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Old 10-04-2009, 01:47 PM   #1576
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:16 PM   #1577
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Theres a part of me saying this looks like it could have ended in tears
Well, perhaps you might be right ...
But I managed to correct the trim and have e good landing

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Old 10-08-2009, 12:12 PM   #1578
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Thanks for the info on the footpegs and risers...and for starting this thread.
For any of you who have had your kickstand bracket rip off, did you just weld it back in place, covereing the frame hole. Or did you do something to strengthen the weak spot while welding back to the frame?
btw: I'm looking for a welder.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:41 PM   #1579
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XR400 in Northeastern Mexico. Performed flawlessly, blasting away at 80mph on open hwy and sliding around canyon roads with nothing but rocks and cactus to slow a 50 ft fall.

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Old 10-18-2009, 05:00 PM   #1580
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:19 PM   #1581
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Looks awsome. Im very jelous. Im the starter of the 'talk me out of an xr400' thread and these pictures and this thread make me think i want one for sure!
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #1582
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Looks awsome. Im very jelous. Im the starter of the 'talk me out of an xr400' thread and these pictures and this thread make me think i want one for sure!
I took an XR650L on a similar trip in January. The XR400 performed equally on the HWY with MORE power! It comfortably cruised at 60mph and was way more fun offroad than the 650. Only bummer of the bike was kick starting it after a hard day riding.... then getting swine flu...
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:40 PM   #1583
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Saddle Bags

What are the saddle bags you have on the XR400 in the photos? They look like good simple bags, and I would like a set. Is there a hard rack behind them? Any info would be much appreciated!!

Thanks for the great photos. It inspires me to get off ADV site and go out for a ride!!

Cheers!
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #1584
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What are the saddle bags you have on the XR400 in the photos? They look like good simple bags, and I would like a set. Is there a hard rack behind them? Any info would be much appreciated!!

Thanks for the great photos. It inspires me to get off ADV site and go out for a ride!!

Cheers!
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look like dirt bagz
http://www.dbzproducts.com/
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:07 AM   #1585
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look like dirt bagz
http://www.dbzproducts.com/
Yep... I'll sell you mine....
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:19 AM   #1586
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look like dirt bagz
http://www.dbzproducts.com/
I need some saddlebags. The Great Loop bags seem to be the hot ticket, but the dirt bagz seem popular.

Decisions..........decisions
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:45 AM   #1587
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Yep... I'll sell you mine....
how much?
pm me.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:27 PM   #1588
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LaOutbackTrail....did you do a ride report? How many miles did you go, and what is your takeaway impression of the humble 400 as a quasi ADV bike?
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:10 PM   #1589
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how much?
pm me.
Joke, they're trash. Went down on the left side at about 30 and right side about 15. Holes to match. No bike damage other wise. Left side bottom back corner has a 5 inch hole we stitched the hole together with zip ties.

I've been wanting the bigger bags for a while now.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:23 PM   #1590
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LaOutbackTrail....did you do a ride report? How many miles did you go, and what is your takeaway impression of the humble 400 as a quasi ADV bike?
Here is where my professional opinion wont matter....

I did the XR650L on a very similar trip earlier this year. I set up the XR400 pretty similarly to do this trip, with the intention to have more fun offroad. I installed the big tank to increase my range, wider, taller bars, headlight, and even my windshield and airhawk seat cushion for more hwy comfort.

To be quite honest, besides not having the 650's push button start, the XR400 did great as an adventure bike. With the 16t front sprocket, it cruised at 65mph on the hwy for about 4 hrs, 180 miles. I got about 40 mpg avg with my heavy right hand and the altitude, increasing the mileage when i used premium gas up to 45.

It was a big group event, and I only covered part of one of the groups I lead. I'm terraxpeditions.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43729
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