The XR400 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Hayduke, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I've been searching for an XR400 thread, but no luck. There's a DRZ thread and a DR350 thread, and a XT225 thread, and a KLR thread. I've seen quite a few pics of XR400's here, so I know some of you have them. :dunno

    Well, I just joined the club, and am looking forward to exploring places my KLR and my 950 won't go. Here's my first pic. If you have some of your XR 400, post 'em up!

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    The bike is plated and came with a White Bros. header and can, a beefy skidplate, and pro taper bars with enduro engineering barkbusters. Other than that it is stock.

    As I do mods, etc. I'll try to post here, but I'm a so so mechanic. What I'll be sure to post here are pics of the various explorations this bike is sure to take me on. Come on summer! :clap
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  2. mhm2a

    mhm2a Adventurer

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    My XR400 on the left and by buddy's CRF450X on the right at his cabin in S. Illinois.

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  3. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    :bow and pay homage to the bike that started it all; the 85 XR350. :nod

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  4. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Cool! :thumb

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  5. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Over in the Racing forum, VDG posted these. (hope you don't mind me re-posting them VDG)

    This is Jean Azevedo and his Dakar Rally XR400R

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  6. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    a buddies former XR400. He tricked it out, then whined about No Magic Button. :rolleyes

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  7. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    Mine with a flat.
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  8. TonyDanger

    TonyDanger Adventurer

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    Here is my 96. The OG of the last gen.

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    Its ice and snow here, so I took it apart to do some good cleaning!

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  9. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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    here's my new to me 2001, bought it Monday night and plated it today

    Duke, there's your ST behind the snow shovel and CB550 :D

    Ok, back on topic...

    Immediate modifications will include;

    Eibach springs front and rear to support my weight.
    Scotts triple clamp with sub mount bar clamp and 1 1/8th ProTaper CR-HIs (an actual damper will follow when I've saved some more pennies)
    Cycra pro-bend solution mount handguards with the small shields
    better footpegs
    complete re-greasing of steering head and swingarm bearings
    brake light so I'm legal
    horn so I'm legal
    some sort of soft bags
    a set of Maxxis Desert ITs and some heavy duty tubes
    maybe an 8" BD Halogen
    I'm sure I'll think of more stuff I need :deal

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  10. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    We're going to have a fun summer with these, Scot! :thumb

    What about a fuel tank? I think I'll need more range. Clarke or Acerbis?
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  11. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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    Yes we are :evil

    I've had both Acerbis and Clarke tanks (never an IMS though) and I like the Clarkes. The Clarke only adds .8 gallons though so don't know if it would be worth it.

    check this out (that guy has two for sale but don't tell anyone)
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  12. rous44

    rous44 Long timer

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    Here's mine:

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    Loved that bike; but had to go with an e button KTM. I don't think it's possible to destroy that XR. On the side of a muddy, rutted, slimey hill, kick starting sucks.
    I wish they still made it, with electric start and street legal. I'd buy it.



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  13. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I'm hoping the kickstart isn't an issue. We don't have too much slimey mud around here- mostly rocks, and more rocks.
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  14. XRsteve

    XRsteve Been here awhile

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    Ok, here's mine:
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    It's a 2001, jetted, regeared, scotts damper, protapers, sdg tall seat.
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  15. TonyDanger

    TonyDanger Adventurer

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    They make an SM XR400 in Japan. I don't know if they will ever come out in the US though.

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  16. gordo5

    gordo5 Roadkill

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    Well this'll hurt some of you. Seems Honda Italy sells an XR400... even has e-start.

    http://dallarahonda.com/xr400r_new.htm

    I've got an xt350, and if they brought these babies to Canada I'd buy one in a blink.
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  17. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    well, Duke....you and Ganshert saw it at Four Mile Freakout so no big surprises here. This was taken on the switchbacks heading down to Batopilas....making it earn it's living last March, being ridden from El Paso down and back.

    '96 with a freshened top end, 12.5:1 Wiseco, Kenda K760 Trakmaster II's w/ 4mm UHD tubes, Devol disc guards, IMS shift lever, oil filter cover guard, Clarke tank, gripper seat cover, Moose skidplate, stock gearing and 13, 14 & 15 fronts and 48 rear extra (it will climb a tree w/ 13/48 - 15/45 stock), Cycra, Renthal, etc etc etc.

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  18. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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    Undestructable
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  19. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    Sure enough, missing the kicky thingy! NICE!!!!:D

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  20. Ceej

    Ceej Been here awhile

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    Gosh, I just realized I don't even have a picture of my XR400. I guess thats part of what makes it so cool, not pretty enough to take a picture of, but quite fun to ride.
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