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1998 Honda XR400
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1998 Honda XR400

Date Added March 21, 2000

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Average Rating

91/100

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1998 Honda XR400 Specifications
  Engine

Displacement

397 cc

Bore x Stroke

85 mm x 70 mm

Engine Features

SOHC, 4-valve

Compression Ratio

9.3:1

Engine Cooling

Air
  Carburetion

Carburetor

36mm
  Transmission

Transmission

5 - speed
  Chassis

Wheelbase

56.1 in

Ground Clearance

12.2 in

Seat Height

36.6 in

Weight, dry

256 pounds

Fuel Tank Capacity

2.5 gallons
  Forks

Forks

Showa 43mm cartridge

Fork Travel

11.6 in
  Shock

Shock(s)

Showa

Shock Travel

11.0 in
  Wheels and Tires

Front Wheel

21 in

Rear Wheel

18 in

Brakes

Disk/Disk
  Other Information

Intended Use

Enduro, Hare Scrambles

Country of Origin

Japan

1998 Honda XR400 Reviews

petelong
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Reviews: 6

Registered:
Jun 17, 2004

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Posted: Jul 16, 2004 12:21 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
very torquey yet surprisingley,very very easy to ride and control.fast when you ask nicely
Suspension
cant really tell cos i was to small for it
Brakes
pretty good a bit touchy front
Comments
great bike fun,fast and easy to ride
Rating
95
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Mydust250
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Reviews: 2


Location: Arkansas


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May 4, 2003

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Posted: May 7, 2003 8:01 PM   Back to Top
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Power
Great power in the topend and bottom end and if you give these bad boy a pull on the throttle this baby flies on one wheel. You have to be careful because this thing can really hurt you.
Suspension
Great suspension if you run over a pot whole you wont feel it that much. TWO STROKES SUCK AND THATS WHY MOST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD GET 4 STROKES EXPECIALLY HONDA'S!
Brakes
disk brakes make a lot of difference and could stop on a dime.
Comments
I prefer yall to get this bike and have fun riding and beating your frineds on it.
Rating
100
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redneck01
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Reviews: 9


Location: Arkansas


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Dec 29, 2002

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Posted: Dec 29, 2002 11:24 PM   Back to Top
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Power
lousey runs like a bag of crap wont rev past half throttle have to put duct tape over intake to make it rev and even then its gutless my kawi kills it anyday
Suspension
garbage frok spring much to soft even with gold valves bottoms on fire roads over pot holes the bike is to much of a tank to do anything
Brakes
umight as well have a sack or rocks tied to the frame and through them off 2 miles b4 u want to stop becasue the stock brake wont do you any good
Comments
DONT BUY THIS BIKE weighs more than me and my bike combined dotn buy this bike unless u have lots of money to buy cams and valves OHHYAH THE FRAMES TEND TO BREAK TOO (due to fatness of rider)in my opinion 4 strokea re craqp and break ever 5 minutes easpesaly HONDAS

ps chevys suck the only reason i have it as 60 is beacause thats how low the scale goes i feel its much worse MJ i think u know who this is wink wink
Rating
60
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400s_rule
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Reviews: 6


Location: B.C. Canada


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Nov 15, 2002

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Posted: Nov 15, 2002 10:35 PM   Back to Top
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Power
awesome. Once u get a different pipe its much better. Tons of bottom and great mid. It pulls stong all the way through the rpm range. I pulls like only a 4 stroke can. This motor is happy chugging along or roaring down a fire road. And u can point it up a hill and just twist the throttle, no shifting required.
Suspension
Once u get springs for your weight its great. I can hit cross ditches at 50 plus and no prblems. Its great from trail to fast enduros.
Brakes
Strongest Ive used. for a bike its size u can stop on a dime and it will give u 9 cents change.
Comments
I recomend this bike to any body who enjoys a fast ride that can tolerate trail riding. I LOVE this bike end or story.
Rating
100
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number35
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Reviews: 25


Location: Central California


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Dec 9, 2000

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Posted: Dec 9, 2000 5:41 AM   Back to Top
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Power
I think It has good power. Mine is geared kinda high. But about the same HP as a 250 2 stroke.
Suspension
Perfect. But I have Marzocchi forks and a Sommers fork brace.
Brakes
Perfect brakes.
Comments
Well this bike was built for the four stroke nationals (MX). Gold Tallon hubs, Black Excel rims. A-Loop tank, blah blah. It's not even close to stock. It's a blast to ride, Very versitle. Good for fire roads and excellent at Motocross (since thats what it was built for) and the cool thing is I can just ride to the track since it's street legal! A do it all bike.
Rating
90
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badb4
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Reviews: 1


Location: Central California


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Aug 1, 2000

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Posted: Aug 1, 2000 9:00 AM   Back to Top
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Power
Awesome
Suspension
Exellent
Brakes
very good
Comments
I love this bike. best bike i've ever owned. you may think of it as a big thumper
Rating
100
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drmajor
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Reviews: 1


Location: Central California


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Aug 1, 2000

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Posted: Aug 1, 2000 9:00 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Pretty good. Needs Pumper carb & Stroker muffler. Use header pipe only if you want top end power. 440 Hop-Up kit is good if you want top end power. Looses the bottom.
Suspension
Definately add Race Tech suspension front and rear. BIG differnece! Trial and error on set up. Adjust front and rear sag! Then ride 5 miles, reset compression. Ride 5 miles, reset again going extremes one way then the other. Repeat with dampning.
Brakes
Moose brakes will last, but glaze the pads often. Stock Honda pads still the best.
Comments
Over all, a Fun Bike! A confidence builder. Fun to beat peolpe with a bike that isnt supposed to be a race bike. Would love a little more power/snap.
Rating
90
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