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Old 06-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #6061
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What year is this XR400R and will these tanks and shrouds fit on a 2001?

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #6062
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What year is this XR400R and will these tanks and shrouds fit on a 2001?


According to the picture, it's a '97. The only external difference over the years are the muffler baffle, emissions hoses, and the color of the plastics. Very minimal internal differences.

Yes, it looks like an A-loop kit. Seat/tank/shrouds combination.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:30 PM   #6063
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According to the picture, it's a '97. The only external difference over the years are the muffler baffle, emissions hoses, and the color of the plastics. Very minimal internal differences.

Yes, it looks like an A-loop kit. Seat/tank/shrouds combination.
OH YEAH! Now that you mention it I remember the A Loop kits when I had my XR600R! WOnder if they are still available. That tank looks great.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #6064
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According to the picture, it's a '97. cut///
Anyone know what kind of stand that is? I need one.
Also, now, when I see a beauty like this I wonder, will the swing ran pilot bolt need to be cut out???

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Old 06-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #6065
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Anyone know what kind of stand that is? I need one.
Also, now, when I see a beauty like this I wonder, will the swing ran pilot bolt need to be cut out???

It stood long enough to take the picture, so it can't be Harbor Freight. And the swingarm pivot is fine. The factory didn't run out of grease until mid '01.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #6066
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It stood long enough to take the picture, so it can't be Harbor Freight. And the swingarm pivot is fine. The factory didn't run out of grease until mid '01.
CRAP! I wonder when my soon to be mine 01 was made.....better service it when I get it. Fingers crossed!
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #6067
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CRAP! I wonder when my soon to be mine 01 was made.....better service it when I get it. Fingers crossed!
Is the seized swing arm pivot bolt problem predominantly on 01 and later?
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #6068
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[QUOTE=XR400R99;21621760]Is the seized swing arm pivot bolt problem predominantly on 01 and later?
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I'd really like a clarification on that as well. The post above mine said they ran out of lube in mid 2001.....as in they stopped putting enough in me finks.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #6069
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Call me ignorant, lazy, or just not into fixing things that aren't broken, but why so much fuss over the swing arm pivot? The thought of tearing my bike apart to that extent and possibly doing more harm than good just to get it out, lube it and put it back in again just sounds silly to me. Sure, I'll delve into it with full enthusiasm if I need to get the engine out of the frame, or if the pivot point shows wear to the point of needing attention, but my bike has 10,000+ HARD, ABUSIVE trail miles on it, and I've never touched the rear suspension more than adjustments and infrequent checks for wear. So far, all of the pivots appear to be fine.

If I am really that bad of a person, I guess I am ready to go to the meetings.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #6070
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Call me ignorant, lazy, or just not into fixing things that aren't broken, but why so much fuss over the swing arm pivot? The thought of tearing my bike apart to that extent and possibly doing more harm than good just to get it out, lube it and put it back in again just sounds silly to me. Sure, I'll delve into it with full enthusiasm if I need to get the engine out of the frame, or if the pivot point shows wear to the point of needing attention, but my bike has 10,000+ HARD, ABUSIVE trail miles on it, and I've never touched the rear suspension more than adjustments and infrequent checks for wear. So far, all of the pivots appear to be fine.

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Yeah, worrying about that stuff is just plain dumb. Sure it is, honest!
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #6071
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OH YEAH! Now that you mention it I remember the A Loop kits when I had my XR600R! WOnder if they are still available. That tank looks great.
Yep they are still in business.

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Old 06-11-2013, 03:29 PM   #6072
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Call me ignorant, lazy, or just not into fixing things that aren't broken, but why so much fuss over the swing arm pivot? The thought of tearing my bike apart to that extent and possibly doing more harm than good just to get it out, lube it and put it back in again just sounds silly to me. Sure, I'll delve into it with full enthusiasm if I need to get the engine out of the frame, or if the pivot point shows wear to the point of needing attention, but my bike has 10,000+ HARD, ABUSIVE trail miles on it, and I've never touched the rear suspension more than adjustments and infrequent checks for wear. So far, all of the pivots appear to be fine.

If I am really that bad of a person, I guess I am ready to go to the meetings.
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I've had my XR for 3 months and have been checking this thread for tips and tricks. My swing arm has full travel and isn't loose. I would feel better after removing the pivot bolt and greasing the bearings. I'm going to continue riding until winter and then replace the bearings and ???
Thanks to all who have been here and reported their findings.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:00 PM   #6073
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Is the seized swing arm pivot bolt problem predominantly on 01 and later?
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I'd really like a clarification on that as well. The post above mine said they ran out of lube in mid 2001.....as in they stopped putting enough in me finks.

Just a joke.

But, I've pulled the bolt on a half dozen bikes and the newer ones were harder. Probably the condition, not age. None of them required any sort of torch or saw, though. Usually a small hammer and punch, sometimes a big hammer.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #6074
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Call me ignorant, lazy, or just not into fixing things that aren't broken, but why so much fuss over the swing arm pivot? The thought of tearing my bike apart to that extent and possibly doing more harm than good just to get it out, lube it and put it back in again just sounds silly to me. Sure, I'll delve into it with full enthusiasm if I need to get the engine out of the frame, or if the pivot point shows wear to the point of needing attention, but my bike has 10,000+ HARD, ABUSIVE trail miles on it, and I've never touched the rear suspension more than adjustments and infrequent checks for wear. So far, all of the pivots appear to be fine.

If I am really that bad of a person, I guess I am ready to go to the meetings.
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This is a good point. I wouldnt have gone through all that ag if i didnt have to replace the countershaft

That was almost 3 years ago

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #6075
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Anyone got a lowering link for a XR 400 for sale? Figured I would see if someone had one kicking around before buying new.
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