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Title: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 09, 2011, 07:08:21 PM
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their support and to say it has been a pleasure working with FJ owners all over the world.

I have finally had some movement on some of the parts I have been waiting on for what seems like an eternity.

The fork braces are back in my hands, the carb kits to cover all years have also been received.

The Vibrantors are scheduled to be shipped on 9/23. The fork rebuild kits, fuel pump points and the 89-93 petcocks are scheduled to be received by the distributor around 10/1.

I never got enough interest in the clear LED taillight with signals to have it manufactured so it has been removed from the website. I am still not sure if I am going to restock the other LED lights when stock has been depleted.

The slave cylinders are one of the items that does not have a receipt date and is one of the many items I am having trouble getting from Yamaha. As I have stated before my supplier gets 3 full size shipping container stock orders a year and they have only received one due to the Japan earthquake. He stated when the order was placed for the last container, their inventory was good and since they order 3-4 in advance they use purchase history to order. Well things like slave cylinders and some carb parts were not big movers for them prior to the RPM website getting up & running. Once those items arrive in the US I will have them available to you guys.

The urethane motormount and aftermarket oil coolers kits are continuing through the testing phase.

I have not had an update in quite a while on the new front fork valves, hopefully they are at the Tellico rally for some good riding this weekend.

I am working diligently to find a supplier to get chain & sprockets from and I hope to make an announcement on that in the next week.

Again, I thank everyone one for their input and as always if you do not see something on my website shoot me an email and I will look at adding it to the inventory.

Once again thank you for your support. :hi:

Randy - RPM
www.RPMracingCa.com (http://www.RPMracingCa.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on September 10, 2011, 01:11:17 AM
Thank you Randy, you have been an asset to our forum.  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Lotsokids on September 10, 2011, 05:49:06 AM
Thank you Randy, you have been an asset to our forum.  :good2:

Agreed! You are my only option for successfully shipping parts to Hungary - with extremely reasonable shipping costs!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: loquito on September 10, 2011, 09:31:17 PM
i am lucky to have found out about you and too be able to be your customer, looking forward to future purchases


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: winddancer on September 10, 2011, 09:42:10 PM

Keep.up the good work and keeping the parts we need since i am the luckiest of all of us since I live 20 min away thanks for all the help and parts. :good2: :good2: :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: jf ahamay on September 11, 2011, 08:19:20 PM
Bravo.... you'll be hearing from me prior to next spring.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 14, 2011, 11:46:34 AM
 :good2: The fork rebuild kits hit the distributors shelf today. They only got twenty five sets and probably won't have anymore until next year, so I ordered all twenty five and they will be in my hands tomorrow. :yahoo:

They have already been added to my stock inventory as well and the notification emails should have been received. :yes:

Thanks again, Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 28, 2011, 07:46:30 PM
A little update on some of the newest things I have been working on.

Well, I have received the new set of fork valves since I was never able to get my set back from Bill P. I am going to be sending them out for independent testing once I get some springs that I have ordered in hand.

Based on my initial testing the stock spring is too soft. With the addition of a true shim valve cartridge it requires the spring to keep the valve seated and I have experienced some bypassing. This is caused by the stock spring not being stiff enough and the valve is lifting from its seat.

Oil filters adapters are on schedule and will be here by Monday 11/28 at the latest.

I have received the undercut transmissions and once I can figure out how to add them to inventory they will be listed on the website. They will have a core charge attached to them as I need to get your old set back to send in for undercutting. The core charge will be a set price, but if your core transmission requires re-welding of the cogs prior to undercutting, a portion of the core charge will be kept to offset that additional cost.

I have signed on with a new vendor, this means more parts for your bike. Not only hard parts like sprockets and wheel bearings; I will be adding batteries, tools, two way radios, heated handle bar kits and much more.

The RPM rear shock is made and the mounting points are now being designed to match the two different version of rear shock design. They said I should see the unit for my 86 in 2-3 weeks so I can start the testing on that.

The oil cooler kit is ready to go. We have seen consistant drops of 20-25 degrees over the stock system. I have the cooler, hose & fitting manufactures signed up and I am just buying parts. I have also started the manufacturing of the mounting hardware as well. I hope to have those ready to send out around the first of January.

The urethane motor mount kit has worked out great. It has eliminated a large degree of the vibrations and they have held up great. I have contacted the urethane company and they have received the specs for the 84-88 motormount kits so I hope to have some news on that shortly. I am looking for a set of 89 upper rubber mounts that I can send to them so I can have a kit for the 89+ models as well.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and 2012 keeps you rolling on two wheels.

Thank you again for all of your support,
                                                     Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: 1tinindian on November 28, 2011, 08:01:19 PM
 Great news Randy, I'm glad to see you will be here for us in the long run.
You may be the very reason some of our bikes will stay on the road.

Leon


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: craigo on November 28, 2011, 08:06:05 PM

The RPM rear shock is made and the mounting points are now being designed to match the two different version of rear shock design. They said I should see the unit for my 86 in 2-3 weeks so I can start the testing on that.

Hello Randy,

I am really interested in this rear shock you are developing.  Any idea on cost yet?  Maybe you had said it in a previous post and I just missed it.  I have a 3CV so any idea when that shock will come to market also?

