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Old 01-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a Xr 400

got several leads but i am looking for a 2000 to 2004 xr 400 or drz 400 stret legal

i got 2200 to burn

going to look at two in GJ early next week

im in Vail

Thanx!
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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got several leads but i am looking for a 2000 to 2004 xr 400 or drz 400 stret legal

i got 2200 to burn

going to look at two in GJ early next week

im in Vail

Thanx!
Many pooh pooh them but you can't buy a better mountain/trail bike than the XR4.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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paging Ride Freak to the white courtesy phone......
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=5425

he did a great job on that one....looks like it might have sold, but still worth checking out.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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Got someone interested but that's it's not definate.
















200W stator, full DC electrical system, bright lighting. Fresh topend, new chain & sprockets, skidplate, plastics. Revalved forks, resprung for 180#, new seals and scrapers in the forks etc etc etc.... Needs nothing
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #6
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yeah that looks nice how much weight was added with the Electrical system im not needing all that but its a clean bike! where in NM dont really want to do that drive
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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I would say the XR 400 for sure. I had one for I think 9 or 10 years and it was a great bike. Easy to ride, really reliable and very easy and simple to work on. Only issues I had the whole time was the choke lever return spring breaking on a ride (zip tie held it up for 2 years after that) and it the short plastic intake manifold on the carb developed a hairline crack and leak. Easy fix, hard to find.

The only thing I would say is that they tend to be very cold natured, at least mine did. I had a buddy with one that was not as bad as mine. It was often a pain in the ass to kickstart when it was very cold but ok once it was warm (before and after the crack in the intake) but that describes almost every Honda dirt bike. That aside, I loved that bike.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:10 PM   #8
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yeah I would really dig a KTM however I put on around 6000 miles from last march to last October on a 98xr650 and it didn't need any maintenance at all changed the oil a few times thing ran amazing. I ride 80%road and 20 percent dirt so thats why a xr400..

i have a few options in GJ for monday tuesday however one isn't plated and im not sure how hard it will be to plate it..and or how much money it will cost.

and the other im looking at the dood is being sorta sketch getting back to me now, . might be worth the wait for one to pop up FS on CL

id spend more but im about to pick up a new camera body as well!
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:10 PM   #9
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yeah that looks nice how much weight was added with the Electrical system im not needing all that but its a clean bike! where in NM dont really want to do that drive
Weight? The extra windings on the stator and switchgear on the bars? That's nothing. You want it plated, there's going to be a couple of things extra on the bike....mirror, brake light switch...horn.

It might be more than you want or need, but that XR is set up ideally for riding around these parts. I had a street legal '96 XR400, great bikes. If I was looking for another plated XR (and I've had and built a few), I'd be all over this one.
If all you want is a daytime trail bike, and never plan on needing grip heaters or extra light for the Jekyll & Hyde ride.....then yeah, maybe overkill for you.

The XR400 is listed at 254lbs and the DRZ400E is 262, but you do get an e-start on the DRZ-E.

He's in ABQ, I'd do that drive in a heartbeat for a good bike. Heck....I might be as it is
Once he gets that thing listed and a few people see it - it's going to get snapped up in a hurry. It's probably worth more than you want to spend anyway.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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yeah i dont need a horn ill take that off asap , dont ride at night that much., honestly this bike is overkill for me

but The bikes seems to have been Meticulously gone over and rebuilt i appreciate that. im going to buy some motox wheels throw some power pilots on it and get to work on it all summer..

ill know tomorow if im going to NM or GJ
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:35 AM   #11
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yeah i dont need a horn ill take that off asap , dont ride at night that much., honestly this bike is overkill for me

but The bikes seems to have been Meticulously gone over and rebuilt i appreciate that. im going to buy some motox wheels throw some power pilots on it and get to work on it all summer..

ill know tomorow if im going to NM or GJ
This was built to be a lightweight DS bike. I actually built it for a specific ride in mind. The big tank and updated electrical system is a little bit of overkill for local trail riding, you'd be just as well off with a 400 someone threw a tag on if that's the plan. This is more suited for something like the kokopelli trail where you need good range, carry some gear and don't want to throw around a heavy ride.

I'm planning on actively listing it in the spring when the fever hits.

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Old 01-27-2013, 03:35 AM   #12
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:03 AM   #13
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Hmmm, I would not mind owning that bike. I have seen it. It is in fantastic shape. I currently don't have a mid-size
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #14
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Yeah that's a amazing bike!

I would love to pull one apart and have everything painted and gone through. I just don't have time to do it!

Some ones gonna be stoked!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:24 AM   #15
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I have always found that getting a bike that is already set up very nicely is a big plus over getting something stripped down and then having to buy parts, figure out circuits, and assemble the entire thing. You might not NEED the lights and horn etc. but there will be that day that you are running late and dark sneaks up on you. I would much rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. BTW: the XR400 sounds perfect for what you want.

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