XRDAD4

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  1. I will take a closer look at the pads to see who made them and how much material remains. Thank you.
  2. I will take a look at Lowes for a narrower spring - thanks.
  3. The brake system is operating normally, it just has less resistance than I would like. Boots and old age reduce flexiblity and 'feel'. Thanks for you help though.
  4. I have a difficult time modulating the rear brake with my riding boots. It either full-on or full-off, no in between which is causing me to over use the front brake. The pedal is adjusted to its lowest point which helps. I would like to increase the spring resistance as a way to help modulate the amount of rear brake. The spring design makes locating a stiffer spring difficult. I thought I might just try to add a second OEM spring? Any ideas? Thanks.
  5. I have a '96 XR400 and have used the D606's for the past 4 years. Front is 90/90/21, rear is 120/90/18 - no clearance issues. My riding is 80% off-road in the Colorado back-country. These tires work well on the dirt, and have a fairly durable / hard rubber compound to stand up to street use. So far my overall experience is very positive and I plan to buy them again. Pirelli and Michelin make good aggressive DOT rated dirt tires too.
  6. My 1996 XR400R has finally worn through the rear sprocket. I think I might have run it with too much slack. Anyway, it sounds like I should replace the front sprocket, rear sprocket and chain. I ride in the Colorado back-country, my skill level is intermediate at best. I want to maintain the OEM performance and durability. Should I buy the OEM replacement parts or are there better, more durable sprockets and chain? I don't mnd paying a little more to get the best quality. Thanks for your help!
  7. Buying a bike is like buying a car - buy based on condition not year. I own a 1996 XR400, and it's been amazingly reliable. I understand that Honda made improvements over time, but it's not like the 1996 XR400 was the first bike they ever built.
  8. Absolutely use a torque wrench, hard steel fasteners and soft aluminum is a problem waiting to happen. I use Craftsmen beam type wrenches, the 3/8 and 1/2 wrenches cover every fastener on my XR400. The one limitation I've encoutered using this type of wrench occured when I was changing the spark plugs on my wifes minivan. Half of the plugs are on the back of the engine next to the firewall, I was unable to read the wrench scale. Motorcycles don't have this problem, just thought I'd mention it.
  9. I normally get at least 65-70 miles per tank before hitting reserve, I always run premium.
  10. I bought a used '96 XR400 about 4 years ago, and I have used it a ton since. It has been absolutely awesome, no issues whatsoever. Lot's of folks recommend the '99 or newer, it never hurts to buy a model that been improved, but I'd recommend a '96 too. I smile everytime I look at it.
  11. I absolutely use a torque wrench every time unless one just isn't available. Craftsman beam-type torque wrenches are accurate, inexpensive and you can recalibrate them yourself. I have never encountered a problem using this type of torque wrench. I have a 3/8" and 1/2" which covers every fastner on the XR400, total investment is $60 give or take a few.
  12. Hi, I just purcased two KLX 110's for my sons, a 2006 and 2007. The 2007 seems to be running a little hot, I pulled the spark plug and it looked grey. We live at 7250', we'll typically ride anywhere from 7250' to 9500'. What jet sizes would you recommend? Also, I want to pick-up a service manual for the bikes, what do you all recommend? Thanks
  13. I plan on buying two used bikes for my sons, they are 9 years old, 4'5" and 4'8" tall. Never ridden dirt bikes, I have an XR400. We live in Colorado Springs, we'll ride mellow mountain terrain. I am going to have them sit on some bikes this weekend to evaluate sizes. What do you folks recommend, 70 cc or 90 cc, auto or manual? Thanks.
  14. I have a '96 XR400, finding neutral was getting difficult. Someone posted a suggestion to adjust the clutch cable. After the adjustment my bike goes into neutral very easily.
  15. I have been wondering the same thing. I weigh about 220 w/o gear, my XR400 is a 96 with the stock .38 springs, and I have no complaints. Could be that I just don't know any better as I'm a novice rider too. One of my fork springs is at the service limit (compressed), so I have been thinking about replacing them. Would the more modern std. springs (.40 - I think) be a good choice or should I follow Racetech's recommendation and upgrade to .47's? Any help would be appreciated.