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Going to look at a 2008 US 400 with my brother. Has less then 7,000 miles. Seller is moving. I have a 2016 650 and had a 2012 650. Not as familiar with the 400. What things particular to the 2008 400 should he be aware of?
 

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rusty gas tank, lots of threads here about it
 

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Stva
Gas tank
Handlebar switches need cleaning evevy so often
Check that you have the improved 5 pad clutch.
Judderibg and bucking from glazed clutch needs cleaning
Windshield isn't the best in people's eyes who replaced with givi. Some complained about turbulence. I thought it was fine except the vibrations
Rear suspension is way too stiff
Seat might be a hit or miss. For me it was good. I'm 6feet
I had starter coupler issue
I had ckp (pick up) issue
I had stva issue

Good things
Enjoyable to ride.
Legs extended, lower relaxed position over b650- great tourer
Tons and tons of space under the seat. Large front cargo too
Good mpg
Tons of available parts used/ aftermarket
Oem belt is the best bang for buck.
Hit clutch and malossi clutch available+sliders
Great Japanese plastic quality
Tons of super sharp knowledge friends here who can help you pinpoint issues or advise
Mcbergsma- excellent tutorials
Manual available. Very specced out.
Haynes also available
 

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Thanks for all the input. Will see what its like tomorrow. I have one picture.
08_400.JPEG
 

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Bring a flashlight. Take a close look inside the gas tank for the corrosion.
 
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Bring a flashlight. Take a close look inside the gas tank for the corrosion.
While you got that flashlight out check the dates on the tires. There is a 4 digit code that is stamped in all tires could be on either side the first two numbers 01 to 52 represent the week of their build. The second set represent the year of build. 6 year or less could be ok. But a brand new/old stock tire should be pitched. Bad tires and bad brakes put you and others at risk. Stepping down from my soapbox. Safe riding all.
 

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That's not 2008.
That's pre 2007+ model

If that's what he quoted.. I have tons of red flags for myself but if you don't know what year your bike is, that's the easiest thing for me to next. And for months I've looked for a b400. At first I gave the benefits of the doubt. After once 3 5 times of being effed with, Every little thing made me walk away.
I'm too traumatized from buying used and getting screwed so that's me.
 

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as steel posted, that's not an 08.
 

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I'm not that familiar with the 400 as I have only owned 650s. Thanks for pointing out that its not an 08. I see that now. My brother is friends with the seller. From what I know they inherited the 400 and didn't know much about it. They assumed it was an 08 or 09. He is in the service and they are moving and need to sell it and asked if my brother if he was interested. We are going to take a look at it tonight. Appreciate all the feedback.
 

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If you end up acquiring it, THIS LINK will be helpful. The 400 is a very capable bike. Lighter and more nimble than the 650 and a lot fun.
 

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JRoss. Thank you very much!!!
 
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