The XR400 Thread

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

  1. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    :ear
  2. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Careful with how much weight you put up there. I had my chainsaw mounted up there with horrible results. It wasn't bad through average terrain, but when things got technical, I wrecked. A lot. :muutt

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  3. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Been here awhile

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  4. beat

    beat Double Dutchie

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    I tried to put on a FCR from a DRZ400K, but the throttle cable thing is on the wrong side. i didn't feel like coping up the frame and sold that one. Now i'm looking for a mikumi tm, than i only need to extend the hose from the airfilter.
    what is on an yz? and what size?
  5. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    Cooool. is the any more photos of this bike ? it would be nice to know what sort of mods have been made to this XR
  6. stteve

    stteve Been here awhile

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    Check his facebook. There are a bunch of pictures.
  7. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    This is worth noting again...

    And today yes indeed Nicolas Boyer finished the 14 days of Dakar on a 1999 XR400 in 87th place overall out of 125 finishers (out of 183 starters)!!
    ...and to top it all he was one of only 7 finishers in the "Malle Moto" classes, those amazing riders who arrive each night exhausted and only greeted by their trunk full of gear and parts. No spare engines! Ha! Not even a mechanic to help, perhaps just the camaraderie of other Malle Moto riders when you are in a bind, I don't know how they do it. These are the true legends of Dakar, simply amazing.

    Our hat's off to you Nicolas - the King of all XR400 riders in the world, IMHO! :freaky

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    I thought it would be fun -- if you care to join me... to post a picture of your XR4 on his Dakar Facebook page! I did... Let's see how many we can get!

    Ok one more item.. Here is the English translation of his 2013 Dakar Rider page:
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    127 - NICOLAS MOTORCYCLES

    HONDA XR 400 MONNIER


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    • BOYER Nicolas (FRA)

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      • Date of Birth: 18/04/1970 Annonay
      • Size / Weight: 1.75 m / 67 kg
      • Status: married, 2 children
      • Hobbies: Biking, swimming, running, boating, hunting
    "My bike only costs 3500 euros! '

    This time comeback for Nicolas Boyer. He loves the bike in all its forms, and practice since the age of seven years on the tracks cross or enduro, the most prestigious circuits as the Bol d'Or, and of course on the dunes of Dakar, he won in 2001, finishing 35th on the same shores of Lac Rose. Since the Ard├Ęche also tasted the boat races, but returned after a 12 year absence on the gold standard, the Dakar. To spice up the game, Nicolas is not only committed without assistance, but especially straddles an old Honda XR 400 from 1999, a model that will only drive the rally. With one of the smallest budgets of the plateau, the ghost also wants to show that the Dakar can be considered modestly.

    "The same year, I had the Dakar and the Bol d'Or, which is not bad for a biker. Since then I've done other things, but every time I meet someone, he asks me when I'm leaving on the Dakar. And this year, I got the call from South America. I have an old bike, but it is a simple and reliable mechanics. There is a sentimental side to jump with a motorcycle in 1999, but it also worked many times. When others leave with a machine 35 000 euros, mine only costs 3500 euros! I have a total budget of 25,000 euros, I do not see how we can do less. I'm trunk-bikes because I think that is where are the true values ​​of Dakar. Moreover, if the objective is simply to reach the end, I'm also tempted by the victory in this category. "

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    No. 127 - NICOLAS MOTORCYCLES

    Ranking per stage:

