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Old 02-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #5476
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correct, DYI..double it and add an extra $500 if you have a dealer do it..seems like alot BUT, you do it right and CLEAN, you will have a reliable motor that will last a long while.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #5477
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correct, DYI..double it and add an extra $500 if you have a dealer do it..seems like alot BUT, you do it right and CLEAN, you will have a reliable motor that will last a long while.
Are you feeling generous/kind?! I don't want to read 5000 odd posts to find out the weak points of a 98 xr4. Can they be summed up in 3-4 lines?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #5478
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Are you feeling generous/kind?! I don't want to read 5000 odd posts to find out the weak points of a 98 xr4. Can they be summed up in 3-4 lines?
Hmmm..lets see..they are dependable, but not indestructible..I killed my old original 440 and we found another one on ebay..dont know any history of the new to me 440..just changed the oil, adjust the valves, installed a new cam chain adjuster and a new cam chain, and this new to me 440 has been very good to me..starts every time, takes me for a ride and brings me home and has done so the past 4 years..I put a little over 30,000 miles on it since and as I said, I don't have any history on this motor and no way to know how many miles were already on it..so if you rebuild your motor, and I would suggest stay close to stock bore..I am going to rebuild my blown motor and will go from a 440 down to the 416...overall, the XR400 series is a great motor and will last a long time if you take care of it. I say rebuild it, it'll be worth it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:00 PM   #5479
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Are you feeling generous/kind?! I don't want to read 5000 odd posts to find out the weak points of a 98 xr4. Can they be summed up in 3-4 lines?

1996-2004 Honda XR400R Pros & Cons...

Post numbers 78, 108, 391-98, 623, 859-62, 1536, 1541, 1592-93, 1810-14, 2241-42, 2825, 3148-49, 3178, 3242-48, 4187-88, 4777, 5086, 5194, & 5297

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XR400 F.A.Q. & General Information...

Post numbers 978, 1654, 2012-13, 2084, 2424, 2432, 3125, 3597-3600, 4076-77, 4092, 4103, 4400-4405, 4413, 4554, 4627, 4658-59, (4679-80, 4683), 4750, 5025-27, & 5129
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #5480
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Thats awesome!

I would like to see something just a tad wider tho

may have a line on something you'd be interested in.

friend of mine is about to acquire my xr4 as a guinea pig to make a template for a rack design.
He made one for his new DR650 and I like to the looks, and he likes the idea of making them for different bikes.

I'll dig up a pic of what he made for the DR and post it to give you an idea.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:13 PM   #5481
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If a complete assembled 98 xr400 bike is being sold for parts only with the further qualification that "there are problems with the conrod", what $$$ might one have to spend up to to fix this "issue". Unfortunately, inspection and more information is difficult/impossible right now!
I'd pass, I'll value that bike at $300, not a penny more.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:14 AM   #5482
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I'd pass, I'll value that bike at $300, not a penny more.
I would agree with this..and even at $300, might be a little too much for it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:58 AM   #5483
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New XR400 rack available from ManRacks.



Those familiar with the XR650L thread will recognize ADV's JunglePlant as the go-to guy for rear racks and other gadgets for
their Big Red Pigs.

I had been contemplating fabbing up a rack for my XR4 like I had for my XL250 and DR250, but I ran out of pre-bent corners
in my scrap pile, so I emailed Mike at ManRacks and asked if he had something in the works that wasn't on his website.

As it turned out, he had been working on an XR400 rack, but didn't know anybody close at hand with an XR4 for test-fitting,
and would I be his guinea pig?

Hellz yeah!

Here's a link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=860392
I think that's a good size, use it with a set of wolfman e-12s and you'd have a great setup. The more weight you can get below the seat level, the better it's going to handle.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #5484
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1996-2004 Honda XR400R Pros & Cons...
Thanks for this info. I just found the index thread.. After consideration, I'm not minded to spend many hours on a bike rebuild unless its something really special.

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I would agree with this..and even at $300, might be a little too much for it.
The guy has it advertised at $1000 but then everything is more expensive over here.


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Old 02-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #5485
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Eek Help with rear brake light mod

Hello all,

I recently bought a 2004 XR400 with an aftermarket dual sport kit. The rear brake light is not hooked up but I do have the brake light wiring that is probably part of the kit.

If you have hooked up an aftermarket brake light to your XR400 will you contact me? I need your help =\

Thank you!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #5486
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what do you need to know? do you already have the banjo style brake switch?

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:22 AM   #5487
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Laugh

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what do you need to know? do you already have the banjo style brake switch?



Yep, I have a banjo style switch installed on the bike.


The bike also has all of the wiring for what I guess is from an aftermarket brake light kit. The OEM wiring is intact and the tail light works.


Nutshell:
OEM wires are complete and connected to OEM tail light
The brake switch was connected to the OEM tail light but did not activate brake light
5/20 watt bulb used for OEM tail light and it works fine


Aftermarket brake wiring installed but not connected (I know it's a tail light because I found what was left of an LED bulb in the socket.
I contacted Baja Dsgns to see if this was one of their kits but they said it wasn't. Their tail/brake light system uses 3 wires, the one I have only has one white wire and a ground wire


I took some pics that I will try to send to this Thread
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #5488
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Talking Looking for an XR400 stock exhaust

I am looking for a stock exhaust for my 04 XR400. I currently have a White Bros on it but it's a little loud for my taste.

I would be interested in a partial trade =)

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #5489
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Im in Australia I have one you can have, to expensive though to post international
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:35 AM   #5490
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I made these last night..

Although I love riding the XR and the little spin that I've had on the DRZ, the one thing that I've missed is being able to see what's coming up behind me on the road when going to and from the trails.
This can be a particular PITA while wearing goggles as it gives you, for want of a better description tunnel vision.
Now both bikes have the threaded receiver to accept standard mirrors, which are big and bulky, and the specialist fold into the centre types are quite expensive, and I don't like the style anyway so....with a bit of luck these will work.
When I arrive at the trail head a couple of seconds and they are removed and plenty small enough to fit in a fender bag ruck sack or pocket.

NB:- I'm in the UK where we drive on the proper side of the road, :) so the important mirror is the right hand side one.


Bought for a pound each at the pound shop for using on push bikes,so worth a go.

They started life with the attached flexible arms, which were too long, and too flexible.
These are held in by a little screw which passes through the mirror body and the arm which was then removed leaving just the mirror body.




Next I inserted a stainless Allen bolt, then drilled through the body to one side of the bolt, and screwed in a self tapping screw.
The threads on the screw bit into the threads on the bolt in effect creating a fixing system similar to that of the gear lever; all that was left to this part was to cut off the excess screw on the far side, and painted over it to stop it rusting.
This was followed by some alaldite to keep it extra secure.





The final stage was to drill and tap the hand guards to accept the bolt,



I intend to use a nut when in proper use just to prevent it from spinning due to vibration.
And viola, a pair of bar end mirrors for 2! or at current exchange rates $3.16 US.



Lets hope that they work.
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