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Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 10:03 AM
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Posted By michigan400
Agreed. 155 / 55 or 58 for stock motor with...

Agreed.

155 / 55 or 58 for stock motor with only snorkel removed.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8,654
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Posted By michigan400
.42 - .44 kg/mm (max) for approx. 160 lbs I...

.42 - .44 kg/mm (max) for approx. 160 lbs

I weigh about 170 with no gear on and run .42 for dual sporting. If you go much higher than that, your rebound damping will be to soft. That will make...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,389
Posted By michigan400
Thank you!! It's a RSW Racing top triple...

Thank you!!

It's a RSW Racing top triple clamp with 2" tall mounts (1.5" to 3" tall available) and the bars are Moose Flex series, Burleson bend. Close to a CR high bend but about 1.5"- 2"...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8,654
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Posted By michigan400
Look for a pinched cable or a small fray on the...

Look for a pinched cable or a small fray on the exposed cable end by the carb.

Also check for plugged up vent lines on your carb and make sure the needle is not slightly bent somehow.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,389
Posted By michigan400
http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab171/michigan4...

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab171/michigan400/20140902_201340_zps7l0fcrsu.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/michigan400/media/20140902_201340_zps7l0fcrsu.jpg.html)
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Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By michigan400
I run the Trail Tech 60mm units also. Mounted to...

I run the Trail Tech 60mm units also. Mounted to top triple. Very nice and not that expensive. About $90 each from Rocky Mountain, or you can get 2 with a wiring harness for $180 ish there also.
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Forum: Vendors 11-14-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,484
Posted By michigan400
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,484
Posted By michigan400
I don't have one of these so I guess I can be...

I don't have one of these so I guess I can be considered "a troll" as well. (I've been called worse BTW! LOL!) But I have used regular H4 bulbs and I'm familiar with how they work. It's easy to see...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By michigan400
Sounds you need a water pump seal, these go bad...

Sounds you need a water pump seal, these go bad on the RFS bikes sometimes (drips from weep hole). A new radiator cap might also help. Look where the overflow tube is routed and see if it's possibly...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
I use the Tusk wiring harness, LED tail light and...

I use the Tusk wiring harness, LED tail light and turn signals on mine. Been running it for this summer only and have no complaints so far. Good price and everything works well. If I had to do it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By michigan400
9 years of sitting and he wants $2900 for a bike...

9 years of sitting and he wants $2900 for a bike that "maybe" runs? I'd tell the seller that 3K for a non runner is waaaay to much. If he don't like it then he should get it running for that amount...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
Something is going on with it for sure. If you...

Something is going on with it for sure. If you have not already, pull out the fuel screw, make sure it has washer and O ring installed in the right order (and O ring isn't split or something) AND...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
I agree, might want to put stock back on and see...

I agree, might want to put stock back on and see if problem goes away. If not it could be a weak ignition coil or something.

Mine has the opening like shown also. That pic looks like your slide is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46,449
Views: 9,336,310
Posted By michigan400
Nice! I got the 60mm units and was really...

Nice!

I got the 60mm units and was really impressed.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
Usually, I just pull the choke up and kick it....

Usually, I just pull the choke up and kick it. Don't give it any gas, just get on the comp stroke and give it a good kick or two.

If it's really cold, I might give the throttle one quick twist to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,337,903
Posted By michigan400
WOW!! Thanks for that. I was going by TT info and...

WOW!! Thanks for that. I was going by TT info and obviously that's a little off. Good info!

I will say that on mine, if I go beyond 80W of lighting I start to slowly drain the battery and e-starts...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,337,903
Posted By michigan400
Stock stator will NOT put out enough juice to...

Stock stator will NOT put out enough juice to reliably fire up a 35W HID let alone a 55W HID. The current draw at start up is to much. Like other have said, it's about 30W DC to the battery and that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
Sounds like a partially plugged pilot jet. If you...

Sounds like a partially plugged pilot jet. If you got the Mikuni separate from XR's only, they send you extra jets. If you have it, slap in the 17.5 pilot (for around sea level) or the 12.5 for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
Yes. Swapped a stocker with 55/155 jets (had...

Yes. Swapped a stocker with 55/155 jets (had stock 2003 exhaust also at that time).

I switched about 4 years ago so my memories of the stock carb are fading. It starts easier, tunes easier and low...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,203
Posted By michigan400
Nice!! Been there myself a time or two,, or 200....

Nice!! Been there myself a time or two,, or 200. LOL!!!

How does the 690 do on the Michigan single track? Been eyeing those bikes for a while now and would love to have one as a dual sport. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
I have the same carb (and model year bike) and...

