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General Discussion / Re: Finding my old bike
Last post by Pat Conlon - July 16, 2024, 06:30:24 PM
Good for you!

We get a surprising amount of folks who sold their FJ's, moved on to other bikes, only to regret letting their FJ's slip away. Years later they buy another FJ.

We get very few folks who take the effort track down their old FJs and actually get them back. You are in a special catagory....

That bike is lucky to have you as her owner. Let us know how we can help.

Cheers lad

Yamaha FJ1100 / FJ1200 Running Problems / Re: 86 FJ petcock issue
Last post by red - July 16, 2024, 05:15:36 PM

You have at least two problems.  The fuel petcock needs attention, yes.  Clean, rebuild, or replace it.  Your carbs should also stop the flow of fuel, and if they do not, they need help also - clean or rebuild as necessary.

As said in the post above, leaking carbs can dump fuel directly into your crankcase, destroying the oil.  If you smell fuel at the crankcase oil filler hole (remove the oil filler plug and sniff), or if the engine oil level increases mysteriously, then DO NOT run the engine until the fuel problems are completely fixed, and you have replaced the bad engine oil with new oil. 

Fuel leaked in the engine oil can ruin your engine and transmission.
Yamaha FJ1100 / FJ1200 Running Problems / Re: 86 FJ petcock issue
Last post by twood1972 - July 16, 2024, 05:03:20 PM
Your diaphragm is most likely faulty. RPM has a rebuild for reasonable. Best just rebuild it and save yourself the worry. Suggest checking your crank case for fuel contamination. Don't forget to safety wire your outlet pipe on your petcock as they have been known to fail.

Congrats on your new to you FJ.
Yamaha FJ1100 / FJ1200 Running Problems / 86 FJ petcock issue
Last post by TobinM - July 16, 2024, 03:49:19 PM
I picked up an 86 FJ1200 a couple weeks ago and one issue I've been having is the petcock continues feeding fuel after the bike is shut off. It doesn't happen every ride so I don't understand the issue. I'm thinking that the vacuum just gets stuck open sometimes, but I don't know how to fix that. If this makes sense to anyone and if anyone has a fix I would appreciate it. Also if it isn't the petcock what else would leak my whole tank on the floor.
General Discussion / Re: Finding my old bike
Last post by fj1289 - July 15, 2024, 05:35:31 PM
Back home with you again?

Looks like a solid foundation to work from.  Good luck and enjoy!
General Discussion / Re: Finding my old bike
Last post by xenotron - July 15, 2024, 01:48:04 PM
It turned up on Ebay, a guy had bought it to get running and sell on. Its had a really poor partial respray and has a few bits missing.
Modifications / Re: question for folks running...
Last post by 5speed - July 15, 2024, 08:28:55 AM
Been thinking about this..
I compared the old collector to theirs before I started to put the system on and the "spread" of the pipes looked identical.
I'm wondering if the #2 and 3 pipes were mislabelled.
The center two pipes are furthest away from the head ( they are a bit lower then #1 and 4 at the collector) but the pipes labelled for them are shorter then #1 and 4.
I e-mailed black widow asking if this may be the issue. I'll let you know what they say and I may swap the pipes regardless to see if that fixes the problem.
Modifications / Re: FZR1000 6 Pot Calipers on ...
Last post by AustinFJ - July 14, 2024, 11:51:24 PM
OK... waitaminute... waitaminute... waitaminute...

You are telling me I can fit 65mm 4-pad Brembo's to my FJ?

I've currently got the Blue-Dots on it, and they are pretty great.   But I also happen to have 2 Ducs, an ST4s and a 748 (853), with the standard 65mm on the ST4s and the 4-pad calipers on the 853.   Both have awesome stopping power, but the 4-pads are magical!   
Wait... I also have some FZR fork lowers so I can fit 320's...  I am sensing a project in the works...    :nyam2:

(Whichcraft to commence... soon...)
Maintenance / Re: Looking for a part...
Last post by Lloyd Van Duzen - July 14, 2024, 07:01:31 PM
Just to confirm I ordered a chain slider seal guard from Hot Moto Foot. The part fit the way it was suppose to fit with Phillips round head screw.  I drilled a 1/8 hole up close to the pivot pin seal and added a small hex head machine screw since it moved around on the pivot tube a bit.  I received the part six days after placing the order. I think it came from somewhere in Wisconsin USA and I live in Near North (Central) Ontario Canada.  Price $170 Canadian.

I put the swing arm assembly back on my burgundy FJ 1100 today and with new spacers, bushings and grease, a scrub down and paint it's looking pretty good today. A new MC kit and lever and clutch slave kit in today and the clutch is working again today.  Just wanted to let others know about the Hot Foot Moto Chain slider seal Guard is a good product. Lloyd.
Introductions / Re: New guy from Canada..
Last post by 5speed - July 14, 2024, 02:12:27 PM
tks Red. I put brand new tires on her when I got it.. that, brake checks and oil changes are my post buying routine unless the tires on it are relatively new.
I've stretched her legs a bit by just rolling in to the throttle in 5th..
I don't posses the skills to push it to it's limits and have no intention of trying.