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Old 08-10-2018, 11:37 AM   #1521
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Re: THE TWTex XR400 Thread.

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Old 08-12-2018, 01:10 PM   #1522
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Re: THE TWTex XR400 Thread.

I’m not a big fan of the A-Loop kits (mostly because of the fuel range) but for those that want to make a moto-x-er out of an XR I guess it has value.
But that Ohlins shock is nice! It probably has some other nice upgrades underneath too. PO obviously invested some love on her!

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Old 08-13-2018, 01:15 PM   #1523
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Re: THE TWTex XR400 Thread.

Unless you are a true racer you are better off with the stock engine IMO. First thing I would suggest is fresh grease everywhere there is a bearing. Everywhere!

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Old 08-16-2018, 05:37 PM   #1524
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Making my introduction. Just picked this one up a few weeks ago. Previous owner took great care of it. I need to adjust the sag on the shock since I'm about 25 pounds lighter than the last owner. Once I get more comfortable on the bike and familiar with the range I'll take it out for some of the TWTEX group rides.


It's a 96 XR400R, ignore the decals on the plastics.
That is one SWEET XR there! Makes me miss mine... On engine mods Id personally stay stock bore and maybe a cam. Honestly when I had mine, the best mod I ever did was an E-start and a pumper carb... No kicking unless battery was dead, and after a spill I didnt ever have to deal with a flooded engine making it hard to kick plus the pumper carb was SOOO much nicer than the old school stocker with no accelerator pump...

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Old 08-17-2018, 11:02 AM   #1525
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Re: THE TWTex XR400 Thread.

I finally finished reading through this whole thread. After saving all the links, attached files and important text I have enough material to print my own TWTEX Thrill-Billy XR400 manual.

thrill-billy85, the XR you restored was a work of art. The amount of love you put into each aspect of your work was a pleasure to observe. This thread read like a love story, ending with lovers parting ways but still a happy ending. Life goes on. It's not the destination it's the journey. Good stuff!

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That is one SWEET XR there! Makes me miss mine... On engine mods Id personally stay stock bore and maybe a cam. Honestly when I had mine, the best mod I ever did was an E-start and a pumper carb... No kicking unless battery was dead, and after a spill I didnt ever have to deal with a flooded engine making it hard to kick plus the pumper carb was SOOO much nicer than the old school stocker with no accelerator pump...

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Thanks Monkey Wrench. My first line item is getting the title transferred and putting plates on this bike. I have the original title, the PO did not sign it or list any price. I'm hoping I can catch a break on presumptive value tax.

I want to clean up the electrical wiring and look into installing a Trail Tech Vapor dash. Add a key in line with the kill switch to ease my nerves a bit while its parked. Pumper carb and Gordon Mods seem highly recommended, I need to read more about them. The list goes on thanks to all the info in the thread.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:11 PM   #1526
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Re: THE TWTex XR400 Thread.

Does anyone have a pdf copy of a XR400 service manual?
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:57 PM   #1527
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I do - send me an email address & I'll forward to you
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:44 PM   #1528
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I do - send me an email address & I'll forward to you
Thanks. PM'd you.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:36 AM   #1529
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Dropbox linky sent - enjoy!
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:32 PM   #1530
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Dropbox linky sent - enjoy!
I received your link and forgot to say thank you. So much good info in those documents!

I just purchased a stand. Since I'll be stunk inside this weekend, I was planning on taking a look at the swing arm bolt and make sure it's lubed up. Can anyone chime in on the procedure to do this?
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:03 AM   #1531
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Re: THE TWTex XR400 Thread.

I always remove the rear wheel and shock, takes all the tension off and makes things easier. If it is still free the job is pretty easy and straightforward. I also refer to my service manual for pics and torque specs.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:12 PM   #1532
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Anyone here have time to provide mechanic services? After spending some time on this new to me bike and looking at all the info Philipbarett sent me, I would like to find someone who can give my bike some modifications and general tune up. I'm in Austin and will deliver the bike to you. Or if you know of a shop that you would recommend for these bikes let me know please.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:17 PM   #1533
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Re: THE TWTex XR400 Thread.

Try Fang. Steven M. He lives in Georgetown. I never trust my wrenching to anyone else. But I gladly let Steve touch my stuff. He has 40k on his ktm 690, no issues. And 3 or 4 years experience with the xr4's big brother, the xr650. He is, like me, funemployed (retired, young, by choice) and loves bikes.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:43 PM   #1534
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Anyone here have time to provide mechanic services? After spending some time on this new to me bike and looking at all the info Philipbarett sent me, I would like to find someone who can give my bike some modifications and general tune up. I'm in Austin and will deliver the bike to you. Or if you know of a shop that you would recommend for these bikes let me know please.
I've uhhh. I've been know to tinker on some XR400s, but I live near Athens TX. That said, it hasn't stopped 4 members on here from making the drive.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:44 PM   #1535
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Try Fang. Steven M. He lives in Georgetown. I never trust my wrenching to anyone else. But I gladly let Steve touch my stuff. He has 40k on his ktm 690, no issues. And 3 or 4 years experience with the xr4's big brother, the xr650. He is, like me, funemployed (retired, young, by choice) and loves bikes.
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I've uhhh. I've been know to tinker on some XR400s, but I live near Athens TX. That said, it hasn't stopped 4 members on here from making the drive.
Shadman, thanks for the reply. I will lookup Fang on the member list here. Nice to know there is someone in my area who is familiar with these bikes.

thrill-billy85, I'm really glad to hear you are available. I didn't want to assume you had the time to offer your services. PM me with your contact info and I'll get back to you. I will be camping at Tyler State Park Thanksgiving week, so perhaps I can deliver the bike at that time.
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