Your Essential Dirt Bike Street Legal Kit Guide

So, you wanna convert your dirt thrasher using a dirt bike street legal kit?

In this guide, we’ll tell you how to make your dirt bike street legal, why you should do it, and which kits you should get. Just in case you’re thinking of doing it yourself.

Before we get started, this isn’t an exhaustive list, and laws and rules can change at a moment’s notice, so make sure you check with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the most up-to-date rules. Consider this an outline to help you figure out if you’d really want to convert your strictly off-road bike into a street legal dirt bike.

Having said that, you definitely want to see what we found below.

Table of Contents

Overall Dirt Bike Street Legal Kit Recommendations

Before you dig in the finer details, let me give you an overview of what we’re gonna talk about. These are the accessories you’ll need to convert your dirt bike to a street legal one listed according to brand and accessory type:

Street Legal Conversion KitAccessory TypeCompatible Dirt Bike BrandPurchase Link
Universal Motorcycle Supermoto HeadlightHeadlightYamahaClick to check the price
FEIFEIER 12V Motorcycle Integrated Brake TaillightTaillightYamahaClick to check the price
MCSADVENTURES ATV/UTV SXS Turn SignalsTurn signal flashersYamahaClick to check the price
Motobiker ATV and Motorcycle Rear View MirrorsSide mirrorsYamahaClick to check the price
Universal Motorcycle Electric HornsHornsYamahaClick to check the price
Universal 1.5-2″ Inlet Slip On Exhaust MufflerExhaustsYamahaClick to check the price
Trail Tech 202-119 Endurance II Digital Gauge Speedometer KitDisplayYamahaClick to check the price
JRL Kick StandSide standYamahaClick to check the price
Boyimu License Plate Holder Fender EliminatorLicense plate holderYamahaClick to check the price
JFG RACING Dirt Bike HeadlightHeadlightHondaClick to check the price
ZW Homeland Rear Fender Mudguard Lamp LED TaillightTaillightHondaClick to check the price
Kemimoto Universal Turn Signal With Column Turn Switch & 105D HornTurn signal flashersHondaClick to check the price
Trkimal Universal Adjustable Motorcycle Rear View MirrorsSide mirrorsHondaClick to check the price
FIAMM 72112 Freeway Blaster HornHornsHondaClick to check the price
JFG RACING 38MM Exhaust MufflerExhaustsHondaClick to check the price
Trail Tech 752-119 Black Vapor Digital SpeedometerDisplayHondaClick to check the price
NICECNC All Orange Side StandSide standHondaClick to check the price
Enduro Engineering License Plate HolderLicense plate holderHondaClick to check the price
Kawasaki Green Universal HeadlightHeadlightKawasakiClick to check the price
12V Universal 15 LED Motorcycle TaillightTaillightKawasakiClick to check the price
WD Electronics DIY Street Legal Turn Signal KitTurn signal flashersKawasakiClick to check the price
ISSYAUTO 8mm Motorcycle MirrorsSide mirrorsKawasakiClick to check the price
FARBIN Waterproof HornHornsKawasakiClick to check the price
Kemimoto Motorcycle Universal Slip-on ExhaustExhaustsKawasakiClick to check the price
Trail Tech 752-119 Black Vapor Digital SpeedometerDisplayKawasakiClick to check the price
CNC Motorcycle Adjustable Side StandSide standKawasakiClick to check the price
Kemimoto Motorcycle License Plate BracketLicense plate holderKawasakiClick to check the price

Quite a number right? Don’t worry, they’re all separated by brand so you won’t have to wonder which kits are best for which bikes. But how exactly did we pick this set as our best options?

How We Select the Best Dirt Bike Street Legal Kits

We choose our best kits based on three critical pieces of information:

Kit Inclusiveness

We like to base our best street legal kits on kit inclusiveness. For example, you bought a taillight and it includes all other amenities like the mudguard, plate holder, and rear signal lights. That means you got the very best option you could ever get.

Kit Parts Quality

Next, the parts have to be of great quality so you don’t lose your headlight and other street-legal bits and baubles speeding on the way to a road checkpoint.

