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Author Topic: Bryan's 1989 FJ1200 rebirth in Poplar Grove, IL  (Read 46424 times)
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« Reply #195 on: November 06, 2020, 08:01:30 PM »

Bryan, for emission reasons the USA FJ’s were factory jetted lean with the #37.5 pilot jets.
Those small jets seem to clog easily, especially on gravity flow FJ’s. Remember, you are dealing with a 35 year old tank without the benefit of a proper fuel filter.

Perhaps it’s time to spend $25 for some new #40 or #42.5  pilot jets?
The slightly larger openings seem to be more resistant to clogging.
http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3APilotjet


I had a clog at the end of Sunday's ride.  It was missing badly until 2500 when cold, and 2000 after it warmed up.  Fortunately on my ride today it cleared up.  If I ever go back into the carbs again I'll put the bigger pilot jets in.
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« Reply #196 on: May 03, 2021, 12:25:09 PM »

First the blue spots & new master:


Then the 2012 CBR250R mirrors:


And now I've gone and ordered an RPM oil filter adapter.  The slippery slope is getting me.
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« Reply #197 on: May 03, 2021, 12:45:11 PM »

Don’t forget those 33 year old brake lines!
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3) Replace your old stock rubber brake lines.
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« Reply #198 on: May 03, 2021, 01:57:49 PM »

Don’t forget those 33 year old brake lines!
I've upgraded to a 20 year old FZ1 set - for now.  Definitely on the list.  There is a lot to do on the bike this coming winter, and the airplane is just about done.
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« Reply #199 on: May 03, 2021, 01:58:27 PM »

I’m sure Bryan got the FZ1 hoses with the full kit he bought as a set....... so they’re only about 1/2 that age......

Still makes them 17 years old though !! C’mon Bryan, splash for the Spiegler’s  sarcastic
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'89 FJ 1200 3CV - no engine, tank, seat....parts bike for the future.
'88 FJ 1200 3CV - became a race bike, no longer with us.
'86 FJ 1200 1TX - sold to my boss to finance the '89 3CV I still own.
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« Reply #200 on: May 03, 2021, 02:10:41 PM »

Dean you are right, and I'm not sure what year they were.  The old ebay ad picture says 2001-2005 so I put the worst case of 20 years.

I'm thinking I'll be going through the front brakes this winter.  I just bought them, put them on, and bled them.  Used pads and everything.  My old EBC rotors are pitted from brake fluid leaking out during the 16 year dormant period, and I think they need to be replaced.  Along with that it would be time for new pads and the Spieglers from RPM.  I'll also be adjusting the valves.  I have not done that since I got the bike running, though I do have the record of every valve adjustment I'd done.  Also I have the records for my buddy's FJ which he has not owned in years, and who I haven't seen in a couple of decades!

The other thing I plan to do is to take off all the bodywork and fix it.  Lots of cracks going on.  ABS does not age well.
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« Reply #201 on: September 23, 2021, 10:33:23 PM »

Changed the oil and put on my RPM adapter.
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