Zr400 xanthus engine

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Rexeriot
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Zr400 xanthus engine

Post by Rexeriot » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:32 pm

Hi . I have a rare Kawasaki zr400 xanthus 1992. This was a jap import only. There is very little info available for this bike. But I do know it has a zxr400 derived engine. Anyone here know about these bikes and whether the zxr400 engine will slot straight in . Thanks

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Re: Zr400 xanthus engine

Post by banner001 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:56 pm

No idea, the engines are fairly similar, though not identical looking by any means.

The rough mounting points look to be in a similar position. You could make some measurements and the post them up here (being very clear what you are referring to, so diagrams...) and some of us can see if it looks like it will fit.

Clearance above and below the engine would be another thing to consider, though given that you can get a 900cc motor I to a zxr400 frame, I'm sure you can get a zxr400 engine in a xanthus
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Re: Zr400 xanthus engine

Post by Rexeriot » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:10 pm

Thanks for the info . I'll do that . Cheers

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Re: Zr400 xanthus engine

Post by Rexeriot » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:36 pm

Hi . I've measured between the 2 rear mounting points and its 180mm from centre to centre . Is this the same with the zxr400L ? Thanks

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Re: Zr400 xanthus engine

Post by banner001 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:38 am

Just checked on my zxr400, 180mm is correct
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JPN ZXR250 A2 (1990) - Revs to 19,200rpm... 'nuff said :smt003

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Re: Zr400 xanthus engine

Post by Rexeriot » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:32 pm

Thanks for the info

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