Qual­ity in short sup­ply

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Bikes Of Your Life - Robert Bren­nan, Scot­land

Kawasaki al­ways fall short com­pared to other man­u­fac­tur­ers. A friend wanted me to re­build a ZXR400 for him that was in boxes. So I put it in the shed and set about find­ing my feet with the build. I no­ticed the frame was only tack­welded where you couldn’t see, and the rest of the weld­ing wasn’t great ei­ther. So I told my friend to sell it on and look for some­thing else that wasn’t green.

I had a TSX50 up the coal bings (slag heaps) and nu­mer­ous stepthrus and other old Hon­das, a GT250 as well. PB did an ar­ti­cle on the kids up the coal bings play­ing on old mopeds years ago – real nos­tal­gia, like your learner law ar­ti­cle which was fan­tas­tic. I tried to use cre­osote as twostroke once and seized my H100 solid do­ing a burnout when I were a lad.

Happy with ZXR400 qual­ity?

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