The XR400 Thread

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

  1. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    How big are your hooters :deal:ear:freaky ?? And checking account balance? :wink:

    Sadly, the 400 may be on the chopping block :eek1 I was looking for a plated one when found these two. They do their own thing better than the 400, but the middle weight does it ALL better though :freaky
  2. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    my hooters are as flat as my checking account..but I do clean up well! :evil
    I can cook and clean and do my own laundry! :D

    Good find on the other two bikes tho...am envious!
  3. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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  4. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    Supposedly that type of failure isn't the gear itself, it's the transmission shaft that the gear rides on.

    If that's the case, it'd probably cost well over $1000 if you rolled the bike into a shop. Maybe $300 in parts and a few weekends work if you do it yourself. That's if you can resist the urge to do anything else while you're in there.

    If it's really the gears or something on the kickstarter shaft, it's an easy afternoon fix for maybe $100 in parts.


    IMO not even close to being worth it unless you want a project.
  5. Dmaster

    Dmaster Been here awhile

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    Did anyone ever put in a XR650 swing arm in a XR400?
    I would like to have mine a bit longer, a XR650 has a longer wheelbase and i was thinking it could be a longer swing arm.
    Or are those the same length? And would it fit (only in the frame the rest is easy to modify)..
  6. Rman237

    Rman237 Ride Rural Texas

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    Maybe I saw you out there. :evil

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  7. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Lots of parts there worth the price but there are several details pictured there that make me think it was owned by a doofus. Or multiple doofus types. Still a lot of valuable ebay parts though. If I was closer it would be in my shop.
  8. wvridgerider

    wvridgerider Been here awhile

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    Having fun are you?
  9. spawn_x

    spawn_x Been here awhile

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    Hey guys silly question - do XRs come with braided lines stock?

    Mine has braided but also some plastic tube over it (that has cracked and almost fallen apart)

    I am trying to figure out if thats stock, because I couldn't come up with a reason that someone would do that to regular braided line???

    Thanks
  10. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    On the front?

    It keeps the brake line out of the wheel.
  11. Gladly

    Gladly Been here awhile

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  12. Fishnbait

    Fishnbait Adventurer

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    The problem I see is " Will provide bill of sale". I would want to have a title unless I was going to part it out.
  13. spawn_x

    spawn_x Been here awhile

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    front and rear..

    so its normal to have the braided line be enclosed in some type of plastic then? Odd, never would have guessed
  14. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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    Not too worried about that unless I plan to make it street legal, then you have to go through all the bonded title stuff.
  15. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    If he's the legitimate owner and he just lost the title then getting a new one is extremely easy in Tx. Literally takes about 2 weeks to get it. Whether he is or not and you buy it then you could be opening a big can of worms in terms of fees, etc. if you ever want to legally register the bike. Even if you don't plan to, you'll find that selling a bike without a title is a pain and you take a big hit on the price. Most folks nowadays are smart enough to stay clear of potentially stolen property. Personally I'd skip this one unless you plan to just strip it down for parts. Its a bad investment if you plan to keep the bike.
  16. Dmaster

    Dmaster Been here awhile

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  17. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    out on the TAT, in CO..3 yrs ago..

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  18. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Ah, now I can participate!

    I picked up this jewel (a '98) yesterday in Knoxville, TN via Craigslist. It started on the FIRST kick! I think she likes me. She did
    follow me home.

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    After going through it today, it needs the usual litany of brake pads, cables, filters, etc., but the important thing is the
    cam and rockers are slick and shiny... the various and sundry previous owners didn't runn the thing with no oil. Yaaayyy!

    :clap

    It shows just a touch (cough) of use and abuse...

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    ... but she has a good loving home now. The XR4 will allow me to retire my olde XL250R from trail duties, to be restored.

    Now I'll get to reading this thread. 350 pages... not so bad compared to the 900+ pages of the DR350 thread I read after that
    purchase (buddy bike).
  19. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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  20. G600

    G600 Been here awhile

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    wow.. just wow.... that bike has a few hours on it... cant beat the old xr4. Amazing