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Just starting a build thread of my (new to me) z400. I traded some work for it from a friend and picked it up last Sunday. Been out quad riding the last 5 years. Old quads were 03 kfx504cc stroker with goodies then an 08 kfx450r.

This build will be mild and I will NOT spend the money like I did on my first 400. (????maybe???)

Plans for now, Just ride it

During winter, swap over PC subframe and PC front hubs (remnants of my first)

Its an 04, so some major maintenance and refreshing will need to be done.


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My old quads: kfx400: It sits here just an 450cc and Used elka shocks, next step with adding stroker, webcams, New dune edition Elka shocks. I might try and find my old thread here on the forums. Dont have any more pics since my last computer HD died









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You have a nice starting point with the one you picked up. Is it the LE or just have black plastics? No red frame like the LE usually has.
 

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Just black plastics. I still have my green ones too.
 

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They look clean. hard to tell, are they aftermarket plastics or oem?
 

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the plastics are either newer 07+ OEM takeoffs or aftermarket... the 04 special edition Z had black plastics in the front and yellow in the rear
 

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They are aftermarket. Where they come together at the tank is not a smooth transition like stock ones do. Its more like afold
 

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Inspected more of the quad. Has pro design filter adapter, Looks to be a yoshi slip on since it says "team Yoshi" and looks to be running the quiet core in exhaust. Alba elite nerfs and IMS front bumper. Trail tec bars with aftermarket mount. Overall its in good shape. Just need some tweeks


 

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Was going to change out my rear sub frame. Not going to happen. I forgot what all the differences are between the '03 and '04 frames. It would cost me close to 100 bucks to make it work. Mise well powder coat or paint the '04




 

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picked up a couple of items. alba case saver and brake block off. New valve/ stem for gas cap.
 

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Glad to see you're making progress, I get to start fresh with a stock yfz now, yay...
 

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Little update

Was able to pick up USED parts for my old sub '03 sub frame to be put on the '04.

Also installed the 13 tooth front sprocket .

There's really not much of a part selections or support for the older z's like there used to be when they came out. Even the site sponsors are slacking
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Wow! Missed this thread. Picture 5 on the original post has one of the elusive "Pulse Charger" exhausts on it.
I was looking at that and almost posted the question to ask what it was.
 

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Wow! Missed this thread. Picture 5 on the original post has one of the elusive "Pulse Charger" exhausts on it.
I was one of the first ones to get one. sounded real nice too. I ended up putting the full yoshi back on when i stroked the motor. Sold it for about what I paid for it.
 

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Replacing my rear brakes and rotor. Taking stock rotor off was easy by removing tire, removing caliper, remove four allen bolts. Then rotate rotor over mounting tabs and over rear hub. BUT now my new rotor doesnt have the clearance to reverse the procedure. Soooo got to remove the complete axle and of course I dont have any wrenches big enough to remove the nuts. Off to find some
 

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What won't it fit over sprocket or wheel hub? My Streamline and stocker both slid over in that same manner. Tusk sells an axle wrench for around $50 I think, before I knew this I went out and bought a gigantic crescent/box wrench 46 or 47 mm whatever it is, not cheap, you could prob get them off with a big pipe wrench but I chewed up the nuts pretty good with it. Good luck
 

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same here, I chewed the hell out of mine an then got tired of buying new ones so I bought the tusk wrenchs.

46mm I got two for cheap, One could make a set if they had flat steel and some angle grinder possibly.
 

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left old, new right. new one doesnt have that clover look. wont slip over. the manual says to remove whole axle. If I have to do that, I mise well replace the bearings and seals. 10 yr quad. Probably needs it

 
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