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1979 UK Spec Z400B2 22 May 2020 05:26 #826321

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Looking super nice! I would keep the mirrors, a set of bar end mirrors will give it a more modern, street look and I think you have made a good job of stepping away from that look.
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1979 UK Spec Z400B2 22 May 2020 05:36 #826323

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I agree. I think those mirrors look just right on your build.
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1979 UK Spec Z400B2 23 May 2020 05:36 #826377

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I have done about 80 miles on the bike now and still not happy with the front forks, they feel over-damped. I thought I had put 10W fork oil in them but turns out it was 5W.
I think I may have put too much oil in them, I measured the oil when I filled them using amount quoted in the workshop manual BUT I think it was for different forks, the manual shows forks with the threaded caps mine has the caps held in with circlips. Does anyone know how much oil should go in each leg?

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1979 UK Spec Z400B2 25 May 2020 03:42 #826475

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I think I have dialled the front fork in now, I had overfilled them. Looked a the KZ440 manual and those are the same as on my KZ400 with the circlips, so I drained them and refilled with 120ml and it feels a lot better. Now to sort the rear although it does seem a bit better now I've put a few miles on her. The Hogan shocks are £146 or £206 with damping adjustment.

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1979 UK Spec Z400B2 25 May 2020 08:31 #826485

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Pookie wrote: I think I have dialled the front fork in now, I had overfilled them. Looked a the KZ440 manual and those are the same as on my KZ400 with the circlips, so I drained them and refilled with 120ml and it feels a lot better. Now to sort the rear although it does seem a bit better now I've put a few miles on her. The Hogan shocks are £146 or £206 with damping adjustment.


Hogan shocks? Is that a new brand (maybe from China)? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I use Hagon shocks and they work really well. Ed
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1979 UK Spec Z400B2 26 May 2020 00:59 #826529

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Typo :dry: :dry:
Think I will go for it and order today.:)

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