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and 2012 keeps you rolling on two wheels.

And a Merry Christmas to all also,

CraigO


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 28, 2011, 08:28:20 PM
And a Merry Christmas to all also,
CraigO
You missed our great 1 day rally just North of you. Join us next time....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: craigo on November 28, 2011, 08:44:34 PM
And a Merry Christmas to all also,
CraigO
You missed our great 1 day rally just North of you. Join us next time....

I really wish I could have made it, more than you could know.  But not to risk the wrath of Klavdy, I decided not to even mention any excuses.  :mocking: 

I work every weekend, and I mean every weekend.  Part of my job description is to be there for clients where home showings are done.  Some times I feel I should just get a 9-5 and leave all this behind.

Plan a ride between Christmas and New Years, I will be there with bells on.

Thanks for that,

Merry Christmas,

CraigO


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 28, 2011, 09:06:10 PM
I really wish I could have made it, more than you could know.  But not to risk the wrath of Klavdy, I decided not to even mention any excuses.  :mocking: 
I work every weekend, and I mean every weekend.  Part of my job description is to be there for clients where home showings are done.  Some times I feel I should just get a 9-5 and leave all this behind.
Plan a ride between Christmas and New Years, I will be there with bells on.
Thanks for that,
Merry Christmas,
CraigO
If you can make it then Steve won't have to feel so left out with his White and Blue FJ, he was surrounded buy 3 Red & White (Ambulance) colored FJ's. Maybe that is why he rode fast as hell? If the ambulance can't catch you then all is well.... :biggrin:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on November 28, 2011, 09:32:21 PM
Great news Randy. The motor mounts for the 86 is very interesting. Have a great holiday!
Mike


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 28, 2011, 09:36:11 PM
Hello Randy,

I am really interested in this rear shock you are developing.  Any idea on cost yet?  Maybe you had said it in a previous post and I just missed it.  I have a 3CV so any idea when that shock will come to market also?

CraigO

We really have not discussed price yet. They want to put one together and make sure it is feasible before we get into those discussions.

I sent them a stock shock for both versions and since I have an 86, we went there first to start the testing. They are very confident the shock will out perform the Penske as they have been using them an a Suzuki track bike that they removed a Penske 8900 series shock. The rider immediately went almost three seconds faster by the change in rear shock alone.

That is the news I like to hear when looking at better products for the FJ. They tell me the shock is able to determine the difference between chassis and suspension (or high speed & lower speed) movement and the valving internally adjusts accordingly to absorb the bumps better, but also allow the shock to function under acceleration and braking better.

I can say one of the things I do notice about the fork valves is that the reflective markers in the roadway are basically not felt when hitting them, but the bake of the bike with the rear shock is bouncing all over. I really hope when I install the rear shock it absorbs those markers like the front,but still is able to control the dampening when cornering as well.

Thanks, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 28, 2011, 09:54:59 PM
Faster Randy!!!! Faster!!! My recent ride in SoCal made me realize just how soft stock is. I felt like I was a Monkey riding a bucking bull in some of the corners. Not sure if it was my 16" front, soft OEM progressive springs, or pogo spring like rear shock. It was not from the RPM fork brace, that was helping me keep up with Moparman Steve.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 28, 2011, 10:22:27 PM
Faster Randy!!!! Faster!!!

Well to tell you the truth, I thought the fork valves would already be tested and available, but as you have read in the other posts, I was left hanging high & dry...

It all boils down to time to test at this point, and since we are in the winter season the testing time takes longer...

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 28, 2011, 10:40:19 PM
Faster Randy!!!! Faster!!!
Well to tell you the truth, I thought the fork valves would already be tested and available, but as you have read in the other posts, I was left hanging high & dry...
It all boils down to time to test at this point, and since we are in the winter season the testing time takes longer...
Randy - RPM
Damn!!! Makes me wish I knew a thing or two of front suspension and all. I would love be your Guinea pig on new products... Does it help that we have two Guinea pigs as pets??? Good eating in some South American places... Couie I think... Don't tell the wife that...


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: craigo on November 29, 2011, 12:27:00 AM
Randy,

OK, now I am salivating all over the keyboard. As the shock will be < or = to the Penske, I am sure that it'll be costly.  But you don't deal in cheap budget equipment from what I can see on your website.

So sit here and wait I will.  Maybe by next summer???

Thanks,

CraigO


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: craigo on November 29, 2011, 12:32:06 AM
If you can make it then Steve won't have to feel so left out with his White and Blue FJ, he was surrounded buy 3 Red & White (Ambulance) colored FJ's. Maybe that is why he rode fast as hell? If the ambulance can't catch you then all is well.... :biggrin:

Should continue this on the Ride Report Thread, don't want to be no hi-jacker. BUT...

Yeah, I have ridden with Steve.  He rides well.  Looking back, I wish I would have let him ride my FJ w/ the 17" rear.  Might have swayed him to the mod side.  :yes:  But just put the new front blue dots on and was having some trouble w/ the master. I was kinda worried that it might fail on him.  But that's all been resolved.

I'm going to do the 94 to Buckman Springs over Sunrise to Julian down to Ramona and home tomorrow, about 180-200 miles with all the side road action.  First ride I will have in over a month.  Seems longer.

