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Old 02-17-2009, 10:25 AM   #841
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Yeah, I have the XR650L and 400. I have the tank on the 650 and being able to swap them over for a trip to Mexico would be good, that 200 bucks for a new gas tank will keep me in Mexico for another week!!!!

So, it was the Acerbis brackets for the XR400 tank that you bought? 1/2" foam.

ordering now.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:35 PM   #842
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Yeah, I have the XR650L and 400. I have the tank on the 650 and being able to swap them over for a trip to Mexico would be good, that 200 bucks for a new gas tank will keep me in Mexico for another week!!!!

So, it was the Acerbis brackets for the XR400 tank that you bought?
It's the brackets that allow this tank to fit the 400.

The tank I ordered was the red XR650L(2142480229) 93-96 5.8gal tank.

It looks like this tank can fit different year models of XR250, XR400 with the correct brackets. Just tanks notes that it can also fit newer models of XR650L's.

"**Will fit All newer models with Modifications**
Modifications include: Relocating Blinkers and Shaving Frame pins to make this tank fit."


For me, the XR400 brackets were longer flat pieces of aluminum. I'll post the pictures tomorrow showing how they are almost 3" longer than stock to allow this tank to fit on the XR400.

If you already have the larger tank, then you could literally only spend $15 for the bracket to swap them back and forth.

1. That could get old really fast.
2. IT'S A RED 6 GALLON TANK!!! It may be a long time before there are any RED XR650 tanks again!!!

My bracket may have been cheaper because I requested it without the petcocks. I knew the tank came with the XR650 mounting kit that I didn't need and couldn't use. I was able use the petcocks from that kit without spending the extra money for XR400 mounting kit with petcocks.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:47 PM   #843
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are the 650 tank brackets available from dealer or they after market? Have any pix of the brackets??
It looks like my 650 mount kit was missing a couple of the parts, but I think you will get the idea of how it mounts.
I guess it's a good thing that I didn't need these parts and is probably why I ended up with them.

Edit: Cumbacheech pointed out that my kit was only missing the second support(#8).








new XR400 bracket for XR650L tank.




Stock mounts vs new tank brackets.

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Old 02-17-2009, 06:55 PM   #844
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It looks like my 650 mount kit was missing a couple of the parts, but I think you will get the idea of how it mounts.
I guess it's a good thing that I didn't need these parts and is probably why I ended up with them.

My kit was missing the second support(#8) and rubber caps(#7).






FYI - You are not missing the and rubber caps(#7), those come from the tank shrouds (look and you will see them). So in case you ever get a xr650l and you want to use that tank at least you know where to find those rubber pieces.

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:44 PM   #845
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TNX tworr! that helps alot and gives me some ideas for tank upgrade!
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:41 AM   #846
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FYI - You are not missing the and rubber caps(#7), those come from the tank shrouds (look and you will see them). So in case you ever get a xr650l and you want to use that tank at least you know where to find those rubber pieces.

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Thanks Cumbacheech! I corrected it above.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:52 AM   #847
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TNX tworr! that helps alot and gives me some ideas for tank upgrade!
Awesome!!
I couldn't find these brackets for the longest, but when I started asking for specs to make my own and I was suddenly able to buy some.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:30 AM   #848
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Well, I've been working on dual sporting the bike. I'm making my own harness and slowly building my kit. So far I'm at $55 bucks.

I'll start you off at the front.


I picked up a pair of spare front turn signals for my XR650L, this included the bracket that clamps to the triple clamp, it bolts right up and looks factory.

Spin this around here and look at the rear end.

The tail light is made by Acerbis. Includes tail, stop and plate lights and a place to hold the plate.

Unfortunately, it doesnt really work well, because it is aimed a little high.
But, she doesnt mind...



I also have these bags. They just need a strap holding them down and they'll be golden. I might drill a small hole in the plastic and just use a bolt.


I've also added Acerbis mirrors. I wanted to use a spare turn signal switch that came off of my XRL, but its disappeared. And I need a headlight with flasher, horn and a switch. I'll probably buy a switch anyways so that I can turn the light completely off.


This is the headlight I want. The DOT/CE approved Acerbis DHH.

I'll probably buy the handlebar switch from Procycle.us

This switch has high beam on indication as well as a total off switch.

Another $120 I'll be set.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:32 AM   #849
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Oh, and I have new grips.

Pro-Taper Pillow Top. I likes these! I put them on the XRL just before Mexico. and they are great.

I put the Tusk handguards from my wife's 225 onto the 400 also. Went on without a problem! But. None of my junk is lined up right.... I'll work on that...

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Old 02-20-2009, 08:27 AM   #850
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MX Style Rear Fender?

Has anyone come across a MX Style rear fender. One without the built in light or the "turn down"?

I ordered an acerbis "MX Style" off e-bay but the photo looked like it could have been a stock photo. It ended up being on backorder until sho knows when anyway so I canceled it.

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Old 02-20-2009, 08:39 AM   #851
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Kinda off topic here but whats the deal with the starting hot or cold on these bikes? Im thinking of getting one thats been plated,a 98 I think.What are the fixes to make em start easily? Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:52 AM   #852
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Kinda off topic here but whats the deal with the starting hot or cold on these bikes? Im thinking of getting one thats been plated,a 98 I think.What are the fixes to make em start easily? Thanks!
Mine has a stock carb and jetting.

6 kicks when it's cold. One kick when it's hot.

Everytime.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:54 AM   #853
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Mine has a stock carb and jetting.

6 kicks when it's cold. One kick when it's hot.

Everytime.

Pretty much the same for me. If it is getting harder to start, I adjust the valves, and it's super easy again.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:20 AM   #854
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Turn the idle up to get it started, back it down after it's warmed up.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:48 AM   #855
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Hi ALL

I posted up a while back about having an online manual for the XR400 - but was unable to send it out due to it's size (100MB)

I have a program with limited time (14 days) I can use to send this out. It takes about 30 minutes to send it... .so, if anybody is interested please let me know SOON, and I will send it out to you.

J.

*PM me with your real email addy....
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