Here is a great rest-mod i just completed. It started life out as a GSXR400RR Limited. Available only in Japan this bike was imported by a US Army Ranger who was stationed over in Guam. He brought it back to New Jersey and got it registered. So it is legally titled. I was a bit taty when i got it so I decided to enhance this little high raving beauty with some modern brakes, suspension and wheels. I started by grafting on a 2013 Yamaha R6 USD fork, radial billet brakes and front wheel. The transformation to 5 spoke front wheel required some brainwork. because the swing arm on the GSXR400 is very narrow fitting the R6 rear wheel was not feasible so I sourced a Honda CBR F3 rear wheel and machined the hub to get a perfect fit with a larger 170mm rear tire and dead on chain alignment. I spend a ridiculous amount of time with chain and sprocket spacing and sizing but she rolls like butter now. A custom rear brake hanger was fabricated from billet aluminum and mounted underslung with a Ducati Brembo rear caliper clamping a CBR600RR disk. The rear shock was replaced with a stock unit from a 2012 GSXR600 that has high and low speed compression and rebound adjustment, so suspension wise we have top quality modern parts with modern radial brakes and light weight wheels. The project came together very nicely with a custom designed 4 into one exhaust with a Carbon Fiber end can. Of course my good buddy Lance Johnson came to the rescue when it was time for paint work. We designed a retro Yoshimura 8hr of Suzuka paint scheme that really brought the bike to life. The bike received new rubber and custom Core brakes lines. The first test ride was better than expected. I now have a super light weight, high raving in line 4 that stops, turns and handles like a dream. This is were this bike would have ended up if the factory ever decided to continue development of these jewel-like 400cc rippers. It is a must see and ride bike.
Stock # 46