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Old 06-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #6121
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Yeah, no kidding I did a trip a couple of months ago of about 300 miles of mostly WOT (lots of desert and a 45mph headwind the whole way back) got home and checked the oil and found none. Put 1/2 a quart in and nothing, kept filling a 1/4 quart at a time until I was full took just shy of 2 quarts.
I have GOT to make it out your way so we can XR400 all over your place!
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #6122
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Well, I am officially temp plated! Just got back from the DMV and have a temp tag in hand!!! I will be legally riding the roads to and from the dirt now!
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #6123
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Well, I am officially temp plated! Just got back from the DMV and have a temp tag in hand!!! I will be legally riding the roads to and from the dirt now!
know whats really cool abt a plated XR400?

riding your dirt bike in town!
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #6124
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know whats really cool abt a plated XR400?

riding your dirt bike in town!
We don't need much here for them to pass.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #6125
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maybe check your plate indexing
Already checked it... Could it just be bad shifting? Not that I can't shift a bike... Of my 3 bikes I've owned so far this is the only one that has had this issue.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:56 AM   #6126
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Already checked it... Could it just be bad shifting? Not that I can't shift a bike... Of my 3 bikes I've owned so far this is the only one that has had this issue.
Hmmmm..sounds like you might have an issue with the return spring and/or the reset spring on the shift arm...if so, then time to split cases..
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #6127
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Also the XR4 seems to have a longer throw than any other bike I have owned. Especially on the upshift. I am on my fourth one and they all feel the same.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #6128
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Hmmmm..sounds like you might have an issue with the return spring and/or the reset spring on the shift arm...if so, then time to split cases..
Don't plan on getting that far into it... Hopefully getting a new bike anyway and like I said it only does it sometimes and only when I really get on it so I'll live until then... Then I'll either keep it for friends to ride and me to practice stunting or sell it...
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #6129
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Also the XR4 seems to have a longer throw than any other bike I have owned. Especially on the upshift. I am on my fourth one and they all feel the same.
Shoot, I won't ever notice that! Last three bikes I had were BMW Airheads, these things (the BMWs) have a shift throw like a 1970 Chevy Nova with a three on the tree, that is worn out!
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:06 PM   #6130
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I had the XR out this morning clearing some trails around the ID/MT border. There are a few pics here....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=33
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #6131
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I had the XR out this morning clearing some trails around the ID/MT border. There are a few pics here....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=33
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #6132
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Yeah, no kidding I did a trip a couple of months ago of about 300 miles of mostly WOT (lots of desert and a 45mph headwind the whole way back) got home and checked the oil and found none. Put 1/2 a quart in and nothing, kept filling a 1/4 quart at a time until I was full took just shy of 2 quarts.
So you're saying you burned through ALL your oil?


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maybe check your plate indexing
What do you do when you got an aftermarket basket? There is only one set of notches, unlike the stock basket. What is the purpose of the indexing?
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:54 AM   #6133
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So you're saying you burned through ALL your oil?




What do you do when you got an aftermarket basket? There is only one set of notches, unlike the stock basket. What is the purpose of the indexing?
aftermarket basket eh.. The old saying, "if it works, don't fix it" applies here. Bummer that the PO thought he could make it better, when the OEM was working pretty good. The ploy of the aftermarket guys is to reach deep into your wallet. Well some of them anyway.

I reckon the purpose of indexing the OEM basket is that the top plate rest up next to the pressure plate which when turning, disengages all the other plates to allow smooth gear transitions. Am not an engineer so that is my best guess.

Might try and research that aftermarket clutch and see if there is any "special" instructions for adjustments for smoother operations. Good luck
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:21 AM   #6134
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I am not one for bling upgrades, but to be fair - xr400 baskets DO get worn (grooved) pretty fast with aggressive riding. The bike had a 440 in it, so if you went to a shop and asked them to build up your motor, any good shop would point to your transmission next, same as case here. I bet stock basket would get grooved pretty quick from wheelies and hard pulls

I think I'll email Hinson about the indexing and see what their take is. I saw in the factory manual indexing is mentioned as well, but it did not explain why. Maybe I'll ask a local Honda shop??
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #6135
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So you're saying you burned through ALL your oil?
I think I still had about an 1/8th quart of oil left.
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