The KTM 400 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by rfx, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. rfx

    rfx White Lighting

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    I did a search and I didn't see any threads for KTM 400 (EXC, XCW, etc). I've recently purchased a new to me 2007 KTM 400 XC-W. So show off your KTM 400 with some helpfully tech tips and maintenance tricks.

    Here is an edited video of my ride the other day. In the video is my KTM 400 XC-W, and a buddies KTM 250 XC-F (Clear Tank)

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  2. rfx

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    New vid of my KTM 400 XCW

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  3. KC-10ENG

    KC-10ENG Been here awhile

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    I am seriously looking into buying a 2009-10 in the near future. What are the good and the bad things to look for. This bike will be plated soon after I pick one up.

    The bike will slot in between a 2006 KTM-200XC-W and a 2008 KTM 690e.
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  4. Chris618

    Chris618 Been here awhile

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    My 04, 260 hours, 6100 miles and still running strong. Smooth power, great on kart tracks.

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  5. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    This should be interesting. I kinda would like to get my hands on a 400. :D
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  6. Bigbugberg

    Bigbugberg Meatbucket Supreme

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    Sweet! I hope this thread can provide us fo-hundo owners some good info!!!

    I have about 200 hrs on mine and still going strong!!!

    Some stats:
    2009 400 XCW, Acerbis 3.4gal tank, 13/52 chainwheels, Dirt Tricks cam chain tensioner, Stillwell suspension, Cycra hand guards, BRP stabilizer mount, Scotts dampener, BurnsMoto USB port (to power the GPS), Enduro Engineering seat, Pirelli MT21 trials rear.

    works as my single track ride here in AZ!

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  7. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    There was a sweet 09' or 10' on craigslist down your way I kept looking at while bike shopping. Might still be up...
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  8. drifter dave

    drifter dave Been here awhile

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    What years did they make the 400?
    Are there changes to the new model?
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  9. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    Bump for an ancient thread. Is anyone still riding a 400?

    I just picked up a 16 hour 09 400 XC-W. It spent all 16 hours in "the steep and deep" in colorado, so it shows it cosmetically, but mechanically you can see its pretty much new. Oh well, plastic is cheap. Since I got it home I've rejetted it with a JD kit for my altitude and added a Powerbomb and Q4 silencer. A Z start pro will be coming soon.

    My first real chance to ride it will be single track next weekend. So far I've just ripped around the yard and up and down some gravel roads. It feels very nimble and has plenty of power. I'm anxious to run it side by side with my uncorked WR450. I bet its pretty close.

    Seems like the 400 was a short lived model, but it also seems like it is a nice compromise for size and power.
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  10. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    The biggest reason why KTM stopped selling the 400?

    They came out with the 350.

    The 400 weighed in the same as a 450 (the XC4 engine).

    The 450 was $400 more than the 400.
    The 400 was an inch or so lower than the 450 (seat height).

    I rode a friends 2009 400 XC-W, it felt just like a 450 that was not running right. :evil

    What it had going for it was that the bottom end was not like a 450, it was smooth and mellow, great for the woods and gnarley tight stuff.

    There is nothing wrong with a good running 400, :clap
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  11. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    That sounds about right. The power curve is very smooth and flat, which I think will be great on the single track. It still makes plenty of damn power though.
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  12. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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    Me and my lowered 09 400 xc-w. :D

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    The fairing makes it a great dual sport option for me. At 5'0 my choices are limited. :lol3
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  13. Syncrosimon

    Syncrosimon Numpty

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    Here is my 400.

    Never seen another?

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    It's a great bike, it has 41hp and weighs 137kg. The engine is smoother than the 640 version, the only difference is the carb, and top end of the engine. The bottom end grunt is also smoother and better for technical off roading.

    Simon.
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  14. ChasM

    ChasM Been here awhile

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    Informative post.

    The 400 does weigh the same as the 450/530 and it has the same seat height.
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  15. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    The 400 has a lower seat height.
    Look it up.
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  16. The Evil Twin

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    Just picked up a 400 over the winter. Poor thing was purchased in October 2011 and had been sitting in storage with only 16 hours on it. So I told the wife I "had" to liberate it. Besides, I felt $3200 was fair. Flushed all the fluids and rode a few more hours to give a shake down. One tank of Sea Foam and it will start on 2 or 3 kicks. Hoses are still nice and pliable.
    Looks like we 4hundred folks are few. :cry
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  17. my6

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    I miss my 400 every time I go offroad.:cry
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  18. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    I love my 09 400xcw. I have it set up for light dual sport and trail riding.
    Great bikes
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  19. BRUNO BOTELHO

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    My 400 year 2006 :evil

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    And with her bigger sister :D

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  20. kajj

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    Bought this 2010 a couple a months ago. 100hrs but in great condition.

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