Nazar Poznyakovsky has been riding since he was fourteen, and wrenching since seventeen. Under the auspices of the Gazzz Garage name, he now repairs and customizes motorcycles.
There’s a bit of history with this 1979 Yamaha XJ400. Nazar bought it over ten years ago, repaired it and sold it, never expecting to see it again. Then it popped up on his radar again — after an accident — and was 250km away. After a long trip through snow-bound roads, Nazar squeezed the bike into the trunk of a friend’s small car and took it back home again.
Very little of the original bike remains. The frame is still there, but it’s been modified. The engine is now from a XJ600, upgraded with a XJ600 Diversion cylinder block, and ported and polished heads — via Bike EXIF