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dillyp

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  1. dillyp

    Xr350 gasket leaking

    I agree with Arthur6. You'll never get it back together. You should cut your losses and sell it to me for $100. Seriously, if you've got the manual and the patience, you can do it! Self satisfaction my friend. Or sell it to me for $100.
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    New to me 2001 XR400

    I always check it after at least a 5 minute ride. After you shut off, wait 30 seconds (about the time it takes to get your helmet off) to check it. I trust the dipstick because that's all I've got to go on. I also 4 wheel and hotrod too so I follow the pilot's code; trust your gauges, not your instinct lol.
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    New to me 2001 XR400

    Mine burns about a quarter quart after a normal Sunday ride (5+ hours of tight, steep, snotty single track) it smokes a puff at start-up and when I let off after really winding it out. Been doing it for 10 years or so, it hasn't gotten any worse.
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    New to me 2001 XR400

    My 00 xr250r puffs a little when really crack it. It doesn't bother me, when I gets real bad I'll rebuild it lol.
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    rear brake HELP

    Ok so I fixed it. I feel really stupid but, I didn't have the caliper bracket slid into to slot on the swingarm. The caliper was rotating about an inch on the rotor. :duh:
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    rear brake HELP

    Messes don't bother me. I can't figure it out, I didn't remove the lines from the caliper or anything. I've got the caliper hanging tonight. It's my last resort. Then again, it might not be a bleeding issue... I'm stumped.
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    rear brake HELP

    Ok so I know this has been posted umpteen times, but I can't get my rear brakes to lock up. I just put on new pads and rotors last night. My old brakes were still working fine, just time for new ones. Everything is moving as it should, fluid is moving thru the lines fine, no air in the lines, no bulges in the lines. I lubed the pins and piston like always. It really feels like an air bubble but I've been bleeding for about 6hrs. They will slow the bike, just don't have the bite. I've put a few sets of pads on over the years, but this was the first rotor my bike needed. Do the pads and rotors need time to mate? I'm not a noob to mechanicing, I've been building hotrods and trail trucks my whole life, but this one has me licked.
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    XR400 vs KTM450EXC

    I fully agree with the posts about water coolers over heating. I ride tight technical stuff and my friends crf's and yfz's are constantly spewing coolant. You'd have to get an xr up to about 310 or so before you need to get worried. They HAVE to ride twice as hard as me to keep them cool. It wears them out in short order. After 4-5 hours they are whooped, and still have to ride back to the truck/home. Even tho I'm older and more physically broke down than them, I'm good to go for another 4-5 hours. Luckily tho, they have plenty of creeks to glean water from. Each one has its place. The xr is still the best trail bike. On the track is where the short stroke water coolers belong.
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    91-92 xr250l OIL BURN WTF?

    Personally, I like my engines to burn a little. I've got a k5 wheeling truck, 79 trans am that I pound the street with and my xr250r that I have had since almost new. The sbc and the 413 poncho were built by me. They all burn a little oil and have taken thorough abuse in their fields and are still chugging along. My brothers fresh 383 puked a rod after 600 miles, it was built too tight.
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    Best xr4 front fender?

    Oh lol. A long way from the NC/TN border haha
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    Best xr4 front fender?

    Oh lol. A long way from the NC/TN border haha
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    Best xr4 front fender?

    Nice! Very unique. That dam in the background looks very familiar. Where was that pic taken?
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    Compare a xr250 to what I know

    I don't own a crf, but I have extensive seat time on a 250x, 450r and some on a 230. I own an uncorked xr250r. IMO, the xr falls right in between the 2 crf's. With the 230 you have modest power thru the rpm's, the xr250r, you have good low end grunt and modest top end, and the 250x has good bottom end and very good top end. As to the crf seat, it feels like I'm riding a 2x4.
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    Best xr4 front fender?

    I see radiator shrouds, but no radiators. Hmmmm odd?
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    Compare a xr250 to what I know

    In reality, the xr250r is smack dab in the middle of the 2 crf's. I myself prefer the xr platform over the crf, mainly the seat.
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