See you all on the next ride.

Have a very Merry Kookaloo Christmas,

CraigO


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: flips on November 29, 2011, 01:49:21 AM
Hi Randy

Thank you for the great service and advice!

Cheers :drinks:

Jeff P


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FeralJuggernaut on December 07, 2011, 09:04:29 AM
Any Shock updates?!?!!   My current shock will be 28 years old next month and was knackered about 80,000 miles ago...     :sarcastic:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Frogger on December 08, 2011, 02:13:59 PM
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their support and to say it has been a pleasure working with FJ owners all over the world.

I have finally had some movement on some of the parts I have been waiting on for what seems like an eternity.

The fork braces are back in my hands, the carb kits to cover all years have also been received.

The Vibrantors are scheduled to be shipped on 9/23. The fork rebuild kits, fuel pump points and the 89-93 petcocks are scheduled to be received by the distributor around 10/1.

I never got enough interest in the clear LED taillight with signals to have it manufactured so it has been removed from the website. I am still not sure if I am going to restock the other LED lights when stock has been depleted.

The slave cylinders are one of the items that does not have a receipt date and is one of the many items I am having trouble getting from Yamaha. As I have stated before my supplier gets 3 full size shipping container stock orders a year and they have only received one due to the Japan earthquake. He stated when the order was placed for the last container, their inventory was good and since they order 3-4 in advance they use purchase history to order. Well things like slave cylinders and some carb parts were not big movers for them prior to the RPM website getting up & running. Once those items arrive in the US I will have them available to you guys.

The urethane motormount and aftermarket oil coolers kits are continuing through the testing phase.

I have not had an update in quite a while on the new front fork valves, hopefully they are at the Tellico rally for some good riding this weekend.

I am working diligently to find a supplier to get chain & sprockets from and I hope to make an announcement on that in the next week.

Again, I thank everyone one for their input and as always if you do not see something on my website shoot me an email and I will look at adding it to the inventory.

Once again thank you for your support. :hi:

Randy - RPM
[url=http://www.RPMracingCa.com]www.RPMracingCa.com[/url] ([url]http://www.RPMracingCa.com[/url])
Hi Randy, I'm new to FJowners and so to your site RPM, a great range, looking foreward doing business with you.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 08, 2011, 04:35:59 PM
Hi Randy, I'm new to FJowners and so to your site RPM, a great range, looking foreward doing business with you.

Thank you and welcome. You will find almost everything you need on the pages of both of the sites as well.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fb747 on December 08, 2011, 09:27:53 PM
keep em coming Randy, I know that I most certainly appreciated you sending me parts when I was in Japan.

It looks like by the time I get my hands on another FJ I'll just be able to go through your site, tick every box, install and smile  :i_am_so_happy:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 14, 2011, 01:11:22 PM
Another parts update;

I now have Yuasa AGM batteries in stock as well as a new maintenance charger. I will be adding a few more larger capacity chargers as I go along, but I wanted to get one in the shelf.

The start rebuild/brush kits are now on the shelf.

I have added the "sealmate" fork seal tool. It is a thin plastic tool designed to clean debris that get lodged between the seal & fork tube.

Spanner wrenches for aftermarket rear/spring shock adjustments and the list continues to grow.

Thanks again, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: rktmanfj on December 14, 2011, 01:24:03 PM


I have added the "sealmate" fork seal tool. It is a thin plastic tool designed to clean debris that get lodged between the seal & fork tube.


I never would have believed that one of these things would work until last spring.

I arrived at the ECSR with a suddenly leaky fork seal, and Carey fashioned one and worked on the seal with it.

That seal lasted out the season, and is still holding fine (although I will replace it soon and service the forks).


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 14, 2011, 01:56:23 PM
I never would have believed that one of these things would work until last spring.

I arrived at the ECSR with a suddenly leaky fork seal, and Carey fashioned one and worked on the seal with it.

That seal lasted out the season, and is still holding fine (although I will replace it soon and service the forks).

Yep, I believe most fork seal leaks are from debris such as dirt & bug residue. Once you clean them out hopefully they will last a while longer.

I used one with success on my bike after my return from the 2011 WCR. One started leaking shortly after return and the had just been rebuilt prior to going to the rally.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj11.5 on December 14, 2011, 04:16:19 PM
fork seal cleaner sounds good, have to be better than using a nine inch grinder on them  :biggrin:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RichBaker on December 14, 2011, 09:29:03 PM


I have added the "sealmate" fork seal tool. It is a thin plastic tool designed to clean debris that get lodged between the seal & fork tube.


I never would have believed that one of these things would work until last spring.

I arrived at the ECSR with a suddenly leaky fork seal, and Carey fashioned one and worked on the seal with it.

That seal lasted out the season, and is still holding fine (although I will replace it soon and service the forks).


 I made one that I use regularly on my WR450F USDs....  seems like the large-diameter tubes get stuff in there more easily than the old, flexy conventional tubes did.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 23, 2011, 06:57:13 PM
The newest assortment of parts has been added today and many just in time for your winter maintenance service.

Race Tech Fork Spring Kits

ALL BALLS Wheel Bearing/Seal Kits

The new design fork seal driver

Spanner Wrenches


I want to also again thank all of the great people here that have allowed me to supply your FJ needs and requirements.

