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Hi guys,,My names Marty and im a newbie:-) from australia

Anyway ive been looking at buying a 2002 xr 400 and i was wondering what you guys thought of this model,,,is there anything i should be looking for in perticuler with this model and should a save some money and just buy an earlier

model say a 98 / 97,,is there mutch difference.

The bike has 2400 km on it

Any help would be very mutch appreciated

Thanks in advance

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The 02 is the same bike as the 98. It will be fine. Go to a 48T rear sprocket and new chain. Gearing will be perfect then.

Cher'o,

Dwight

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Go to a 48T rear sprocket and new chain.

Newbie question: Can you explain the advantage of going to a 48T rear sprocket instead of the stock 45T. Does the terain determine what size sprocket you should run?

Thanks in advance...

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Hi Marty! Hows it goen!

I Finaly found another Aussie!! :cry: Im in Geraldton Western Australia. Only completly on the other side of the country!

Anyway, You cant go wrong with the 02 model XR400, Ive got a 03 model XR400, its bloody brilliant! Ive actually done 17,000kms on it so far and it hasnt missed a beat! I love it.

Ive also done several tirps to Perth, which is 450 kays each way, and it runs fine on the highway, then on the week ends i go cutten up through the bush! and its got plenty of power for that!

Its absolutly Bullet Proof! I spose the only thing that may put you off is the kick start? Personaly it doesnt bother me at all, you get it down to a fine art after a while, Its a Peice a Piss.

Buy it and join the club! :cry:

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Yes, the kind of riding you'll be doing determines what gearing you should run. The stock 15/45 is good if you're gonna be riding roads and commuting on it. It's too high for trail tho IMO. Instead of the 48 rear, I'd drop the front to a 14. It's easier, dang near the same gearing as what a 48 rear would be and you won't have to replace the chain.

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HI PAUL/Fellow aussie,,,,cheers guys i purchased a 2002 last night,,not the one i originaly looked at this ones heaps better,,,has a procircuit t4 pipe,, afam bars,,bash plate,,and b,busters and has done 2000km with books,

Couldnt beleive the torque it has after not riding for 8 years and my last bike being a 86 xr 250,,, lifted the front wheel real easy,,not sure how mutch difference the pc pipe makes but geez it has some balls.

Hopfully i too can help someone out on this forum one day

Thanks Marty

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Yes thats a good point actually, Those bloody Kangaroos! nearly hit one a while ago cutting up though the bush!

AND the Emu's! their Barsteds! You dont know which way there gona Bolt! But I still do chase them! its fun, They [@#$%&*!] em self! :cry:

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Another Aussie here in the middle and down the bottom :cry:

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