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6'3" 260lbs...too big for an XR400?

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I was set on a WR 426, but now I'm looking into the XR400 for a trail riding bike up in the Northeast. But I'm wondering if I'm too big. Also, I've been our of dirtbikes for a long time (last one was an 87 RM 125). How come the XR's do not run the inverted forks?

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Not too big for a 400. you would probably be able to handle it quite well

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Depends on the riding you do. The 400 should be just fine for you though. I do mostly tight and technical and don't look for a lot of high horsepower style riding and I'm on an XR250 at 250lbs. Put the springs in for your weight and have fun!

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I'm kinda of the opposite oppinion. At 6'3" you're gonna be too big for practically any dirtbike out there, ergonomics-wise. Meaning the bikes "cockpit" is gonna be cramped for you. I agree it depends on what type riding you're gonna be doing as to what bike to get. But in any case I would not recommend anything less than a 400 for you. Whatever you get, spend the time and money to properly spring it(suspension)for your weight, handlebar risers that move them up and forward. I believe you can even get dropped footpegs. All of this to keep you from feeling like you're riding a minibike.

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I get by on a CRF230. I'm 6'/265. It's no rocketship but it's a fun ride and 1/2 the price of a 250-450.

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I'm 6'4" and same weight as you. I sprung my bike for my weight, and have adapter to fit protaper bars on my bike. These adapter raised my bar height about 3/4 of an inch, My pro tapers are longer than the stock bars. These items really made it more comfortable for me to ride my bike.

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im only 16 and im 6'0 and 242 lbs. and i ride a xr250l with street suspension and the only time that bike bottoms is wen i land evenly. so i have to land on my back wheel. and trails is mostly wat i ride

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I used to ride my cousine 86 XR600, too heavy. If the 650 is anything like that. I'm not really interested. But thank you everyone for your suggestions.

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