r3dv3tt3

Members
  • Content count

    12
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

11 Good

About r3dv3tt3

  • Rank
    TT Newbie

Profile Information

  • Location
    California
  1. I have seen that before, including the same circumstances, except that when I took my fresh rebuild for a ride down the street & back, did a quick oil check only to find twice as much oil on the dipstick & lots of heat coming out of the frame....heres what i found... I ended up changing my oil, checking the screen & oil filter after the next 3 rides which I did close to home before I was convinced nothing extreme happened & have been commuting to work since(90 miles rt).... like they say, the xr400 is pretty much bulletproof...
  2. Z Billet Products i got them here: http://www.zbilletproducts.com/supermotard.htm i paid $900.00 for both which included choice of colors, spokes & lacing,hubs,rims,axle spacers frnt & rear (frts allow you to remove odometer) & & it took about a week as each set of hubs are made in house & sent out for anodizing...talk to brad for any questions - i believe he owns the company & is very helpful.....let me know if you have any other questions
  3. sorry for my late reply... well, those are the straps that came with my original baja designs ds kit....8yrs old & no cracks...just takes a little xtra pull & they work...you have to have the light housing where you want it as theres noway to move the strap for minor adjustments once its clip'd...
  4. its a 2000 that i got in 2002 from a friend & that was the start of my addiction to dual sport & then sumo...i have never had any sort of mechanical problems at all & when i put the edelbrock carb on it, it became a 1 kick start bike(well most of the time, sometimes it takes 2), other than coming close to running out of gas a few times since 2 gals doesnt go far its the most dependable bike ive owned, as they say, the xrs are pretty much bulletproof... i think it would be fine as long as its packed right, plus i ride it thru my neighborhood at all hours of the night & noone has complained yet, which in my book makes it fine for the woods.....
  5. thx for the kind words guys, still a work in progress as you know...next on the list is the big b/cam kit which im kinda swaying more towards 426 vs the 440, just havent made up my mind...now that my company just moved another 10miles farther away, making my r/t 87miles, im going to be putting some miles on her when it warms up a bit, so dependability is what im after now, not that it hasent been.... it rides great, tho my stock suspension was starting to sag where as this setup is alot more stiff....i will probably take to a friend of mine sso he can help me dial it in for my weight & type of riding.... id think my nick answers that question..lol
  6. to start with, many thx go out to sbabs, sirr1 for there help in my parts & questions search, making this conversion a very simple process.... 2001 CR250 usd forks w/new seals ..............................$26.00 cr triple clamps with turned stem to fit xr bearing...........$100.00 azonic upper triple clamp/including handlebar clamps.........$38.00 new oem xr400 axle-machined to fit cr forks....................$35.00 cr front axle to use as a templete..................................$20.00 new pro taper bars......................................................$65.00 acerbis fork guards......................................................$20.00 new stem bearings(moose)............................................$40.00 ___________________________________________________________ ...............................................................................$344.00 total
  7. i did happen to read that & have one cut to fit in the stock upper cr triple...great fix & looks like it will definately serve the purpose... thx for the idea.... that i paid $26.00 for 2001 cr forks or that i got the upper triple clamp(which arrived saturday) for $38.00 new in the box...lol ya ive been definately lucky during this build with the gathering of the items needed, especially the turned down stem i got from you that SIRR1 had done, saved me alot of time...im in louisiana till friday & hope to get most of the project done while home for the weekend or it will be another week as im in oregon all next week....ill update you guys when i get a chance.... r3dv3tt3
  8. the top triple is from Oneal Azonic --> if you look in the previous pict of the bottom clamp, thats the stem you had done for sbabs, fits like a glove
  9. bike looks great sirr1, cant wait to hear how she runs... ...the last part (my top triple clamp) of my usd conversion will be here next week...i have been taking lots of step by step picts to help others with the process along with a little polishing...what do you think of my lower triple, so im not highjacking your thread, ill just show a b4 & after pict... heres begining then after thats my bikes reflection you see (looks clearer with a few beers) i opt not to clear coat my stuff...just personal pref...
  10. i have the manual i got from edelbrock in pdf format if you still need it....i uploaded it in case others want to grab it or just look at it...ill leave it up for a while....here ya go: xr400 edelbrock manual enjoy
  11. heres my xr400 sm project...im collecting the parts for the usd fork conv. atm... [btw, i got my rims, hubs (you have choice of colors 4 both h & r) spokes, laced/trued for $950 from zbillet - takes about a week as they c & c their own hubs]
  12. i guess ive lurked long enuf & now its time to come out of the shadows & say hi ...i have searched for the allusive blk side covers also & finally found some made by acerbis....heres the link to the cycle gear site that has them: http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=5&L2=147&L3=149&L4=&item=ACE_15920705_G hope this helps in your search....