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Old 03-27-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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Looking at an XR400

I posted up a week or so ago about looking for a bike to get myself back into riding so that I can ride with my son when I get him a CRF50 later this year.

I've been looking around for TW200's, DR350's, CRF230's, XR400's, etc and I found an XR400 for sale locally that I'm interested in.

What would be a ballpark price on a 2001 XR400 that looks to have been cared for and used pretty regularly? The swingarm bolt has apparently been pulled out recently and lubed, but as of now that's about all that I know about it.

I don't want to lowball the guy but I also don't want to get ripped, so I'm just looking for some insight into the values on these bikes.

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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Where , mods, PLATED? Those are the key factors.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:14 PM   #3
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$1,500-2,000 depending on the things listed in the post above.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:19 PM   #4
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It all depends on where you live and if it is titled or not. In today's craigs list here in Denver there is a 2001 for $4K, a 2001 for $2.7K and a 98 for $2.3K

They are pretty popular here however.

My 2 cents. It is worth what you want to pay for it.

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Old 03-27-2014, 08:43 PM   #5
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Where , mods, PLATED? Those are the key factors.
I'm in the Southeast, and I'm not sure about mods. The seller mentioned that he has a title for it and that he had had a tag on it, so it sounds like maybe it was plated at one point but possibly not renewed? Not sure how that would all work?

If the tag expired without renewal, would I potentially have to jump through hoops to get it plated again?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:46 AM   #6
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If it has a street title you are good to go, you would just need to pass what ever the local safety inspection require, just like buying a used car. So brake lights, horn, mirrors ect.....

Now, I have a plated xr 400, awesome great bike, however if your plan is to ride with a small child and that kid is just learning, so lots of starts and stops and instruction and coaching, I would go with something with electric start. The most exhausting day of riding I ever head was following my two kids around on my xr 400. I should have just took my wife's klx 250.

Long term and for real riding, if you get the time the xr 400 is about as good as it gets for a do all trail bike.

another option for riding with kids, is to buy daddy the xr 400, the kid the xr 50 and find mom a xr 100 or xr 200 or e start crf 230 to ride ( which daddy can than " steal" to put around on with the kids.)
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:32 AM   #7
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Now, I have a plated xr 400, awesome great bike, however if your plan is to ride with a small child and that kid is just learning, so lots of starts and stops and instruction and coaching, I would go with something with electric start. The most exhausting day of riding I ever head was following my two kids around on my xr 400. I should have just took my wife's klx 250.
Man, that is a great point that I have not considered. Kicking a 400 all day between picking him up and getting his bike started, etc. would probably be exhausting. I did not think about that. Thank you.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:30 AM   #8
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FWIW, XR400's in the pacific northwest seem to sell ~$1,800 to $2,400 depending on condition. The vast majority asking $2,000-2,300.

I've been watching for over 6 months, looking and calling on several...I managed to score a well used but well maintained (with aftermarket bling) 99 for $1,400...and laughed all the way home. I told a few guys at work, and got $1,800 offers sight unseen...
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