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Old 10-25-2009, 08:41 AM   #1606
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Usually I'd point you to Race Techs spring chart, but their website is down. So I would call whoever you buy your springs from, tell them your weight and type riding you'll be doing and go from there.

Or, send the forks and shock off and spend $500 having them setup by a pro. Money well spent on the XR.

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I bought a 200 xr 400 last month, first bike in 18 years and I like it a lot. However the suspension needs wok. I weigh 255 and I am considering Eibach springs front and rear. Any opinions?
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:43 AM   #1607
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just a question and this seemed like the right group to ask. i want to daulsport a xr and i noticed that alot of you have licence plates on yours. what did you have to do to it to make it legal for the road? thanks for any help you can give me. oh yeah, i'm in Alabama.
First, do you have the title to the bike? If so, look on it and see if it says anywhere on there "Off Road use only"..if it does, then you may be out of luck...BUT, what if that title got lost? Then you could do a bonded title on it and chances are that the new title may come back without the "off road use only" on it and if you install what is needed per your state law (turn signals, horn, mirrors etc), put some insurance on it, then maybe you can get it tagged..all that I mentioned is how i tagged my XR, worked for me.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:03 AM   #1608
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Regarding tank.

I finally decided for an IMS tank, 4 gallons good for 300 km about. Plenty, not too wide not too heavy.

Good size
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:07 PM   #1609
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jet123 Pm me about winter storage.
here were my thoughts


the tank comes off so easy on the xr and it's plastic (no rust issue), i get all the gas out and drain the carb. since the xr is kick start, good fuel is essential for starting in the spring. if it was electric start, starting in the spring would be easier with old gas.

i drain the oil and put in fresh oil & filter to start using next spring.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:00 AM   #1610
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Has anyone here tried a fork brace? Trailryder perhaps?

This one is from http://www.rswracing.com/xr400r.htm
According to a couple of riders over on TT this is a great improvement of fork stability.


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Old 10-28-2009, 06:05 AM   #1611
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yes..a fork brace is almost a MUST HAVE mod on any dirt bike! I even have one on the Harley! and it's not a dirt bike!
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:11 AM   #1612
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Has anyone here tried a fork brace? Trailryder perhaps?

This one is from http://www.rswracing.com/xr400r.htm
According to a couple of riders over on TT this is a great improvement of fork stability.


Got one on mine. Works. Get it.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:12 AM   #1613
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I have a RSW fork brace on my XR400 and my XR650R supermoto...it really does help. I like that when I am in heavily rutted areas that the bike will go where it's pointed. For the price, you can't beat them.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:15 AM   #1614
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Has anyone here tried a fork brace? Trailryder perhaps?

This one is from http://www.rswracing.com/xr400r.htm
According to a couple of riders over on TT this is a great improvement of fork stability.


I picked up a SRC fork brace off of Ebay for my XR4. It made a huge difference in the way the bike tracked through sand & rutted trails.

With proper fork springs & a fork brace it will feel like a new bike.

Highly recommended modification.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:30 PM   #1615
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Has anyone here tried a fork brace? Trailryder perhaps?

This one is from http://www.rswracing.com/xr400r.htm
According to a couple of riders over on TT this is a great improvement of fork stability.


are you convinced yet?
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:30 PM   #1616
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with that rsw brace,
how well do your fork boots stay attached?
looks like only a small clamping area of the upper fork tube is left exposed (assuming you mount the brace up as high as possible) for the boot to clamp to. OR do you use neoprene boots which might clmap easier.

i like how the superbrace design has an intergrated new lip for the boot.
http://www.superbrace.com/proddetail.asp?prod=2258

the rsw is much cheaper.

got pics???
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:52 PM   #1617
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are you convinced yet?
hot d***n, now this was a response worth its name!

Yeah Im convinced, Im getting one!
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:29 PM   #1618
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Bluhduh Noob question, begin the pile on now!

I bought a '98 3/4th hand. With this joy I ended up with two extra tanks. I have not looked closely at them. They appear in good shape. My question is how can I tell who made them and how much they hold. One tank looks to be about the same size as stock (at least I think the installed tank is stock). The other tank appears to be much larger. Any help that you can provide would be appreciated.

AND YES, after I research these tanks might be for sale. Although, I am temped to install the largest of the tanks. At 6' 6" 250+ lbs, I don't think I will notice if the bike weighs an extra 16 lbs.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:25 AM   #1619
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Yeah, I run the SRC brace. Put it on 8 or 9 years ago. Handling difference is amazing. Especially in rocks. A brace is one of the first things I put on all my bikes.

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Has anyone here tried a fork brace? Trailryder perhaps?

This one is from http://www.rswracing.com/xr400r.htm
According to a couple of riders over on TT this is a great improvement of fork stability.


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Old 10-29-2009, 04:27 PM   #1620
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I bought a '98 3/4th hand. With this joy I ended up with two extra tanks. I have not looked closely at them. They appear in good shape. My question is how can I tell who made them and how much they hold. One tank looks to be about the same size as stock (at least I think the installed tank is stock). The other tank appears to be much larger. Any help that you can provide would be appreciated.

AND YES, after I research these tanks might be for sale. Although, I am temped to install the largest of the tanks. At 6' 6" 250+ lbs, I don't think I will notice if the bike weighs an extra 16 lbs.
Post some pics to help with that research...

You can also just fill them to see what their capacity is...

I went with the Acerbis (5.2gallon?) as I tend to out ride the stock tank in a day. And I'm not so into performance that the extra weight bothered me (6' and 215lb). If it's a small day, just don't fill it all the way up.
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