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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2005, 01:27 AM
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2003 Z400 worn out?


I've been atving for 7years and am 19 years old. I currently have a 2001 honda 350 4x4 ES and am looking at purchasing a sport quad. I found a 2003 Suzuki LT-Z400 and took it for a test drive tonight. It seemed okay but had no back brake, the black foot plastic was cracked along with the yellow plastic, and after driving up and down the road a couple times the cooling fan kicked on, the resoiver read full so...is that normal? The quad has a yoshimura pipe and dynojet kit. The rear grab bar was missing all the paint along with the front of the a-arms so would that be from riding and wheeling in the sand and normal use? I also found neutral alittle hard to find after coming to a stop in third and then going into reverse and such, should I be expecting to replace a clutch and tranny. The front dunlop stock tires were also quite worn and it featured bearclaw tires on the rear (the owner has a set of dune tires on alternate ITP rims and loves the sand. That being the case, could the shocks be worn from all the jumping in 3 years?). Any input on this machine and how it should look or operate being that old would be great. Thanks Torbin
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 12:05 AM
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Re: 2003 Z400 worn out?

Well I looked at some more for sell that are the same year and this one seems to be in good shape so Im gonna get it wOOt.
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Re: 2003 Z400 worn out?

The current NADA book shows that vehicle at $3975.

All the things you talked about is completely normal.

The bike is menat to ride hard, and that fact that a piece is missing here or there could be from the owners own customizing.

Paint is considered a wear item. It may need redone.

The fact that the stock tires on still on the front wore or not, means there aren't a ton of miles on it.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 10:43 PM
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Re: 2003 Z400 worn out?

it just needs some tlc!!
a projeect is great fun and will let you know your quad inside and out. you could have the shocks serviced and that wouold probably ehlp a bunch as a lot of people never seem to do this.
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