Want to make your dirt bike street legal? 

Seeing as you can never find dedicated kits for specific dirt bike brands on the net, we made kits using individual parts we could find (mostly on Amazon). Check them out below.

Yamaha Dirt Bike Street Legal Kit

Universal Motorcycle Supermoto Headlight

The kit includes:

  • A halogen motorcycle headlamp and cover
  • Mounting brackets for easy snap-on
  • Wire harness for easy wire tidying
  • Tools and other accessories for easy installation

Pretty much complete with everything you need to set the headlights up in less than half an hour.

Pros

  • Cheaper than most headlights on this list
  • Plug & play for quick installation

Cons

  • Headlight may be too small for bigger dirt bikes so it looks funny
  • Might need a bigger battery replacement because halogen lights tend to drain the battery fairly quickly

The universal motorcycle supermoto headlight Kit offers a plug-and-play headlight set for Yamaha dirt bikes. It also comes with a Yamaha blue color to fit most Yamaha dirt bikes without looking too out of place.

PP and PC are used in making this headlamp. PC material is transparent but heat resistant, so it won’t affect your line of sight, nor will it melt from the heat generated by the bulb or outside heat sources like the sun. PP also provides high-strength performance.

FEIFEIER 12V Motorcycle Integrated Brake Taillight

Pros

  • Easy setup with brackets and snap-on covering
  • Light is fairly bright during the day

Cons

  • Some products may require sealing when attached to your bike since reviews indicate some aren’t completely sealed.

You may also want to consider the FEIFEIER 12 integrated taillights

The FEIFEIER 12V Motorcycle Integrated Brake Taillight is a wired taillight setup that comes with an integrated wiring system and waterproof casing. It consists of a metal plating bracket, PMMA plastic mask, ABS plastic bottom shell, and 16 ultra-bright LED light bulbs.

Close to an easy snap-on setup, all you’ll have to worry about is how to connect the wires to your main battery since it doesn’t come with a wire adaptor.

MCSADVENTURES ATV/UTV SXS Turn Signals

This kit includes:

  • An adjustable flasher relay
  • 4-Amber (front) and 4 Red (rear) LED’s
  • Panel mount indicators
  • Basic installation terminal kit

Pretty much good to go except for the mounts and wires (which you can easily get from the local store).

Pros

  • Super bright LEDs even during the day
  • Solid build (shock and vibration resistant)

Cons

  • Does not include wires
  • You may have to drill holes to fit it onto a Yamaha dirt bike

Though originally built for ATVs and UTVs, the MCSAdventures turn signals are also compatible with bigger Yamaha dirt bikes (according to reviews). 

In this kit, you get all the components you need to set the whole front and rear signal lighting system up. It’s also got extra bits such as toggle switches and adhesive pads for easier attachment.

Motobiker ATV and Motorcycle Rear View Mirrors

This kit includes:

  • 2x 360-degree firm rotating joint side mirrors
  • Mounting brackets and screws

Doesn’t include a manual, but it should be pretty straightforward to install.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • 360-degree rotation allows for wider view angle

Cons

  • No instructions included in the kit

Next on the list is Motobiker’s rearview mirrors, which really isn’t anything special aside from the widely affordable price. 

All I can tell you is that according to the reviews, it’s pretty good in terms of performance and durability. The Motobiker ATV and Motorcycle Rear View Mirrors is also pretty easy to install. Just screw the side mirrors onto your handlebar side mirror mounts or clip-on mounts and you’re good to go.

Universal Motorcycle Electric Horns

This kit includes:

  • 1x 12V universal motorcycle horn
  • Mounting bracket

Pros

  • Easy installation (just needs a screw, a nut, and a washer)
  • Pretty loud for its size

Cons

  • May not be loud enough to be legal in some states

Aside from letting other drivers know you’re around, you might need a little something to ward off jaywalkers and stray animals crossing the road. You can’t go wrong with this electric horn.

With a sound power that can be heard from 200 feet away, all the while being lightweight and compact, the Universal Motorcycle Electric Horns is the best horn you can get for your Yamaha dirt bike. It’s also quite cheap.

