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Jenny 1986 genesis fzr 400

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Hello all.

I have my dads 1986 genesis fzr.
She hasn't run since 2001 so I decided to give her some loving. Not a rebuild like my honda as I really want to get out riding on her ASAP...

So me and friend Mick have taken the carbs off and replaced all the little parts and seals in there. We have steam cleaned the bike and radiator. Aswell as petrol tank ect. Today we got the bike running and she sounds beautiful. (I did a video however I cant upload it) Alittle blow in the exhaust but im hoping its nothing serious.
The fairing had abit of damage to the screen aswell which im planning on repairing.
I brought her new tyres as I know she's never had them changed so they wouldn't stick to the road now. Bridgestones were the only ones I could find as a pair. Apparently around 5 years ago the tyres got discontinued...
Then she will be ready for mot and to be ridden. 😁😁
I have learnt how to do calipers too which has been great 👍

So thats my update but also abit of help is needed. I am looking for a genuine fuel tap. I have looked everywhere I can think of so if anyone can find one please send me the link as I have found another fuel tap and ordered it however I would prefer an original.

Thank you for reading. Hope you're all well. Can't wait for this lockdown to be over so we can go out to play 😅😁🙃

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BikerNess69 @ 24/03/2021 22:47  

Hi Nice to hear that you are getting it back on the road as you don’t see many of them now my first road bike was a fzr exup loved that bike lol
Have you got the fuel tap ? If so have you looked for a repair kit
I always go to wemoto give them a try
Hope this helps and looking forward to seeing some pictures
Keep safe happy biking

Just had a quick look on wemoto and they do a repair kit took a screenshot but can add it here lol
So definitely have a look
Cheers Richard

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Richy g @ 25/03/2021 09:18  

Hey Richy.
Thanks for getting back to me. I dont have the fuel tap it is just missing so I have ordered one but I would like to find the original
I also use wemoto and they don't have the original but yes they do have repair kits. No good to me when the fuel tap isn't there.
Yes cant add pictures here but I have in my motorbike folder on my profile

Thanks again

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BikerNess69 @ 25/03/2021 10:21  

Have you tried Fowlers?
They were always very good when I had my shop and according to their site, still cater for older models.

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invalid characters @ 25/03/2021 11:22  

Yamspares helped me a lit when looking fir parts for my DT..also if you contact the Yamaha owners club. Facebook (I dont like it much) have several Yamaha groups where parts are sold..great to know I'm not the only one running older machines and you sound very mechanical minded...look forward to the pics.. good luck 🙂

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Deleted Member @ 26/03/2021 08:28  

Thank you both. I'll have a look. Im not on Facebook but will ask a friend if he can look

Pictures are in the motorbike folder. Will update them as I go.


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BikerNess69 @ 26/03/2021 14:24  

I'm sure your dad will be proud of you, i like to see old bikes going back on the road

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Bikeabill @ 27/03/2021 02:59  

He is very Proud. The only one of his 5 children that is actually interested. Its become a great passion of mine and hes so pleased 😆😁😁

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BikerNess69 @ 27/03/2021 17:04  

Hiya, picked this thread up while I was mooching Ebay for a few odds and ends. I did a quick search and a couple of listings came up. Don't know if this link (copy and paste it and google search should find it) will work but might be worth a look...?

Hope this helps, good luck with the rebuild!


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Mullet @ 27/03/2021 22:16  

It does help thanks Mullet

Cheers for saying. Shes nearly done, engine is out being sprayed. Little hole in the 3rd exhaust so need to repair that.

I'm so 😁

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BikerNess69 @ 28/03/2021 11:41  

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