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Long time listener.... 21 Sep 2022 16:32 #874224

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Here are some pics I took on the day I went to look at it and the day I collected it. I found it advertised on a local supermarket noticeboard.OK lets see if this works...

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Long time listener.... 21 Sep 2022 16:32 #874225

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Welcome to the madhouse!

One small tip, point your mouse pointer under any Quoted post and look for the red line, then click the arrow and get the cursor below the red line, otherwise your post will show up inside the "quote."

I haven't found a way to do this using a phone, though.  Software glitch, I'd say.

Also, when posting photos, click "Insert All" before posting, that way the photos show up in full size, instead of thumbnails.

Oh, and it's mandatory for all new members to post photos of their bike(s).  No excuses or you will be expelled!  (just kidding)  
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Long time listener.... 21 Sep 2022 16:44 #874228

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Welcome to the site from always gloomy Illinois.  I was born in England but didn't spend enough time there to learn any manners!

Thanks for the welcome and don't worry about the manners, it's never too late
 

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Long time listener.... 21 Sep 2022 16:50 #874229

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Welcome to the madhouse!

One small tip, point your mouse pointer under any Quoted post and look for the red line, then click the arrow and get the cursor below the red line, otherwise your post will show up inside the "quote."

I haven't found a way to do this using a phone, though.  Software glitch, I'd say.

Also, when posting photos, click "Insert All" before posting, that way the photos show up in full size, instead of thumbnails.

Oh, and it's mandatory for all new members to post photos of their bike(s).  No excuses or you will be expelled!  (just kidding)  


Good avdvice and duly noted Thanks.
 

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Long time listener.... 21 Sep 2022 17:23 #874230

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Wow!
Great looking bike.
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Long time listener.... 21 Sep 2022 19:17 #874235

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Welcome aboard! :)

That's a very nice-looking bike. The 400s in the North American market were all twins (AFAIK) but I like a small-bore four-cylinder.

Not sure I've ever seen a bike with dual front discs and a drum rear - that's interesting.
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Long time listener.... 22 Sep 2022 05:03 #874240

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Wow!
Great looking bike.
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            Thanks - I'm not so sure about the gold wheels and calipers though
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Long time listener.... 22 Sep 2022 05:09 #874241

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Welcome aboard! :)

That's a very nice-looking bike. The 400s in the North American market were all twins (AFAIK) but I like a small-bore four-cylinder.

Not sure I've ever seen a bike with dual front discs and a drum rear - that's interesting.

                 From what I've seen the braking was a bit of a European thing  and it works surprisingly well but  every day is a school day if anyone knows better I'm keen to learn. That engine is as sweet as a nut, Ive been looking for a small capacity bike for a while now and was looking at the GT550 and GT750 Shaft drives originally but this was too good to pass up.
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Long time listener.... 22 Sep 2022 09:08 #874252

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First welcome to the fun!  Second I agree that some of the European markets did require dual front disks. I know this it certain for some of the (K)Z 650s. Third you have found a great looking Z,  Will add that it appears parts for the TK carbs are not as easily available as Mikuni and Kehin parts are,
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Long time listener.... 22 Sep 2022 11:21 #874260

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First welcome to the fun!  Second I agree that some of the European markets did require dual front disks. I know this it certain for some of the (K)Z 650s. Third you have found a great looking Z,  Will add that it appears parts for the TK carbs are not as easily available as Mikuni and Kehin parts are,

             I have wondered if the twin disc setup  was a fashion thing, doing it because the other manufacturers did it. I have heard of Mikuni and Kehein but not of TK which you must have noticed from the pictures.I'm not planning on opening them up as long as theyre working but well spotted and thanks for the heads up.
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Long time listener.... 22 Sep 2022 16:20 #874279

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Did not mean to say there are issues with the TK carbs.  Teikei are great carbs they were stock on the 550 kawasaki bikes as well as others. 
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Long time listener.... 22 Sep 2022 17:02 #874283

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The choke flaps tend to work there way loose in those TK's, and if that happens the flap goes into the engine.  Not good.

I'd refurbish the carbs and replace all the O-rings and gaskets, and make sure the flaps are okay.  You can stake the pin, and use some epoxy to hold it in place to assure no future issues.
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