The new year looks bright with new RPM parts hitting the shelves early in the season. Keep your eyes out for the next RPM newsletter for more information.

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year


Thanks again, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RichBaker on December 23, 2011, 07:21:23 PM
Had to go see the new fork seal driver....  Pretty slick, I might have to get one! I need to order one of the smoke integrated brake lights for my Christmas present next week, maybe I'll get both....

Merry Christmas!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FeralRdr on January 03, 2012, 12:03:55 AM

Thanks Randy.   :good:

Got the new valve stem seals installed on new years eve, and the smoked brake light/integrated turn signal the day before that.  Haven't had a good chance to take her out for a good test ride yet, as it's been a little cool and damp up here in the Portland area, but should be able to get out sometime this week when the weather clears a little.  Anyway, thanks again for the info and speedy processing; the package arrived within three days.  :hi:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update 1/12
Post by: racerrad8 on January 24, 2012, 07:27:15 PM
I have added some more parts to the inventory today. With all of the conversation about speedometers lately I decided to add a new speedometer cable to the fold; Speedo Cable (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AS-C)

The PBI 18 tooth front sprocket is now on the shelf; 18T Sprocket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFDS)

I also added for your cruising comfort when traveling to the rally, the "Crampbuster" throttle control; Crampbuster (http://www.rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=crampbuster&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sfil0=)

The has been great progress on the coolers as well...

Coolers are here.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/RPMwebsite714.jpg)

Lower brackets being fabricated.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/RPMwebsite728.jpg)

Upper brackets being fabricated.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/RPMwebsite729.jpg)

The final pieces to the package are the hoses and fittings which I hope to have in hand by the end on next week. I am spending the next few nights writing up the instructions so they will be ready when everything else comes together.

Thanks again for all of your support. :hi:

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Arnie on January 24, 2012, 09:15:46 PM
Randy,

I think the description on the speedo cable should read 84-93.
Good price btw.

Arnie


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 24, 2012, 10:31:54 PM
Randy,

I think the description on the speedo cable should read 84-93.
Good price btw.

Arnie

Thank you sir, correction has been made.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update 1/12
Post by: Dan Filetti on January 24, 2012, 11:02:22 PM
I also added for your cruising comfort when traveling to the rally, the "Crampbuster" throttle control; Crampbuster ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=crampbuster&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sfil0=[/url])

Randy - RPM


Randy-

You may want to issue a warning along with these cramp busters.  I have one (throttle-rocker) and I really like it, it actually makes the bike feel faster, while being considerably more comfortable.  They also have the distinct advantage of easily allowing throttle position maintenance while transitioning on and off brake coverage, not impossible without, but easier with.  

All that said, there have been a few times where I forgot to explicitly lift my wrist when rolling off the throttle.  This in turn lead to that panicky why-is-my-bike-not-slowing-down-as-I-roll-off-the-throttle feeling for a split second before I realized.  It has been years since it happened, but I remove it when anyone else rides my bike as it did take some getting used to.  For those of you considering this, do be aware, it can happen, and in an emergency situation it could be dangerous.

FYI,

Dan  


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: SlowOldGuy on January 25, 2012, 08:18:40 AM
Dan,
I had the same experience with the throttle rocker; unintended (though slight) throttle application when I wasn't expecting it, or didn't want it.  I'm sure more use/training would have helped, but I'm too impatient.

I use it for droning down the highway, but NEVER in the twisties!

DavidR.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: rktmanfj on January 25, 2012, 08:21:45 AM

Exactly why I have a Vista Cruise instead.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: 1tinindian on January 25, 2012, 12:35:07 PM
Good point Dan.
I have the Throttle Rocker and really enjoy it, but that first day of riding at the ECFR I learned real quick that it had to come off!
There is a time and place for most everything in life, but the Throttle Rocker and twisty roads don't go together.

Leon


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 25, 2012, 12:57:02 PM
Thanks for the input of the crampbuster, my thought was it would be great for slabbing, but not in the twisties and by the experiences related already sounds like that's the correct thought.

Thanks,
       Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Flyover Country Joe on January 25, 2012, 01:09:08 PM
I have a Cramp Buster on the far outer end of the grip. Haven't noticed it getting in the way..........I guess there is 1 benefit to having small hands :lol:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: weymouth399 on January 25, 2012, 01:20:09 PM
I have a throttle rocker, used it when my hands were giving me trouble. Yes to everything allready said. But it did help with fatige, but scared me a few times till I got use to it. I don't use it anymore since going to larger grips.
I also don't do long trips under 200 mile a day. No straight roads if poss.

Bob W


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: spsmith_fj1200 on January 25, 2012, 02:51:35 PM
I have a Throttle Rocker which I attach as close as possible to the end of the throttle and move my hand in a little when I do not want to use it.  On another motorcycle forum, the people seem to use the CB1/CB3 model of the Crampbuster or modify the Throttle Rocker to make it narrower.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 25, 2012, 02:53:47 PM
With that said, I will go ahead and order the narrow version so there is the option for those that want it.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: jerryXR on February 04, 2012, 01:42:33 PM
Randy let me know when the cooler are ready to be shippedi want
one.
thanks jerry


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 08, 2012, 11:03:25 AM
The Yamaha rear wheel 530 steel sprockets are now in stock. I have added 39, 40 & 42 to inventory. Other sizes available and I will make additions & changes to inventory if there is enough request for specific sizes not in stock.

