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Old 01-21-2008, 12:47 PM   #76
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I'm really beginning to like this little bike. Just before this thread popped up, one appeared on my local CL. A 2001 for $1650. Alas it sold quickly to some other lucky bastid.

They can be had for super cheap, that's for sure.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:08 PM   #77
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Here's a pic of my 2000 XR4 with 440 kit and Mikuni pumper.

I have run the IMS 4 gal tank on it full time for the last several years. Takes a little while to adjust to the handling and weight but I don't notice it now. I love being able to go all day at places like Taylor Park without having fuel issues.

When I had my suspension done professionally, I had them take into account the big tank.

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Old 01-21-2008, 02:48 PM   #78
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Had the original 96 XR4 for two seasons and nearly 4k miles.

The Good;
Bullet proof, can't kill them. Its a Honda.
Good bike for entry level off road.
Lots of after market.
Excels in tight knarly slow technical riding.
Short wheel base makes for easy wheelies.
Easy to maintain.

The Bad:
Its a Honda.....
Heavy, why I never put a big tank on. Too much weight too high.
Suspension mods are a must! See Neil Hors or Slavens.
When its hot (and you will get it HOT) it can be real cranky to start. Know the starting procedure. TDC, hot start, choke ,half throttle etc. Learn it ,Live it.
Doesn't like to be pushed , I got chucked off this bike more trying to go fast then any other four bikes put together.

Enjoy.....
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:14 PM   #79
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Uh oh, another XR400 rider and to think I thought you had good taste Hayduke

In all seriousness, my buddy has one and I've done my fair share of miles on it. Good bike and very easy to work on. He recently got bit by the pumpkin bug though so he will likely be parting his Super XR soon if you know anyone looking for blingy gold Ohlins forks.

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Old 01-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #80
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oooh! Nice bike- I like the forks, but they probably cost more than I payed for my whole bike!

Are those dunes near where you live? Damn I gotta get down there and ride with you.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:56 PM   #81
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Lower maintenance mid engine thumpers RULE for the average trail rider
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:59 PM   #82
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It's nice alright

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oooh! Nice bike- I like the forks, but they probably cost more than I payed for my whole bike!

Are those dunes near where you live? Damn I gotta get down there and ride with you.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:59 PM   #83
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First "Farkle"

My first mod- she needed a horn.

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:02 PM   #84
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The purple/lavender ones are suppose to be very reliable.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:07 PM   #85
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The purple/lavender ones are suppose to be very reliable.

I'm looking for some "Adventure Kitty" stickers to spruce it up with.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #86
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You know this may haunt you for the rest of your ADV life. Just sayin..... :ymca

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My first mod- she needed a horn.

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:57 PM   #87
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:38 PM   #88
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My first mod- she needed a horn.

i had the SAME horn - but chrome baby.....
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:13 PM   #89
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I had an XR400 a few years back. Great little contraption that I should've kept.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:31 PM   #90
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I had an XR400 a few years back. Great little contraption that I should've kept.

Hey Boss, going to Death Valley Daze?
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