xrscape

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  1. Thanks for all the tips! I'll give it shot.
  2. I have a 2002 XR 400 that I turned into a 430. Love the power and have been an XR fanatic for many years but ever since I bored it out, the compression is almost too much to handle when it comes to kickstarting. Without a question, it's harder to kick over than my buddy's XR650 and on some efforts I can't get it to kick through at all. When the bike is cold, I can choke it and the Mikuni pumper carb helps it start on the 2nd or 3rd kick almost every time. However, If I accidentally let the bike stall after 10 or 20 seconds, it will usually start again pretty easily but if it stalls out 2-3 times before it gets warm, my troubles start and I can't get the bike started again so I just let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes. Once the bike is warm, it idles fine and does not stall. However, after I've been riding for a while and the bike is hot and I want to come to a stop, I kill the engine at my own risk because it can be a major chore getting it to restart. Again, I may have to wait for 5 -10 minutes or just hope I'm on a hill so I can bumpstart it. Any advice for getting this thing to start a little easier or making the compression more manageable? Sometimes I'll just pull the decompression lever in and it will start with the lever squeezed in. Thanks for your input.
  3. Dirt Bike May issue is correct for 450X pipe mods. I read that one too.
  4. Adam, I'm a long time XR400 fanatic and had eagerly awaited the 450X. I have a 250X and love it though that bike is mainly for my wife. The write ups sound pretty decent on the 450X but generally a little under-whelming given it's long anticipated arrival. Now I'm thinking about a 525EXC primarily for desert riding in Southern Cal. What is more impressive, the 250X or the 450X? thanks, AdamH.
  5. Adam, I'm a long time XR400 fanatic and had eagerly awaited the 450X. I have a 250X and love it though that bike is mainly for my wife. The write ups sound pretty decent on the 450X but generally a little under-whelming given it's long anticipated arrival. Now I'm thinking about a 525EXC primarily for desert riding in Southern Cal. What is more impressive, the 250X or the 450X? thanks, AdamH.
  6. Can someone give me the 'quick & dirty' mods for a WRF250? I recently made some changes to a WRF450 and I'm wondering if there's a similar hit list for adding power without a big bore kit; i.e. cut grey wire, replace stock throttle stop w/ YZ throttle stop, new pipe, rejet, etc? These bikes will primarily be ridden at altitdudes of 6,000 - 9,000 feet. thanks.