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My NEW XR400 USD conversion - Thanks Thumpertalk

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I successfully completed my USD conversion and got 2 full days in the saddle at Superstition over the Thanksgiving holiday. Wow! Now this is more like it. I did most of my research on this site. Thanks to all who supplied info(see links below).

I found a complete '92 CR 500 front end with freshly tuned forks on ebay for $250 and went for it.

I know there is a huge debate on here regarding USD vs. Conventional but I believe there is a time and place for both. My XR with USDs feels way more confident and aggressive at high speed in the desert. Oh ya, and it looks ultra trick!

Thanks Thumpertalk

PS

My OEM forks are resprung and valved by Precision Concepts w/reciept if anyone is interested.

Very helpful links:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-894112.html

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-587082.html

Replacing Steering Head Bearing - VERY HELPFUL

http://www.garagenight.tv/ep-5-replacing-steering-head-bearings/

http://www.rockseven.com/xr400/usd.asp

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sick... just got home from work and unwrapped my emig stem... should have it pressed in tomorrow... can t wait..

glad to hear the bike rides well :lol:

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thanks for those links... i really enjoyed the garage files.. few blokes on the piss wrenching on their bikes... can t beat that..

i stoked to get my bike back together !!

what did you do for steering stops ?

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thanks for those links... i really enjoyed the garage files.. few blokes on the piss wrenching on their bikes... can t beat that..

i stoked to get my bike back together !!

what did you do for steering stops ?

I used johnnyairtime's method as described (w/pics) in the first link:

BOLT USED; 1/4" x 20 thread x 1.5" long

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I think you hit it on the head about the diverging opinions. Open country, high speed, LOVE EM.

Tight woods, low speed, not so ideal.

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