I can also get any rear wheel manufactures sprocket as well for all of your rear mod changeovers, just let me know if I can get you something. I can get most sprockets within a couple of days.

Steel Rear Sprocket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RearSprocket)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update 3/5
Post by: racerrad8 on March 06, 2012, 01:10:31 PM
I know I have mentioned in one of the previous updates that the 18t front sprockets are now in stock as well. I have also added 14, 15 & 16 to the inventory for anyone who wants them for quicker acceleration, possibly drag racing.

So, I have 17T O.E. sprockets and 14, 15,,16 & 18 in PBI.

Thanks, Randy



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mark Olson on March 06, 2012, 01:35:21 PM
whooooeeeeee.  parts and more parts.

I am building quite the wish list.



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 06, 2012, 01:52:32 PM
With that said, I will go ahead and order the narrow version so there is the option for those that want it.

Randy - RPM

I have the narrow version on hand now as well, I have not had a chance to add it to inventory but I will get that done this week. I have several other parts to add to the website as well.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 08, 2012, 11:20:59 PM
whooooeeeeee.  parts and more parts.

I am building quite the wish list.

Just wait...there is a new product announcement coming out real soon.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: miked on March 09, 2012, 04:28:05 AM

Just wait...there is a new product announcement coming out real soon.

Randy - RPM

Please be the rear shock, please be the rear shock....... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 12, 2012, 09:59:12 PM
Another round of new parts have come in and are now listed on the RPM website.

Yamaha Wide Head Chrome Fairing Screws (http://www.rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=chrome+screw&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sfil0=)

Heated Grip Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=m%2Fc%3Aheatedgrip)

Case Gasket Set (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=engine%3AEngcasekit)

Severe Duty Barnett Clutch Springs (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Clutch%3ASpringHD)

I have some other stuff coming in tomorrow including R1/6 blue dot brake pads, XJR1300 petcock rebuild kit, carb float height measuring tools, starter solenoid/relay and a few more.

One more thing, I heard from my Yamaha supplier today and the container has left the Yamaha dock and is headed to the US. This means things like the new slave cylinders will be back in stock soon as the boat has an estimate arrival of 4/1. He also told me he is going to have both silver & black once the boat lands.

I also found out today, after an inquiry by the Monkey, that the front & rear wheel bearing kits I have in stock fit the 87-88 FZR1000 wheels; Thanks Mark.

Then, I will just waiting on the RPM fork valves.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 13, 2012, 10:03:14 PM
More parts hit the shelves today...

Blue Dot Brake Pads in both organic & sintered metal,

Blue Dot Organic (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFA252)
Blue Dot Sintered (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFA252HH)

Starter Solenoid/Relay (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AStarterSoleniod)

Float Level Gauge Tool (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3AFLGT)

External Float Level Gauge (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3AFLH)

And for the XJR boys, XJR Petcock Rebuild Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AXJRPetcockKit)

Thank you again for your ongoing support,

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mark Olson on March 14, 2012, 10:29:25 AM
whoooeeeeee  damn Randy you are turning into a one stop shop. :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on March 14, 2012, 11:04:46 AM
whoooeeeeee  damn Randy you are turning into a one stop shop. :good2:
Yep, I was thinking the same thing.
With Randy and his son's skills, all he would need is a small paint booth with a inventory of oem paint colors and he could offer a 1 stop full FJ1100/1200 restoration service....ooooh, so you want to upsize your order?
How about a hairy balls 1350 motor with your restoration?

Yea, I can see that...

Kudos Randy. We are very fortunate to have you.....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Lotsokids on March 14, 2012, 11:32:03 AM
Don't forget, international FJ'ers... He ships worldwide. Randy has provided excellent service with very reasonable shipping to me here in Hungary. :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Alf on March 14, 2012, 04:18:24 PM
Don't forget, international FJ'ers... He ships worldwide. Randy has provided excellent service with very reasonable shipping to me here in Hungary. :good2:

And to me to Tenerife (Spain)  :flag_of_truce:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 20, 2012, 12:19:56 PM
More parts for all of you.

Shift Lever Rubber (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASLR)

Coil Over Bearing Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACoilOverBrgKit)

RPM Fork Valve (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMForkValve)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 21, 2012, 11:13:57 PM
Man, I have been on a roll lately and new parts are arriving daily, here is today's latest additions;

Randy - RPM

Reinforced Rubber Washer-10 pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARubberWasher10pk)

Reinforced Rubber Washer (ea) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARubberWasher)

89+ FJ Undertank Fuel Filter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A1FK-24560-10)

Starter Rebuild Kit - Four Brush (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=electrical%3A4brrbkit)

Starter Rebuild Kit - Two Brush (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=electrical%3A2brrbkit)





Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RichBaker on March 22, 2012, 01:36:44 AM
Hey Randy,  I was going to order a tail light, smoked w/integrated turn signals (finally), but they're out of stock....  When do expect more?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 22, 2012, 10:26:33 AM
Hey Randy,  I was going to order a tail light, smoked w/integrated turn signals (finally), but they're out of stock....  When do expect more?

