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Title: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: NickB on April 10, 2019, 11:13:17 PM
Hello all, just bought an old 1991 FJ1200 which needs some TLC, so probably be seeking some advice. She's only done 36000 miles, but has lived outside, so lots of corrosion. Hoping to get her up and running for a trip to Scotland in 6 weeks (Gulp!) cheers Nick


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: Millietant on April 11, 2019, 03:36:18 AM
Hi Nick, welcome to the forum.

Lots of help/advice here if you need it. I’ve just given my FJ a re-furb last summer (took it down to two big pieces, a frame and an engine) and did a few mods while I was at it - 17” back wheel and USD forks + R1 calipers etc.

Just let me know if i can help in any way - and I have a few good parts left over if you need them if any of yours are too far gone (forks, calipers, wheels, discs, etc).


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: Troyskie on April 11, 2019, 03:43:43 AM
Welcome Nick,

You can have FJ have company in Scotland from a recent intro.

Replace the OEM brake lines with steel braided ones. The OEM discs can warp, so roll the wheel and feel/listen for the a disc that touches the pads.

Do the shims.

Check the tank for rust.

Check the vacuum line is not hardened or cracked (same with the other fuel lines)

Check the clutch is not frozen & while on the side stand pop off the clutch over and make sure there are no bits of wire loose. There is a wire retainer on the OEM setup that can come away. If it looks dodgey do the 'clutch mod' from the Files section.

A 'free' mod is to advance the timing, again in the Files section.

You'll likely need a carbie rebuild.

Post some pics of your new baby!

Troyskie


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: Old Rider on April 11, 2019, 05:16:01 AM
Hi and welcome
One tip that is not mentioned yet is to safety wire the petcock . :yes:


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: Pat Conlon on April 11, 2019, 12:22:06 PM

One tip that is not mentioned yet is to safety wire the petcock . :yes:


Petcock Safety wire on the fuel pump FJ's (88-95) is not needed.
Only the vacuum petcock FJ's '84-87 need the safety wire.

Welcome Nick! Be sure to check out the folks at RPM (top banner) for your part needs.
 
A bit of advice, get her running sooner rather than later. Put some miles on her via short trips. Shake out the bugs *before* you take her cross country.

Cheers.   Pat


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: FJmonkey on April 11, 2019, 01:03:39 PM
Welcome Nick, get the mechanical sorted. Then the cosmetics. Noting worse than a good looking bike you can't ride.


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: ZOA NOM on April 12, 2019, 09:00:12 AM
Welcome Nick, get the mechanical sorted. Then the cosmetics. Noting worse than a good looking bike you can't ride.

Sage advice from an experienced monkey...


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: NickB on April 12, 2019, 02:47:18 PM
Hi Nick, welcome to the forum.

Lots of help/advice here if you need it. I’ve just given my FJ a re-furb last summer (took it down to two big pieces, a frame and an engine) and did a few mods while I was at it - 17” back wheel and USD forks + R1 calipers etc.

Just let me know if i can help in any way - and I have a few good parts left over if you need them if any of yours are too far gone (forks, calipers, wheels, discs, etc).
Thanks for the help (think I'll need it) I've just finished getting my Ducati 999 back on the road ££££££££££ Don't think that would have tolerated what the FJ has. Tomorrow I'm whipping the back wheel out, got a new shock to fit and getting new tyres. The front is a Michelin Macadam. Tyre shop reckons it's 15 years old!


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: NickB on April 12, 2019, 02:54:35 PM

One tip that is not mentioned yet is to safety wire the petcock . :yes:


Petcock Safety wire on the fuel pump FJ's (88-95) is not needed.
Only the vacuum petcock FJ's '84-87 need the safety wire.

Welcome Nick! Be sure to check out the folks at RPM (top banner) for your part needs.
 
A bit of advice, get her running sooner rather than later. Put some miles on her via short trips. Shake out the bugs *before* you take her cross country.

Cheers.   Pat


Great advice, got a feeling there's a good bike in there. Needs a new battery, fork seals, front calipers, got a new shock which will go on tomorrow, and tyres which are getting done tomorrow. Got to love a project


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: NickB on April 12, 2019, 03:08:52 PM
Thanks for the advice all. You obviously know your FJ'S. Looking forward to blasting round Scotland on her. Lot of work to do yet though!


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: aviationfred on April 12, 2019, 10:19:01 PM
Welcome to the forum  :hi:

Definitely bin the front tire. 15 year old rubber will have the front end sliding around like trying to gab a greased pig.



Fred


Title: Re: Hello From North Yorkshire
Post by: NickB on April 13, 2019, 08:35:11 AM
Up at 7.30 to do the FJ. Looking loads better after 5 hours of cleaning. Just needs some TLC. Found the 2 front centre cylinder head nuts loose, so torqued them down. Fitting a new shock this afternoon. Happy days