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Old 01-17-2008, 10:47 AM   #31
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:53 PM   #32
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Looks like you've tried various headlights. How do you compare them- Hows the HID?
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:15 AM   #33
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Looks like you've tried various headlights. How do you compare them- Hows the HID?
The hid is really bright but too bright for street.
Even w/aimed down i still get flashed.
I would like to sell hid and get different one.
There is cool trail tech i think would be perfect.
The light i have runs w/ out bike running
witch is cool.


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Old 01-18-2008, 08:51 AM   #34
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The hid is really bright but too bright for street.
Even w/aimed down i still get flashed.
I would like to sell hid and get different one.
There is cool trail tech i think would be perfect.
The light i have runs w/ out bike running
witch is cool.


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Thanks. I may look at a Baja Designs 8" Halogen in the future. Anyone know if the XR400 puts out enough juice to run it?
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:46 AM   #35
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Thanks. I may look at a Baja Designs 8" Halogen in the future. Anyone know if the XR400 puts out enough juice to run it?
I don't think it does. I haven't put one on my bike, but I know a lot of guys that have had to put new high outout stators on to keep up the juice. New stator is $150 from xrsonly.com and are pretty powerful (200w).
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #36
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Thanks. I may look at a Baja Designs 8" Halogen in the future. Anyone know if the XR400 puts out enough juice to run it?
great bike for colorado!

about all it will muster is a 55w up front in stock form.
baja designs stocks the glass upgrade light housing and you buy a 55w h3 locally. it's enough light to get home if you're late.

using a 14th fr sproket (with stock rear) is the key colo mountain gearing.

i'm minimally street legal:
i wired a hydro brake light switch to the front banjo bolt and then the rear brake assy and soldered in the extra wire (stocked used 2 but it's ready for a 1157 3 wire setup). i use a 1157 heavy duty rear bulb.

i also use a scotts liscense plate bracket http://www.fourstrokesonly.com/LicensePlateHolder.html (one of the worst designed web pages in existence) with larger washers & then rubber washers on each side of the plate as vibration damping. using small nuts and bolts and your plate will vibrate in pieces.

i use a ufo fold-in mirror with the 3 nut and bolt tightening hardware at the knuckle. the acerbis fold-in mirror tightens with 3 screws into plastic at the knuckel area and and strips over time.

that's all that i have for street legal. at dmv, i signed that i have a horn and signals are not needed in colo. no issues with moab cops either. they just want to see an up to date plate. dmv required the bill of sale to state the bike if "for off-road only" then they checked the vin# there, had me sign a form stating it meets the requirements and issued me a tag and title.

as for the bike TT is the place for tech:
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=26
i've done gordon mods (you've got a nice aftermarket muffler), uni filter/cage upgrade, denso irdium plug, spark plug boot mod http://www.kamware.com/vtr1000f/resistor1.htm and set the valves spot on so it starts easy. i point a small space heater at the motor when it has sat for a few weeks to help it fire.

just as a repeat:
mine fires in 1 kick with this procedure:

turn up idle screw about 1 turn
full choke
Pull in decompressor lever & clutch/depress kill button/throttle wide open
kick 4-5 times (primes the engine)
release all except clutch
find TDC with kick start (it’s when you first feel resistance)
kick w/ no throttle
don't touch throttle
go to middle position on choke & let idle
after a minute turn off choke and turn down idle

here's a jetting guide assuming gordons has been done.
xrs are happy when they're leaner than richer so err on the lean side.
first # is main, second is pilot jet for. 150/50 works from moab to up high for me.
0000 ft > 160 / 60
1600 ft > 158 / 58
3200 ft > 155 / 55
5000 ft > 152 / 52
6500 ft > 150 / 50
9800 ft > 148 / 48

make sure to check & lube the swing arm bolt asap!!!
that's the only real issue with an xr4.

i'd love come down your way sometime and do some trail riding. i have good friends who live in salida.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:35 AM   #37
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great bike for colorado!

*snip*

i'd love come down your way sometime and do some trail riding. i have good friends who live in salida.

That would be great! Lot's of great riding around here, and with this bike, I'm about to find more!

Thanks for the info, too. My bike is already plated, but it has nothing but the mirror and brake light, with a plate bolted on the fender. I'm not too concerned about the light, as I don't ride in the dark usually, but it'd be nice to have a bit more just in case. Fuel range could be an issue, so a big tank may be the first mod.... Oh ,yeah, and good pegs and bar risers.


Let me know if you want to explore around here this summer.

BTW- got any pics?
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:42 AM   #38
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That would be great! Lot's of great riding around here, and with this bike, I'm about to find more!

Thanks for the info, too. My bike is already plated, but it has nothing but the mirror and brake light, with a plate bolted on the fender. I'm not too concerned about the light, as I don't ride in the dark usually, but it'd be nice to have a bit more just in case. Fuel range could be an issue, so a big tank may be the first mod.... Oh ,yeah, and good pegs and bar risers.


Let me know if you want to explore around here this summer.

BTW- got any pics?
clark translucent 3.8 gallon tank is the way to go:
http://www.justgastanks.com/store/in...&cPath=1_9_123
fit and finish alot better than IMS 4 gallon tank.

http://www.rockymountainatv.com/prod...FamilyId=12976

http://www.rockymountainatv.com/prod...FamilyId=15852

http://www.rockymountainatv.com/prod...#vehicleSelect

replace the rear disc guard with something better.

do not upgrade flexy oem shift lever! shift shaft is small so a stiffer aftermarket shift lever has snapped a few shafts over the years. not good.
the stock one can easily be bent back time and time again.

i'll take you up on that offer.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:51 AM   #39
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clark translucent 3.8 gallon tank is the way to go:
http://www.justgastanks.com/store/in...&cPath=1_9_123
fit and finish alot better than IMS 4 gallon tank.

http://www.rockymountainatv.com/prod...FamilyId=12976

http://www.rockymountainatv.com/prod...FamilyId=15852

http://www.rockymountainatv.com/prod...#vehicleSelect

replace the rear disc guard with something better.

do not upgrade flexy oem shift lever! shift shaft is small so a stiffer aftermarket shift lever has snapped a few shafts over the years. not good.
the stock one can easily be bent back time and time again.

i'll take you up on that offer.
What kind of range do you get with that tank?
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:57 AM   #40
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What kind of range do you get with that tank?

I get 200 miles out of mine.



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Old 01-18-2008, 12:02 PM   #41
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aprox 50-55 mpg. all depends on the wrist. riding at altitude has it's advantages as sea level guys report in the 35-40 range. bring some msr fuel bottles if you need more. the acerbis tank is over 5, but i hear makes the bike funky to ride when full because of weight. if you suspect you'll need the mileage than that's the one to get.

hey i like that circle of water tee you make! i emailed my salida friend rene about it for her husband dan who is a boat/board freak.

did you sell your wives old bike. i have a short friend who need a dual sport start.
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aprox 50-55 mpg. all depends on the wrist. riding at altitude has it's advantages as sea level guys report in the 35-40 range. bring some msr fuel bottles if you need more. the acerbis tank is over 5, but i hear makes the bike funky to ride when full because of weight.

hey i like that circle of water tee you make! i emailed my salida friend rene about it for her husband dan who is a boat/board freak.

did you sell your wives old bike. i have a short friend who need a dual sport start.
We still have the DT100 but it will be going to my niece in the spring.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:15 PM   #43
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pics, none are mine.

clarke:


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Thanks. I really just wanted pics of you doing somthin' stoopit with your bike.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:18 PM   #45
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We still have the DT100 but it will be going to my niece in the spring.
no worries.
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