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post #1 of 14 Old 09-30-2008, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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FZR 400 Project or Part Out

The Good. Bodywork very good condition only piece that needs replacing is the tail. Brand new 520 chain and 43 tooth sprocket. Brand new bt 090's, NRC Covers, New Wheel Bearings, New Zero Gravity Clear Windscreen, Front Forks Gold Valves adn sprung for 175# rider, Brand New Penske Sport Shock may hold onto this, replaced alot of missing fasteners and grommets, newer gel battery

Spare bodywork most of it in poor condition, nice spare tank cover and windscreen, peanut cover, stock shock maybe put back into bike though. Have a set of R6 calipers and Master for conversion.

The Bad. THe head needs alot of work. All new intake valves, guides, seals, gaskets, and some machine work.

Really nice project for a 600 motor transplant. Lots of good brand new parts. I can't justify putting more into this project than it's worth. I would prefer to sell the whole thing $2200 without shock and $2700 with it. I'm located in CT the bike is at my mechanics right now. sorry no pics at this time.

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Dont go by what the books tell you what something is worth - if it will make you happy to ride it, its worth it !
What will you be looking at to get it repaired ? Cant be much more thna 700/800 bucks at most ?

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Parts are at least 300.00. THe machine work and labor are what's a killer. I need to replace all intake valves. This sucks I was thinking along the lines of 700/ 800 too. I was quoted around 1700.00 and yes my mechanic is a honest guy. He's done plenty of things for me virtually no cost.

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Wow ! Sounds like you could get a FZR 600 head and swap out, why is it gonna be that much ? Is your head just that messed up ?

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Parts are at least 300.00. THe machine work and labor are what's a killer. I need to replace all intake valves. This sucks I was thinking along the lines of 700/ 800 too. I was quoted around 1700.00 and yes my mechanic is a honest guy. He's done plenty of things for me virtually no cost.
Damn! That sucks. I might have a complete extra head somewhere in my mountain of parts. Let me know if you are interested?

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Wow ! Sounds like you could get a FZR 600 head and swap out, why is it gonna be that much ? Is your head just that messed up ?
The little fizzer is known for destroying intake valves. If you don't stay on top of the valve clearances they go quick.

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The little fizzer is known for destroying intake valves. If you don't stay on top of the valve clearances they go quick.

I didnt not know that - intressting !

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Yes I had heard and read this. They make the intakes out some soft metal. Well it looks like I'm going through with getting this thing back together. I have made it this far.
I guess this is no different than dumping 11,000 into a Tuono and selling for 6500. Your always going to lose money on these things.
The previous owner neglected the hell out of this thing. The carbs were a mess and no jet kit. My mechanic believes that no touched these valves. They just pounded themselves into the heads. The seats may need to be machined adding some expense to the total bill. The plus side rings and pistons look perfect. The motor sounds solid from now on I will get them checked every 5-7k to keep on top of them.

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There are folks that can put new seats in heads - some one near here does it , I just cant rember the name of the company. Let me looks tonight, I needed some work done on a customers bike while @ the shop , seems like it was really cheap. Let me see what i can find -

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alway wanted an fzr 400 but, thats a long list. Cant wait to see the finished product.

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did you get my pm? i have a good head. Valve clearance was done about 3000 miles ago and only a few needed to be changed just alittle to get them all in spec.

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Yeah I did I may take you up on it as back up. Hit me a PM of price for head and shipping

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Hehe, the fire is still lit ! Make it happen !

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