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« on: August 01, 2022, 09:39:25 AM »

Hello from B.C. Canada. I am a new FJ owner, had many bikes in my life but have always wanted an FJ. I prefer to find bikes in boxes and rebuild them. I finally found a '93 that hasn't run in a few years and picked it up cheap. Cosmetically it is good but it needs some TLC on the mechanical side. I will be looking to all of your expertise for any issues that have me stumped.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2022, 11:29:27 AM »

Welcome to the family.

We're all here if you need anything  good2

Photo's would be nice...even if the bikes in bits  sarcastic


'89 FJ 1200 3CV - owned from new.
'89 FJ 1200 3CV - no engine, tank, 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 #2 on: August 02, 2022, 12:08:13 PM »

Welcome to the Forum  hi


I'm not the fastest FJ rider, I am 'half-fast', the fastest slow guy....

2008 VFR800 RC46
1996 VFR750 RC36/2
1995 FJ1200 Brownie Thunder
1990 FJ1300 (1297cc) Casper
1990 VFR750 RC36/1 Minnie
1989 FJ1200 Lazarus, the Streetfighter Project
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 01:31:15 PM »

Welcome Oldguy

The glass is not half full, it was engineered with a 2X safety factor.

'86 Ambulance - Bent frame, cracked case, due for an overhaul
'89 Stormy Blue - Suits my Dark Side
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2022, 02:32:55 PM »


1) Free Owners Manual download:
2) Don’t store your FJ with E10 fuel
3) Replace your old stock rubber brake lines.
4) Important items for the ‘84-87 FJ’s:
Safety wire:
Fuel line:
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1990 uk 3CV in black(blue) and gold, 32k miles

« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2022, 03:12:08 PM »

Welcome, lots of good info and knowlegeable people here
The FJ has a few awkward jobs but is essentially a nice simple mechanical beast with not too much blackboxery

Stainless lines
Blue spot calipers but std m/cyl (so far)
Ebc prolite front discs
Ohlins remote adj rear shock
Remus 4:1
Still running original chain and sprockets from new (scotoilers really work)
Krauser k2s
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2022, 06:43:23 PM »

Welcome to the site! Where in BC are you from? I'm in Nanaimo.

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1991 FJ1200
Nanaimo, British Columbia
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