03 KX250:

Put a lighting stator from Stealthy Offroad. This place should have a lighting coil for a 1996:

http://www.steahlyoffroad.com/lighting/lighting-coils/kawasaki-lighting-coils/kawasaki-kx-250-98-08-lighting-stator.html

and a 13 oz FWW from TMV:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/10/213/36270/DPITEM/Dirt-Bike-Motocross-Flywheel-Weights-TMV-Flywheel-Weight.aspx?SITEID=Google_TMV_Flywheel_Weight&WT.mc_ID=10001&WT.srch=1&esvt=GOUSE340922524&esvadt=999999-0-4013833-1&esvid=400071

LED Tailight from Tusk (to reduce current load and conserve more for headlight):

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?webCatId=20&webTypeId=88&navTitle=Electrical&navType=type&prodFamilyId=25859&stockId=212390&ref=gmc

35W Headlight:

http://www.ufoplast.com/en/product-details/mx-enduro/headlights/PF01705

Also run a 12V horn by tapping in to AC voltage and hooking up a 12V AC regulator. Works pretty good, but only when engine is running (I did not want to add a battery).

No turn signals;not required for NM.

02a05dc0.jpg

one question, why the flywheel weight?

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Purpose driven bike. Ride forest single and double track trails. The FWW mellows out the power band hit and makes the bike more tractable for trail riding in mountains. The street-legal part is just so that I don't get hassled when riding on street/roads when connecting between trails. NM has some epic desert and mountain forest trails.

one question, why the flywheel weight?

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my plan is to have a daily driver that i can take offroad whenever i feel like it. along with riding the streets without hassle

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Yeah, looks like everything is there except the lighting coil and headlight. Onnly concern coul be if the tail lightor side/turn lights are LED. If not, you are not gonna have enough output from the lighting coil to brightly power the headlight. Even a 35W headlight is not nearly enough to ride at night (just barely IMO).

this is what i was planning on buying from rockymountain.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?navType=type&webTypeId=193&navTitle=Electrical&webCatId=20&keyword=lighting+kit&prodFamilyId=26723

and instead of the battery, i could use a voltage regulator and run the system without using the battery

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Also being LED in needs DC power and not AC that alot of add on stators make. I didn't use a kit just picked up the UFO head and tail lights with the turn signals built in.

Ed

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Also being LED in needs DC power and not AC that alot of add on stators make. I didn't use a kit just picked up the UFO head and tail lights with the turn signals built in.

Ed

do you have pics i could look at to get ideas?

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Just google UFO head light with turn signals, it is called the Oregon I think, and the tail light doesn't have a name just a UFO tail light with turn signals. They are very clean and were easy to work with. To pass inspection I put a cordless drill battery in the air box to make every thing work then went home and took it out LOL. I now have it working off the E-line but it is only on when the motor is running. I used a used turn signal switch I got off ebay and a horn from a junk street bike. We are supose to have a switch on both brakes but I cheated and hit the pedal when I squeezed the front brake lever and they didn't notice so I passed the inspection.

Ed

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i checked out the ufo stuff. looks good. may get the headlight, but i think ill stick with the tusk lighting kit. i want the hand guards with the turn signals built in plus the kit comes with everything from the rearview mirror to the horn. ill run an ac/dc converter if thats what i have to so i dont have to run the battery.. running electrical is no problem for me.

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i also have question about this, i have a 96' kx 250 and the lighting kit that came with it is kind of like the kdx set up what is the best headlight kit to put on it?

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Do you have to have some sort of steering damper or something? It'd make sense, I took a rip down the street on my 250f and got a little hit of speed wobble before I chickened out, a stabilizer or something would fix that wouldn't it?

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