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Old 02-15-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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XR400R Ride Report and Picture thread.

Okay, I love the XR400R thread that is ongoing.

But truth be told? Way too much technical jabbering and not enough pictures and ride reports specific to the bike.

This thread is for ride reports, pictures and video only please.

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Old 02-15-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:13 PM   #4
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:26 PM   #6
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:18 PM   #7
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is that a starter motor i see?
Or are my eyes playing tricks
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:58 PM   #8
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is that a starter motor i see?
Or are my eyes playing tricks
Pepe's got both electric leg and kicker! Enough gas for deep dez runs...mikuni carb.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:18 AM   #9
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Pepe's got both electric leg and kicker! Enough gas for deep dez runs...mikuni carb.
I presume the bike is a 400 and not electric start 250,what components we used on the bike?
I do not own a 400 at the moment but i had bought a new one in 1998,i have a xr 600,xr 250 and an xr 200 now but a 400 would finish off collection nicely.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:46 AM   #10
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I presume the bike is a 400 and not electric start 250,what components we used on the bike?
I do not own a 400 at the moment but i had bought a new one in 1998,i have a xr 600,xr 250 and an xr 200 now but a 400 would finish off collection nicely.
The easiest way (and it's not that easy) is to use the parts from the TRX400 Quad... that way you get pretty much a 'factory' set-up using all Honda OEM parts.

There is a guy in the US selling a complete conversion kit using good condition s/h TRX parts - about $700 USD.

I toyed with the idea, and may well still do it one day - however, to do a proper job you need to use the TRX crank too, which means a complete engine strip down.

There used to be a company in Switzerland (Boechat) that made a crank adaptor (basically you just had to removed the flywheel, fit the adaptor, bolt the ring gear to the back of the OEM flywheel and reassemble) - I had their kit on an XR650R, and it was excellent - but I don't believe they are still trading anymore?

The TRX kit on E-bay would be the way to go (including a crank from them for another $80 USD), but it would mean splitting the cases etc and a lot of engine work - worth it though as part of a mid-life refresh perhaps?

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Oh, and because this is a photo thread - some photos!





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Old 02-18-2014, 04:50 AM   #11
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Somebody is looking at their TRX 400 and thinking... "I swear this thing was electric start yesterday."
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:03 AM   #14
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I presume the bike is a 400 and not electric start 250,what components we used on the bike?
I do not own a 400 at the moment but i had bought a new one in 1998,i have a xr 600,xr 250 and an xr 200 now but a 400 would finish off collection nicely.
The kit is a Joe Racer. No longer produced. I'm not aware of anyone in the us making a kit now. I have the manual, it uses a crank adapter and trx400 quad parts including ignition. The crank adapter allows use of kicker..and redundancy is what I like.

I also have three Xrs. Xr280, xr400, and xr600. I never thought I cared for the 400 that much. Seems I make up my mind to specifically take the 600 or 280 to terrain They are better suited. Checked the odometer on the 400 and I put twice the miles on it in a year and a half than the other two without thinking about it! That's a great bike.

Was in Death Valley, probably 80-100 miles from any help, met a guy on a drz400 with a bashed radiator from a minor crash. (I took the 600 that trip.) Xrs are Not fast, but highly reliable and durable.... traits of beauty.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:52 PM   #15
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The kit is a Joe Racer. No longer produced. I'm not aware of anyone in the us making a kit now. I have the manual, it uses a crank adapter and trx400 quad parts including ignition. The crank adapter allows use of kicker..and redundancy is what I like.
Ah, I didn't realise the TRX crank meant you couldn't use the kick start anymore - good info, thanks...

Guess I'm on the lookout for a crank adapter too now!

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ps. I'll add another photo so we don't get in trouble!

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