Rich,

Its probably a couple of weeks out still. I paid for them back on the 5Th and it take seems to take 3-4 weeks from Germany to me.

They have been ordered and are on the way.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 03, 2012, 08:10:22 PM
The next batch of RPM LED tail lights (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ALEDSMKBL-TS) has landed.

I received two failed email notifications after they were added to stock, so I thought I better pass it along.

Thanks, Randy


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RichBaker on April 03, 2012, 08:16:52 PM
Got my email,  I'll order a bit later when I take lunch....   :yahoo:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 11, 2012, 10:24:34 PM
Three new items hit the shelves in the last week.

Fork Oil Level Gauge (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=tools%3AForkLevel)

Haynes FJ Service Manual (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=tools%3AHayneFJ)

I know there are not too many XJR guys here, but for those who are..

XJR 43mm Fork Seal Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJ43ForkSealKit)

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on April 12, 2012, 08:13:42 PM

Fork Oil Level Gauge ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=tools%3AForkLevel[/url])


Again I have to reveal my naivety, in order to learn. How do you use this tool? Seems to be something of a dipstick. I guess you need to know what the level should be from top of tube. Dip, check and add as needed?? Come with instructions?

Mike :blush:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on April 12, 2012, 09:18:37 PM

Fork Oil Level Gauge ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=tools%3AForkLevel[/url])


Again I have to reveal my naivety, in order to learn. How do you use this tool? Seems to be something of a dipstick. I guess you need to know what the level should be from top of tube. Dip, check and add as needed?? Come with instructions?

Mike :blush:


Just looking at it I would over fill the fork. Set the level and use the syringe to suck up all the oil that is above the set level. I like it. Easy as piss...


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: miked on April 13, 2012, 01:01:48 AM
Easy as piss.....

Not that easy, if you've ever had kidney stones..... :shok:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 20, 2012, 07:11:06 PM
Well, the E-S regulators are gone and the new & improved RaceTech Electric regulators are in stock.

Race-Tech Regulator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Electrical%3ARegulator)

Randy - RPM




Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 27, 2012, 04:26:37 PM
Well...the wait is over,

The time has finally come and RPM will now be your source for O.E. Yamaha Parts as well. I have signed the contract and it takes effect on May 1st, and I am excited.

What this means for you is the parts your are having to buy from other online vendors will no be available from RPM. This program is going to allow me to supply you will any & all FJ parts to keep your bike on the road.

This is going to be a learning curve on what I am going to stock and what is going to be special order only. What I really need to find out from you guys, is what O.E. Yamaha items you would like me to stock. I want stock what you need, on a regular basis with the option of special order on the other parts that are not that popular. With that said, I am going to be stocking the parts on my shelves, paid for and not utilizing the factory to be my stocking source.

I know I have ordered from several different online O.E. sources and have found the shipping cost to be exorbitant, slow turn around and many, many back ordered items. If fact I had narrowed it down to there sources and the closest source has been the best about ordering and shipping the parts to me. No minimum orders and if Yamaha has it in the warehouse it will be shipped out to me.

One thing that I will not be able to do is be as cheap as some of the online vendors. I cannot compete with vendors who are owned by major corporations that are stocking dealers for all makes. These guys have the ability to operate on a cut throat profit margin. They make up for that profit margin by charging steep S&H charges and not having the items in stock and ordering them once you place the order.

I will be competitive in regard to pricing, but you know when you order it from my if it shows in stock it will ship within one business day maximum.

I am looking forward to this new adventure in being able to supply your needs for your FJ for many years to come.

This also means I will be able to special order on a regular basis for any Yamaha product; FJR, dirt bikes, jet skis, and snowmobile.

I have already placed a couple of orders for times based on requests I have received over the last year specifically and they started arriving today. Look for many more items in the coming weeks.

Please send me your emails with items you believe I should stock and I will keep a tally and put the popular items on the shelf.

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Zwartie on April 27, 2012, 05:25:27 PM
Sweet!!!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Dads_FJ on April 27, 2012, 05:36:09 PM
Randy,
Although I don't need any parts at the moment, when the time comes what's the best way to place an order?  Will you keep a database of customers with shipping addresses on file?

Thanks!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 27, 2012, 05:45:47 PM
You will be able to order 99% of the parts through the website. You can establish an account there which places you in the database.

If you ordering something other the FJ parts, those will be telephone orders.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Harvy on April 27, 2012, 05:52:33 PM
A BIG  congratulations Randy...... very good news!  :good2:

Harvy


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on April 27, 2012, 05:58:48 PM
Wow! You're gonna corner the FJ market.... Kudos Randy!  :hi:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: markmartin on April 27, 2012, 06:10:33 PM
Good for you Randy!.  Good for us too.  Best of luck.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj11.5 on April 27, 2012, 07:23:27 PM
if more people had this sort of annotative we could do without rip off bike shops completely, well done randy  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj11.5 on April 27, 2012, 07:24:13 PM
if more people had this sort of annotative we could do without rip off bike shops completely, well done randy  :good2:
   spell check failed me lol


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: 1tinindian on April 27, 2012, 08:40:39 PM
Thank you Randy for keeping the FJ machine rolling down the road!
Your support of this model is very much appreciated.

