2004 Kawasaki KLX400SR Off-Road Model

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2004 Kawasaki KLX400SR Off-Road Model

Post by 4Strokes » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:55 am

2004 Kawasaki KLX400SR Off-Road Model
For many motorcycle enthusiasts, the Kawasaki KLX400SR is the ideal, .do everything. motorcycle. Lighter than most conventional street bikes, powered by a simple yet-high-tech four-stroke engine, and blessed with excellent on- and off-road handling, the KLX400SR gives the dual-purpose rider the opportunity to explore all types of roads -- paved or otherwise -- and to enjoy the fundamentals of motorcycling at its very best.

Based on the Kawasaki KLX400R off-road motorcycle, the KLX400SR is powered by a double overhead cam, four valve, liquid-cooled, dry-sump four-stroke engine that delivers aggressive torque on demand. A nickel-silicon-phosphorous-plated cylinder provides excellent heat transfer properties and is host to a forged aluminum piston, which receives oil cooling through a crankcase oil jet. A thermostatically controlled cooling fan is also mounted to the left radiator to help maintain a consistent operating temperature in traffic.

While on the roads or in dirt, smooth and crisp throttle response comes courtesy of a Mikuni BSR36 CV-type carburetor, which drinks from a long-range 2.6-gallon fuel tank.

For easy maintenance, a cable-operated clutch with a separate outer cover operates with the compact five-speed transmission. Equipped for any off-road or on-road riding situation, the KLX400SR's transmission is geared with versatility in mind. It can handle tight and rocky terrain as well as it can endure long stretches of pavement. Wrapped around the responsive engine is an equally responsive chassis. With a dry weight of just 291-pounds, the KLX400SR is slim, nimble and comfortable enough to spend long days in the saddle. Attached to the chromoly steel frame is an aluminum subframe that provides a skeleton for a smooth transition between tank, seat and bodywork, making the KLX400SR a stylish high-performance dirt bike. Bolted to the KLX400SR chassis and providing it with a plush ride is the 49mm long-travel cartridge fork, which features rebound damping and adjustable spring preload. A lightweight aluminum swingarm and rear shock with high/low-speed rebound and compression damping adjustability complement the fork and overall chassis package. Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes give the KLX400SR ample stopping power.

A dual-purpose motorcycle wouldn't be complete without a number of other features, including a 60/55-watt halogen headlight, taillight/stoplight and rubber-mounted turn signals. The KLX400SR also boasts a sophisticated digital instrument panel tucked behind the headlight cover, which consists of a speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters, clock and timer with stopwatch functions. To meet highway use regulations, dual-sport tires shod the aluminum rims front and rear. A U.S. Forest-approved spark arrestor assures access to any Forest Service road open to licensed vehicles, while sturdy engine and rear disc brake guards protect against rocks and debris. (Suggested Retail: $5,449.00 - 2003 price for reference only)

Engine and Transmission Specifications
Type: 398cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve single
Bore / Stroke: 90.0 mm / 62.6 mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Carburetor: Mikuni BSR36
Ignition type: Digital CDI
Transmission: 5-speed

Chassis Specifications
Frame: High-tensile steel
Front suspension: 49mm cartridge-style fork, 14-way compression damping, 18-way rebound damping
Rear suspension: Single-shock link-type, adjustable compression and rebound damping adjustment
Wheel travel, front / rear: 11.3 in. / 11.6 in.
Rake/ Trail: 27.4 degrees / 4.3 in.
Brake, front / rear: Hydraulic disc / disc
Tire size, front / rear: 80/100 x 21 / 120/90 x 18

Fuel tank: 2.6 gal.

Dimension and Dry Mass
Overall length: 90.9 in.
Overall width: 34.4 in.
Overall height: 48.8 in.
Wheelbase: 58.5 in.
Ground clearance: 11.8 in.
Seat height: 36.7 in.
Dry mass: 291 lbs.

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