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Old 02-08-2010, 08:56 AM   #1966
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Had a bit of time lately as the engine needed re bore. So its had new plastics, frame guards, Clarke tank and graphics
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:10 AM   #1967
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:40 AM   #1968
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total miles

Thanks guys, I was talking how many total miles are on your 400's not mpg.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:12 AM   #1969
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Thanks guys, I was talking how many total miles are on your 400's not mpg.
oh..probably 200K +
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:36 PM   #1970
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:04 PM   #1971
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hey everybody, don't know much about the 400. i have a kid in my youthgroup who wants to get into riding dirtbikes, this will be his first bike. it will not be a dual sport. but i guess it would be nice for the option if he wants it. he is a big kid, probably 6'2 or so. he works on small engines for a job. rides quads and snowmobiles and wants to get into the bike scene. which i am super stoked about.


so i think the 400 would be a good bike because from what i know it is simple to work on, not too high strung like the far superior katooms (sorry i had to) and it is still has quite a lot of untapped power if fiddled with right. so let me know what ya think. you are the experts. thanks.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:07 PM   #1972
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:36 PM   #1973
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Just threw down and bought a 96 xr400r, its been well used, and needs a lot of help. I am gonna go thru the rear shock and swingarm bearings. After consulting Haynes, i learned that the 96 has semi circular bushings, rather than the later needle bearings.

Was there a reason for this change?

is it possible to upgrade?

shall i go with stock replacement bits or are there some aftermarket stuff thats better?

Thanks for answering the first of many questions...waiting for the thaw...
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:16 AM   #1974
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Just threw down and bought a 96 xr400r, its been well used, and needs a lot of help. I am gonna go thru the rear shock and swingarm bearings.

Thanks for answering the first of many questions...waiting for the thaw...
Good Luck!
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:20 AM   #1975
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Just threw down and bought a 96 xr400r, its been well used, and needs a lot of help. I am gonna go thru the rear shock and swingarm bearings. After consulting Haynes, i learned that the 96 has semi circular bushings, rather than the later needle bearings.

Was there a reason for this change?

is it possible to upgrade?

shall i go with stock replacement bits or are there some aftermarket stuff thats better?

Thanks for answering the first of many questions...waiting for the thaw...
I just finished resurecting a '96 myself. Did the top end, changed the oil three times, new wheel bearings, steering head bearings, rotors, pads, plastics, etc. Everything. Everything EXCEPT the swingarm bolt. DrLewall's story scared me. I guess I should do it sooner or later.

I'd like to know what others think about the bearings too. Can we even pout the needle bearings in a '96? Any way to prevent the rusting other than repeated removal and greasing? Could a stainless bolt be used instead?
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:42 AM   #1976
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the annual (or simi-annual) swing arm pivot bolt is just the necessary evil of the XR400...some suggest zerks in the swing arm..I can see the benifit of that, but the big draw back to that is that the bolt will not get pulled as often as it should and if you dont put a zerk in the engine case where the bolt passes thru, then you stand a real good chance of it being frozen in the bushings.

Once you get the bolt out with fresh bearings and seals, pull the damn thing often!

If you have an older version of the XR and you don't really know the history, be a good idea to replace wheel bearings, steering head bearings and seals etc. Start fresh!
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:00 AM   #1977
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Had a bit of time lately as the engine needed re bore. So its had new plastics, frame guards, Clarke tank and graphics


Where did you get the frame guards? I'd like some.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:18 AM   #1978
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i have a Thumper Racing exhaust insert/noise reduducer for sale is anyone is interested.

These are way outta production and is the best of the breed with a stainless steel rolled edge. These go in the stock muffler and slip into the HRC racing spark arrestor from Baja Designs.

$95/shipped

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:58 AM   #1979
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Where did you get the frame guards? I'd like some.

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They came up on ebay UK new in packaging never see them otherwise rare as hens teeth
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Where did you get the frame guards? I'd like some.

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