Leon


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: The General on April 27, 2012, 11:41:16 PM
Sensational Randy.  :good2: This makes investment in an FJ even more sensible. (Short Term and Long term). - i`ve been lookin for an excuse not to sell one of my three - You may have just provided such an incentive.  Doug


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mark Olson on April 28, 2012, 12:08:25 PM
Randy ,

this sounds like a great idea and I have been very happy with your parts and service and look forward to being able to do a one stop shop.

so add Michelin tires to the yamaha stuff and I would be all set.

my first suggestion would be the windscreen well bolt /nut things . :blush:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Alf on April 28, 2012, 01:21:31 PM
After near 400.000 kms ridden in my 4 FJs and thinking about spares support, I can´t see other than accessories, improvements, gizmos, add-ons, consumables... I have not ever have a mechanical problem

Don´t invest too much in mechanical spares, Randy. Your shop is excellent and your work fantastic. And now you have the things that go wrong (fork seals, ageing carbs, bearings...)

Very reliable beasts are our FJs, really


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ Flyer on April 28, 2012, 06:11:14 PM
Looking forward to May 1.  FjR parts order will be coming your way.  :good:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on April 30, 2012, 06:22:01 PM
Wow Randy congratulations! This is very good news. I guessed this is what you were hinting about. So we will be able to email you Yamaha part numbers for purchase? Will you put link to Yamaha parts on your site? As far as what to stock, that's tough. For instance I need some rubber bushings for side panel receptacle and odd stuff like that. I don't know if there would be enough turn around for us to expect you to stock them.

A fuel gauge or two maybe. Those are always a problem. I ended up buying a new replacement for my bike.
I will keep stinking about it.


Good news Randy!
Mike


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on April 30, 2012, 07:59:06 PM
 Ordered my parts Thursday nite, and they arrived today..... Thank you Randy and sons!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on April 30, 2012, 09:01:02 PM
I will keep stinking about it.
Mike
From now on Mike you ride in the back as shagger, I thought it was the chicken ranch we passed the last time we rode....Was that really you?  :biggrin:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 30, 2012, 11:00:34 PM
1) So we will be able to email you Yamaha part numbers for purchase?
2) Will you put link to Yamaha parts on your site?
3) For instance I need some rubber bushings for side panel receptacle and odd stuff like that. I don't know if there would be enough turn around for us to expect you to stock them.
4) A fuel gauge or two maybe. Those are always a problem. I ended up buying a new replacement for my bike.

1) Yes, I am planning on putting in a lot of part numbers of hard to get, as well as expendable O.E. items.
2) No direct Yamaha link, but as parts are added you will be able to search by website via Yamaha part number. So you can see if I have it prior to emailing me.
3) Those are already on order and should be here next week and will be a regular stocking item.
4) Great suggestion, I have already requested price & availability.

Guys, this is the stuff I need to hear from you; what you need the most. I have already placed the first couple of orders and there are a ton of part numbers on the way.

I will start putting them up and advising here about new things I am adding. I ordered suspension & brake parts, throttle cables, fairing & trim pieces to name just a few.

There will be a bunch of new parts next week.

If you have further suggestions/recommendations I would like to have them.

Thanks, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Dan Filetti on May 01, 2012, 11:47:07 AM
Guys, this is the stuff I need to hear from you; what you need the most. I have already placed the first couple of orders and there are a ton of part numbers on the way.

If you have further suggestions/recommendations I would like to have them.

Randy-

I ordered a new clutch slave cyl, not just the rebuild kit, the enire assembly for my FJ.  It was not a huge amount (~$120).  It was shiny and new, and my piston was a mess, so while I *may* have been able to clean it up, it sure was nice to swap in the new one.  Fo rth eover achievers getting both the kit and the new assembly gets the user back on the road quickly, with a new shiny slave, plus they can rebuild their old one and have it ready for the next time it fails.

You may want to have one or two of these lying around, then again, I may be fairly alone on this, not sure... FWIW.


Dan


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 01, 2012, 12:54:06 PM
Randy-

I ordered a new clutch slave cyl, not just the rebuild kit, the enire assembly for my FJ.  It was not a huge amount (~$120).  It was shiny and new, and my piston was a mess, so while I *may* have been able to clean it up, it sure was nice to swap in the new one.  For the over achievers getting both the kit and the new assembly gets the user back on the road quickly, with a new shiny slave, plus they can rebuild their old one and have it ready for the next time it fails.

Dan


Dan,

I have had new slave cylinders (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Clutch%3A5EA-16381-00%3A36y-16381-00) listed on the website since the first day, but have been out of stock for months due to the Japan earthquake & shipping issues stemming from last year.

I have them in both black & silver and they are scheduled to be back in stock next Monday (possibly sooner), The best part is they are much cheaper than what you listed.

Thanks for the suggestion and please keep them coming.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: SlowOldGuy on May 01, 2012, 02:55:43 PM
I ordered a new clutch slave cyl, not just the rebuild kit, the enire assembly for my FJ. ...[snip]

You may want to have one or two of these lying around, then again, I may be fairly alone on this, not sure... FWIW.