Universal 1.5-2″ Inlet Slip-On Exhaust Muffler

This kit includes:

  • 1.5-2″ slip-on exhaust muffler
  • Mounting clips

Pros

  • Easy to install (just slip the muffler on to the mid pipe)
  • Comes with a silencer so it should be legal in most states

Cons

  • Not actually made of carbon fiber despite looking like it

Probably the best part of a street legal dirt bike. It all comes down to how you sound on the streets. This universal slip-on muffler comes complete with a DOT approval and the iconic Akrapovic carbon fiber look (though it isn’t really made of carbon fiber).

The Universal 1.5-2″ Inlet Slip-On Exhaust Muffler is pretty easy to install on a dirt bike since you can just slip it onto your mid-pipe and attach the supporting clip beneath the footpegs or beside the swingarm.

Trail Tech 202-119 Endurance II Digital Gauge Speedometer Kit

This kit includes:

  • Digital display kit (complete with Tachometer, Speedometer, Odometer, Temperature, and Clock.
  • Mounting brackets

Putting the actual computer on is the easy part. It’s the routing and hooking up the wires that is a little more difficult. Don’t worry though, Trail Tech includes detailed instructions that will make installing the Endurance II display easy.

Pros

  • Complete widgets in the display
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Can be pretty complicated to wire onto a dirt bike

I always thought a computer dashboard would be cool on one of my dirt bikes, but never thought I’d actually get one.

It’s the only way for my bike to be street legal, so I got a Trail Tech Endurance II recently. I might as well make use of this little piece of tech. Honestly, it’s got everything you’d see on the dash of a car or street motorcycle, and more.

JRL Kick Stand

This kit includes:

  • 12-inch Kickstand and bracket

Pros

  • Made of solid steel
  • Can accommodate both pit bikes and dirt bikes

Cons

  • Not suitable for higher than 400 displacement dirt bikes

For parking purposes, you need a solid steel kickstand

This is where the JRL kickstand comes in. You can install it anywhere from under the footpegs to your swingarm. Although it says it’s for pit bikes, the height itself suggests it can also be used for mid-size dirt bikes

Boyimu License Plate Holder Fender Eliminator

This kit includes:

  • License plate bracket
  • LED Turn Signals
  • Brake light

Pros

  • Comes with the full set of rear street legal accessories

Cons

  • Might not be a good option if you already have rear brake and signal lights

Probably the most important aspect of a street legal dirt bike. The license plate holder.

The Boyimu’s license plate holder comes with a fender eliminator (if you’re a fan of that) and rear signal and brake lights, so it’s a pretty good option since you don’t have to buy them separately.

Honda Dirt Bike Street Legal Kit

JFG RACING Dirt Bike Headlight

This kit includes:

  • Dirt bike headlight
  • Mounting brackets
  • Connection wires

Pros

  • Fits Honda dirt bikes below 400cc

Cons

  • Does not fit all dirt bikes like the Amazon description says

If you’re looking for a cheap headlight to make your Honda dirt bike street legal, then the JFG RACING headlight kit is for you.

It comes complete with the headlight itself and some mounting brackets to help make installation easier. The JFG RACING Dirt Bike Headlight may not fit all bikes, but with a little creativity, you’ll find a way to mount it.

ZW Homeland Rear Fender Mudguard Lamp LED Taillight

This kit includes:

  • LED taillight
  • Number plate holder
  • Mounting instructions

Pros

  • Includes a license plate holder so you won’t have to worry about buying one separately

Cons

  • You may have to make some adjustments to fit it onto a Honda dirt bike

Nothing’s quite better than a rear taillight that already includes a LED taillight. What better way to save up on street legal accessories?

The ZW Homeland rear fender.

The lightweight, universal LED taillight mounts under the rear fender of just about any off-road bike. It includes a small number plate holder for dirt bikes with a LED brake light.

