German Zxr 400 L3 - Lightweight & Road Legal

Here's a chance to show off your zxr400, so get them digital cameras out and show us some piccies.Rebuilding your bike or modding it then let everyone in on it.

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Dominik
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My Bike: Zxr 400 L3
Location: Trier - Germany

Re: German Zxr 400 L3 - Lightweight & Road Legal

Post by Dominik » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:31 pm

Hi,
Those parts depend on what you're looking to do with your bike.
The fuel pump saves weight and electrics and I'm very happy with it. However the stock one is easier to handle with when you need to do some carb work

The koso tachometer is sth I definitely wouldn't fit again. I fitted it as it was necessary for the street use (tüv) and I couldn't run the stock one due to the rims
I would go with the zxr one or get sth like the aim mychron5 or similar
Zxr 400 SL - 130kg

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Re: German Zxr 400 L3 - Lightweight & Road Legal

Post by ickle pob » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:52 pm

Hello Dominic.

Fantastic build.

When you still had the zxr400 forks, can you confirm the model of wheels and discs,and how easy they were to fit into standard forks and swingarm.

I'm looking for replacement wheels for my race bike, and like the idea of the wider and lighter er6 wheel.

Many thanks

Paul

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Dominik
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Re: German Zxr 400 L3 - Lightweight & Road Legal

Post by Dominik » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:59 pm

Hi Paul,
the wheels haven't been an easy fit and are more likely to be optical tuning than much lighter or better, afterall I wouldn't choose them again but invest some more in actually better rims, work is the same...
If you don't care about the work though here is what needs to be done:
Front
-modify front calipers to more offset (or buy my modified set 😁)
-get some zx10r discs or modify brake pads to the 300mm er6 discs
-wanna know how fast you're going? >different tachometer needed
-wheel distances obviously
Rear
- brake disc needs a whole lot more offset than er6 stock has. If you want to use smaller 220mm discs (recommended due to biggest weight savings here) you need a different caliper probably
-distances
Zxr 400 SL - 130kg

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Dominik
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Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:05 am
My Bike: Zxr 400 L3
Location: Trier - Germany

Re: German Zxr 400 L3 - Lightweight & Road Legal

Post by Dominik » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:59 pm

Lol, last answer is exactly one year ago oldman
Zxr 400 SL - 130kg

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Re: German Zxr 400 L3 - Lightweight & Road Legal

Post by ickle pob » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:16 pm

Dominik wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Hi Paul,
the wheels haven't been an easy fit and are more likely to be optical tuning than much lighter or better, afterall I wouldn't choose them again but invest some more in actually better rims, work is the same...
If you don't care about the work though here is what needs to be done:
Front
-modify front calipers to more offset (or buy my modified set 😁)
-get some zx10r discs or modify brake pads to the 300mm er6 discs
-wanna know how fast you're going? >different tachometer needed
-wheel distances obviously
Rear
- brake disc needs a whole lot more offset than er6 stock has. If you want to use smaller 220mm discs (recommended due to biggest weight savings here) you need a different caliper probably
-distances
It's for race bike so don't need Speedo drive.

Thanks for the info. I may see if the z650 wheels are the same as they look good too, as all weight is mass centralised.
Off to hunt internet and eBay

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