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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Talking need help please!!!!!!!


I have just come into possesion of a 89 fzr 400 v&h edition and want to turn it into a track day bike.
I need suggestions on good websites with info and parts suppliers if you know any. any tips on set up or trick parts is appreciated.
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www.fzrarchives.com (might be a different address)
www.exupbrotherhood.com might be able to help

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Just in case it needs a paint job, there are some samples here:

http://www.bikepics.com/yamaha/fzr400/89/pics.asp

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thanks for the help the sites our very good starting points!!
any more ideas are welcome

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You could also try

www.wera.com

www.nesba.com

Im sure you could find useful info there from racers of FZR400's

Congrats on the new track bike, its gonna be a blast Im sure !!

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Sticky has one, he should have some good info...
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in fact I do, what do you need to know? Have you done a 520 conversion? Also the shift shaft has a bearing at the end that has a propensity for overheating and welding to the rod rendering it useless. There's a replacement piece that Street & Competition used to carry. Also get on the FZR400 emailing list, though it's become a bit more international it a great resource. Perhaps one of the best resources is Speed Werks in Camden New Jersey, and be sure to contact Brian at Valley racing, he used to race one and built Jason Temme's monster 400. CFM rearsets are nice.
If this bike is stock you absolutely need to upgrade the suspension 1st. Buy the best rear shock that your disposible income allows, Fox twin clicker or Penske will do nicely. You can contact Traxxion Dynamics for suspension advice. If you are going to leave the stock forks on upgrade the springs and Race Tech emulators will work wonders. Or you could do a conversion using a YZF600 front end, it's nearly a bolt on though that's a bit ambitous. The important thing to remember is that you're not going to get a bunch of ponies out of it so sort out the chassis first, suspension rules the track!

Oh yeah, 400s eat intake valves big time so buy a factory shop manual.

San Diego House of Motorcycles is a good source for OEM parts but call Speedwerks first!

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hey sticky do you have Any web sites, emails or phone numbers?
thanks for the suggestions
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hey sticky do you have Any web sites, emails or phone numbers?
thanks for the suggestions
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400 list Speedwerks

in Delaware, my bad.
http://www.street-n-comp.com/

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hey sticky any thoughts on tires?
whitney- dot not race maybe?

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2004, 02:46 PM
 
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Try http://www.fzrarchives.com/



opps. Sorry someone already posted it.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2004, 04:56 PM
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hey sticky any thoughts on tires?
whitney- dot not race maybe?
I always ran Pirelli DOTs with good results but then stopped making the 18" rear so you're stuck with Bridgestone which are great, of course I was never a fast guy. You can run Bridgestone slicks also, you need to put a tire meant for a 125 rear as the front, I have always run a 110 front with a 150 rear on stock rims.

A great upgrade is an R-6 master cylinder, I bought one with a triple clamp that was tapped to hold the reservoir. The new master with HH pads is a killer upgrade, I highly recommend it. Also run your clip ons under the triple for better mid corner control, I greatly increased my corner speed when I made that switch, but I was never a fast guy.

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