well..it's started......update ..11/01/12

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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well..it's started......update ..11/01/12

Post by 666damned » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:04 pm

was going to use my new aquisition for a couple of months before strip and rebuild,but after looking beneath the skin of her.....decided to start now after seeing so many missing/broken/sheared fixtures and fittings,holed exhaust,milky oil,and general shite and grime............this as you all know brings a shopping list together rather quickly......so i'll be asking for some bits and pieces guys.....i'll get some pics up for bits needed.....and some pics of general condition...........as for plans.well,going for a colour scheme of white(maybe a subtle pearl...haven't decided) and gold to compliment the black,with some airbrushing here and there and a couple of mods,but nothing drastic.......at the mo'........... :tease


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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by Tirpitz » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:43 pm

What's that all about Dave :smt017 You've been around long enough not to get conned by a polished turd. Shall I pop round and shoot you or should I just send the bullets in the post so you can do it yourself? :smt003

Hope it's not as bad as it sounds anyway. There's some mint bikes out there that started off as sheds so anything is saveable smiler

These http://www.ams-motorsport.co.uk/ are specialist ZXR400 breakers. Save you a lot of ringing round. Also well recommended on here. You might get discount too if you mention this place.
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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by 666damned » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:43 pm

Tirpitz wrote:What's that all about Dave :smt017 You've been around long enough not to get conned by a polished turd. Shall I pop round and shoot you or should I just send the bullets in the post so you can do it yourself? :smt003

Hope it's not as bad as it sounds anyway. There's some mint bikes out there that started off as sheds so anything is saveable smiler

These http://www.ams-motorsport.co.uk/ are specialist ZXR400 breakers. Save you a lot of ringing round. Also well recommended on here. You might get discount too if you mention this place.

:pmsl .............just send the bullets buddy.lol.........the mrs ,no doubt would like to do the deed......... :pmsl :pmsl

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by 666damned » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:30 pm

first request guys.................
pic is fo the little 'nut' fastener for the seatunit near the rear light.i need 1 of these if someone has some kicking around....

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i also need the similar fasteners(all 4 of them if poss) allowing the securing of the headlight to the nosecone.......

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next i need a couple of brackets that hold the nearside(left hand) fairing infill...pic shows the one off the other side on the infill and the other pic shows the second bracket......

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also needed if someone has one is a fusebox cover...........a coolant temperature sender unit........

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also put a couple of pics of other items i missed(like a dumb ass) and their condition..........swing arm is a bit of a mess,where it looks like the micron it had on was fitted incorrectly and rubbing aginst it,the same on the other side where the left hand rear footrest bracket was rubbing against alloy chain guard...front mudguard broken lugs and seized fixings...oil cooler cooling fins have all but disintegrated...i think the rad is salvagable..still cant beleive i got rid of my zx9 for this.......doh!!...well i can.....i would have ended up in A&E if i'd carried on with the 9......... :smt001 :smt001 .......last pic is of the 9R that made way for the zxr4........

i know i'm new on here guys,but hopefully will get to meet a few of you in the future......i can pay for parts with paypal/bank transfer/chq.....you can trust me as genuine....been on the kr1 forum forum for quite a while with dealings and also clubvr4.also on ebay for nearly 10 yrs(666damned).........so fingers crossed you can help get me started with the rebuild guys.already got the ball rolling with possible purchase of a 'different' exhaust can from china..........

dave

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by Tirpitz » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:17 pm

Dave,

All the fasteners and brackets you require are standard Kwak bits. Well, the brackets might be ZXR400-specific but they are still available. I remember those fasteners from a GPX250R I had. If you look on the fiches here http://www.zxrworld.co.uk/zxr400/lmicro.html you should be able to work out the part numbers. If you ring Cradley Kawasaki with these numbers they will be in stock and available to buy. If you are seriously skint you could fabricate your own nut-fastener thingies from a bit of ally sheet or a bit of tin can folded to shape with a nut Araldited on and drilled. But TBH I would be arsed, I'd just order them from Cradleys.

In all honesty you've got bugger all chance of getting a fusebox cover and it's probably not a part available any more new, if it ever was. It probably comes as one part with the fusebox. So you're going to have to get a box from the breaker to rob for the cover.

Again, coolant sensor probably is a standard Kwak bit so Cradleys probably hold stock. You've not much chance of a breaker part as they will sell as a job lot with a rad. Unless you pick up a f*cked rad to rob the sensor from......

If it makes you feel any better my OEM exhaust can strap catches the swingarm and has dinged it a bit. I think it's a design fault. Unless you have the shock set that hard it hardly moves at extreme travel and when you're hammering a bit so the exhaust is vibrating around it just clips the swingarm. I've tried fiddling with it but I can't find a cure and it's only a slight catch so I've just blanked it.

Hmm........ the bike's had a, ahem, hard life it seems........ Slight difference in cosmetic appearance from the ZX9 :gamer

You won't need me to tell you that one of the difficult parts about a resto on a bike with missing bits is knowing just what bits are missing, unless you are familiar with the model. If it's any help to you I'd be willing to have a ride out so you can look at mine, we can take the bodywork off and you can take pictures etc. to help with your rebuild. I know mine's complete 'cos no-one has had their hands on it except me. Decent cup of tea on arrival is all I ask :smt002 PM via the usual channels and we can sort.
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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by 666damned » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:13 am

"If it's any help to you I'd be willing to have a ride out so you can look at mine, we can take the bodywork off and you can take pictures etc. to help with your rebuild. I know mine's complete 'cos no-one has had their hands on it except me. Decent cup of tea on arrival is all I ask PM via the usual channels and we can sort."
sounds like an excellent idea........might even throw in a choccy biskwit as well........ :pmsl .......always nice to meet 'n' greet new poeple........and see what she should be looking like.......

