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Recently did some trading to get a 1998 YZ400F. The bike that started the four stroke revolution. I'm excited as its my first four stroke moto bike and I'm the one that gets to freshen it back up. Still undecided what the colors will be but I always go in order controls> mechanical> chassis> looks so there's some time. Either way, I'm glad to be a part of the forum here and I look forward to many hours of enjoyment while I'm restoring this old sled to former glory.

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Welcome.  Restorations on older models can be challenging as parts become less available, especially in the aftermarket.  The YZ400F is the Original Gangster, and was and still is a beast.  MX four-stroke evolution has gone a long way from that point, and the bike really isn't up to being completely competitive on the track anymore, but they're still as much fun as they ever were. 

 

Enjoy.

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I don't plan to race it. Just make it nice again and my style/ tune. I got many miles of trail in my back yard spread out over 300 acres.

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I want to share your backyard. Good luck with the scooter

Thanks man. I'm sure I'll take pics and be asking a million questions along the way. All my knowledge is on 2 strokes but I turn wrenches for a living just on bigger stuff. Bikes have always been a hefty passion. Both dirt and street.

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Thanks man. I'm sure I'll take pics and be asking a million questions along the way. All my knowledge is on 2 strokes but I turn wrenches for a living just on bigger stuff. Bikes have always been a hefty passion. Both dirt and street.

Good luck with your restoration. What part of OK are you in?

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Just an update. Have rebuilt the water pump, new cables levers and lubed everything, changed the oil, ran the valve clearances, checked cam chain and tensioner, plastic welded a small crack in the tank and cleaned up everything. Then got it dirty again. She's now bathed and running strong and parked waiting on new springs and suspension rebuilds. Overall I'm impressed and seriously considering calling myself a Yamaha man instead of a Honda man.

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