S3A - Kawasaki 400 Triple

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Pigford, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    This little triple now resides in me garage :clap

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    The bike was bought by a chap Pasc was chatting to - he bought it in the early 1990's and after a year or so of riding it around put it in his garage, where it sat until last year when Pasc bought it .......

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    LAST TAXED 1993-4

    The best thing is its fairly untouched/original - just the tyres and some fork gaiters.

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    Just needed a weekend spent cleaning it up & giving it a thorough going over.

    I don't intend to change or spoil the 40yr patina - its gonna remain as a nice classic in tidy but used condition

    So I spent some time sorting the bike out....... # 3 choke was stuck so freed it with the hot-air gun, replaced all the hard fuel hoses, new plugs, HT leads & caps, cleaned and set the point gaps and finally the timing.....

    This morning I decided to clean it up and prepare for its first MOT in +20yrs :deal


    http://youtu.be/JlYvJcEciI8

    Lovin' this bike :evil
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  2. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Nice score, the 400 were more refined than the H1's and can be faster with better handling.

    I'd do a leak down test, if those crank seals are stock they will eventually leak..... then things will get expensive.
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  3. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Yep - surprised it runs so good anyhow :wink: I'll just ride her for a bit, then see how she fares before dipping into the piggy-bank :huh
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