The XR400 Thread

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

  1. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Dammit! All the more reason, especially with the history of cancer in my family.

    It's done. Need to brush on a few coats of high-temp stove paint to seal it up a bit so the mud doesn't completely soak into it.
  2. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Anyone know if the XR400 and XR650R stators are the same. They look very similar.
  3. Brewster

    Brewster Adventurer

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    They DO have different part numbers.

    Cheers,
  4. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Answered my own question, looks like they are exactly the same with the exception of minor differences in the wiring. The pigtail is longer on the 650R's stator and the AC coil leads are male connectors. Easy fix.

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    The 400 is getting a refirb over the winter. VG seals were shot so I did the topend, went through the rest of the bike, greased everything. I'm getting readt to revalve/respring the forks and add a few watts to the electrical system.

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    Amazing what some plastics will do.
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    Engine sidecovers are at the powder coaters.

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    We have a 3 day 450mi offroad ride coming up in May, it circles Canyonlands NP which is pretty much the middle of BFE around here. I'm planning on taking the XR4, great mileage, uber reliable.
  5. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    Anyone have a set of stock fork springs laying around?
  6. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    I think I do. They came with the bike, which has upgraded springs. I'm assuming their stock. PM me if you're interested
  7. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    Merry Christmas my fellow inmates. Been sitting here reflecting on the last few weeks. I just rode the BAJA on an xr50!
    Well not actually,but I did just finish reading every page of this thread on an iPhone ( I don't have a computer).
    Tons of great info,tech links,vendor links,etc. Was worth the squint,sore eyes,and aching thumbs.
    Looking forward to a new year as I put the last few bolts into my lil mule and get to riding..... and get away from this damn phone!
  8. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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  9. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Do you guys have a brand of skid plate you like? I got one and its a pain to mount. Having to remove it ever time i need to change the oil and remont it would be a pain. Looking for something sturdy and easy to take on and off. the one i have now is a Ricochet. Just hoping for something that is easier to deal with

    stuck
  10. Rman237

    Rman237 Ride Rural Texas

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    Not sure what brand mine is but I devised a little piece of plastic that I use while changing the oil. It's quite the mess without it!! :lol3

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  11. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    I just use tin foil when I change the oil, haven't made a mess since I started.
  12. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Just trying to figure out how to get to the plug on the bottom of the bike. I dont want to have to take it off and on each time
  13. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    The one on the side you mean? I still use tin foil for that one. Is it being blocked by your skid plate?
  14. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Yea on the side sorry. i was thinking of a different bike. So the tin foil u just make a ramp into a bucket to to drain? i just dont want it to get under the skid plate and make a mess and have to take it off
  15. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    yeah..I shudda showed you that when we were messin with that skid pan of yours...the issue will be cleaning out the downtube screen..yeah that pan you got will be a MAJOR PITA!
  16. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Yea just to mount it looked like a pain doc. I wish they had one that bolted on a lot easier. cleaning out the downtubes screen?
  17. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    yep..I will get with you on that..pretty simple to do, PROVIDING you aint got a skid pan on there! :rofl
  18. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Yeah-but....there is the pump pickup screen that requires the removal of the right hand crankcase cover....that's the screen that's hard to get to.
  19. Brewster

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    Uhhhhh .......... You should remove the stock frame guard in order to mount the skid plate properly, which would put the skid plate closer to the frame. Draining the oil is a non issue. Follow the "Ricochet" instructions. Cleaning the screen in the downtube doesn't need to be done every oil change.



    Cheers,
  20. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    I thought you guys might get a kick out of this.

    When my wife and I got married back in '06, this was a little wedding cake next to the big one.

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