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Old 12-19-2012, 05:12 PM   #5296
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Just kick it! Stay true to the game! There really isn't a modern equivalent of the XR400

if you're bored, buy some new parts/ tank/ plastics
Not bored by any means... Don't get me wrong. The XR is perfect for 75% of the stuff I ride. It's just that some of the trails I ride would just be more well-suited for a smaller, shorter bike with E-start. When you are on a trail that is 6" wide with a sheer drop-off to your left and a steep wall of rock to your right and you had to stop to cut a tree that was in your way, it is life-threatening to try to balance and kick because there is nothing for your left foot to step on. (I know... "Leave it running.") I am on my tip-toes as it is with the XR which isn't an issue most of the time. Just thinking it would be nice to take a smaller, more "replaceable" bike when heading to the goat paths where speed and suspension travel aren't an asset.

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #5297
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....I can only imagine the traffic nightmare before the bridge was built.
I was actually thinking the traffic looked way worse in the vid from what I remember!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #5298
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I was actually thinking the traffic looked way worse in the vid from what I remember!
I thought the same thing. I cruised right on through, turned around by the spillway on the AZ side, and came back to NV idling in second. Nary a brake light...

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:35 PM   #5299
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My XR400RV

Here is my XR400RV. It has almost everything upgradable. It is running a 440 kit, IMS wide pegs, Pro Comp computer, pro taper mid bend handle bar, Acerbis Multiconcept X-Strong handguards, White Bros Megalloy full exhaust system, Devol frame guards, Devol bash guard, Excel rims and front oversized braking rotor.




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Old 12-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #5300
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HID on a XR400

I am going to revisit a thread about installing HID on the XR400. I have a set of 35W H/L HID for motorbike. I wish to have it installed. I have a DC voltage regulator. but a, unsure what I need to do to make the HID work. I have a small 12V battery on hand (3.7Ah), large size capacitor (can't recall what is the rating). I tried wiring it up before to the DC regulator and it would die off at idle as I believe the stator could not handle the voltage spiking. Anyone has got success in similar installation?

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #5301
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CRF450 Cam Chain

Just so you know, the late-model CRF450 Cam Chain, Honda Part # 14401-MEN-A31, won't work on an XR400... too short. Ask me how I know.

The correct part number is Honda 14401-MEB-671, having 112 Links, to fit a 2002-2008 CRF450.


So... anybody need a late-model 108-link CRF450 Cam Chain, like new, never installed?
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:17 PM   #5302
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Just so you know, the late-model CRF450 Cam Chain, Honda Part # 14401-MEN-A31, won't work on an XR400... too short. Ask me how I know.

The correct part number is Honda 14401-MEB-671, having 112 Links, to fit a 2002-2008 CRF450.


So... anybody need a late-model 108-link CRF450 Cam Chain, like new, never installed?
Thanks for the info....I woulda bought the wrong one too!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #5303
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I have the correct one inbound from Ron Ayers. The short one is in ADV's Flea Market for $40 shipped. If no takers, I'll eBay it in a few weeks.

I did research, but it was inadequate. In my Christini readings, I learned that CRF's changed in 2006, but didn't catch that the cam chains changed in 2009. So there are two...

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Old 12-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #5304
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as was stated correctly here
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:32 PM   #5305
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Here is my XR400RV. It has almost everything upgradable. It is running a 440 kit, IMS wide pegs, Pro Comp computer, pro taper mid bend handle bar, Acerbis Multiconcept X-Strong handguards, White Bros Megalloy full exhaust system, Devol frame guards, Devol bash guard, Excel rims and front oversized braking rotor.




That guard on the rear caliper does nothing but retain heat which ruins the rear braking. You really should remove it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #5306
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as was stated correctly here
Wow yeah, a post from only two-and-a-half years ago. How could I have possibly missed that?

I had a fifty - fifty chance.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #5307
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It's been a LOONG time since I looked into e-start for the XR....but I recall the crankshaft extension was to eliminate the need for a crankshaft change from the XR400 bike to the ATV crank...then along came the crankshaft extension, which was a double taper cone doodad to somehow allow the XR bike crank to be used....and in fact, this bit was the only totally NON honda part...except of course for the battery box and cables etc...

Am I all wet here...or just an old fart with a bad memory...............????
Just for jollies I went looking at wiseco dot com for an XR400 crankshaft kit. NADA....but they have the ATV crank assemblies (I assume it includes a rod) for $360....that ought be the starting place to build an e-start XR400 engine...rather than a used one that might be in poor condition.....
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #5308
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A brief word about sump strainers:

Check and clean them after major engine work. And check them from time to time just because you care.

Link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850068
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:06 AM   #5309
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Wow yeah, a post from only two-and-a-half years ago. How could I have possibly missed that?

I had a fifty - fifty chance.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #5310
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I am going to revisit a thread about installing HID on the XR400. I have a set of 35W H/L HID for motorbike. I wish to have it installed. I have a DC voltage regulator. but a, unsure what I need to do to make the HID work. I have a small 12V battery on hand (3.7Ah), large size capacitor (can't recall what is the rating). I tried wiring it up before to the DC regulator and it would die off at idle as I believe the stator could not handle the voltage spiking. Anyone has got success in similar installation?
HIDs are rated at 35W, that's the run requirment, they require around 50W for a couple of seconds to start up. 35W is well within the stators output provided the RPMs stay above about 2500. Once the bike rpms drop down to idle the HID relies on the battery (if you have one) to keep running. The stator doesn't make enough power to keep a battery up AND run the HID. Stock, the 400s stator just won't run a 35W HID reliabily, it will need a battery and a highoutput stator. The shutting off and starting back up of the HID as it tries to run off the shock output will ruin the ballast rather quickly also.
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