Kemimoto Universal Turn Signal With Column Turn Switch & 105D Horn

This kit includes:

  • An adjustable flasher relay
  • 4-Amber (front) and 4 Red (rear) LED’s
  • Panel mount indicators
  • Basic installation terminal kit

Pros

  • Super bright LEDs even in the daytime
  • Solid construction (resistant to shocks and vibrations)
  • Includes wires

Cons

  • Fitting a Honda dirt bike might require drilling holes

Kemimoto turn signals are not just for ATVs and UTVs, they’re also compatible with big Honda dirt bikes (according to reviews). 

With this kit, you get everything you need to set up your entire front and rear signal lighting. The kit comes with extras such as toggle switches and adhesive pads.

Trkimal Universal Adjustable Motorcycle Rear View Mirrors

This kit includes:

  • 2x steel 360-degree rotating joint side mirrors
  • Mounting brackets and screws

Doesn’t include a manual, but it should be pretty straightforward to install.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • 360-degree rotation allows for wider view angle
  • Solid heavy-duty construction. Perfect for big dirt bikes

Cons

  • Rotating joints can loosen up pretty fast on rough roads (can be easily tightened using a screwdriver)

The next item on the list is Trkimal’s adjustable rear view mirror, which really isn’t anything special (except for the low price).

In terms of performance and durability, it’s pretty good based on the reviews. Installation is also pretty easy. All you need to do is mount the side mirrors to your handlebars or clip them on.

FIAMM 72112 Freeway Blaster Horn

This kit includes:

  • Universal mounting bracket
  • Freeway Blaster horn
  • Jumper wire
  • Nuts
  • Female connectors

Pros

  • Very loud, like a truck
  • Decibel level sits just below the maximum legal level
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Not all products that come from this store work perfectly (according to reviews)

The Freeway Blaster is an excellent replacement for the disc style horns on bigger Honda dirt bikes above 400cc. Each horn is tested to assure maximum performance.

The horn itself is pretty compact, lightweight, and made in the USA, you probably can’t ask for more. You can install it in less than 15 minutes without fabricating anything, just used the mount bracket it came with and it works perfectly.

JFG RACING 38MM Exhaust Muffler

This kit includes:

  • 1.5-inch slip-on exhaust muffler
  • Clips for mounting

Pros

  • Easy to install (just slip it over the midpipe)
  • Silencer included, so it should be legal in most places

Cons

  • Despite looking like carbon fiber, it’s not

One of the best parts of a street legal dirt bike. Sounds are everything. The JFG RACING 38MM Exhaust Muffler comes with DOT approval as well as the Akrapovic carbon fiber look (even though it’s not really carbon fiber).

You can simply attach the supporting clip beneath the footpegs or beside the swingarm and then slip the mid-pipe onto the bike.

Trail Tech 752-119 Black Vapor Digital Speedometer

This kit includes:

  • Tachometer, speedometer, odometer, clock, and temperature digital display kit.
  • Mounting brackets

Putting the display on is easy. Getting the wires hooked up and routed correctly is the more difficult part. No worries, Trail Tech includes instructions for installing the Vapor display.

Pros

  • Displays all widgets
  • Installation is easy

Cons

  • It’s a little tricky to wire on a dirt bike if you aren’t tech-savvy

Probably one of the coolest computer dashboards you can put on a dirt bike.

The Trail Tech Vapor is a badass display for dirt bikes. You’ll find everything you’d see in a dash of either a car or street motorcycle and more.

NICECNC All Orange Side Stand

This kit includes:

  • 15.75-inch Kickstand and mounting tools

Pros

  • Made of anodized steel for better resistance to outside elements
  • Can accommodate bigger displacement dirt bikes

Cons

  • Not suitable for shorter dirt bikes

It’s important to have a solid kickstand for parking. 

Here’s where the NICECNC All Orange Side Stand comes in. From under the footpegs to the swingarm, you can install it anywhere.

Enduro Engineering License Plate Holder

This kit includes:

  • Black license plate holder
  • Nuts, bolts, and brackets for easy installation

Pros

  • Multiple pre-drilled holes and slots in the plastic license holder
  • Variety of mounting hardware that enables it to be fitted to nearly any offroad rear fender for versatile fitment options.

