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Kawasaki 2005 KFX400 Quad / Suzuki Z400 Quad

Basic Info:

Same Bike as the Suzuki Z400 and DVX 400 just different color plastics.

Type: 4 stroke liquid cooled
Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder with DOHC and four-valves
Displacement: 398cc
Carb: Mikuni BSR37
Starting System: Electric
Transmission: Five-speed-plus-reverse manual, multi-plate wet clutch
Drive Train:  #520 O-ring
Lubrication: Oil injection
Chassis
Dimensions:   Overall Length: 72.0 in Overall Width: 45.9 in.
Suspension/Front:  Dual A-arms with coil-over-shock, adjustable preload/8.3 in.
Suspension/Rear: Swingarm with preload-adjustable shock/9.1 in.
Brakes/Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes/ Rear: Hydraulic disc
Tires: Front: 22 x 7-10 radial Rear: 20 x 10-9 radial
Frame: High-tensile tubular steel alloy
Foot Pegs: Serrated steel 
Wheelbase: 49.0 in.
Ground Clearance: 10.4 in. Fuel Capacity: 2.6 gal.
Dry Weight:  373 lbs.
Other
Lighting: Dual 30W halogen
Colors: Blazing Orange, Kawasaki Lime Green

My Experience:

Great all around quad for trails, Dunes, desert mountains works well in elevations from sea level to 8500 feet, only thing I notice is when it gets hot you do notice a decrease in power. I've probably put over 3000 miles on my  quad since I purchased it in Jan 05 and no problems other than a few flats, a recall on the clutch cover that water covered and no charge and few self inflicted problems like a bent steering stem, handlebars, front bumper, a few broken tail lights (finally replaced with led version) Laeger +2" arms, all around ITP Baja rims, running a 22" rear tire and 23" front tire and dropped the front sprocket down a tooth, 6 pack rack and, ram mount for GPS, heel guards and lighted stiffy whip

  Kawasaki KFX400 upgrades

Summary:

Pros:

Electric start

reverse

large aftermarket for upgrades and accessories

Cons:

A little under powered compared to the 450 class but a lot cheaper you can pickup a decent used one now for about $2000

 

Tips Recommendations:

Heavy duty rear skidplate if you are going to ride anything other than dunes or tracks

 

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