    <table style="margin-bottom:0px;" align="center" border="0" cellspacing="1" width="630"><tbody><tr><th scope="col" width="58">
    </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 1 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 2 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 3 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 4 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 5 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 6 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 7 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 8 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 9 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 10 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 11 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 12 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 13 </th><th scope="col" class="fondOneRow" width="23"> 14 </th></tr><tr class="fondOneRow"><td> Scratching </td><td> 125 </td><td> 107 </td><td> 109 </td><td> 106 </td><td> 97 </td><td> 91 </td><td> 99 </td><td> 119 </td><td> 95 </td><td> 98 </td><td> 91 </td><td> 98 </td><td> 100 </td><td> 57 </td></tr><tr><td> step </td><td> 122 </td><td> 107 </td><td> 109 </td><td> 106 </td><td> 96 </td><td> 90 </td><td> 97 </td><td> 117 </td><td> 86 </td><td> 97 </td><td> 91 </td><td> 98 </td><td> 100 </td><td> 57 </td></tr><tr class="fondOneRow"><td> General </td><td> 123 </td><td> 107 </td><td> 101 </td><td> 103 </td><td> 102 </td><td> 96 </td><td> 92 </td><td> 95 </td><td> 90 </td><td> 91 </td><td> 88 </td><td> 87 </td><td> 88 </td><td> 87 </td></tr></tbody></table>[​IMG] Dakar winners (since 1999) 2001: Moto | <sup>35th</sup>
  8. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    This weekend rode Anza Borrego. One morning it was cold. I have mostly 15-40 oil in it, heard at about 32 deg a slight, intermittent clicking on the right side. I shut it down and rode the xr600 down the Pinyon trail instead. Later, started the xr400 and noise gone. Rode fine. Is there some type of oil pressure regulating unit clicking as globs of oil pass to the oil cooler/resevoir? Maybe going bad?

    thanks,

    cb
  9. proeasy

    proeasy Been here awhile

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    Going Ice Riding (I hope) this weekend any recomendations for oil viscosity in the 15-25 deg f range?
  10. Potosi Joe

    Potosi Joe Been here awhile

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    Anybody have a set of 2000-2002 stock fork springs laying around or heavy springs they would part with cheap? Thanks Joe
  11. PCK_4xCustoms

    PCK_4xCustoms lost

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    quick like a bunny, im raising my bars from there they are to about 2" higher and my cables are stretched as is. plus i should relly replace them anyway.

    who gets longer cables where :ear:
  12. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    I am searching for a Corbin or similar type seat for my 96 XR250R. If anyone has anything laying around please let me know. Of course, anything XR400 or 250R 96' and up will work. We are getting ready to do the next leg of our TAT trip and my stock seat is just too broken down. Thanks!
  13. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Hate to butt in, but if anyone has something he doesn't want let me know. I'll be doing TAT and I need a more comfortable seat for the trip this summer.
  14. Rman237

    Rman237 Ride Rural Texas

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    It ain't no Corbin but here's a cheap WallyWorld option...

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stearns-Black-ATV-Seat-Cover/10727537

    Used it on the LA-Barstow to Vegas, the Florence Coke Oven ride and the East Tex 450 'DirtyButt'(the whole thing in one day:yikes) and was able to walk away from each without a limp. :lol3 I can also switch it from bike to bike. You can kinda see it installed in this pic..


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  15. birds

    birds Been here awhile

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    I'm very happy with my seat concepts foam and cover. It's a couple guys local to advrider.

    www.seatconcepts.com

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    Can't find a good closeup on my phone.
  16. K75STER

    K75STER Been here awhile

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  17. creaky

    creaky Been here awhile

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    I have a buddy that uses the WallyWorld pad on his 450EXC and also a WR250, says he wouldn't be without it.
    Also have 2 buddies that have Seat Concepts, I've ridden their bikes and while the pad is an improvement, my choice would be the Seat Concepts.
  18. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    That seat concepts is looking like a good option at this point. I only need to find a base to use since I want to be able to swap out with the stock seat as well. I had the Wally pad but decided to try and wash it and it got chewed up really bad.
  19. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    There was a seat concepts cover and pad for sale in the flea market last week, it's back a page or two in this thread, notsure if it's sold though.
  20. cirell

    cirell Been here awhile

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    Has anyone rebuilt an xr 400 rear shock or purchased an aftermarket shock they would recommend? I have seen one on ebay, a Hagen from England, has anyone heard of these,

    I was going to rebuild mine but there is some wear in the bore and it may not last. (Rebuilt it two years ago and has failed already