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Old 09-06-2009, 06:18 PM   #1516
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I live in ct. as i have read some of the post u guys are putting plates on these xr400s. i had 2 xr 500s and i have a 2003 xr 650l with plate. does anyone no the law in ct? i know i need high beam low beam dot tires horn tail light brake light an mirror, but i thought u had to have a valid road use title? I looked into regerstering a crf450x but the sales dude said even with the baja pack its a risk? DAve
A buddy of mine just tried to register a wr450 here in CT, and even though he had the whole list of required equipment, they wouldn't plate it because he couldn't provide the title of origin.

As for the seat...the stocker is awesome (compaired to my Husky). I have multiple 50+ mile days in the saddle, and a few days closer to 100 miles.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:10 PM   #1517
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I'm starting to shop for a XR400R. I need something for trail maintance. I'm thinking that the XR is the E-ticket.

I've been looking at some of the newer one on cycle trader. Is there anything that I need to be aware of?
Yes, make sure the swingarm bolt isn't seized up. It's been a problem with some XR4's. It's rare but if it is seized up you're looking at more problems than you want to fool with.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:42 PM   #1518
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I'm starting to shop for a XR400R. I need something for trail maintance. I'm thinking that the XR is the E-ticket.

I've been looking at some of the newer one on cycle trader. Is there anything that I need to be aware of?
How new of one are you looking for? What price range are you looking to pay? I've got a 2002 and will talk specifics if interested. It's in Colorado. I'm the second owner, probably has less than a 100 miles on it. It's been stored indoors it's whole life. I'm thinking $3500 for a new XR is fair.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:40 AM   #1519
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booth, as in booth tx on the other side of rosenberg? when it cools off, and you get the right part , and things calm down at the house, we should get a small group ride to do that. Maybe by then "cuddle bear" will have the orange one plated and ready to go


edit: oh and I finally posted in the XR400 thread like you kept bugging me about :lol:
Yup, the ride starts down near the bottom of Crabb River Rd and comes up well past Fayetteville. I've had the route for two years now and still haven't gone and tried it.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:20 AM   #1520
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Off topic but.....

Need to find the best clutch replacement parts and a good source for them. New to me 2001 XR400R. PO rode it hard and put it away wet. Need to replace clutch activator and would really like to do the whole thing. Need to find out which of the many kits I see are worth the price and advice on baskets and inner hub. I find most places only have some things and not others. Some things that are available on Ebay can not be found on the Manufacturer's Websites. This has probably been discussed on this thread but my search skills are not up to this century.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:27 AM   #1521
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Super noob here, been lurking for a while but i had to post cause I just picked up a 400 last night, lots of nice mods done to it nothing it doesnt need, im just trying to figure out the starting procedure it would be easier if i wasnt 5'7" this thing is alote taller than my 250! ill post pics later if any one cares
im happier than a pig in horse shit right now
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:34 AM   #1522
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The procedure that seemed to work for the XR's we rode in baja was to push the kicker though the stroke a few times, then go one 'bump' after it felt hard, then give it a good, long push - rinse and repeat until it fired up. Don't touch the throttle at all.

After falling over, we'd push it though the stroke with the throttle wide open several times, then do the same as above, but with the throttle wide open.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:37 AM   #1523
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Super noob here, been lurking for a while but i had to post cause I just picked up a 400 last night, lots of nice mods done to it nothing it doesnt need, im just trying to figure out the starting procedure it would be easier if i wasnt 5'7" this thing is alote taller than my 250! ill post pics later if any one cares
im happier than a pig in horse shit right now
Got lots of horses around do yah?


I'm 5'11 and I start the bike with it still on the side stand, if I do not have anything to put my left foot on (like my trailer)... I'm just too short even with a 32" inseam.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:56 AM   #1524
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The procedure that seemed to work for the XR's we rode in baja was to push the kicker though the stroke a few times, then go one 'bump' after it felt hard, then give it a good, long push - rinse and repeat until it fired up. Don't touch the throttle at all.

After falling over, we'd push it though the stroke with the throttle wide open several times, then do the same as above, but with the throttle wide open.
What he said! With the switch off (I have a Baja Designs add on) I kick mine with the decopression lever 4 or 5 times..set choke to full on, turn on switch. slowly kick start lever to where you feel hard resistance, use index finder to pull on decompress lever and you will feel it slight bump as the kick lever drop a little. Then kick it hard..if it does not start this first time, repeat proceedure and it should start 2nd kick. DO NOT TOUCH THE THROTTLE!...drop your choke to half way and let it warm up, abt 5 min..don't be in a hurry cause if you are, you will be in for many minutes of frustration.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:00 AM   #1525
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I should note, the XR's I rode had neither switches nor decompression levers:)
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:10 AM   #1526
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i got it going but i did it a weird way. after getting it to tdc i would half choke it and kick threw as i gave it some throttle and it fired right up. my 250 had a easy procedure much like what drlewall said but the 400 did not respond to that. i belive a valve adjustment may be in my future. and yea i have to start it with it on the kick stand i cant get the full kick when im trying to tippy toe on my left foot.

ha 32" inseam try it with a 28"
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #1527
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o yea while i got your guys attention. this bike has a Acerbis headlight/tail light and what looks like a aftermarket harness to make it street legal. one of the wire says "race prep" but i can not find any info on raceprep harness's or acerbis ever making a harness. i just need to find a diagram for this system so i can complete the system so i can register it. All i need is to find out what wires are what out of the handlebar controls. i suppose i can go thru it all with a meter and light but i was wondering if any one has any info one this system. it seems to be a very indepth harness with every thing you need for a street legal conversion but with out a wire diagram im kinda pissing into the wind.

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Old 09-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #1528
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the stator may not be up to par for the street..I suspect you have the stock stator in it and if so, it will not be enuff to power street leagl accessories like turn sigs, horn, brake lites etc..you may be able to get away with the stock stator, and thats a big MAY..good luck
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:34 AM   #1529
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o i know the stock stator wont work. judging by the brightness of the head and tail light compared to xr250 i would have to say this bike has had the stator upgrade. there is all so a large rectifire unnder the seat.

here are some pics of the bike. sorry im very excited about this thing and it sucks i dont get to ride it will i go up north in two weeks!!!





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Old 09-17-2009, 12:15 PM   #1530
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thats WAY TOO CLEAN! you need to take it out and stretch its legs! A little dirt will give it more character!
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