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Ashleypayne

Yamaha fzr 400 3tj Street fighter project.

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For all who didnt see my post on the hutchs facebook page, I asked what bike to buy for once I pass my test in March, most people said to get the bandit 600 and not the 400. After that my head was set to a bandit, till I got a text from Chad (that ginger kid) telling me about this nice little 400.

It's a Cat c/d write off, the front fairing has a hole in and the subframe is bent, those are the main problems. So to keep me busy for the next few months im picking the bike up tomorrow to start the street fighter project. I will upload the pictures tomorrow of the bike and shall keep you all updated on how its going and what not.

Plans for the bike:
R1/R6/gsxr tail conversion
Dominator headlights
Mini Led indicators
Bandit screen over the new lights
And maybe a baffle for the exhaust but honestly dont know if I will she sounds like a dream.

Fingers crossed its ready by March Smile I would love advice from any of them street fighter riders out there on how to make it really stand out.


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I know that its just like converting the tail and stuff like that lol, thanks though mate Smile nice little bike im getting fingers crossed lmao

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yamahas a good choice ash and good luck with the project m8 look forward to the pics thumbs

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Thanks, I know you said about getting bored of the 400 but I really love the thought of doing the bike up, which is why I got it Smile Pics will be up tomorrow Smile

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Thanks, I know you said about getting bored of the 400 but I really love the thought of doing the bike up, which is why I got it Smile Pics will be up tomorrow Smile
be good experiance ash and a nice little bike to hone your skills on mate thumbs

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good luck with it mate,just make it your own thumbs

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Thanks guy thumbs Going to make a custom belly pan for the bike out of the fairings I have taken off, the gap between the down pipes and the engine is huge, so I think I need that custom belly pan lol, Check out the pictures of it Smile excuse the little 50! ohhh I even got a video to show you what she sounds like Wink




Lush hole.





Sub frame bent.









Left indicator missing







The gap between the down pipes and engine, looks horrific! cant wait to make that belly pan.











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Thanks Dick Smile What would we do with out ebay ay lol, The engine looks pretty clean, but gonna give it a huge clean tomorrow Smile wanna get a few things polished off aswell Smile looking forward to ordering the new r6 tail as well Smile Tomorrow im getting the Sub frame off Ebay, then once I have it fitted, Gonna run it down for an MOT just to make sure it runs as it should.

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yea give it a good clean its a good way to see whats what thumbs you might need an indicator for the mot as well. i noticed it came from bat motorcycles there a big import specialist thumbs has it got the exup?

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Oh yes it has the exup :L I road it for like 15 meters omg I censored myself! it just pulls and pulls and pulls.

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thats good news thumbs its an easy job to strip it and coppergrease it as they can seize you usually get an error code showing 7000 revs,my Ace has got the exup Twisted Evil

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Okay thanks, Chad said they can get stuck, once the MOT is done im going to strip the ex down and copper grease is as I have no clue when or if it has ever been done, do you have any idea they best way to clean up down pipes ?? Want the rust off mine. I bet your ACE has immense torque at low revs! Im pretty glad I didnt get a 600 now, I crapped it on a 400 pulling in first gear let alone a 600 lmao need to grow a pair I think haha

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Okay, thanks Dave will give it ago! will scuff the down pipe ?
you need something abrasive to get the rust off , then they want some autosol thumbs , but they may be gone to bad m8 thumbs

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Okay thanks Dave, if worst comes to the worst I will sand down the pipes then take the down pipes to college and get one of the tutor to give me a hand polishing everything back up Smile

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autosol and elbow grease,i reckon those pipes are mild steel and may need re painted m8 thumbs

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Okay thanks Dick, is it the heat proof aluminum spray from halfords I would need to use on them do you know ? Sorry for all the question its my first proper project of my own lol.

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Okay, thanks Dick, in that case I shall set to work on removing the rust and not worry about scratching if I re paint the pipes Smile Thanks for you help guys Smile

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Took Daves advice, went and found a non-scratch brillo pad(why did mum have them laying around ? scratch ), well the results are pretty good, only used about 10 seconds on each bit and the rust is going Smile and has not damaged the down pipes in any way Smile

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nice one ash , the brillo pads i was on about have wire wool around them, so if you have brought some other sort get some wire wool too , it wont do any harm , then just use some autosol , they are deffo looking better m8 ,well done thumbs

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Okay, is that with the autosol on aswell ? or just warm water and the pads ?
the pads have got a soap in them , use them like that first and if the soap runs out and you still have some stubben bits use the soapless pad with autosol , then finish of with autosol on a rag then let dry and buff

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Okay, thanks Dave youve helped a bunch Smile Pads should be here in 3-5 days Smile set to work on checking the brakes tomorrow Smile

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are they polished/chrome looking exhausts?

if you do paint wait a bit, im going to buy some het paint got my engine covers, no way weill i used a full can so you could use the rest if you want mate thumbs

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Yes they are chrome looking Chad, I was gonna keep them Chrome, but I like Dicks Idea of getting them black, so im gonna spray them black once the rust is off Smile and how is the bandit coming along now ?

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@Davehutch wrote:
nice one ash , the brillo pads i was on about have wire wool around them, so if you have brought some other sort get some wire wool too , it wont do any harm , then just use some autosol , they are deffo looking better m8 ,well done thumbs
agree get some wire wool from b&q put the autosol on the wire wool then polish away

then go over them with some fine wet&dry,then polish again with autosol and a rag thumbs

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gimmie a shout on the forum matey if you need help advice wi the bike i've owned 2 in the past and work on most yamahas on a regular basis ive got an 89 thou exup myself , tbh if i was you i'd put the bike back to standard it'll be worth vry good money as the 400 maket is a thriving buisiness in the second hand market and fzr400's in as near original condition DO fetch good money...also a massive fav with the track day boys...excellent little bike thumbs

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I would put this back to its standard state, but I hate the boxey look of the rear fairing lol. Looking to street it, gonna have this bike for a couple of years, but if I come in to any problems with it I shall give you a shout Smile

One question though, if there any yamaha subframe that would bolt on to the fzr frame ??? It would make the tail conversion so much easier lol.

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you might get away with a 3EN subframe or youll have to weld the R6 on, at the mo cant think of anymore thumbs

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zx-6r should fit with some minor mods i recon just depends if you wana keep using yamaha parts....also cbr600rr maybe an option too..?

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I dont mind swapping to different bike sub frames, its just I have no experience in welding, I know you only get better with practice but id rather not practice on this project just yet :L maybe a little bit of welding but not a lot, so does minor mods mean a little bit of welding or just a bit of force to get it to fit ?

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