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Poll

What color should I paint my headlight bucket?????

Red
4 (15.4%)
White
4 (15.4%)
Silver
8 (30.8%)
Silver with red and white stripes (match tank)
10 (38.5%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Voting closed: Jul 14, 2011, 01:40:45

Author Topic: 78 kz400 cafe build  (Read 144343 times)

Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #540 on: Aug 07, 2013, 09:45:03 »
What year is your bike? I know the kz's came with two different style carbs.

Offline napalm666

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #541 on: Aug 07, 2013, 14:47:21 »
1978 kz400 b1.

Offline napalm666

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #542 on: Aug 07, 2013, 15:01:38 »
Also, how are those rear shocks working out for you? I was thinking of getting a pair.

Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #543 on: Aug 07, 2013, 18:41:13 »
Huh....yeah, the carbs should be the same. So far I am happy with my shocks. MUCH better than stock.

Offline napalm666

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #544 on: Aug 08, 2013, 00:23:03 »
Yeah, I figured they were. Like I said, I'll just have to get a few and try em out.

I might have to get me a set of those shocks. Budgets low at the moment, but I'll get em eventually.

Thanks again for you're time. I really do appreciate it.

Offline Chuck.leis

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #545 on: May 02, 2014, 08:30:22 »
Amazing build!  I've been cruising DTT and the rest of the interwebs for the last few months looking for inspiration for my upcoming build. I have a 79 kz400 that I have started collecting pieces for. I ran across pics of your bike in a google search and drooled all over them. Saved a couple to my phone to show people what I wanted to do to mine actually lol. About the 30th time I looked at the article the google pics linked to I noticed it had a link to your build thread here!  So I just blazed through it. Outstanding.   Your build just became the  #1 inspiration for mine.
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Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #546 on: May 14, 2014, 01:34:22 »
Wow that really means a lot  man! Thanks..... I did the same thing when I was building my bike. I'm glad my creation can help someone else finish theirs. Good luck to you.


Amazing build!  I've been cruising DTT and the rest of the interwebs for the last few months looking for inspiration for my upcoming build. I have a 79 kz400 that I have started collecting pieces for. I ran across pics of your bike in a google search and drooled all over them. Saved a couple to my phone to show people what I wanted to do to mine actually lol. About the 30th time I looked at the article the google pics linked to I noticed it had a link to your build thread here!  So I just blazed through it. Outstanding.   Your build just became the  #1 inspiration for mine.

Offline Nduetime

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #547 on: Sep 26, 2014, 01:30:32 »
I rebuilt my Master cylinder, mounted my caliper and installed new hose and fittings. One more thing off the list!!! 8)

Out of curiosity, how did the banjo bolt/pressure switch work out for you? From the photos it looks like it allowed you to ditch the three way splitter behind the headlight and run a brake line from the master cylinder all the way to the caliper (no pipe bride either?) I suppose this allowed for the added clearance to drop the headlight all the way down?

Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #548 on: Feb 19, 2015, 21:53:56 »
Yes I really like the switch. It allowed me to get rid of the 3way splitter and cleaned up the look a lot.

Offline Daroska

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Re: 78 kz400 cafe build
« Reply #549 on: Jan 30, 2016, 16:55:17 »
Aloha Millennium

I'm so glad U referred me to Ur build.  What a great build to read & a cool bike.  Congrats on the BOTM award.

I must say , I believe Ur grandfather would be proud of the skill U have shown in the use of his tools ! !   Great work 👍🏻

I don't ride anymore but Ur thread has made me want to go out & get a bike to build.

     😎🌴