A benefit of kick starting, is never having to worry about your battery. This ensures a cool supply of oil to the clutch, eliminates clutch and transmission material contamination to the engine oil and reduces the amount of circulating oil and the required size of the oil pump. They both have there perks and any rider would want them in there garage or on the trails. At the rear you will find a Baja-ready Pro-Link suspension with a single Showa shock with full preload, compression and rebound damping settings for the straight axle to provide 9. Then consider so that you may make posts, and view the additional content available. This does not mean that the 400X is a slower machine.
The Honda on the other hand, You feel a little squirrelly and on the edge. With any aftermarket exhaust install, you will have to re-jet the carburetor to compensate. Front dual hydraulic disc brakes and rear disc brakes provide stopping power. The 400 is responsive, and the narrow width is also valuable in ruts since it is less likely to hang up. The 400 was designed for trail riding, woods and deserts. The engine is paired with a 5-Speed manual transmission and total fuel capacity is 2. Lastly, the power gain will be nearly unnoticed until jetting modifications have been made.
To help keep the transmission and other internal parts cool and lubricated, Honda installed an external oil tank and additional oil cooler. But, every once in a while you have to kick a few times to start. . As for adjusting the rear shock, we turned the compression setting a few clicks harder. The width is only a half-inch narrower than the trail-oriented 450s, and the half-inch can mean a lot when not running into obstacles on the trail.
The front suspension may not be as advanced as modern 450s, but it can definitely hold its own on the trail. The engine is kept in leash by a five speed transmission and is brought to life by an electric starter. The Yamaha With its blue or white plastics is just what you expect from Yamaha. With its great suspension geometry, powerful engine and all-around good handling, it makes for a perfect platform to upgrade or leave stock. The stopping power is assured by front dual hydraulic 174mm Discs With Twin-Piston Calipers and a rear single hydraulic 190mm Disc With Single-Piston Caliper.
To help stop you safely and quickly are three hydraulic disc brakes, both front wheels are controlled by a hand lever, and the single rear from a foot lever. A number of big-bore 440 kits are available from companies such as L. And a convenient electric starter for quick starts out of the pit. When a quad has been around for 15-plus years, it is not difficult to find aftermarket products. The 400 is a great machine for large, rolling sand whoops. Other than pipe and intake modifications, horsepower increases for the Honda become more expensive. With the five adjustable spring settings on the front shocks, we were able to stiffen them up with ease.
We found the stock settings for the front shocks were too soft for our type of riding. And 3 out of 4 did not like It. The front suspension is a independent double wishbone while the rear suspension is a swing arm. With the Yamaha, You feel the bars sit a little low and your leaning forward slightly. The engine is paired with a 5-Speed manual transmission and total fuel capacity is 2. Handlebar—mounted, push-button electric start system—the ultimate in convenience and reliability. Also, with the taller riders, you feel your knees are riding high when sitting on the.
The 400X yields great torque in the low end to midrange, which makes this quad easier to ride. A more powerful motor still involves the mental sharpness, but is more physical than a smaller one and gives you a full body workout. Dual Front Disc Brakes Twin-sump lubrication system separates the oil supply for the crankshaft, piston and valve train from the clutch and transmission. Honda is still running a carburetor to help keep the simplicity of the machine without the added wiring harness, relays, fuel injectors, fuel pump and such. The 400 has a 45. Registration is free and will only take a few moments of your time. In the rear, the Pro-Link® suspension connects to the swingarm via a progressive linkage and features a fully adjustable Showa® piggyback shock, providing 9.
The Honda usually kicks over on the first kick. Now, 16 years later, we still have the same reliable machine with an updated look and a reverse gear. Looks First off these two have cool eye appeal. Available Colors Red, Special Edition Tri-color Note For highly experienced riders only; no operator under age 16. The steering is smooth and very easy to ride over all types of terrain at all speeds.
Important Safety Information For highly experienced riders only; no operator under age 16. The result is a proven race performer packed with Honda dependability that can take you right where you want to go: the top of the podium. With the reliable, 400cc, air-cooled motor, you have a good starting point for mild upgrades to the motor, such as exhaust, cam and carb re-jet, along with upgrading the shocks to fine-tune your riding style. Alternatively, you may also now if you already have an account. Technical assistance such was wiring diagrams, old brochures and specifications, performance modifications, and much more.