Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pure Bred Minnestrohtan
Pull the plugs, drop a dab of oil in the cylinders, slap in some new plugs, check the points, clean the carbs and make sure that tank ain't rusty as shit, and if all that goes good, kick it over. It should fire right up. It's an old Kawasaki. Bulletproof. The clutch will probably be sticky and shit, but, nothin a little oil won't fix. Oh yea, change the oil too. Put a set of new shoes on it. Clean her up a bit.
I had a '78 KZ400. Thing was bulletproof. Good bike. The one I had sat for a bit too, but she fired right up with a carb clean and new plugs....ran tops.
As for parts, unless you have a bike junkyard by you, you'll probably be stuck paying Kawasaki dealer prices for the stuff. IF they even have it on the shelf. Should. There's a market for the 400. People make bobbers outta them. I got a service manual on the shelf for those if ya got any questions....
"In a world full of hate.....There is nothing left to divide."
T. J. Maiden ca. 1994
What's wrong with you people? The sky is MANY colors throughout the day....not JUST BLUE!