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Old 06-05-2011, 11:45 PM
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well, today i sold my rm250, and now, i own a 1999 xr400 in perfect condition! i just bought it a half hour ago

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so i have a question, how good is the 99 xr400? in every way.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:15 AM
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Durn dude, now you are beginning to impress me.

Ran a 96 XR400 (1st one out) for 7 years and never had the head off. The bike, if proper care is taken, is bullet proof.
The common since things are keep the air filter & oil clean and it won't fail you. I raced mine (desert), made it street legal and ran dual sport stuff and put a bunch of miles on it in Baja.
Get you self a manual and read every thing. The stock suspension needs help and you need to check the valve gap (maybe) once a year.
The only bike that was as good for the long haul and dependability was the XR600.
The bike never had a mechanical failure during that 7 years.

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Old 06-06-2011, 12:22 AM
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thanks mainjet! i feel so happy now that i scored the bike that ive been wanting to buy for a whole year!! and yea im going to buy a manual and then do a oil change with a new oil filter and air filter and it smokes a little bit and doesnt have perfect compression, its a little bit hard to start cold but once its warm its first kick start!!!! it comes with new rear wheel bearings and the stock bike tools, thing is mint!!!! ill get pics of it up this weekend!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:33 AM
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There is a starting drill for all 4 strokes & they are not all the same.
I'll fill you in on it for my XR400 in a day or two.....gotta go.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:36 AM
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alright goodnight man
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:16 AM
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Just a suggestion, you may want to replace the timing chain tensioner before you end up replacing the valves. First-hand hand experience on that one. Great bike but a different animal than the RM 250.

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Just a suggestion, you may want to replace the timing chain tensioner before you end up replacing the valves. First-hand hand experience on that one. Great bike but a different animal than the RM 250.

Andy
If it has a lot of miles on it, that is spot on.
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ill be sure to do that!
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im going to do an oil change on it today if i have any left over
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Congrats on the purchase...two completely different bikes but you will be happy nonetheless!

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Old 06-06-2011, 05:31 PM
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thanks! im looking foward to getting some hours on it!
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The XR 400R is a really neat, bulletproof machine. Go to the Honda web site and order the shop manual for your year model. This manual will get you through anything you need to do to the 400. I owned a 2000 XR 400R and absolutely loved it. It isn't an MX machine but for pure fun on a dirt bike on the trails you cannot beat a 400. Keep the valves adjusted, the oil changed and enjoy your scoot.

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I feel a quote from the first Star Wars is in order: (Obi-Wan to Luke)

"Congratulations. You have just taken your first step into a much larger world".

You'll enjoy it. I have an '83 XL600 and can't see myself on anything else, long term. When I can find one of those curved oil coolers from a 400, my bike will be done.
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