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Norwegian400L1
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New guy

Post by Norwegian400L1 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:06 pm

Hi!

Newbie from Norway. 28yo. :newbie

Just want to start to say thank you to all you admins running this site with all of these helpful threads and discussions and problem solving. :smt038

Just bought a ZXR400 L1 (first bike, certificate during this summer) that show her age naturally. Planning to do a lot of cosmetic and mechanical TLC. The previous owner found it clever to use a grinder to chop a new headlight in to the upper fairing confuddled . And a pretty bad welding on the bracket holding the speedo/clock/rev-gauges...

Runs like hell, but probably need some adjustments on the cylinders/carb. to run smoother.

Since I don't have the knowledge to upload photos of my bike, i will have to read more in this forum and to that later :smt017
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Re: New guy

Post by banner001 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:18 pm

Hi there, get them pics up :D

Lots of helpful people and posts on here, learn how to use the search function and if still in need feel free to ask us :D
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Re: New guy

Post by Norwegian400L1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:22 pm

Hi again!! biggrin

Well, trying to get some images of my bike again.
As said, not sure if I should repaint original plastic, or get a second fairingset from ebay.
Also having some rust problems on the exhaust manifold. Thinking about ordering a complete kit from blackwidow :smt001
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Post by banner001 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:11 am

Repainted original fairings will look better than new aftermarket...you could even try to get them vinyl wrapped.

As for rust on the downpipes, unless there are physical holes in them a bit of rust is no worry, however the originals are thin steel and don't last long, so get some aftermarket stainless steel ones and they will last a lot longer
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Norwegian400L1
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Post by Norwegian400L1 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:20 am

@banner001 Great, thanks for the answers! :smt023 Have considered wrapping, and I think I'll give it a try during the winter. :-? Any experiences from manufactures or brands? (wrapping quality/thickness/shine?) I'll look for tips in the forum aswell
speaking of the manifold, there are no holes yet, but I am living by the salty coastal weather so I recon I have to buy a new system later :smt017
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Post by banner001 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:45 pm

hi there, ive not looked into vinyl wrapping myself...so i cant give you any answers, but it should be a cheap way to get a good finish...
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Re: New guy

Post by Norwegian400L1 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 pm

Evening!

Ok, I understand. Cheers!
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Re: New guy

Post by Norwegian400L1 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:44 am

HI!

Hmm... My knowledge limits me yet again

After reading a lot about the different L´s and model year I'm starting to wonder how much of my bike that are original parts.
My 400 L is a 1991 model stated in the papers i received from the norwegian state vehicle department. But again unsure of model type.

I'm confused because I have different parts on it, for example:

- The rear spoiler/handle bar but they didn't have that before 1995
- The CDI is a blue M (21119-1332 DENSO), but the clock is in km/h unsure of one wire is grey or faded pink
- Fairings are blue (obvious from pics), haven't checked for makers mark inside. And the logos on all cowls and tank are missing
- Pre-owner fitted a single unit double bulb head light (with a grinder!!! F@#k..)
- Loom has a city light wire
- Black frame
- Restricted sticker front right side frame. The washers are removed from head pipes, is there more to de-restrict? I've read that the M cdi doesn't have a restriction on rev limit(?) or exceeding over 105mph/180kph
- also adding frame number if that is to any help.
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Post by banner001 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:13 pm

-im not sure about the 1991 and 1992 bikes, but definitely from 1993 onwards the german bikes had the spoiler and different subframe mount.
-the M spec CDi is a popular upgrade as it removes any possible restrictions
-the L1 frame numbers start with 000001, the L2 starts from 009001 so your frame (i.e. whats defined as "the bike") is a mid-production 1991
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