Touring on a XR400

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Dazzer, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Dazzer

    Dazzer Been here awhile

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    just a few photo's to view of my solo trip from Yorkshire to the south of Morocco on my XR400.
    I covered 4000 miles in 2 week's of which 650 were off road.
    The bike was excellent,and managed the long road sections through Spain very well.
    It proved to be the right choice size wise once in the soft sand in Morocco.
    I will find some time to do a write up,but till then I hope you injoy the photo's

    Dazzer

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  2. Jeffro115

    Jeffro115 Redemption.

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    Dude, that photo rocks.
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  3. NICO

    NICO Save the USA

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    +1. Front page material, IMO.
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  4. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Absolutley envious... What a blast that must have been... !

    Did you swap tires as soon as the 90/10's wore out or just wait until you really needed the knobbies for the sand...?

    Great photos...

    Looks like you had a great time. Good for you.
    Looking forward to a full report...
    Thanks,
    Rob
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  5. Dazzer

    Dazzer Been here awhile

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    I did the tarmack on the road tyres then once in Morocco where the off road part of the trip was to start I fit a set of IRC's for the 650 miles off road work.
    Then I swapped them back for the road ride home.:clap
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  6. velosprocket

    velosprocket Been here awhile

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    Nice report!

    I often wonder why more people do not DS the xr400...

    What kind of turn signal kit are you using???
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  7. Dazzer

    Dazzer Been here awhile

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    The kit come's as standerd on UK Xr400R's I just fit some smaller bendy signal's so they would not break when I fall off.

    Next trip on the XR is down to do some off roading in Spain in July.They are a great bike and seem to just keep going.
    I fell off this one on some Diesel on the way home and it slid a far distance down the road.
    I picked it up and it started straight away ...only a few marks on the bar ends and slight damage to the panniers and top box.

    How the Hell I missed this Slick I will never Know...must have had somthing on my mind at the time :1drink





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  8. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    Eyup Dazzer,so I assume you live in Yorkshire?
    You aren't the same Dazzer who used to frequent the VFR club forums are you????
    What made you buy the Honda in preference to say a Suzuki DR650,or DRZ400s??????

    Keep us updated mate,& well done on one hell of a ride!:clap :clap :clap

    Mick(ex-Chestermick)
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  9. 1stworks

    1stworks dude

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    Thanks for posting your trip!!!:clap


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  10. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Cool beans Dazzer.

    It's guys like you that make me want to hit the trail... I'll keep living vicariously through you though for now.
    How do you get enough time off to go do that...?
    Great stuff.
    Rob


    I gotta go fire up the XR... :D
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  11. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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  12. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    XR 400? Bomber! Nice pic's.
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  13. Dazzer

    Dazzer Been here awhile

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    Hi Mick.
    They must be more than one Dazzer...god help them :cry

    I do like in YorkShire,about 1o miles from the Yorkshire Dales :clap


    I have had in the past the DR350 and a DR400 , abut I think the over all feel of the XR 400r suit's my riding style better.

    my last XR400 did 22,000 miles with no faults at all . I love em :wink:

    Thank's to you all, glad you liked the photo,s
    It's the weekend and Time to get out and ride again.

    Have fun............Dazzer
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  14. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    I absolutely love your bike and the way its setup and your pics!
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  15. swankledangle

    swankledangle n00b

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    A mate and myself are planning a Morocco trip for this spring both on XR400s. Have you any tips for us?
    Did you manage to find any challanging off road sections?
    Where did you get your maps from?
    Was fuel an issue?

    Cheers Rich
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    MudMan_79 Adrenaline Junkie

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    sorry, i posted in the wrong thread.
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  17. Texaskid89

    Texaskid89 n00b

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    What kinda setup or rig to lift the bike for the rear tire change. I found something called simple stand for DR650s but non for the XR's. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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  18. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I am loving this thread since I chose an XR400R to build into a tour rig like this!
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  19. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Texaskid89. This tread is about 5 years old. You might want to PM to get answers to your questions.
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