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anyone know some that would fit well on a 76 kz400??
should I get aftermarket ones or could stock parts from another bike fit on it?
 

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Stock parts from another bike WILL fit, if you make them fit...I don't think you'll find anything that will just bolt up though, you'll probably have to do some fabricating.


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hopefully, I'll be getting a mig welder under my tree this year, so making and fitting new parts should be doable, on that note, what sets would work best with a drum brake
 

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do some research on the kawasaki web sites im sure you will see what others have done .You have to make what you want as these bikes werent factory fitted with any .Me I looked at enough on the web and it seems you can make just about any thing work .but its a matter of finding the style or look you want gathering up the pieces and laying them next to the bike fit up the pieces and make the parts you dont have .like the bracket to bolt the pegs and arms to.or the bar that links the shifter to the pedal exctra. No one can tell you what to do unless someone had your same bike and you do exactly as they did. Geeto is a big kawasaki fan so expect his input soon as he sees this post .Omar has a complete list of rear sets with pictures that will get you in the ball park but you will still need to fittle and fit.

http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/forum/index.php?


http://www.rearsets.info/kawa.html



Edited by - LILBull on Dec 05 2005 07:15:43 AM
 

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this is the forum you want...they are crazy for kz400s over here:

http://www.armbell.com/forum/index.php?mforum=kz400

also check out the drag racing section of this site:
http://www.kz400.com/

here are some pics to get you thinking:
http://www.armbell.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1160&highlight=rearsets&mforum=kz400

you don't need a welder to make rearsets. Most guys use the passenger peg mounts and a through bolt set of rearsets. Good donors are fzr600s, some triumph, cbr, basically anything that the levers pivot around the foot pegs and attach with one bolt per side. As far as drum, they all should work so long as the mounting tab is below the pedal. just rebend your brake rod and you are in business.



Edited by - Geeto67 on Dec 05 2005 09:34:25 AM
 

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correction I meant to say that the brake rod tab should be at the top of the brake lever not the bottom...just realized my error. basically you want it to pull the drum brake arm not push it.
 

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yeah, I figured as much when i looked at the brake

ok so what about the shift pedal then, can it go either way, and if it does will putting it on the other side reverse the changes i.e. 1 up and 4 down?? or is that just crazy talk
 

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Once you've got the rearset linkage, it's up to you how to set it up for the shift pattern. I think if the linkage is oriented up, you'll retain the standard pattern, if it's down you'll reverse the pattern.

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drag bikes and some other race bikes run a reverse pattern because they want to make fast positive upshifts and the length of time on the down shift is less significant. however you set it up just make sure you get used to riding liek that before you try speed shifting, nothing sucks worse than going from 3rd to 2nd at redline instead of 4th.
 

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switch all your bikes. it is easier and less moving parts. i never liked the slop of the linkage

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