1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Project FZR400 Dragster

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by GreyImport, Oct 20, 2022.

  1. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    10,497
    Likes Received:
    6,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Yamaha FZR400 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    PENDING :D


    fzr400 3.jpg

    fzr400 2.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Love it! Love it! x 1
  2. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    10,497
    Likes Received:
    6,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Yamaha FZR400 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    Bike has been purchased and picked up .... thanx to @Andych :thumb_ups:
    Nice work also to @KiwiMat for posting up the original "for sale"

    It looks to be in decent shape and no "rusty" bits
    Matching engine and frame numbers
    This is what we have ....

    Untitled.jpg



    IMG_6870.jpeg

    IMG_6871.jpeg

    IMG_6872.jpeg

    IMG_6873.jpeg

    IMG_6876.jpeg

    View attachment 53210

    IMG_6875.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Looks good! Looks good! x 1
  3. Frankster

    Frankster NFI Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

    Messages:
    3,573
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Trophy Points:
    923
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gardener
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    VT250, VT250F & GSX250F
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    10,497
    Likes Received:
    6,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Yamaha FZR400 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    It looks to be well installed and a decent bracket, etc ..... bit of a bonus there I think
     
  5. jmw76

    jmw76 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    My Bike:
    Honda cbr250rr mc22 road + 1 track, Honda RC 162 tribute bike, Honda Spada Vt250, Honda CBR900RR
    Good stuff.
    It looks to be in reasonable shape.
    A good start for any project.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Andych

    Andych Moderator Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    4,018
    Likes Received:
    2,283
    Trophy Points:
    918
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wodonga
    My Bike:
    1987 Yamaha SRX250, Honda 1974 SL125 K1, Honda CB400SF (NC42), 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
    To be honest... everything looks to be pretty good on it... I was surprised how nice the chain and swingarm etc are... normally they are caked with muck but this one isnt. Wiring looks to be "interesting" especially at the rear.
     
  7. ruckusman

    ruckusman White Mans Magic Master Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    2,860
    Likes Received:
    1,249
    Trophy Points:
    818
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Narrabeen, NSW Australia
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR250 3LN1
    Well bought!

    I'd had that on my gumtree watch list for months, you saved me from getting yet another bike by buying it, not to mention I just don't have the space anyway
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. KiwiMat

    KiwiMat Active Member

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    188
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2020
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Australia
    My Bike:
    89 MC19
    well done mate!!
    if it was closer to sydney i woulda grabbed it. Well spent $500.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Well-Known Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    513
    Trophy Points:
    543
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Tamworth NSW
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR 250 3LN3, Triumph Sprint ST 955i
    Wow nice find!
     
  10. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    10,497
    Likes Received:
    6,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Yamaha FZR400 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    New hot rod delivered !

    @Andych .... after a bit of push and shove , gears and clutch working (I think) :D
    Both tyres are sport demons ... front 2014 and rear 2013 and no crazing so should be fit for purpose

    Before the spanners come out ...

    20221122_184123.jpg 20221122_184100.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Love it! Love it! x 1
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2022
  11. Frankster

    Frankster NFI Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

    Messages:
    3,573
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Trophy Points:
    923
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gardener
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    VT250, VT250F & GSX250F
    That's going to make a great track bike. Will any of the FZR250 plastics fit on that frame?

    Maybe you need to register a forum like... 4hundredcc.com? I normally go to this one whenever I'm looking for anything '400cc' http://www.400greybike.com/forum/index.php
     
  12. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    10,497
    Likes Received:
    6,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Yamaha FZR400 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    @Frankster

    I tried to register for that forum awhile back but couldnt get past the anti spam question :lolsign:

    I tried a 250 race tail but it doesnt quite fit
     
  13. Andych

    Andych Moderator Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    4,018
    Likes Received:
    2,283
    Trophy Points:
    918
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wodonga
    My Bike:
    1987 Yamaha SRX250, Honda 1974 SL125 K1, Honda CB400SF (NC42), 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
    I am surprised you haven’t kicked it over yet


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  14. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    10,497
    Likes Received:
    6,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Yamaha FZR400 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    The sun went down !

