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Old 01-16-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Wicked The XR400 Thread

I've been searching for an XR400 thread, but no luck. There's a DRZ thread and a DR350 thread, and a XT225 thread, and a KLR thread. I've seen quite a few pics of XR400's here, so I know some of you have them.

Well, I just joined the club, and am looking forward to exploring places my KLR and my 950 won't go. Here's my first pic. If you have some of your XR 400, post 'em up!



The bike is plated and came with a White Bros. header and can, a beefy skidplate, and pro taper bars with enduro engineering barkbusters. Other than that it is stock.

As I do mods, etc. I'll try to post here, but I'm a so so mechanic. What I'll be sure to post here are pics of the various explorations this bike is sure to take me on. Come on summer!
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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My XR400 on the left and by buddy's CRF450X on the right at his cabin in S. Illinois.

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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and pay homage to the bike that started it all; the 85 XR350.

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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Cool!

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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Over in the Racing forum, VDG posted these. (hope you don't mind me re-posting them VDG)

This is Jean Azevedo and his Dakar Rally XR400R




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a buddies former XR400. He tricked it out, then whined about No Magic Button.

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Old 08-08-2008, 04:53 PM   #7
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Hello Hayduke,
I was just reviewing this thread. What I nice thread. Don't worry about re-posting pics. .




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Over in the Racing forum, VDG posted these. (hope you don't mind me re-posting them VDG)

This is Jean Azevedo and his Dakar Rally XR400R




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Over in the Racing forum, VDG posted these. (hope you don't mind me re-posting them VDG)

This is Jean Azevedo and his Dakar Rally XR400R




Very cool!
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w00t!

Or should I say "BRRAAAAaaappp!"

I got my XR plated and insured today....she's all street legal!

Finally got a little ride in. It's 20 degrees, windy, and nearly everything is iced up, so I didn't go far, but I was able to play on a few muddy roads. Woohoo! This thing has some torque! It runs really strong. I like the sound of the White Bros. E series exhaust, but I need to find a spark arrestor for it (it's the older style- anyone have sources?).

A few things to work out- it's not set up for me very well. I need to raise the bars, and roll them forward. The PO had the shock preload set alot softer than I like, so a minor adjustment is in order. Also, it's missing the front number plate. Not a big deal, but it's kinda ugly without it.

I stopped for a couple of pics before hitting the dirt road-

note the faster lavender horn.






This thing is gonna be FUN!!!

BTW- it's 20 degrees, but following Eurobiker's procedure, she fired up on the second kick.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:28 PM   #10
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Or should I say "BRRAAAAaaappp!"

I got my XR plated and insured today....she's all street legal!

Finally got a little ride in. It's 20 degrees, windy, and nearly everything is iced up, so I didn't go far, but I was able to play on a few muddy roads. Woohoo! This thing has some torque! It runs really strong. I like the sound of the White Bros. E series exhaust, but I need to find a spark arrestor for it (it's the older style- anyone have sources?).

A few things to work out- it's not set up for me very well. I need to raise the bars, and roll them forward. The PO had the shock preload set alot softer than I like, so a minor adjustment is in order. Also, it's missing the front number plate. Not a big deal, but it's kinda ugly without it.

I stopped for a couple of pics before hitting the dirt road-

note the faster lavender horn.






This thing is gonna be FUN!!!

BTW- it's 20 degrees, but following Eurobiker's procedure, she fired up on the second kick.
Hi

If it help's I bought a set of bar risers from this chap

http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/ba...n-frameset.htm

they are very well made,and with them being off set,make's a big difference when riding standing on the peg's.



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Old 01-30-2008, 10:25 PM   #11
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are you talking about rotating the bars upwards? that's easy. do you know what protaper bend you have? that helps. you have SE bars. cr high is the gold standard (60mm sweep is the key!) for xrs. are you larger in that you need to bars more forward to open the cockpit. if so the those forward risers are the key OR do you just need a taller bar? if so here's the charts: http://www.protaper.com/contents/pro...lebars/se.html check out the yamaha mini bend.
tag makes a cr double hi.
also a cheap and easy riser only option are the $20 adjustable ones from rocky mtn atv.
do you ever get questioned about a spark arrestor? forest guys see my tag and wave me on.
nice horn. i don't have one.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:55 PM   #12
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Hayduke, your bike is nice. I think 1998-99 are the best looking years for XRs.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:02 AM   #13
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are you talking about rotating the bars upwards? that's easy. do you know what protaper bend you have? that helps. you have SE bars. cr high is the gold standard (60mm sweep is the key!) for xrs. are you larger in that you need to bars more forward to open the cockpit. if so the those forward risers are the key OR do you just need a taller bar? if so here's the charts: http://www.protaper.com/contents/pro...lebars/se.html check out the yamaha mini bend.
tag makes a cr double hi.
also a cheap and easy riser only option are the $20 adjustable ones from rocky mtn atv.
do you ever get questioned about a spark arrestor? forest guys see my tag and wave me on.
nice horn. i don't have one.
Hey Bill,

I'm just used to higher bars and a more roomy cockpit, I guess. I'm very comfortable on my 950 Adventure with 30mm risers. I ordered the Rocky mountain ATV adjustale risers and will give that a try. When I install those, I'll rotate the bars way forward to see if that's enough before buying different bars. I always have to tweek that stuff to suit my riding, so no big deal.

I've never been asked about a spark arrestor, but I'm thinking it'd be good to have in places like Fourmile and the rainbow trail. Also, I was told that it would help make the bike quieter.

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Old 01-31-2008, 07:29 AM   #14
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I just (re)found this ride report.....2 XR's in Morrocco, by ERIC DN.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201472
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:49 AM   #15
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Hi

If it help's I bought a set of bar risers from this chap

http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/ba...n-frameset.htm

they are very well made,and with them being off set,make's a big difference when riding standing on the peg's.


<accent=australian> Heh, those aren't risers. These are risers: </accent>

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