The XR400 Thread

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

  1. Serdna

    Serdna NOOB

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    Looks awsome. Im very jelous. Im the starter of the 'talk me out of an xr400' thread and these pictures and this thread make me think i want one for sure!
  2. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    I took an XR650L on a similar trip in January. The XR400 performed equally on the HWY with MORE power! It comfortably cruised at 60mph and was way more fun offroad than the 650. Only bummer of the bike was kick starting it after a hard day riding.... then getting swine flu...:deal
  3. SwellsRides

    SwellsRides Been here awhile

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    What are the saddle bags you have on the XR400 in the photos? They look like good simple bags, and I would like a set. Is there a hard rack behind them? Any info would be much appreciated!!

    Thanks for the great photos. It inspires me to get off ADV site and go out for a ride!!

    Cheers!
    Steve
  4. eakins

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    look like dirt bagz
    http://www.dbzproducts.com/
  5. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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  6. dirty adventurer

    dirty adventurer Been here awhile

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    I need some saddlebags. The Great Loop bags seem to be the hot ticket, but the dirt bagz seem popular.

    Decisions..........decisions
  7. eakins

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    how much?
    pm me.
  8. SwitchThrottle

    SwitchThrottle Bring da amber lamps

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    LaOutbackTrail....did you do a ride report? How many miles did you go, and what is your takeaway impression of the humble 400 as a quasi ADV bike? :ear
  9. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    Joke, they're trash. Went down on the left side at about 30 and right side about 15. Holes to match. No bike damage other wise. Left side bottom back corner has a 5 inch hole we stitched the hole together with zip ties.

    I've been wanting the bigger bags for a while now.
  10. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    Here is where my professional opinion wont matter....

    I did the XR650L on a very similar trip earlier this year. I set up the XR400 pretty similarly to do this trip, with the intention to have more fun offroad. I installed the big tank to increase my range, wider, taller bars, headlight, and even my windshield and airhawk seat cushion for more hwy comfort.

    To be quite honest, besides not having the 650's push button start, the XR400 did great as an adventure bike. With the 16t front sprocket, it cruised at 65mph on the hwy for about 4 hrs, 180 miles. I got about 40 mpg avg with my heavy right hand and the altitude, increasing the mileage when i used premium gas up to 45.

    It was a big group event, and I only covered part of one of the groups I lead. I'm terraxpeditions.
    http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43729
  11. [poser]

    [poser] the un-original

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    It is a great bike which is why I'm torn over selling mine :lol3
  12. eakins

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    when you start looking at the small oil capacity of some of these newer thumpers, you also realize 2 qts in the xr is a nice amount.

  13. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    I'll second that! I laid the bike over on a rock a few years ago and unknowingly put a hole in the oil filter cover. I estimate I lost 1 1/2 qts before I discovered it and got it patched. Rode 25 miles of trail and road back to camp on 1/2 qt. in it with no problems.

  14. Kona11

    Kona11 kona11

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    Need the help of all you XR experts. I am looking to add a new gas tank to my 400, and wondering what you all like the best. I am thinking that a 4 gal. will work best. Looking at IMS, CLark or any other suggestions. Things like best fit, do the holes line up and if any are known for leaks.


    Thansk
  15. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    I've had the IMS 4 gallon on my 400 for several years. Fit and finish is good. I love having the extra range.

  16. eakins

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    ims see thru 4 me. getting a visual on the gas level is huge for me.
    gets a bit dirty (embeded brown at the knees) over time, but it's a dirtbike.

    this is not my bike
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  17. Dazzer

    Dazzer Been here awhile

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    I use the acerbis 22lt ,which gives me a 400 kl range.
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  18. eakins

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    nice how acerbis makes even their colored plastic see thru.
    those acrebis seemed overboard on size to me.
    i saw a see thru clarke and it's a funky yellow color new.
    looked nasty. imo, ims is the best middle ground.
    it get aprox 175-185 miles on a tank and that's fine for me.
    guess is i was an OZ ouback rider the acerbis would be the choice, but in colorado i can find gas in that range.
    http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_9_123

    acerbis
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  19. BillyBlaze22

    BillyBlaze22 SLO Adventurer

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    Hey's this prob isn't where I should post this but was hoping one of ya have what I am in search of. me and a buddy are rollin to TDF on CT110's and I was wonderin if any of ya may have a fuel tank you pulled to convert yer ride to the exxon valdez and may be game to swap some of the crap I am selling to do the trip
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517300

    hit me up if ya have one and ya see anything that would work for ya and sorry if I put this in the wrong spot
  20. ironslede68

    ironslede68 Been here awhile

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    just a question and this seemed like the right group to ask. i want to daulsport a xr and i noticed that alot of you have licence plates on yours. what did you have to do to it to make it legal for the road? thanks for any help you can give me. oh yeah, i'm in Alabama.