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Yamaha FZR400R - Restore'n'Rebuild (IMAGE HEAVY)

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by MashtX, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. MashtX

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    Ahhh ok, those kits! Yeah I've seen them - the only things left to replace in my carbs are the actual floats, float needle and the fuel needle.
    Which all seem in great condition actually so I'm going to hold off on replacing them for now.

    Thanks for finding those though, useful to know for future reference
     
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    Let us know if anyone finds the same kits for the 400s, which I am sure are part of their product range. I think the MSW guy specifically ordered the 250 kits from Keyster which is why he is one of the only stockists.
     
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    So, big week of work - I think I have finally done all the mechanical work that needs to be done.

    All the electrical bugs have been sorted, motor has had its initial run in, new tyres, sprockets and chain all done, first oil changed.

    I might almost be finished...


    Oh and apparently fairing brackets for this bike are rare as rocking horse ****, anyone got a spare one from a 250?
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    250's brackets look nothing like that.
     
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    Fair enough, I just found an eBay seller that was selling that one as a 250 bracket. Doesn't surprise me they are different though

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    Good work Masht. I am not so sure about your green wheels but you have done a great job to get it all finished. Does it start easy? I am just wondering about those coils. I used to fit good coils to old Ducatis and it made them much easier to start.
     
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    I'll show you the ideas for the fairings and the wheels will make sense ;)

    So far I haven't run the motor completely in yet, haven't had time - but yes it's making a difference so far, it will start without the choke if I am careful

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    Another place to check out for the carby kits for the fzr400 is a place in the states called Sigma Racing I believe they are called, they did a custom 3 stage kit for my little fzr400 and it set me back approx 120-130 for the full kit (jets etc no new diaphragms or anything)
     
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    Dynojet, Factory Pro and Keyster do jet kits for motorcycles. Sigma sell 4 main jets, a piece of paper, a drill bit and 4 washers. It is hardly a jet kit. They claim that their kits are dyno tested, even for bikes that are as common as unicorns in the USA, but there is no proof. Main jets can be bought anywhere and drilling the slide is outlined in most factory performance information, as an example see page see page 4 of the factory kit manual (image below) for the FZR400RR 3TJ available here http://litetek.co/Carb_Kit_Yamaha_3TJ1.html

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    Yeah if I was going to do anything I would be getting a factorypro kit.
    I really like the parts I've bought from them before, I like buying from places I know and trust. Call me funny haha.

    Oh and before I forget. I ordered the fairings in this colour scheme. To match my wheels of course ;)

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    Nicely done Mash. Can't wait to see the finished product and you should be finished your study too!
    cheers
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    Thanks Blair. I am only hugely excited to get it finished after nearly 3 years hah.

    I graduate on the 16th so yeah! That's happening.

    I have applied for the Honours Bachelor course as well, so if my marks stay the same I'll be back to it for another few years lol

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    Cheers for the clarification :)
    As this was the first and only experience I have had with replacing or upsizing the jets, I was well unaware of the other companies that offer the actual kits, what really got me with Sigma was when they seemed to be rather detailed on the information needed to "Custom" make the set eg elevation height any other mods that may have been done like replacement or aftermarket exhaust, running pod filters etc, so they kind of sucked me in as I was assuming they would actually be putting this information to good use.
    But as I said cheers hey as there will be more rejetting and upgrading for many more of my bikes in the future so good to know before they took me for too much more of a ride :)
    On the plus side they even sent instructions on how to make a vacuum gauge and offered a N.O.S setup for 50 bucks as well :)

    I also did find it pretty difficult to find the exact information on my model bike as well, it is listed as a 1987 and seemed to be the only one after 86 that I am aware of that came out stock without the exup valve so no information I could find actually added up as far as cross referencing went as well :( Not for lack of looking or asking or trying though

    And Mash that looks a treat man well done hey:thumb_ups:
     
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    Ok Mash put all those beautiful pics in here now.
     
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