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05 z400 carb question please
« on: August 12, 2016, 03:37:34 am »
I am new to the site and I am buying my son a Banshee next week and the guy also has a very clean LT-Z400 I am going to buy myself for $800.00. after looking at it I noticed it had a cv carburetor on it and that is not going to work for me. And after searching forums and websites I have found myself in you good peopleís graces. I use to run 4 individual dirt bike carbs (Mikuniís) on my pro stock Suzuki drag bike. This was in the 80ís around the time the flat slides started to come on the scene. I know someone on this site knows just what I need to make this work for me with a flat or round slide Mikuni or Kienen carburetor. Please help with a kit or jet size, anything to point me in the right direction. I canít let that him on that Banshee be faster than me. Thank for your help in advance. Peace.

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1997 SVT Cobra
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Re: 05 z400 carb question please
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 07:36:08 am »
I am new to the site and I am buying my son a Banshee next week and the guy also has a very clean LT-Z400 I am going to buy myself for $800.00. after looking at it I noticed it had a cv carburetor on it and that is not going to work for me. And after searching forums and websites I have found myself in you good peopleís graces. I use to run 4 individual dirt bike carbs (Mikuniís) on my pro stock Suzuki drag bike. This was in the 80ís around the time the flat slides started to come on the scene. I know someone on this site knows just what I need to make this work for me with a flat or round slide Mikuni or Kienen carburetor. Please help with a kit or jet size, anything to point me in the right direction. I canít let that him on that Banshee be faster than me. Thank for your help in advance. Peace.

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A flat slide or any type of carb is not going to make the Z400 a Banshee killer, especially if the Banshee is stock with just a good set of pipes.  I would leave the stock carb on the Z400.  If you plan on beating the Banshee you probably need to pass on buying the Z400 and buy something that has more potential for making a lot of power

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Re: 05 z400 carb question please
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 03:37:35 pm »
I second what MotorGeek said. my stock is LT 250r lined up next to our 03 z400 is a blow out. I don't feel that my 250r would be much of a challenge for even a stock banshee. Any 450, or a big bore bike like a DS650 would be better.

As for changing out carbs on a LTZ400 I wouldn't, the stock carb is great on a stock to med built z400. plus I don't think you would gain much by changing it.
04 CRF 450R----> My Beast
03 LTZ 400------> Wife's Boy Friend
90 LT 250R------> Done and Ripping
01 CR 125-------> Traded For the LT

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Re: 05 z400 carb question please
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 06:17:01 am »
Yea I was just kidding about beating the Banshee but I know that any carburetor would be better than a CV carburetor as far as performance goes. A CV carburetorís slide opens on vacuum and I am looking for someone that has done the upgrade of installing a flat or round slide carb on the z400. Thanks for the input guys but I need someone who has done this upgrade for a little direction in the matter. Thanks again. Peace.
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