I bought a plated BRP....now the modding begins II.

I picked up the bike this morning, and got a great deal. Got her home (2.5 hour drive) fired her up, and she ran like crap. Took it to the local spray-n-wash and gave her a deep cleaning. Drained the Turpentine out of the tank, pulled the jets and cleaned them (175/58s) and put the clip up one slot. I also plugged the open tube/brass fitting at the intake (gee, I wonder why it had hanging idle for 6 years: 'thats just how they run'), set the float level, and checked the plug and wire ( both brand new). It fired on the third kick, at idled like a kitten. Ahhh.

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Upon closer inspection it is clear that this bike was outside most of it's life. It lived in the desert it's whole life, so the oxidization must have come from all that morning dew everyday for 6 years. It's really evident on the turnsignal lenses, which are opaque and spider cracked.

I forgot what tractors these motors are. No problem to short shift it 3 gears early, it just vibrates a bit more!

Accesment:

- rear fender and side panels are shot

- stock bars are shot (mauled up and bent a bit)

- still has stock front tire, chain and sproket (2/3 left)

- suspension mods (by RG3) are way too soft for me. I'll try a spring tighten, but doubt it will be enough. Dampening is gooey soft.

- Rear tailight is dead. Was going to replace it anyway.

- Nothing seems abused, misused, and no evidence of any internal motor work.

I have a ways to go before it fits me, and looks fresh, but I am still happy with my decision.

These are the before pictures: I put the stock tank back on, and have put on some temp graphics.

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Nice sled dude. You sure the pilot is not a 68S?

Nice sled dude. You sure the pilot is not a 68S?

...you are correct sir. Ho-ahh.

Congrats ~ Nice lookin bike dude! Gonna have to do the LA Barstow Vegas ride next year! Lots of extra goodies!

I just took my first ride on the XR400 today and love it.

Ride on! :thumbsup:

Very nice.

I see you got the same type of "dork-o" taillight mine came with when I bought it.

Very nice.

I see you got the same type of "dork-o" taillight mine came with when I bought it.

I (rep)resent that. Some of my best friends are dorks. I'm still looking for a cleaner set up.

I (rep)resent that. Some of my best friends are dorks. I'm still looking for a cleaner set up.

lol! - at least yours is black. Mine's a nifty chrome unit - looks right at home on the bike (not)

I'm still looking too. Seriously thinking about using that LED insert Wheeling makes for the stock light & hanging the plate off the rear of the fender.

Well, buyers remorse is setting in fast:

- Rear shock is shot: no clickers left and it is soft as hell

- Rear spring is a 9.0 !! That 's for a 130lb rider. It too is sacked anyway.

- Turnsignals went out last night. No fuse to be found.

- Can't get the 'mung' off the rear hub; looks like 'liquid nails' cement.

Arrrrgh!!

Sorry to hear about the bike man! How much did you end up paying for it after negotiation (if any)? At least it's plated right? :-)

Found the BDkit short (rear tire cut into the right rear signal wire), ordered a new rear spring.

Everything is going to be fine.

:thumbsup::ride::busted::lol: :lol: :lol:

Let me know if you need some springs for that beast. I also have an eddy carb and some CR high fat bars left over from my BRP. You are welcome to the springs gratis but the eddy is gonna cost you a few benjamins :thumbsup:

Let me know if you need some springs for that beast. I also have an eddy carb and some CR high fat bars left over from my BRP. You are welcome to the springs gratis but the eddy is gonna cost you a few benjamins :thumbsup:

i AM PM'ING YOU NOW

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