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Old 07-13-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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S3A - Kawasaki 400 Triple

This little triple now resides in me garage





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 .......


LAST TAXED 1993-4

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











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


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Lovin' this bike
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-13-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
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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.

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