The XR400 Thread

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

  1. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    Ed..you and I were discussing starting issues..well today I decided to fire up the XR..if it sits for a while, it is hard to start, duh..well it's been sitting abt 3 or 4 weeks so I knew I was going be in for a tough time..I was ready to bump start it on a down hill section if need be.

    So I go thru my "procedure"..prime kick 15 times, WOT..a couple of hard kick and nuttin..agn, prime kick another 15 times, WOT..got a little burp out of her..this time, prime kick WOT 10 times, she fires up! :clap

    Now that she has been fired up, and ridden a little today, as long as I start it once per day, it will fire up from cold with 5 prime kicks and one hard kick..but if she sits for a week or two, then I have to do the procedure above..nature of the beast I guess, but still not enough for me to get ride of it. I can always figure out a way to get'er runnin! :D
  2. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    You don't use the "cable extended throttle stop screw" to open the throttle about a turn? .... then put it back to a normal idle speed once it warms up?

    Regardless....it's inspirational to have a consistent start process.
  3. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    oh yes..I forgot to say that I give the idle screw a turn or two..then after it warms up and is idling high, I just turn it down a skoosh
  4. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Sweet....Thanks...Ed
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    $14.99 clearance sale

    p/n 08-0223

    http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0223/


    that's less expensive than mine

  6. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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  7. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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  8. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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  9. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Just wanted to say I LOvE this bike :freaky :freaky

    I rode with a XR600R, DRZ-E, DRZ-SM, DRZ regular, KTM 990, DR650, WR450, DR650, WR250 today.
    The Angry Tractor was the best woods bike there I think.

    The WR450 had more power, but didn't go anywhere I didn't.
    The KTM was to shiny to take up some of the really nasty stuff we did.
    The DRZ are just totally 100% uninspiring to me :huh
    My big bro 600 was good to go. Faster in the fields, slower on the single.
    The WR250 was underpowered and too shiny.
    DR650 did ok, but man was he sweating a lot! :lol3

    I would like the magic button, not gonna lie, but for a $1300 bike it'll do. The WR450 would be my second choice, but it's x3-4 as expensive and not as reliable.

    The KTM and DR650 did ride 45min to the woods and I trailered 1:15 to the woods, but they missed out on the really good stuff when we were at out destination :deal

    For the middle class white guy 3 little kids weekend warrior excursion ole faithful beater 85% woods bike = XR400!!!!
  10. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    I rode my lil XR today too! :clap
  11. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    Nice comparisons there mate, but it would be heaps better with some PIX!
  12. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Some of the group

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    Where the KTMs and DRs don't tread :D:deal
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    The SM was killing it!
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    Since no XR pics :D
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    The KTM did kill this hill
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  13. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    ::::disclaimer:::::

    I'm sure some 990 and 650 riders have total disregard for the well being of their bikes, but they are rarer than the 400 rider :deal

    And I did not wish for their bikes yesterday :1drink
  14. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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  15. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    Posted my 400 up for sale :cry
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  16. Rojobandito

    Rojobandito Adventurer

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    Anybody know if the XR4oo is EPA approved to be titled as a street bike?
  17. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    It is not.
  18. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    No it was not. BUT, over the years many owners have gone thru their STATE processes to make them street legal. California is probably the most difficult...maybe impossible now, with adding a Baja Designs kit adding turn signals, battery, etc. Michigan (my state) has a well defined process...NY is a PITA like CA....there are some states where it is even easier than MI.
  19. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    If any of you have ever ridden northern ID single track (especially in the spring), you know that a chainsaw is almost mandatory. After a few trips out with the saw mounted on the handlebars, something had to change. :becca 15 pounds of saw and mount hanging off the front of the bars is less than ideal.

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    I chopped up the mount I made and rigged it onto the rear. I haven't had a chance to take it out to try due to the cold torrential rains we have been having, but it HAS to be better!

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  20. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Pimp :freaky

    You like the fuel bottles up there?