Cons

  • Made of plastic, so won’t be as durable as steel plate holders

None in this list fit a dirt bike better than the Enduro Engineering license plate holder. This license plate holder comes in the style of traditional dirt bike fenders and won’t make your bike look awkward on the streets.

Fits most off-road rear fenders. With this tough plastic license plate holder, you can ride with confidence, knowing your license plate is securely attached to your bike no matter how hard you ride.

Kawasaki Dirt Bike Street Legal Kit

Kawasaki Green Universal Headlight

This kit includes:

  • Kawasaki Green universal headlight
  • Mounting straps

Pros

  • Comes in classic Kawasaki green so you won’t have to repaint your headlights

Cons

  • Doesn’t come with mounting brackets or tools

Probably the perfect headlight for your Kawasaki dirt bike since it comes in the Kawasaki Green color and pretty much performs optimally for its price. 

It’s a dual option headllight with Hi/Lo switches. The Kawasaki Green Universal Headlight features an innovative and compact design that makes it particularly attractive. A transparent glass lens cover and a back cover protect the internals, while the mounting points leave enough room for the brake and clutch cables.

12V Universal 15 LED Motorcycle Taillight

This kit includes:

  • Integrated running light and brake light
  • Mounting screws

Pros

  • Sleek and compact design
  • lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn’t include mounting brackets and tools

Also, you might like the 12V Universal 15 LED motorcycle taillight

An integrated wiring system and waterproof casing come with this wired taillight setup. The 12V Universal 15 LED Motorcycle Taillight comes with a metal plating bracket, a PMMA plastic mask, and an ABS plastic bottom shell.

With an easy snap-on setup, you just need to figure out how to connect the wires to your main battery since it doesn’t come with a wire adapter.

WD Electronics DIY Street Legal Turn Signal Kit

This kit includes:

  • Flasher relay that you can adjust
  • Four amber (front) and four red (rear) LEDs
  • Indicators for panel mount
  • Mounting brackets

Pros

  • Super bright LEDs
  • Solid construction (resistant to shocks and vibrations)
  • Includes wires

Cons

  • Might not fit on some Kawasaki dirt bikes

The WD turn signals aren’t just for ATVs and UTVs, they also work on big Kawasaki dirt bikes (according to reviews). 

This kit includes everything you need to put your whole front and rear lights together. It includes everything from toggle switches to adhesive pads.

ISSYAUTO 8mm Motorcycle Mirrors

This kit includes:

  • 2x ABS plastic 360-degree rotating joint side mirrors
  • Mounting brackets and screws

It doesn’t come with a manual, but installing it should be easy.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • 360-degree rotation allows for wider view angle

Cons

  • Rotating joints can become loose pretty fast on rough roads (a screwdriver can be used to tighten them)

ISSYAUTO’s adjustable rearview mirror is next on the list, and it really isn’t that great (except that it’s cheap).

The reviews say it’s pretty good when it comes to performance and durability. And ISSYAUTO 8mm Motorcycle Mirrors is easy to install. It’s just a matter of mounting or clipping on the side mirrors.

FARBIN Waterproof Horn

This kit includes:

  • 2x waterproof horns
  • Mounting brackets
  • Wires

Pros

  • Full copper coil: low resistance, high strength, long life
  • Copper plug: better conductivity
  • Thickened shell for better durability
  • High decibel (sits just below the legal limit)

Cons

  • None found

This waterproof horn has a novel design concept, a reasonable structure, and it works great. 

Besides being bright and pleasing, the FARBIN Waterproof Horn is sealed and waterproof, can resist vibrations, can withstand minus 40 ° C to 90 ° C, can make more than 200,000 sounds, and has a long audio stability.

Kemimoto Motorcycle Universal Slip-on Exhaust

Pros

  • Great sound
  • Complete accessories
  • Clean look

Cons

  • None found

With pipe diameters between 38 mm and 51 mm, the Kemimoto exhaust works on dirt bikes, street bikes, scooters, ATVs, quads, and other bikes. 

Thanks to its welded stainless steel adapter, it can seamlessly blend fit pipes from 38mm to 51mm.

