Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

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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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by SOILZX » Sun May 29, 2011 7:55 pm

Sorry, noticed that after i posted!!!!

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by jaiendea » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:43 pm

This is a beautiful bike.
I'm just in the process of rebuilding mine in Honda Nighthawk Black with gold wheels. Mines got the black frame as it's a 1993 L3. Will start a thread soon........ :excited

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by 666damned » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:40 pm

just been ctaching up your build............real nice attention to detail,and work carried meticuosly....credit to ya m8y.she looks damn fine..top job..

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by mongo » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:59 pm

I got around to getting the new chrome decals sorted, I have done around 1500 miles on the bike now and it rides superb, just need a few tweaks of the rear suspension.

I might get round to using the zx6r wheel spindle as well, as I have ordered up some wheel bearings that i think will fit into the ZXR wheel, it will just require some custom spacers made up to align the wheel properly in the centre.

Heres a couple of new shots:

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by razzcolio » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:13 pm

thats (*^&%%$n beautiful man!
top notch work!

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by Aripug » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:23 am

i'm impressed!
Wow....i think is one of the best zxr400 i've ever seen.....
(Sorry for my english :D)
A lot of respect for your amazing rebuild from Italy :D
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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by callum@93 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:42 pm

hello mate, great work on the bike. I was wondering what kind of paint you used for the engine ?

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by mongo » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:31 pm

I just used silver high temp paint from a can to paint the engine.

Im hoping to get out on it more next year only managed around ~1200 this year on it. Still would love a bit increased capacity for it, it would just make it the perfect road bike with ~85 bhp and a bit more midrange.

Thanks for all the positive comments.

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by jaiendea » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:01 am

Could i ask, where did you get the mirrors? Are they off another bike and did they need any adjustments to fit? :tease :tease

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by mongo » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:44 pm

jaiendea wrote:Could i ask, where did you get the mirrors? Are they off another bike and did they need any adjustments to fit? :tease :tease
The mirrors are 06-07 zx10r mirrors, on the original zxr 400 mounts, required a couple of shims to take up the slack but worked perfectly, they sit out a little further so let you see behind you as well, rather than looking at your elbows.

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by gargarzxr » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:31 pm

Thats spotless. Im doing the 636 front end on mine aswell do you know the size of the front wheel spacers please?

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by Aripug » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:06 pm

Hi!
Just a question...how do you resolve the speedometer "problem"?
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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by ryan1984 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:44 am

thats looks mega
where did you get the zx4r decals at the back

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by mongo » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:11 am

Aripug wrote:Hi!
Just a question...how do you resolve the speedometer "problem"?
Every 1,000rpm in 6th gear roughly equates to 10mph ;) - I Don't pay much attention to speedo. I do have a brand new roso RX1N digital speedo i was going to fit but decided not to bother. You could with some work probably get a mechanical speedo hooked back up, it just fowls the fork lower by quite a bit and i wasnt fussed about not having one.

I still need to see what i can do with the front wheel bearings and retain the original zx6r spindle.
ryan1984 wrote: thats looks mega
where did you get the zx4r decals at the back
got them done by doobrychat off of ebay, here is his email: doobrychat @ hotmail . com (remove spaces)

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Re: Rebuild and respray of zxr 400

Post by mongo » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:21 am

going to dig this out the garage again shortly - had the insurance renewal reminder through and she must of covered less than 1000 miles since the rebuild.

Will need the valve clearances set, will probably take the carbs out and get them ultrasonically cleaned since they have been sitting (although I ran the bike until it cut out with the fuel tap off), and its been sitting in my internal (heated) garage. Might treat her to some new boots as well.

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