I have the same carb (and model year bike) and run at about 500-600 ft ASL.
2003 model, Stock motor, UNI air filter and opened up exhaust that uses 96-97 SA with a home made insert that reduces the...
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 166,465
Posted By michigan400
Man that looks awesome!! I've been wondering why...

Man that looks awesome!! I've been wondering why they have not had the chips facing the reflectors before. I gotta imagine the "stray light" or scatter from LED's is 99% from the chip itself facing...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 166,465
Posted By michigan400
My 2 cents on halo rings- Halo rings do...

My 2 cents on halo rings-

Halo rings do nothing for me. Leave them off in my opinion or have them as just an option. I know others like them but I can only speak for myself soooo,,,,,

I've...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By michigan400
Make sure the fuel screw parts were re-assembled...

Make sure the fuel screw parts were re-assembled in correct order and that the very tip of it is not broke off, blocking the passage into into the carb throat. That would block off the fuel circuit...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,337,903
Posted By michigan400
Best I did was mine was this - Make sure the...

Best I did was mine was this -

Make sure the front master cylinder is higher than everything else, including the loop in the brake line. Basically, turn your bars all the way to the left and lean...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
Before you do any lowering, set the ride sag...

Before you do any lowering, set the ride sag front and rear and get proper weight springs on it for your weight. Rear should sag 105mm and front should sag 35-40mm with you on it in riding position...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 21,197
Posted By michigan400
CycleWizard, Sorry to be a wet blanket here...

CycleWizard,

Sorry to be a wet blanket here and direct this great thread (seriously!! good reading that I'm enjoying!!) away from the 650,,,,, but what's your take on building a XR400 motor? Mine...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,337,903
Posted By michigan400
I put some seals and bushings in my 450 EXC a...

I put some seals and bushings in my 450 EXC a while back. Make sure to check the rebound tap and make sure it is not stuck in built up crud. Mine was on 1 fork and it took just as long to get that...
Forum: Vendors 09-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,484
Posted By michigan400
The model 60, 50, 44 or 30 can easily replace the...

The model 60, 50, 44 or 30 can easily replace the 2" top light on an X2 without changing the back cover at all. Done it myself, worked good.
...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 245,951
Posted By michigan400
Flat down (1 chip for high beam), point up (2...

Flat down (1 chip for high beam), point up (2 chips for low beam).
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
Pic of my 400. I've had this bike since 2006 and...

Pic of my 400. I've had this bike since 2006 and it's been great.

Pumper carb
96-97 spark arrestor with a home made insert to knock down the noise a touch.
RSW top triple clamp
SDG seat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
Nope!! I'm just running with a capacitor...

Nope!!

I'm just running with a capacitor instead of a battery. Works fine with a cap OR a larger glass mat type battery. I have run out of ideas on what the cause could be and since it's kinda...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 166,465
Posted By michigan400
You are bat $h*t crazy jumping that thing!! LOL!!...

You are bat $h*t crazy jumping that thing!! LOL!! Great pics!!
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,484
Posted By michigan400
I read your post again. My apologies. I saw "high...

I read your post again. My apologies. I saw "high beam of 1200 lumens" and guess I focused on that. I'm not promoting one over the other but thought you were saying the high beam was only 1 led at...
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,484
Posted By michigan400
FYI - I'm not trying to talk you into buying...

FYI - I'm not trying to talk you into buying anything different but the info you are basing your choice on is not correct. The Cyclops unit has 2 LED's going on low beam and all 3 going on high beam....
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
XR400 Electrical help needed

Hi Guys,
I have a strange electrical issue on my 2003 XR400 that I've been trying to find an answer to for weeks now. Here is the story, be warned it's long winded.

I decided I wanted to make...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 245,951
Posted By michigan400
It looks like the LED low beam goes about twice...

It looks like the LED low beam goes about twice as far as it did with the halogen in those pics!! I know for me, the biggest complaint about my halogen light is the low beam. The high beam does...
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 166,465
Posted By michigan400
They have a seperate wire to hook the dimmer box...

They have a seperate wire to hook the dimmer box to, that's it. No dimming capability unless you get the skene dimmer also.
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 166,465
Posted By michigan400
I got a set last year for my KTM 450 EXC. Call...

I got a set last year for my KTM 450 EXC. Call him for pricing. They do not come with a harness but I talked to Darryl and he set me up with a package deal for 2 lights and a harness he made (quality...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,752,352
Posted By michigan400
XR400 gearing

Here is what I do. Get a 43 or 42 tooth rear, then you can run a 14T front for stock"ish" gearing, 15/43 for a little taller so you can still trail ride pretty easy and cruise comfy at 50-55mph on...
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