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Old 07-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #4771
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It's going to be under your right side case cover. So you don't have to split the case.
And to find it, any of your oem parts finder searchs should bring it up, may want to order the kicker too.

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well.. I got my xr plated yesterday and attempted to go out for a street ride today. I know how to start my bike and I got too excited and flooded it. Trying to get it started too soon I busted the return spring on the kicker. Doh! Anyone have any knowledge on where to get another and if I have to split the cases. Oh yeah... The swingarm bolt is froze up solid waiting for me to get midieval on it this winter so I hope this is not the case.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #4772
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Does anyone know where I can get an acerbis front disc guard and fork guards in white? I currently have black on there that came with the bike. I've been looking for a good bit now! I appreciate any leads!

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Old 07-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #4773
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if you find one please post where you found it. I've been looking for one for over a year.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:37 PM   #4774
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Anyone have the choke knob break before? Had to zip-tie it open today (after a small piece of rag found itself into the carb and clogged it up) and am wondering what I should do. I'll have to pull it off to figure out what broke.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:18 AM   #4775
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Hey all, I have a line on an original owner low hrs 2003 xr 400. No mods just a skid plate and acerbis hand gaurds. It has'nt been run in a year. So im sure it need's a good carb cleaning.Asking price is 1500.00 I dont want to low ball but was thinking 1000.00 let me know what you all think....
1500 is a good price. Don't rip the guy off with 1000. They are good bikes for their purpose. Great woods/trail bikes. It's worth 1500. If you do get it just drain the carb(bowl) and put fresh gas in it. Might not need the carb completely taken apart.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:53 AM   #4776
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Hello folks. My old ID seems to be dysfunctional, but some of you may recognise me from me before.

Got back a few days back from a trip up in the Himalayas/Ladakh in India on the XR, and here's some stuff I think you XR owners may enjoy hearing about:

About 300kms in the plains in 40c (104F +) heat - No problem.
Many days in 10-15c (50-60F) cold - No problem
One day at 5c (40F) - No problem
300 kms between 6000 and 10000 ft - No problem
1000kms (625 miles) at altitudes above 10,000 ft - No problem
Out of that 300 kms at altitudes above 15000 ft - No problem
Highest altitude - Above 18000 ft - No problem
Starting - No problem

Just no frikkin problems! At all!

The bike did it all, never missed a beat. And pretty much all stock. Stock jets, springs, everything. Just had the snorkel out and a 16tooth front sprocket.


Riding long distance on that seat? Ass still hurts......


This one is at 18000 whatever feet



This is at around 12000 feet



Finally, bonus poser at 15000 feet
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:03 AM   #4777
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that is COOL!!! tnx for the pix
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #4778
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Looks like a great ride!
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:47 PM   #4779
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Returning to my joy-no joy carb issue...

Joy, finally!

Not that I have taken the whole hole off, but I managed to leave it just 250RPM (Between 5250/5500), last days were cold here 2C and the bike worked great, so I have open the mixture screw 1/8 turn and it works like a charm... If I open more my idle becomes too rich and the bike bogs when giving throttle, so 1/8 it is.

So I finally ended up with

440cc 11:1 compression Wiseco kit.
Stage II hotcams
XR600 Mikuni carb (155 main, 55 pilot, 3rd groove, 2 1/8 turns)
Removed the snorkel
and a tailored exhaust
I have removed the welds in the inside of the exhaust manifold

Now to do some porting job

(And changing the chain tensioner, chain tensioner guide, CRF 450 timing chain, plus some black painting to the engine cases, cylinder, head and a red valve cover...)
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #4780
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Hello folks. My old ID seems to be dysfunctional, but some of you may recognise me from me before.

Got back a few days back from a trip up in the Himalayas/Ladakh in India on the XR, and here's some stuff I think you XR owners may enjoy hearing about:

About 300kms in the plains in 40c (104F +) heat - No problem.
Many days in 10-15c (50-60F) cold - No problem
One day at 5c (40F) - No problem
300 kms between 6000 and 10000 ft - No problem
1000kms (625 miles) at altitudes above 10,000 ft - No problem
Out of that 300 kms at altitudes above 15000 ft - No problem
Highest altitude - Above 18000 ft - No problem
Starting - No problem

Just no frikkin problems! At all!

The bike did it all, never missed a beat. And pretty much all stock. Stock jets, springs, everything. Just had the snorkel out and a 16tooth front sprocket.


Riding long distance on that seat? Ass still hurts......
That's friggin awesome! Thanks for the info. A few questions please:

Did you ride your XR at highway speeds for extended periods of time?

How often did you change your oil and what oil are you using?

Do you think the XR400 would survive a cross country trip?

Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #4781
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Anyone have the choke knob break before? Had to zip-tie it open today (after a small piece of rag found itself into the carb and clogged it up) and am wondering what I should do. I'll have to pull it off to figure out what broke.
Just so nobody bothers responding, I took a look today and saw that the screw holding the lever in had come loose, strange. Works find now that I tightened it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #4782
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Just so nobody bothers responding, I took a look today and saw that the screw holding the lever in had come loose, strange. Works find now that I tightened it.
Loctite it??
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #4783
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Loctite it??
Going to, lost my blue, gotta buy another.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:29 PM   #4784
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Stuffs expensive ha but totally worth it.

Lucky yours just got loose, mine fell off entirely and I had to walk back 2 miles to find the bloody thing

You could always crossthread it....
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:11 AM   #4785
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That's friggin awesome! Thanks for the info. A few questions please:

Did you ride your XR at highway speeds for extended periods of time?

How often did you change your oil and what oil are you using?

Do you think the XR400 would survive a cross country trip?

Thanks!

I rode 400kms on the first day on highways. Speed ranged between 70 to 80kms/hr. Despite trading up to 16 tooth, I still felt like I dodnt want to "push" the bike beyond that. In fact, it felt happies at about 65km/ph. Do note, these are not MPH numbers.

The trip was 1700 kms, just at the end of the service cycle. So I didnt change the oil at all. Just cleaned and oiled the chain twice due to extremely dusty conditions.

Survive a cross country trip? I'm sure it will. But your ass wont. Not on that seat.
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