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by Mori Man » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:36 am

Hi Dave,

All the bits you need are still available new , the thermal switches aren't cheap but at the end of the day better than having to mind switching the fan on/off manually.
Part #
27010-1317
Thermal switch : 6,300 Yen ( about 50GBP)
92015-1569
Captive nut tail unit: 275
92015-1094
Captive nut h/light x 4 : 1,500 (about 12 quid)
49016-1150
Fuse box cover 590
11047-1472
RH infil brkt: 1,680 (about 14 quid)
11047-1471
LH infil brkt: 1,520 (about 12 quid)

Total : 11,865

Reckon 3 day express would be 2,200 on that lot so 14,065 Yen or about 112 GBP


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At least you have some figure to compare to UK suppliers :smt001
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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by 666damned » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:44 pm

Mori Man wrote:Hi Dave,

All the bits you need are still available new , the thermal switches aren't cheap but at the end of the day better than having to mind switching the fan on/off manually.
Part #
27010-1317
Thermal switch : 6,300 Yen ( about 50GBP)
92015-1569
Captive nut tail unit: 275
92015-1094
Captive nut h/light x 4 : 1,500 (about 12 quid)
49016-1150
Fuse box cover 590
11047-1472
RH infil brkt: 1,680 (about 14 quid)
11047-1471
LH infil brkt: 1,520 (about 12 quid)

Total : 11,865

Reckon 3 day express would be 2,200 on that lot so 14,065 Yen or about 112 GBP


MM!
At least you have some figure to compare to UK suppliers :smt001

wow..........many thanx for the info buddy,very much appreciated......and as you say something to compare with uk prices.. smiler

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by Mori Man » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:01 pm

666damned wrote:
wow..........many thanx for the info buddy,very much appreciated......and as you say something to compare with uk prices.. smiler

np , get that bike built already :smt002

:smt003

You want to see my living room the now - praying the missus doesn't ! shocking Hauled out all the boxes of ZXR stuff and started making a build box - decided I might as well buy a L/SP frame next and get one of them built too :smt005

Apart from wheels I could do about 5 bikes the now with out problem :smt003 Oh, tanks might be a prob - only got two of them spare .......

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by Neosophist » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:07 pm

Dear god what happened to it :smt010

Be nice to see it when it's cleaned up again!

Is the engine as bad as the bodywork?

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by 666damned » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:48 pm

Mori Man wrote:
666damned wrote:
wow..........many thanx for the info buddy,very much appreciated......and as you say something to compare with uk prices.. smiler

np , get that bike built already :smt002

:smt003

You want to see my living room the now - praying the missus doesn't ! shocking Hauled out all the boxes of ZXR stuff and started making a build box - decided I might as well buy a L/SP frame next and get one of them built too :smt005

Apart from wheels I could do about 5 bikes the now with out problem :smt003 Oh, tanks might be a prob - only got two of them spare .......

MM!

pmsl....you got an understanding mrs then buddy......

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by 666damned » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:57 pm

Neosophist wrote:Dear god what happened to it :smt010

Be nice to see it when it's cleaned up again!

Is the engine as bad as the bodywork?
i think the motor is gonna be ok...was running when i picked her up.and after browsing some of the threads from you guys....what i first thought of a noisy clutch seems to be a common thing among these motors....top end sonds ok with nothing sounding like its about to self destruct,no rumblings from bottom end..so i think she should be ok...hoping to get some new stainless headers and a new can soon and with fresh oil and filter,coolant change etc i'll get her back up ,and running..........even if she still looks like shite,she'll sound sweet.... smiler ..........quick question guys...can i tell if she has a restricted ecu(import) onboard by the numbers....or does she need a roadtest to establish this?

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by 666damned » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:09 am

a little update..........stripped a bit more..well basically the front and rear ends......doing a quick fix on the fork bottoms,badly scratched/worn silver paint now history with a bit of primer/black paint and clearcoating...look a lot better....was going to get them powder coated,but funds are a little thin on the ground at the mo'..rear end ready for a new single seat.....when i choose one... smiler....neighbour has an R1 seat unit for me try ....

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by Mori Man » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:41 am

Fork lowers look well nice , I just stripped and polished with Autosol - cheap bastid style :smt003

I was teasing Neo with a full set of SP front forks that bolt right onto his NC30 weekend past but have another set sitting :smt003

Also got a SP subframe with solo seat and a recently arrived piece of unobtanium - a Magical Racing solo seat unit

All for the L

We got my J1 solo seat unit bolted back on Sunday :smt004 But my clutch is FUBARED :smt010

I'll let Neo tell you about his one fork leg incident - it is a Honda after all :smt005

:smt002

Have to say his NC is starting to get there , still no soul though - so I think some NO2 foggers when he gets new intake boots might help :pmsl

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Re: well..it's started.......L1 rebuild

Post by 666damned » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:36 pm

your just showing off now............. smiler

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