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Old 02-26-2018, 09:58 AM   #61
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Given the number of FZR400s cropping up being parted out, snag a 400 frame to drop some weight. All of your kit is a direct bolt up swap.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:21 AM   #62
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Given the number of FZR400s cropping up being parted out, snag a 400 frame to drop some weight. All of your kit is a direct bolt up swap.
I'll need to get all new fairings though, right? I heard the 600 fairings aren't compatible with the 400 fairing brackets.

There's been a ton of 400s coming out of the woodwork. People are wanting insane prices for pristine examples and the uglier ones are all retired race horses.
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:28 PM   #63
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You might be right. Digging around I can't find much info on the topic, one person mentions having to use the 600 birdcage which makes sense, but that only covers the upper. There is a thread showing a 400 with 600 bodywork but of course none of the images work any more, and no details in the text.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:41 PM   #64
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Woodcraft makes rear sets for that thing, I'm super impressed
Seriously. They must be years old stock sitting on a shelf.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:57 PM   #65
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Seriously. They must be years old stock sitting on a shelf.
Maybe not, the FZR400 and FZR600 both use the same rearsets and the FZR400 is still "heard of" in racing (like WERA) especially in the UK. It's not unimaginable that they still produce, albeit in limited quantity, the rearsets.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:31 PM   #66
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I'll need to get all new fairings though, right? I heard the 600 fairings aren't compatible with the 400 fairing brackets.

There's been a ton of 400s coming out of the woodwork. People are wanting insane prices for pristine examples and the uglier ones are all retired race horses.
Doesnt the 400 have an AF? When i had my 600 I wanted to get one of those.....
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:49 PM   #67
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Doesnt the 400 have an AF? When i had my 600 I wanted to get one of those.....
Yup, aluminum frame, and everywhere else in the world got a couple more generations of them that dropped the frame cradles and made the motor a stressed member like modern twinspar setups.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:09 PM   #68
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Got a little bit done this weekend. Measuring valve clearances and removing the camshafts took less time than assembling the HF bench I did the work on...

Good compression numbers on all cylinders and the precarious dark spots below the cylinders seems to indicate my oil consumption problem is more likely a cylinder base gasket leak. New head and base gasket on the way!



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Old 03-29-2018, 08:30 PM   #69
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Honed the cylinders today in preparation for new piston rings. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Going to try and button up the engine this weekend now that I have all the parts in for it.

Fashioned a homemade piston ring compressor. Works like a charm! (Yes, I'm going to clean the piston tops before I reassemble).

Also, the photo below shows what the cylinder looked like before. The bike has ~25,000 miles on it. Can hardly see the cross-hatching anymore where the piston rides.







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Old 03-30-2018, 05:51 AM   #70
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Nice job!
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