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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-10-2001, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Any FZR 400's out there?

I just bought a 1990 FZR400 about a month ago and love it. I had it painted metallic blue and installed a tapeworks graphics kit. I have to say I was truly amazed at how much you can squeeze out of this little engine, and how much better it handles than some of it's bigger brothers even. Anyone else with 400 experience out there?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 09:49 AM
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Yeah bros. i know exaxtly what you mean. My buddy has an 89 400 and it is an awesome bike. I helped him buy it and i'm telling you it is absolutely mint, lady owned, with only 20k on it. I've ridden it. Fun bike and fairly light too compared to my cbr600 hurricane. But not as fast. Nevertheless, it has great kick and he is really happy with the purchase. I told him never to sell it, that damn thing is just too perfect a condition. But yeah man, congrats and enjoy bros.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 10:42 AM
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Some 400 Facts

The 400 was king of the Light weight classes since introduction in 1988. It took a bike with more than a 50% increase in displacement (SV 650) to knock it off its perch high atop the lightweight class.

If you compare it to some of the other bikes available in the 90s, you will see the 400 was ahead of its time.

Cbr600(F2/3) Steel frame, 400 aluminum,

cbr600 2 pot sliding calipers, 400 2 piston (apposed) calipers (90 model, 4 piston calipers).

CBR 600 Steel swing arm, 400 Aluminum swing arm.

Although the 400 had many positives, it does have some drawbacks, no torque, skinny non adjustable forks, crummy rear shock (can't say much about the F2 shock either).

All in All, it is a fun, well handeling, quick stoping bike, and it too 10 years for the competition to come up with something in its calss that could beet it.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2002, 11:44 AM
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Yes, I have an '89 FZR400 racebike at the moment.
If you need any help with it let me know, I have spares comming out of my a$$.
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