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Old 10-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #4996
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Sources for info: Baja Designs and electrex....the maker of the hi wattage units....apparently the stock voltage regulator will handle the 200 watts....if you want it to be DC output, a rectifier is required...baja designs will sell you one...along with other places. I just looked into all this...but lost some of my notes....the folks who make the vapor speedo are also big into aftermarket stators etc and sell regulsators and rectifiers
Thanks. That's what I needed to know. I was wondering if I needed a different regulator or not. I'll check out Baja Designs' site.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #4997
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I have a noise that comes and goes.
A grinding rattle like sound from the top right of the motor.

Valves are all in spec and just put a new cam chain tensioner on it.

It's an intermittent sound that seems to effect the quality of running too...


I'm thinking cam chain is stretched too far and needs replacement?
Also, are these motors interference based? (as in if the chain lets loose I'll put a valve through a piston)

Any advise welcome, cheers.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #4998
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I have a noise that comes and goes.
A grinding rattle like sound from the top right of the motor.

Valves are all in spec and just put a new cam chain tensioner on it.

It's an intermittent sound that seems to effect the quality of running too...


I'm thinking cam chain is stretched too far and needs replacement?
Also, are these motors interference based? (as in if the chain lets loose I'll put a valve through a piston)

Any advise welcome, cheers.

I'm dealing with the same thing, but I don't think it's effected performance. I'm starting to think it's an exhaust leak.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #4999
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I'm dealing with the same thing, but I don't think it's effected performance. I'm starting to think it's an exhaust leak.

this is definitely a metallic sound, otherwise I'd think the same.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:17 AM   #5000
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this is definitely a metallic sound, otherwise I'd think the same.
Same here, almost sounds like metal pounding itself. I had another rider tell me it was an exhaust leak, he had an xr400 with the same issue years prior.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #5001
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I have a noise that comes and goes.
A grinding rattle like sound from the top right of the motor.

Valves are all in spec and just put a new cam chain tensioner on it.

It's an intermittent sound that seems to effect the quality of running too...


I'm thinking cam chain is stretched too far and needs replacement?
Also, are these motors interference based? (as in if the chain lets loose I'll put a valve through a piston)

Any advise welcome, cheers.
Take the tensioner out again, wind it up and lock it. Engine to Compression TDC (As when checking valve clearance) get the tensioner back on, tight it up and then unlock it. If the sound continues I'll bet is the cam chain strechted too far.

I ran the engine without tensioner for about 100 Kms, sounded like hell but it worked ok so, unless the chain cuts lose it wont put a valve trhough a piston.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #5002
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I would really like to have a oil pressure light on my XR, anyone did this before?
Especially what would be the best spot for the sensor?
And a neutral light would be cool, but i think that will be to complicated.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #5003
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I have been tossing around the idea of getting a plated XR400 for singletrack/desert/lite adv/ around town/slickrock shredder. any of you guys have any thoughts on this? I have never rode one, my cousin used to have one though and it would walk all over my 94 cr125 haha.. Heard they are damn near bullet proof which I do like! more umphh than a DR350, less of a pig compared to the 600. Right now I am riding a 96 WR250 2 smoker. I love it but would really like a plate with a bit more sense of security. All opinions are appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #5004
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Carb hook up

Ok I'm an idiot Just cleaned the carb on my new to me 02 xr400 and because it's my first time I shoulda taken a picture.... but......I was in too much of a hurry. Can anyone help with a picture or diagram of hose hook ups? Looked all over and haven't been able to find anything. thanks.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:02 AM   #5005
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Ok I'm an idiot Just cleaned the carb on my new to me 02 xr400 and because it's my first time I shoulda taken a picture.... but......I was in too much of a hurry. Can anyone help with a picture or diagram of hose hook ups? Looked all over and haven't been able to find anything. thanks.
how many hose's on an 02?

on my 96, there are only 3, fuel and 2 vent/drain hoses, that point down..
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:33 AM   #5006
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Played with mine a little yesterday at the shop. Its super clean. Had an easy life. Have original MSO and bill of sale where he traded in a DR350 on it here locally

-followed the kick instructions here and was only 4 kicks cold idling it up helped a lot
-my tires "only have 4 rides" but must be old as shit as they are chunking like hell
-the purple headlight shroud and bars are growing on my: proud to be '96 = the year i lost my virginity, got drunk, and listened to Smashing Pumpkins "1979", Fugees "killing me softly", Oasis "wonderwall"

Had a few bikes there
'07 Husky 610SM: 318lbs full of gas, no mirrors, no tag bracket, no passenger pegs, new pipe, no bark busters
'07 Yami WR450: 285lbs with 3 gallons, rear rack, gps, skid plate, ready to go street legal
'96 Hondo XR400: 283bs with full tank, skid plate, dirty tires, gps mount, bark busters
'11 Husky 310TE: 263lbs with full tank, big bark busters, stock pipe, dirty tires

The 450 rips lofts the front end immideatly, at any moment, too much for me in woods really, out west would be cool
The 610 has very, very solid power and street manners, but is long and top heavy (it's all relative) great for dirt rds
The 310 is nimble, wedgie giving tiny seat, fun to catch air, revs to moon, sexy
The 400 weight feels little like the 310, but tractors like the 610, solid power, better street manners than 310 ... I like it! 100+ mile ride in 26 hours and counting ....


::: excuse my Moto ramblings- just pumped about new bike
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:51 AM   #5007
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more umphh than a DR350, less of a pig compared to the 600. Right now I am riding a 96 WR250 2 smoker. I love it but would really like a plate with a bit more sense of security. All opinions are appreciated.
I'm a noob to this bike, but I've had 8 in the last year Looking for the happy medium and this one seems perfect for a 20 min ride to woods, 5 hour atv trail, dirt rds, and ride home, ole faithful bike. All the DRs I rode I wasn't impressed with. 350 and 200 were underpowered and the 200 and 400 were as big as 610 but 1/3 the power
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:07 AM   #5008
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Oh yeah....

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:25 AM   #5009
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mine "almost" looks like that!
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #5010
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Is an XR650R wheel a direct swap onto my xr400 forks? If so, will the brake rotor need to be changed or are they the same as well?
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