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Old 01-28-2008, 11:08 AM   #106
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I am curious about the windshield setup. I have been looking a little for a windshield myself. Is that a purchased XR400 aftermarket item or in-house developed?
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It's just a after market screen that mount's on to the Bar's
it works a treat on the road section's and come's off in seconds , just losen the 2 wing nut's and slide it out.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:19 PM   #107
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What are yalls thoughts on an XR400 to race the Baja? My brother is racing in 2009 on a CRF450X... since he has money, and I have my eye on a 400 thats close and cheap... I might try and keep up with big bro.

thoughts?

Edit: And then the bike would become my wife's dualsport.... and my trail bike....
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:09 PM   #108
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What are yalls thoughts on an XR400 to race the Baja? My brother is racing in 2009 on a CRF450X... since he has money, and I have my eye on a 400 thats close and cheap... I might try and keep up with big bro.

thoughts?

Edit: And then the bike would become my wife's dualsport.... and my trail bike....
XR400's used to be the bike of choise for the Dakar rider's on a budget,
and engine is almost bulit proof.

Fit a Big Tank and Go for it.

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Old 01-28-2008, 03:26 PM   #109
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What are yalls thoughts on an XR400 to race the Baja? My brother is racing in 2009 on a CRF450X... since he has money, and I have my eye on a 400 thats close and cheap... I might try and keep up with big bro.

thoughts?

Edit: And then the bike would become my wife's dualsport.... and my trail bike....
why not. have precsion concepts do the suspension work.
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:39 PM   #110
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Just found a 2003 xr400 in the local area, trying to get over to see it.

Read through this entire thread and it seem that everyone who has, (or had), one loves (d) it.
Just wondering if this year or any for that matter, had any issues, quirks, etc....I realize it's a Honda, just thought to ask! Thanks!
Before I bought mine, I had a choice between the XR and a KTM 450EXC, both are same 2003 models and selling price. I know that the EXC has more power, better suspension, and a lot of good stuff. More bang for the buck!

It boils down to reliability, simplicity, and parts availability. I have a KTM 640A and everytime I need to replace some maintenance items, I have to wait 3 to 4 days. The XR, I can simply drive a few miles away to the parts store and get my parts outright.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:37 PM   #111
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w00t!

Or should I say "BRRAAAAaaappp!"

I got my XR plated and insured today....she's all street legal!

Finally got a little ride in. It's 20 degrees, windy, and nearly everything is iced up, so I didn't go far, but I was able to play on a few muddy roads. Woohoo! This thing has some torque! It runs really strong. I like the sound of the White Bros. E series exhaust, but I need to find a spark arrestor for it (it's the older style- anyone have sources?).

A few things to work out- it's not set up for me very well. I need to raise the bars, and roll them forward. The PO had the shock preload set alot softer than I like, so a minor adjustment is in order. Also, it's missing the front number plate. Not a big deal, but it's kinda ugly without it.

I stopped for a couple of pics before hitting the dirt road-

note the faster lavender horn.






This thing is gonna be FUN!!!

BTW- it's 20 degrees, but following Eurobiker's procedure, she fired up on the second kick.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:28 PM   #112
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Or should I say "BRRAAAAaaappp!"

I got my XR plated and insured today....she's all street legal!

Finally got a little ride in. It's 20 degrees, windy, and nearly everything is iced up, so I didn't go far, but I was able to play on a few muddy roads. Woohoo! This thing has some torque! It runs really strong. I like the sound of the White Bros. E series exhaust, but I need to find a spark arrestor for it (it's the older style- anyone have sources?).

A few things to work out- it's not set up for me very well. I need to raise the bars, and roll them forward. The PO had the shock preload set alot softer than I like, so a minor adjustment is in order. Also, it's missing the front number plate. Not a big deal, but it's kinda ugly without it.

I stopped for a couple of pics before hitting the dirt road-

note the faster lavender horn.






This thing is gonna be FUN!!!

