The Xt400 side car (winter project)

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by MILLENNIUM FALCON, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    That looks GREAT!! I thought it would, I followed the build on the bike last year, you did a hell of a job. I expected this outcome, no pressure!
  2. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Thank you guys for the complements. I am pleased with how it turned out. I got most of the setup bugs worked out. I took my son on his first ride today! We went about 18 miles of back/dirt roads. It was fun. He loved every minute of it. Although he did fall asleep for awhile. I guess the suspension must be working pretty well. haha
  3. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I know this has been discussed a million times before....I think I even have a thread on it, but I need help diagnosing my bikes condition. If this thread makes you angry or have the strong urge to tell me to use the search button...please save your strength and hot the little red "x" in the top right hand corner of your screen. If you are feeling in a good mood and want to help me out then thank you VERY much. I have read every carb thread on here and I am still slightly confused. I have vm30's on my 82' xs400. Right now I am running 150 mains and 40 pilots. i'm on the middle needle clip.
    Here are my symptoms.

    It runs good all the way up to about 3/4 throttle then if you give it WOT it cuts out and slows down. If I don't let off the throttle it will keep losing speed/rpms until I let off. As soon as I start to let off I get a burst of power. From what I have read this means it is to rich on top.....right? Here are what my plugs look like. Thanks for any and all help. Let me know if you need more info. Thanks.

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  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I think you're right , it's running rich by some degree.
    I raced vintage singles for years and I'm familiar with the old back off the throttle and it picks up , deal. Go down by small steps until it runs out on top.
  5. zipper421

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    my honda did the same thing
    i thought it must need more fule so i kept trying bigger jets it was so fat on top it would make your eyes water
    go down in small steps till you hit it she's to rich
    man i hate sanding bondo
    o what carbs are those i have tons of jets
  6. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    They are mikuni vm30's

    Are you still sanding bondo?!?! :)
  7. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    i have a big bag of jets do you need them
    i can send them to you
  8. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    that might be helpful to figure out what jets i need to buy. do you have any pilots too? i think i will be in the range of 130-140 mains and 20-30 pilots. i can pay you for postage....
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    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    the mains i have go from 145 to165
    the pilots start at30 and go up
    if any of these will work for you i will send them out asap
  10. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    They will likely be too big. I'm at 150/25 right now. But thank you for the offer. I just made some 140's ill try them. And see how it goes. If that is too lean. Your 145's might work, but ill keep you posted. Thanks again.
  11. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Im thinking about selling the bike to get a bigger bike to pull the hack..... Any ideas on what would make a good tug. I want something that can handle semi rough terrain but still be able to cruise at 55mph. Thanks.
  12. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    955 Tiger or a bit smaller a XT660R
  13. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Thanks,Those would likely be great tugs. I have a tiger 800, but I'm not sure ready to devote it to being a sidecar bike. I really love it as my solo bike. I really wish I hadn't sold my klr650
  14. ked

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    maybe this ?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920284&highlight=bore

    ked
  15. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    This bike may be for sale very soon.... PM me if you are interested. I would sell as a bike or the whole rig.
  17. zipper421

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    hey hope your doing well
  18. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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  19. George 99

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    The bike Yamaha (or someone) should build. They all have an appropriate motor in a quad, just a question of putting it in an MC frame.

    I really like the idea of a modern twin in a dirt frame. Think new Honda SL. :D
  20. bk brkr baker

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    The motor Yamaha should use is the new, not yet for the U.S. , MT07 687cc 74hp parralell 270 degree twin.
    If they build the right bike I'll want it. And they will outflank Kawasaki who refuses to see that the Ninja 650 should be aimed toward the dirty side.

    And good luck with the sale, someone will get a sweet bike, MF.