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Old 06-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #16
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I am not sure, but I myself would be looking at getting the 8" halo and converting it to HID with a $25 DDM 55w kit. Because it is using a lens instead of just a reflector for shaping the beam, it should work just fine. In fact, by going of the picture, they both appear to be using the same lens.

I know that when I turn off my HID, the 100w halogen looks like a 25w fog lamp.

It is really nice seeing the horse's eyes at 3/4 of a mile as opposed to 30 yards, and those HIDs make eyes glow very bright.
I know which is why I might just go HID, but HID also has its problems when used as a high beam that gets cycled a lot. SLow to react and such.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:46 AM   #17
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Love mine, great platform for off road and simple to maintain.

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #18
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Love mine, great platform for off road and simple to maintain.

What tank is that? Looks great.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #19
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Nice bike, my neighbor has the exact same one, he really loves it, but hates the fact that its kick start only.

Makes really good power for being air cooled imo.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #20
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Nice bike, my neighbor has the exact same one, he really loves it, but hates the fact that its kick start only.

Makes really good power for being air cooled imo.
I don't mine not having a e button and in fact, I love the 20lbs less weight you have since there isn't one. I owned my XR600R for years and never had trouble with the kick start.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #21
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What tank is that? Looks great.
IMS 4 gal. http://www.imsproducts.com/Products/...e&TypeSet=Fuel Tank&SeriesSet=&sed=true&tyd=true
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:54 PM   #22
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I don't mine not having a e button and in fact, I love the 20lbs less weight you have since there isn't one. I owned my XR600R for years and never had trouble with the kick start.
I love my XR, but one time while riding at night on my KTM 525 in Baja I crashed and pulled a hamstring in my right leg, took me three tries to upright the bike with one good leg the other in intense pain, in that case I was glad I had the e start bike, no way could I have kick started any bike.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #23
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nice. that's a clean unmolsted one with low use.
would have kept mine moving forward if it had electric start.
starting it when stalled in the mountain on the side of a hill got real old real fast.
make sure you know the starting procedure, have the valves tuned perfect, jet the carb properly and use an iridium plugs. pull that swingarm bolt asap and grease it up!!!
i still think about my xr. that bike would chug up the nastiest of off-road trails with ease. one of the all time best engines out there. if i could easily find an electric start version w/ USD forks i'd buy it again.

i went with a klr after my xr and that was a pig off-road. settled on a dr650 that i modded and it feels like a larger xr in many ways.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #24
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Yeah, that's the one real cevat with the XR400. These days E-start is a must, imo.

Great bike though, I've always liked em.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:27 PM   #25
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Forget that just go straight for the Baja Designs Squadron w/ a dimmer:

+1 LED is the way to go,draw less power,weigh less,eyeball burning bright.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #26
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I don't mine not having a e button and in fact, I love the 20lbs less weight you have since there isn't one. I owned my XR600R for years and never had trouble with the kick start.
Well,Yeah,but an XR400 weighs a little more then an electric start KTM weighs.

Everytime I ride technical gnarly trails with anybody on a kickstart 4 stroke,sooner or later the bike gets hot,the bike stalls,kicking starts and cussing can occur. They dont like to start so much when really hot.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #27
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Well,Yeah,but an XR400 weighs a little more then an electric start KTM weighs.

Everytime I ride technical gnarly trails with anybody on a kickstart 4 stroke,sooner or later the bike gets hot,the bike stalls,kicking starts and cussing can occur. They dont like to start so much when really hot.
Hey! Lets not shit in Snipers Corn Flakes!!

What's the first farkles?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #28
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Swing arm bolt always seizes in these bikes. Why?
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #29
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Hey! Lets not shit in Snipers Corn Flakes!!

What's the first farkles?
I dont mean to,that XR400 will still be running great when my KTM is on it's second piston most likely.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:08 PM   #30
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Swing arm bolt always seizes in these bikes. Why?
Because Honda didn't grease them on assembly nor do most owners.
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