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Old 02-02-2008, 08:40 PM   #121
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I know there's at least one report on here where someone did the TAT on a DR350. Across the plains I think it would be kind of a drone, but the XR should be perfect for the Colorado and further west sections. Get a big tank.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:33 AM   #122
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I rode the OK section this past summer on a XR600. I think the XR400 would be a great bike for it. Its 95% dirt and gravel so you don't have to worry about it being boring.
I wanting to do it again on my NX250.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:44 PM   #123
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Originally Posted by K75STER
Just found a 2003 xr400 in the local area, trying to get over to see it.

Read through this entire thread and it seem that everyone who has, (or had), one loves (d) it.
Just wondering if this year or any for that matter, had any issues, quirks, etc....I realize it's a Honda, just thought to ask! Thanks!




I think there was also a change to the forks in 98. My service manual has procedures for 97 and older and 98 and newer regarding the forks.

from what I have read 98 and up hasn't changed other than color like Tony said

did you buy it yet???? _




As a matter of fact I did--

If anyone can tell me how to post a pic of it, I gladly will!!!!
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:27 PM   #124
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Just found a 2003 xr400 in the local area, trying to get over to see it.

Read through this entire thread and it seem that everyone who has, (or had), one loves (d) it.
Just wondering if this year or any for that matter, had any issues, quirks, etc....I realize it's a Honda, just thought to ask! Thanks!




I think there was also a change to the forks in 98. My service manual has procedures for 97 and older and 98 and newer regarding the forks.

from what I have read 98 and up hasn't changed other than color like Tony said

did you buy it yet???? _




As a matter of fact I did--

If anyone can tell me how to post a pic of it, I gladly will!!!!

If it's just one, use the "add attachments" button when you post. Better still, get it hosted at Smugmug (preferably) and read the "how to post an image" thread in the Ask Baldy section.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:10 PM   #125
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Hey,

I am new to this forum.

Here is my 96 XR 400 I build it into a Supermoto.

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Old 02-10-2008, 06:37 PM   #126
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Oh yeah!!!!


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I am new to this forum.

Here is my 96 XR 400 I build it into a Supermoto.

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Old 02-11-2008, 07:46 AM   #127
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Very nice, Freddy!
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:56 AM   #128
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I finally had a chance to really ride my xr! This winter has been particularly harsh in Colorado, but a couple of days of 50 degree temps and sunshine, and a little hunting for generally south facing areas paid off.



I've added some cheap-o universal bar risers from Rocky Mountain ATV, and rolled the bars forward a bunch, but it's still not quite enough. I stand alot, so I think the risers that move the bars forward would be a good investment. Pretty broke right now, so this will have to do for awhile.

Overall, though, I'm psyched! This is going to be sooo much fun. Going from a 950 Adventure, this bike feels tiny and light!



Gotta get a number plate for the front....



I'm impressed with the low down grunt of the XR, too. Lot's of torque makes it easy to ride through technical rocks. The rear suspension seems pretty good for my weight, too. Dampening on the forks seems a bit harsh, so I may play with that a bit.

It was a good day to ride in Colorado



my wife on her XT225
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:12 AM   #129
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Leak oil from rocker support bolts

I started to leak oil from top of head.
I think it is to rocker support bolts?
Has anyone seen this before?
I wounder ifi can back the bolts out far enough
to seal them?
Any help would be great.
I can post pics if it helps

thanks for any help

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:23 AM   #130
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hayduke,
nice! i've got 4 ft of snow in my yard and my part of town gets less than most.
when i lived in gunny, i often dreamed of living over the hill...steamboat won instead.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:55 PM   #131
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for those of you with a rack, how does it mount? any problems with the subframe cracking/breaking? I'm going to fab a rack for camping gear and not sure if i want to tie it into the main frame, or maybe beef up the subframe a little or what.
I'm probably going to make it out of a couple old 70's bike handlebars I have so 7/8 and probably .065-.083 wall.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:35 AM   #132
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This is my rack. Mounts via the seat bolts and the 2 bolts in the top of the rear fender. It's no wider than the seat, so it doesn't tweak the subframe or get damaged from layovers and such. You do have to refrain from using it as a handhold to lift the bike with.



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Old 02-14-2008, 12:25 PM   #133
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that is sweet! looks very lightweight. did you make it? I am thinking of setting my mig up to do aluminum once i run through my bottle of 50/50. how much weight have you put on there? any pics of it fully loaded?
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:41 PM   #134
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Just love anything on the XR400 thread.

My first bike was a 350XL in the 80s. Love that bike but started to go bigger. Now I find it that big is not always good (that's what I tell her all the time ).

No need for more horsepower, all I want is a simple and reliable bike (cheap too).
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:08 PM   #135
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Just love anything on the XR400 thread.

My first bike was a 350XL in the 80s. Love that bike but started to go bigger. Now I find it that big is not always good (that's what I tell her all the time ).

No need for more horsepower, all I want is a simple and reliable bike (cheap too).
I'm lovin' this simple little bike

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