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xr 400s any good

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They're most well known for their rock solid reliability. Sure they still require maintenance, and of course stuff breaks. But generally they're great bikes. Only complaints you might find:

Stock suspension needs different springs minimally

Can be hard to start with the stock carb and has no electric start

No 6th gear

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Would love to hear some details please, sounds like fun. Seriously.

On last weeks 10 day,10 riders trail ride.Only bikes to make it 3 -10 year old Xrs 1 xr250 -2 xr4s

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No 6th gear

The XR250 96-on has 6 gears.

Whoops, my bad, just realized this thread is for a 400.

Edited by Enc_1
wrong bike

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I will be buried with mine since it has taken me every where I've wanted to go without a problem yet.... if you know what I mean! :busted:

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I've had my xr4 since it was new in 1999. No problems with anything to speak of. Basic maintenance is a snap and if you invest in a shop manual even the stuff that looks complicated can be managed. It has never let me down or caused me to cancel a ride. Find one that has not been abused and you should get good service. Maybe the best trail bike ever. If it had e-start it would be the best trail bike ever. It's not a lightweight and it's not the fastest thing out there but I don't care. The more I ride and service my CRF250X, the more I like my XR4.

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Extremely solid and reliable trail bike. Stock suspension is pretty bad, stock carb is not up to task. The '96 I am currently riding has had the stock suspension revalved/resprung by MotoPro for enduro/hare scrambles riding, installed a TM34 flat slide, waaay better than factory.

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The swing arm bolt can seize up if not removed and cleaned occasionally.

Stock engines are as close to bullet proof as they come.

Mine broke a piston ring, which is just weird.

I have read about a few XR400 engines blowing up.

All either had 440 kits or were neglected.

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They are not as fast top end as your cr250 but they make awesome torque right off the throttle which I love. I have put over 3000 miles of trouble free riding since i got my bike. clean the air cleaner and change the oil and ride worry free. I am 6'1 225 so in my opinion the xr 400 isn't heavy at all and it makes the perfect trail bike. If you like reliabilty and low/mid range power get the xr 400 or 650. The 400 DRZ-E Model is a good bike for mid-top end power if you like that sort of thing. My brother has a DRZ-S model and it is fun to ride with the higher rpm power but I wouldn't trade top-end power for the power of my xr400 for nothing. I find the xr funner to ride. We are side by side 0-65 MPH, granted he is 30 lbs heavier and his bike is a little heavier also.

Plus the xr400 gods on this site can help you out with any problems you may have, they have helped me out a ton!:busted:

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