    Alot of the unwanted extras are off .... the wiring at the front is a nightmare
    I watched the clutch basket thru the oil filler and its moving but the plates are stuck I think .... It looks like the oil is over filled so Ill drain it and see what its like and maybe pour it back in over the clutch

    Inside the fuel tank looks pretty good

    Bit more fettling tomorrow and maybe an attempt at a startup :D
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Nice Work Nice Work x 1
  15. ruckusman

    ruckusman White Mans Magic Master Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    2,860
    Likes Received:
    1,249
    Trophy Points:
    818
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Narrabeen, NSW Australia
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR250 3LN1
    I've got a set of gauges, 3TJ, though I don't expect any changes, I also have a front fairing subframe, again 3TJ, the question would be is the attachment point different at the frame
    That is a 3TJ swingarm BTW, which is a good thing
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    10,497
    Likes Received:
    6,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Yamaha FZR400 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    @ruckusman
    From my limited knowledge of the 400 it seems there were alot of "differences" thru the models
    Im hoping the digital cluster actually works !
    The front stay is something I was hoping to find .... Ill ask on the FB group if its compatible
    Im surprised the lads in that group didnt pickup the different swingarm , but yes good to have a positive like that
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. ruckusman

    ruckusman White Mans Magic Master Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    2,860
    Likes Received:
    1,249
    Trophy Points:
    818
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Narrabeen, NSW Australia
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR250 3LN1
    If the digital gauge doesn't work, holler - I just checked the gauge cluster wiring, it's got one nine pin plug and three individual wires.

    Looked on Impex, I'd say the front fairing stay won't be compatible if you're going to go for 1WG upper fairing, it's akin to the differences between 3LN1 and 3LN3 fairing differences; twin globe -> single globe
    The looks across the FZR model group evolved in unison it seems
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

    Messages:
    10,497
    Likes Received:
    6,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,168
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grumpy Old Bastard
    Location:
    North by NW NSW Oztralia - Tamworth
    My Bike:
    *Kawasaki ZXR250C *Yamaha FZR250R 3LN1 *Yamaha FZR400 *Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V *Triumph Daytona 675
    So the fuel tank and airbox wernt attached so they were easy to remove to clean inside and out .... fuel tank bolts are MIA though ..... and the fuel tap is the special issue wing nut model :cool:

    Looks like we have an electrical problem .... apart from the shitfight at the front , which may be the cause .... someone has put in a 30 amp fuse and as u can see in the pic its not well
    Im waiting on a pic of the 3EN2 fuse box but someone has said its the charging circuit and should be a 20 amp .... yay an electricial issue :aggressive:

    The original wiring looks pretty good ... still has the tags in place

    Carbys look to have been there a long long time but we shall attempt a start before I do them .... I best order some viton from Mr Feather :D

    Found info on the digital dash also

    https://kosonorthamerica.com/product/db-02r-lcd-meter-street-version/

    https://kosonorthamerica.com/product/plug-in-indicator-lights-kit-for-db-02-db-02r-meters/


    20221123_073659.jpg

    20221123_104539.jpg

    20221123_104517.jpg

    20221123_073715.jpg

    20221123_073735.jpg

    20221123_145355.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Funny Funny x 1
  19. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

    Messages:
    4,870
    Likes Received:
    3,284
    Trophy Points:
    998
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Thailand
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR400 3TJ1, Honda MC22
    Good work Mr Grey. I'm sure you will have it sorted in no time. Well I had to get rid of the Google Drive symbol so the feather it it is. It harkens back to the original plan for my business, to make lightweight bits for motorcycles. However, the first motorcycle I bought had rotten carbs and now look what has happened. In other news, sorry about the price rises but trying to avoid death. :)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

    Messages:
    4,870
    Likes Received:
    3,284
    Trophy Points:
    998
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Thailand
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR400 3TJ1, Honda MC22
    That is a 3EN1 and I have a genuine parts book. If you need some part numbers just say the word.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1

Share This Page