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Old 04-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #5791
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Cam chain r & R

anyone know if threads on clutch basket nut are reverse threaded or not? Also the nut holding the crank if that is what it is. The clutch nut is peened on also. I am gonna throw the impact to them but I wanted to make sure I'm not gonna be working against the grain so to speak... Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #5792
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #5793
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Thanks stretch. Well the crf450 chain went right on and everything is right as rain again. Bike is all buttoned up and purring. Had a ton of noise before and was surprised the guides looked good.

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #5794
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CRF USD forks, IMS tank compatibility?

Is anyone running this setup on their XR400? I have an IMS 4.0 gal tank and in the process of putting some Showa USD forks from the CRF. I seemed to remember something about the CRF bottom clamp hitting the tank or something to that effect. Appreciate the input....
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:53 PM   #5795
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Thanks stretch. Well the crf450 chain went right on and everything is right as rain again. Bike is all buttoned up and purring. Had a ton of noise before and was surprised the guides looked good.
That was my experience as well, one hell of a racket with the old cam chain, a quiet purr with the new one. I also removed the Automatic Decompression stuff from the camshaft while I was in there, silencing the valve train even further.

I bought new cam chain guides, but when I got everything apart, the old ones looked really good. I did put the new ones in though, since I was already elbow-deep in XR4.

And for those readers just now joining us...
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.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #5796
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Is anyone running this setup on their XR400? I have an IMS 4.0 gal tank and in the process of putting some Showa USD forks from the CRF. I seemed to remember something about the CRF bottom clamp hitting the tank or something to that effect. Appreciate the input....
Hey, dude. I'm not any help regarding the tank, but thanks again for the frame.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:43 AM   #5797
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Is anyone running this setup on their XR400? I have an IMS 4.0 gal tank and in the process of putting some Showa USD forks from the CRF. I seemed to remember something about the CRF bottom clamp hitting the tank or something to that effect. Appreciate the input....
I'd guess there would be a clearance problem as its a pretty close fit with the stock forks and the IMS tank.
The larger diameter fork tubes would have to present a clearance problem. You might have to go back with a stock gas tank as the IMS, as you know is a tight fit.

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Old 04-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #5798
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Wowzers is that clean!!! Nice bike

On a unrelated note, the momentum of getting the bottom and top end back in harmony is picking up. Recieved my new countershaft, crf chain, and a couple of different jets to experiment with.

Machinist said the cylinder bore was out of round and that explains the heavy build up on the piston. Now just to find some time between finals and work...
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #5799
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Any chance of heating the affected area of the tank with a heat gun, slowly massaging the hot plastic out of the way?

Ove' Gloves are awesome for that, by the way...

http://www.amazon.com/Ove-Glove-Surf.../dp/B001EPR98Q
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:18 PM   #5800
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Any chance of heating the affected area of the tank with a heat gun, slowly massaging the hot plastic out of the way?

Ove' Gloves are awesome for that, by the way...

http://www.amazon.com/Ove-Glove-Surf.../dp/B001EPR98Q
I'm sure its probably possible, but I'd be afraid of putting a hole in it and destroying an expensive tank.
I think its best to find out exactly how much reshaping would be involved first, and possibly finding a donor tank to experiment with.

Good luck.
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Nah, not a torch, just a heat gun. Mine has variable heat control, and you can vary the distance from the heat gun to the tank. Go slowly and finesse the plastic a fraction of an inch at a time.

Or if you're nervous about using any kind of external heat source, you can fill the empty tank with [very] hot water and work the plastic around once it gets warm and flexible.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #5802
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #5803
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:37 AM   #5804
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Rick stator adapt to Australian wiring

Hi All,

To the electrical wizzards, I have an Aus XR400 bike with wiring loom and have upgraded the lighting to a baja double light setup. Issue is to adapt the ricky stator into this loom as there are a darn site more wires than the US models.
Help, can't seem to attach the wiring diagrams, can someone assist?

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:58 AM   #5805
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float bowl needle replacement

Hi folks,
Been reading along and learning some new things to look out for on my newly acquired XR400. Got it running Sunday after some fiddling and cleaning the carbs out. Think I need a new sator rewind or Ricky's Stator since we had to resort to pushing to get it going the first time after winter hibernation. Always been a little hard to start since top end rebuild.
My question is, Can I replace the float bowl needle and floats with the carb still on the bike? Would probably require setting float height while on the bike too. Not sure if this is possible. It's a bear to carb off and on but its leaking like a stuck pig when the fuel is on so somethings gotta be done. Flooding may be affecting starting too?

Any advise is appreciated. I'll get some picks up once get this sorted.
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