1976 Kawasaki KZ 400 Cafe Racer Motorcycle $2300

Here we are with a Customer that is selling his little KZ400 Cafe Racer machine, a fun motorcycle with plenty of zip from the 400cc engine. This is a cheap ride to have fun on and, with the price of gasoline on the rise again, what better than to use this to commute on and have fun on the way to and from your job?



He has been riding it consistently for the last three years without any issues. It has an electronic start and idles great. Never topped 100 with it, but never really tried to either.


Comes with trickle charger, but you won’t need it. He replaced a lot of the electrical parts and it holds a charge great.


Great Cafe Racer to play around with on the weekend. No Low Ballers. Serious buyers only, please.


I work during the day so ill be showing the bike between 5pm-7pm on weeknights.

Drop a Dime to Garrett at (949) 584-3492 and he will tell you all you may want to know about his fun Bar Hopper.

A 1978 KZ400-C1

The Kawasaki KZ400/Z400 is a street motorcycle that was produced by Kawasaki between 1974 and 1984. The 398cc displacement of the twin cylinder engine was increased to 443cc for the KZ440/Z440. The later KZ400-J used a 399cc four cylinder engine.


Bore and Stroke 64.0 x 62.0 mm
Displacement 399 cc
Compression ratio 9.4
Engine oil 3.0L of SE class SAE 10W40, 10W50, 20W40 or 20W50
Cyl. numbering LTR 1-2
Ignition pattern 1-2
Spark plugs NGK D8EA or ND X24ES-U


Transmission data

1st gear 2.57 (36/14)
2nd gear 1.78 (32/18)
3rd gear 1.38 (29/21)
4th gear 1.13 (27/24)
5th gear 0.96 (25/26)
6th gear 0.85 (23/27)
Primary red. ratio 3.28 (27/23*67/24)
Final red. ratio 2.50 (40/16)
Overall drive ratio 6.98 (Top Gear)

So, at $2300 this is a steal to be honest, Garrett is located in Irvine California. Drop him and dime and have a chin wag as this is a super deal. (949) 584-3492.


Also, to inspire you, here are a few KZ400 Motorcycles that have had the Custom touch, so have a look and see what you think, I am sure this will get your design juices flowing as the platform bike is already there, just takes some imagination.


See how fun these can look with just a little more work and you will get plenty of on lookers for sure if you went this route with the bike advertised.


Lots of options that you can attempt on this little 400 bikes and something I would do for sure.


Look how cool this 400 model is, a fun set up and you could go that route if you are into it.


So there you go, I did my Bit, give him a Call and tell him that Carpy sent ya.

Good luck.





Steve Carpenter

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