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Hi All,

  just taken delivery of my XR400M, any love for these rare beats ?

 

  Have owned many many bikes over the years and after a long absence of a scooter in the garage bought an XR400 about a year ago. 

  As I only intend to ride on the road I put road tyres on it but found it was really lacking in the brake department for road use so I flicked that and bought the closest thing I could find to a new motard.

 

  Any tips on what you guys have do re: carby mods etc ??

 

 Also: any tips on how to insert a picture in the post ?

 

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nice ride mate... is that thing brand new ??

 

cheers

no it's not new, it's a 2008 (last year they made them I think) with 12,000k's on it

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no it's not new, it's a 2008 (last year they made them I think) with 12,000k's on it

 

awesome... is there a few of those available in oz ?? was it sold in oz or is it an import ??

 

sweet ride 

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awesome... is there a few of those available in oz ?? was it sold in oz or is it an import ??

 

sweet ride 

 

 

Yeah, it was sold in Oz as an import though I think as the manual is in Japansese !

I don't think they show up on the Honda service catalogs in Oz but there seems to be a few bits and pieces on eBay for them.

 

I did see that Gold Coast Suzuki have a nice clean one for sale right now, although it's all in Red

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That's a nice bike. I really wish Honda would have sold those in the States. I think they would have done really well here. Would have given some competition to the DRZ400sm.

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That's a nice bike. I really wish Honda would have sold those in the States. I think they would have done really well here. Would have given some competition to the DRZ400sm.

Thanks Mate !

  yeah, the DRZ400SM is a nice bike but I've had a few XR's going back over 30 years so thought I'd stick with Honda :ride:

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Looks to me like the size of the rotors are the same as any XR.. why is it better braking?

 

Rotors are bigger (at least on the front, not 100% about the rear) and front caliper has twin pistons *not sure if the XR400R had twins, but it has waaayyy better stopping power.

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That's a nice bike. I really wish Honda would have sold those in the States. I think they would have done really well here. Would have given some competition to the DRZ400sm.

 

they did up until '04. i have a '98 version in the garage right now. i've been thinking of doing a sumo conversion on it. i'm currently riding a husaberg fs570 but at almost 13000 miles and 270+ hours i'm starting to get a little nervous that it's going to cost me soon. the xr will last until the apocolypse!

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Looks to me like the size of the rotors are the same as any XR.. why is it better braking?

 

nah, the front is a 320mm which is pretty standard sumo setup. look at it in comparison to the rear. it's considerable bigger. in standard 18/21 setup they would be the same. 

 

yes, the larger the rotor the better the braking.  

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