The muffler is also pretty easy to install since you just put it on and then put the bracket on without reading any instructions. Comes with a clamp and hardware for easy installation. Should only take you 10-15 minutes. No welding needed.

The muffler exhaust comes with complete accessories like DB killers, springs, clamps, and universal connections.

Trail Tech 752-119 Black Vapor Digital Speedometer

This kit includes:

  • Tachometer, speedometer, odometer, clock, and temperature digital display kit.
  • Mounting brackets

Putting the display on is easy. Hooking up and routing the wires is the hardest part. But don’t worry, Trail Tech includes instructions.

Pros

  • Displays all widgets
  • Installation is easy

Cons

  • It’s a little tricky to wire on a dirt bike if you aren’t tech-savvy

It’s probably the coolest computer dashboard you can put on a dirt bike.

There’s no doubt that the Trail Tech Vapor is a badass display. This has everything you’d find in a dash of a car or street bike and more.

CNC Motorcycle Adjustable Side Stand

This kit includes:

  • Height adjustable kickstand and mounting tools

Pros

  • Made of aluminum alloy for better resistance to outside elements
  • Can accommodate bigger displacement dirt bikes
  • Adjustable height to accommodate any height dirt bikes

Cons

  • None found

It’s important to have a solid kickstand for parking… even if it’s just a dirt bike. 

That’s where the CNC adjustable side stand comes in. You can install it anywhere, from the footpegs to the swingarm.

The bottom of the motorcycle stand is threaded for non-slip performance, which enhances the friction with the ground and gives strong grip to support your motorcycle at the right angle for a safe standing position.

Kemimoto Motorcycle License Plate Bracket

This kit includes:

  • License plate holder and light
  • Mounting tools and hardware

Pros

  • Comes with a light for better license plate visibility
  • Comes with everything you need to mount and use the license place holder

Cons

  • Not compatible with stock dirt bike fenders (you may have to remove your fenders

Here’s a solid street legal attachment to your dirt bike. 

Kemimoto motorcycle license plate fixing plate can be folded inward and adjusted to an inclination angle with the ground to ensure the license plate is clearly displayed to comply with state road legal requirements.

The Kemimoto Motorcycle License Plate Bracket extends 21mm (0.86inch), so it stays clear of the plate holder when the taillight and exhaust are extended.

Dual Sport Conversion Kits

Not looking to fully convert your dirt bike? Check out some of our dual sport dirt bike conversion kit recommendations.

Dual Sport Conversion KitTop AdvantagesTop DisadvantagesPurchase Link
Tusk Motorcycle Enduro Lighting Kit with TaillightYou get everything you need to make your dirt bike street legal, including an on/off switch, and control switchDoesn’t include a headlightClick to check the price
Baja Designs Dual Sport KitComes equipped with all the lighting you need for a street legal dirt bikeYour bike needs to have a lighting coil installedClick to check the price
Sur Ron Dirt Bike Dual Sport Street Legal KitComplete with every accessory to make your Sur Ron street legal…except for the wheelsClick to check the price
Motorcross Road Conversion Lighting KitComes with a harness so no more fumbling with DIY harnessesLights included may not be considered legal in some statesClick to check the price

Tusk Motorcycle Enduro Lighting Kit with Taillight

  • The Tusk Motorcycle Enduro Lighting Kit is an easy to install lighting kit that doesn’t require you to cut into or interfere with your motorcycle’s wiring.
  • Kit comes complete with wiring harness, LED mini-stalk front turn signals, LED flush mount rear turn signals, flasher relay, horn, hydraulic brake switch, LED taillight/brake light, dual sport folding mirror, On/Off switch, and control switch.
  • The kit is intended for motorcycles with existing headlights.

The Tusk Motorcycle Enduro Lighting Kit is designed to be a simple way to provide front and rear turn signals, tail/brake lights, horn, and rearview mirror for your motorcycle. 

The Tusk Motorcycle Enduro Lighting Kit is easy to install and does not require cutting into or messing with your motorcycle’s existing wiring. The components have universal applications and will work on almost any motorcycle with minor modifications. 