BTW- it's 20 degrees, but following Eurobiker's procedure, she fired up on the second kick.
Hi

If it help's I bought a set of bar risers from this chap

http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/ba...n-frameset.htm

they are very well made,and with them being off set,make's a big difference when riding standing on the peg's.



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Old 01-30-2008, 11:25 PM   #113
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are you talking about rotating the bars upwards? that's easy. do you know what protaper bend you have? that helps. you have SE bars. cr high is the gold standard (60mm sweep is the key!) for xrs. are you larger in that you need to bars more forward to open the cockpit. if so the those forward risers are the key OR do you just need a taller bar? if so here's the charts: http://www.protaper.com/contents/pro...lebars/se.html check out the yamaha mini bend.
tag makes a cr double hi.
also a cheap and easy riser only option are the $20 adjustable ones from rocky mtn atv.
do you ever get questioned about a spark arrestor? forest guys see my tag and wave me on.
nice horn. i don't have one.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:55 PM   #114
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Hayduke, your bike is nice. I think 1998-99 are the best looking years for XRs.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:49 AM   #115
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Hi

If it help's I bought a set of bar risers from this chap

http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/ba...n-frameset.htm

they are very well made,and with them being off set,make's a big difference when riding standing on the peg's.


<accent=australian> Heh, those aren't risers. These are risers: </accent>

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Old 01-31-2008, 07:30 AM   #116
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Or should I say "BRRAAAAaaappp!"

I got my XR plated and insured today....she's all street legal!

Finally got a little ride in. It's 20 degrees, windy, and nearly everything is iced up, so I didn't go far, but I was able to play on a few muddy roads. Woohoo! This thing has some torque! It runs really strong. I like the sound of the White Bros. E series exhaust, but I need to find a spark arrestor for it (it's the older style- anyone have sources?).

A few things to work out- it's not set up for me very well. I need to raise the bars, and roll them forward. The PO had the shock preload set alot softer than I like, so a minor adjustment is in order. Also, it's missing the front number plate. Not a big deal, but it's kinda ugly without it.

I stopped for a couple of pics before hitting the dirt road-

note the faster lavender horn.


This thing is gonna be FUN!!!

BTW- it's 20 degrees, but following Eurobiker's procedure, she fired up on the second kick.
You need to take codys out with you and get him hooked on the thumpers.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:02 AM   #117
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are you talking about rotating the bars upwards? that's easy. do you know what protaper bend you have? that helps. you have SE bars. cr high is the gold standard (60mm sweep is the key!) for xrs. are you larger in that you need to bars more forward to open the cockpit. if so the those forward risers are the key OR do you just need a taller bar? if so here's the charts: http://www.protaper.com/contents/pro...lebars/se.html check out the yamaha mini bend.
tag makes a cr double hi.
also a cheap and easy riser only option are the $20 adjustable ones from rocky mtn atv.
do you ever get questioned about a spark arrestor? forest guys see my tag and wave me on.
nice horn. i don't have one.
Hey Bill,

I'm just used to higher bars and a more roomy cockpit, I guess. I'm very comfortable on my 950 Adventure with 30mm risers. I ordered the Rocky mountain ATV adjustale risers and will give that a try. When I install those, I'll rotate the bars way forward to see if that's enough before buying different bars. I always have to tweek that stuff to suit my riding, so no big deal.

I've never been asked about a spark arrestor, but I'm thinking it'd be good to have in places like Fourmile and the rainbow trail. Also, I was told that it would help make the bike quieter.

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You need to take codys out with you and get him hooked on the thumpers.
It shouldn't take much. He needs to sell that street bike of his.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:29 AM   #118
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I just (re)found this ride report.....2 XR's in Morrocco, by ERIC DN.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201472
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:00 PM   #119
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How would an XR400R be for TAT?

I'm thinking about doing the Trans-America Trail this summer. Anyone done this on the XR400R? I'm wondering how it'd be. Seems like it'd be perfect for the tougher stuff over the mountains but maybe not as good for the easier east coast sections. I want something cheap and reliable, good enough the the TAT but light weight enough to have fun with it at my local ORV park. I'm thinking a street legal XR400R might be good.

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