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#1
As you mentioned, welding near the bearing can introduce heat distortion, affecting bearing clearance and potentially causing engine failure.JB Weld residue can make proper welding difficult. Its removal is crucial for a successful weld. Welding might be technically possible, but the risks and costs make it a questionable solution.
#2
Introductions / Re: It took 30 years for me to...
Last post by 85FJ11 - Today at 07:09:32 AM
Ok.

I see there's a section for that.

I haven't been that good at taking pics over the journey, but there are many stories to tell, and experiences learned from!
#3
Introductions / Re: It took 30 years for me to...
Last post by Pat Conlon - Yesterday at 10:26:36 AM
Glad to help. Check out our Files section, lots of good stuff in there.

If you get a chance, post some pictures of the your FJ resurrection.

Cheers
#4
Maintenance / Re: Clutch Wont Disengage
Last post by Sparky84 - Yesterday at 03:07:17 AM
Quote from: RPM - Robert on April 08, 2024, 11:18:41 AMI am pretty sure it is assembly lube/ maybe even brake fluid. I have never opened one up, Yamaha only send them with the 1100 kits and no others. I use the brake fluid we will be using in the system to assemble so I have never even opened those bottles.
Thanks Robert, I've never opened one either.
#5
Modifications / Re: Big Bore Cylinder Block - ...
Last post by racerrad8 - April 12, 2024, 09:39:44 PM
Are you referring to the cylinder block?

Randy - RPM
#6
Introductions / Re: It took 30 years for me to...
Last post by 85FJ11 - April 12, 2024, 03:52:45 PM
Thanks Pat, and for the handy links re safety wire and fuel line routing.

The fuel tank has been off the 85 for three months while doing other work, and I bought a new OEM petcock (the old one was missing the filter), and had to rebuild a used fuel sender unit because the one it came with was rusted. The tank is about to go back on, so these links are timely.
#7
Introductions / Re: It took 30 years for me to...
Last post by Pat Conlon - April 12, 2024, 02:17:45 PM
Welcome to the group. It is safe to say the FJ are a great value for dollar, plus a bike you can actually work on, if you wish. We have many owners here with experience and wisdom about the FJ.

Cheers

Pat
#8
Trip & Travel Reports / Re: ** Success ** 3rd Times A ...
Last post by Firehawk068 - April 12, 2024, 01:10:17 PM
Quote from: Bones on April 12, 2024, 03:56:08 AMFantastic video Alan, you have quite the knack for putting footage together and making enjoyable content.

Thanks! I'm definitely getting better at it...........The learning-curve is getting easier.
I try to keep one thought in mind: "What would I find entertaining to watch?" It usually translates into something that others' find entertaining as well.....(not always, but usually)  :drinks:
#9
Introductions / It took 30 years for me to fin...
Last post by 85FJ11 - April 12, 2024, 11:00:37 AM
Hi everyone

First saw an FJ in '94 when I started riding (on an XJ750 Seca), but could never afford one. I have on-and-off wanted one ever since.

I finally found an '85 FJ11 unrideable and in need of lots of TLC in Jan 2014, at a price and apparent condition that would make the effort worthwhile. I've been working on it over winter, and the work continues now into spring.

However, I became a bit impatient about wanting to ride it with Spring here, so I bought a high mileage (103,000Km) '89 FJ12 in reasonable condition this month (April), and have done my first 200Km on it. It needs a bit of work (e.g. instrument panel seems loose, the right mirror rattles, the right indicator maybe has a broken tab, the brakes squeal, the tail light seems loose etc.), but at least it's roadworthy, so I can work on it while I ride.

They say don't meet your heroes, but they were wrong in this case: The FJ is everything as fantastic as I dreamed about over the last 30 years! I hope when I finally get the FJ11 working that the experience is not too different.
#10
Trip & Travel Reports / Re: ** Success ** 3rd Times A ...
Last post by Bones - April 12, 2024, 03:56:08 AM
Fantastic video Alan, you have quite the knack for putting footage together and making enjoyable content.