The kit is intended for motorcycles with existing headlights.

Baja Designs Dual Sport Kit

  • Key switch
  • Compact handlebar switch
  • Quick release style headlight assembly (electrical components are pre-mounted and wired)
  • Taillight Assembly with license plate mount
  • Turn signals
  • Horn assembly
  • Hydraulic & mechanical brake switch
  • Wiring harness
  • Detailed installation instructions

Baja Designs Dual Sport EZ Mount Kit has just about everything you need to be road legal in one package.

It’s a plug & play kit including the wiring so you don’t have to fiddle with any DIY connections. However, it’ll probably be more expensive than all the other kits on this list.

Sur Ron Dirt Bike Dual Sport Street Legal Kit

  • Plug & play harness with no modifications required
  • Front turn signals
  • Rear integrated turn signal
  • Taillight
  • Brake light
  • Mudflap
  • License plate holder and light

Since the stock Sur Ron already comes with everything else for a street legal dirt bike except for turn signals and a tail light, this kit is all you’ll need.

Easily convert your Sur Ron in your garage with this plug-and-play kit.

LEDs throughout the kit will reduce the draw on the Sur Ron stock 12v system, ensuring no noticeable changes.

This is the only minimal kit of its kind on the market, designed to maintain the attractive aesthetics of your Sur Ron while meeting state requirements for on-road use. The front turn signals also double as bright running lights. 

Setup takes less than an hour, just follow the well-detailed instructions in the manual.

Motorcross Road Conversion Lighting Kit

As the only minimal kit of its kind on the market, it maintains the aesthetics of Motocross while meeting state requirements for on-road use. Cleanest look for Dual Sport or SuperMoto conversions.

Turn signals double as bright DRLs, so you don’t have to use actual headlights during the day.

Under the rear fender is a turn signal and a rear tail light integrated with your license plate.

The whole circuit uses just 9W of DC, which all modern battery-equipped or fuel-injected dirt bikes have, so you don’t need to upgrade your stator. If your bike doesn’t have a battery or fuel injection, you’ll need a 12v rechargeable battery.

For maximum convenience, there are two SAE ports. Use the USB plug to charge your phone while you’re riding and/or keep your battery full. Our phones mount on our bars, so we can use Waze as a GPS and speedometer. Another SAE is located in the back of the harness so you can quickly disconnect the fuse and power source.

It’s pretty easy to install if you’re a bit tech-savvy. For those who aren’t, it’s best to hire a pro. After ordering, installation instructions will be emailed to you via PDF, so check your junk folder if you can’t find them.

Street Legal Dirt Bike vs Dual Sport Bike

If you’re just going from trailhead to trailhead, you might just want to have your enduro bike plated.

Dirt bikes can be registered and get license plates in some states if they meet the requirements.

So, which is better?

I guess it depends on what you’re going to use it for. You don’t need a dual sport bike if you’re just a trail rider that needs a plated bike to ride through town or back roads.

You’d be better off with a dual sport bike if you’re going to put on a lot of miles. Even a beginner will be able to ride a dual sport if the trails are easy.

Disadvantages Of Dual Sport Bikes

Dual sport bikes aren’t the be-all and end-all of dirt bikes. Despite their many benefits, let’s see what they’re not so great at.

You have to make compromises if you’re going to buy a new street legal dirt bike for dual sport use. 

Dual sport dirt bikes have these big drawbacks:

  • Tires are built for both pavement and dirt but they aren’t equally efficient in both elements
  • Dual sport dirt bikes tend to be heavier due to extra accessories that make it street legal
  • Dual sport dirt bikes have increased gears to meet road and highway standards
  • Power will be reduced to meet highway standards

Why Make a Dirt Bike Street Legal?

Making your dirt bike street legal is a good idea for lots of reasons. 

Riders usually adapt what they already have rather than buying a second bike – they’ve got a great off-road beast but need the practicality of a road-legal machine. 

There’s also the comfort factor; if you like the riding style, the performance, and the easy ergonomics of a dirt bike, you’ll stick with that rather than switch to a street bike. It’s sometimes just a good project. 

