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maybe i misunderstood the guy at the honda shop as my japanese is crap but i think he told me that honda will release an xr400 supermotard next month here in japan.

anyone heard anything about this?

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:) i have an xr-400 and got too used to the power. So i took out the intake plug and hole sawed the snorkel plug out. now it is slower off of the get go than it was stock. Can anyone help?

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:) i have an xr-400 and got too used to the power. So i took out the intake plug and hole sawed the snorkel plug out. now it is slower off of the get go than it was stock. Can anyone help?

You need to open up your exhaust and change your jets to a larger size 58/158.

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To get back on topic a bit, I compared the gearing specs on the bike.

Honda XR400R stock sprockets are usually: 15T front; 45T rear. To get the 2.466 ratio they have to use 15/37. I wondered if a 37 would fit on our hubs. I'm sure a 38 would, but dunno about any smaller.

XR400R: primary = 2.826; Trans (1->5)= 2.615 1.842 1.400 1.120 0.926

400 SM: p = 2.666 ; (1->5) 2.615 1.789 1.350 1.076 0.892

So 1st is the same and then it is a wider ratio set after that. Heck, if the XR400R had that gearset in it, it would be a better dual sport bike. :)

The primary of 2.666 (64/24) is an existing part -- they offered that crank gear and clutch basket as part of the original HRC XR400R kit introduced in 1996. The other gearsets must be as follows:

XR400R XR400-supermoto

1 34/13 34/13

2 35/19 34/19

3 28/20 27/20

4 28/25 28/26

5 25/27 25/28

Also note the lower compression ratio. Probably just a different piston (as that would be the lowest cost option). Electric start means it probably shares cases and so on with the TRX400EX motor.

Paul.

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I just noticed the passenger pegs on that bike. Looks like they just clamp right on the sub frame...no weld like the baja ones. I could use a set like that to give the kids something to rest their feet on when taking them for little rides. Anybody have any ideas as to where I could get somthing comparable to that setup.

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I just noticed the passenger pegs on that bike. Looks like they just clamp right on the sub frame...no weld like the baja ones. I could use a set like that to give the kids something to rest their feet on when taking them for little rides. Anybody have any ideas as to where I could get somthing comparable to that setup.

Japan :) Thats the only place I have seen the clamp on style. I picked up a brochure for the XR250 while I was there. They list it there.

Probably be able to fabricate one for cheaper.

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