Getting a street legal dirt bike isn’t exactly easy, and before you go through the finer details, you might want to consider whether it’s worth the time, money, and effort first, because there are some really good dirt bike models already out there, and buying one of them might save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

How do I make a dirt bike street legal?

You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a cheap street legal dirt bike that fits your needs if you want to take the easy way out. 

If you’re too attached to your off-road only bike, you may want to legally drive it on the road. To do this, you’ve got a few steps to take. 

It’s going to take some effort on your part, even if you find an all-in-one street legal dirt bike kit. Depending on your state, you might need to get these accessories to make a street legal dirt bike.

#1 A Headlight

You need DOT-compliant headlights in every state, and even if your zip code doesn’t, it should be on your list anyway because riding at night without one is nuts. You can’t just bolt a torch on your handlebars, though. The DOT requires your headlight to have a high and low beam, be able to work in daylight and at night, and have an indicator light that lets you know which beam you’re using.

#2 A Tailight

You’re gonna need some lights at the back with the lights up front. Although you should pay attention to what’s in front of you, let vehicles know where you are and what you’re doing. This is why the Department of Transportation insists your rear light isn’t just a back light, but a brake light.

#3 Turn Signals

Some states don’t require turn signals, but they’re still great to have. We live in a time when many young drivers don’t know how to operate a clutch…or even a can opener, so while hand signals work, it’s always safest to avoid potentially dangerous situations entirely with regular turn signals. It’s always going to be flashing lights over hand signals anyway, especially at night.

#4 Mirrors

You’ve got to have mirrors. It’s plural here because though some states let you get away with only one, it’s always better to have two. Having a better sense of what’s going on around you makes you safer on the road – it’s that simple. It’s fine to wing it with one, but if you have a clear picture of where you are, it’ll be easier. For that reason, we recommend you install two mirrors.

#5 A Horn

Dirt bikes also have to have horns to be street legal. Sure, you should have one – no one disputes that – but there’s a little legal gray area that gets in the way. Basically, all states require a horn, but some will let you pass with a non-electric one, while others will require a fully-electric, connected one.

#6 Exhausts

There’s no one size fits all when it comes to exhausts. You’ll have to look at your base model and what you built it for. In general, there are three things to think about: the shape, the sound level, and the gas emissions. There’s a lot of strict laws in California about this, and I think that’s what keeps street legal dirt bike conversions from happening.

#7 Street Legal Tires

You can’t forget about the rubber when you’re building a street legal dirt bike. There are strict DOT requirements for tires on every vehicle in the USA. These rules don’t apply to off-road dirt bikes, and since they’re not designed for highways, their rubber isn’t strong enough to handle highway speeds. It’s important to take care of your tires, since they keep you on the road. No matter what you choose, they need to have the DOT seal on the sidewall.

#8 Odometer

You only need a speedo in one state in the country (Indiana), but we recommend an instrument. You have to know your speed, but you should also know your RPM, your mileage, and the temperature of your engine. A dirt bike normally doesn’t have a huge gas tank, so you might run out of fuel unexpectedly, especially if you haven’t ridden it at highway speeds or over long distances before and won’t know how much fuel you have left.

#9 Side Stand

You won’t see any stands on real off-roaders, because they’re a pain. A lot of times they catch on things and cause you to crash, especially off-road. In a race, they can also cause injury if you crash. Offroad, I wouldn’t bother with a stand. It’s not a legal requirement to have a stand, but it’s a common-sense thing to have. Although it seems obvious, it’s one of the most frequently forgotten parts during conversion.

#10 License Plate Holder

‘Ol license plate, that’s important. You may want to look into aftermarket license plate brackets or tail tidies – preferably ones that come with an integrated tail light and turn signals, but anything with screws to attach those things will do.

You have to get everything declared street legal before you worry about how to mount your plate. There’s no point in mounting a plate unless you have one. It could be you get the plate and mount it right away, or you could have to install your bracket before an inspector checks your documents. Everything depends on where you live. Done!

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