I'm sure this will come as a shock to you Dan, but I always keep 1 new slave cylinder and at least 3 all cleaned, polished, and waiting to drop in a seal kit.    :-)

DavidR.


Title: Re: RPM Parts and more
Post by: Mike Ramos on May 05, 2012, 12:06:46 AM
Good evening everyone,

Just as everyone else is, I am pleasantly surprised to see that RPM will be stocking additional parts for the FJ's.

I would like to mention that the parts that RPM has sold to date (as well as the new additions) are kept in stock at RPM's shop. Randy is not just a middle man where he orders the parts on an "as needed" basis, but a true stocking vendor. It is a VERY substantial monetary investment in inventory on his part. To make such a substantial commitment in today's Internet world is quite unusual and of great benefit to all FJ owners in not only quick delivery but also competitive pricing.

I have no idea what the cost of product development is in both time and from a financial aspect, but it must be substantial. Because of Randy's efforts, we now have updated & upgraded oil coolers, tail lights, suspension componets (including a fork brace) and more items on the horizon.

Another plus which has been understated yet also indicative Randy's dedication is his unique and comprehensive knowledge of the the FJ's which he freely shares with anyone who has a question. Via his web site or over the phone he is readily available.

In addition, the several times I have not been able to have my motorcycle serviced at RPM during the week, I have made appointments for the weekend which were most convenient for me, if not for Randy...!

Ride carefully,

Mike Ramos.




Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: mickarch on May 06, 2012, 07:08:21 PM
If anyone is in the market for new grips, I highly recommend you purchase Randy's foam grips:

http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFoamGrip (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFoamGrip)

By far the most cost effective mod I've done so far.  I've had them on shelf in the garage for a while, wish I would have put them on a long time ago.  I had been using Progrip gel grips but was not satisfied with their comfort.  Added some grip puppies which didn't do a whole lot to help.  These foam grips from Randy coupled with the Vibranator bar ends I previously installed have dampened just about all vibration coming through the bars.  If you're in the marked for grips, these are $10 very well spent.  My only advice is that if you use the caterpillar o-ring throttle lock, don't push the grip on too far or it won't engage the o-ring.

mickey


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 06, 2012, 11:13:41 PM
The O.E. Yamaha parts are starting to trickle in. I have added everything to the website tonight, there is much more coming and I will be posting those parts in blocks as they are loaded onto the website.

Today additions:

86-87 Fuel Tank Petcock, with safety wired outlet fitting (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A1TX-24500-02); completed with S/S safety wire to prevent rust and to ensure the fitting never falls out.
91-93 Throttle Cable Assy (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A91-93TC)
FJ1100 Clutch M/C Rebuild Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A1100CLTCHMCKIT)
Nylon Fairing Washer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ANylonWasher)
Chrome 5mm Upper Fairing Screws (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AWideoval5mm)
Drive Sprocket Lock (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=90215-30233)
89-93 Front Axle (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A89-93FAxle)

I have a bunch of tire service tools coming in this week as well; Tire Spoons, Rim Protectors, Wheel balancer, Wheel weights (clip & stick).

Please keep sending me your requests, that is what I base my future stocking item on. I will continue to add parts to the stock for you to keep you running. If you have something that you need and you do not find it on my website, shoot me the part number and I will get the price and availability for you.

Thanks you for the kind words and your continued support, I hope to meet many of you at the two upcoming western states rallies.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: big r on May 07, 2012, 08:16:48 AM
Randy is da MAN. :yahoo: :yahoo: :i_am_so_happy: :i_am_so_happy: It"s great to see there is a place that someone is going to stock parts for our bikes and not try to rip us off by charging double for them. Way to go Randy. Big r


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: WhiteBeard on May 16, 2012, 10:50:47 AM
Two things that popped out of my head:

1) Does Yamaha still provide the OEM tool kit?
If so, would it be worth buying?

2) How about foot peg rubbers? I for one would be in need of new ones, rider and passenger.

/Nat


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: andyb on May 16, 2012, 10:56:25 AM
How about the `04 R1 (1/5turn) and `06 R6 (1/6 turn) throttles?  I'd have to sit and measure the FJ throttle tube, but it's a common mod that many people like, increasing throttle sensitivity.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 16, 2012, 11:54:52 AM
Two things that popped out of my head:

1) Does Yamaha still provide the OEM tool kit?
If so, would it be worth buying?

2) How about foot peg rubbers? I for one would be in need of new ones, rider and passenger.

/Nat

Nat,

Foot peg rubbers are already on order, I am checking on the tool kit.

How about the `04 R1 (1/5turn) and `06 R6 (1/6 turn) throttles?  I'd have to sit and measure the FJ throttle tube, but it's a common mod that many people like, increasing throttle sensitivity.

Andy, I have forwarded the request. We will see what the distributor can do to help. Just confirming these are stock Yamaha parts?

I did receive a bunch of part this week but just not had a chance to add them to inventory yet, they include; Side panel oval & round grommets, Swing arm & linage bearings/bushings/seals, Foot peg rubber washers & small head bolts, Fairing protectors (blk covers), Swing arm chain wear block, Odometer Knobs, and another order is scheduled for today as well.

I hope to get all of the parts online before I have to go back to work tomorrow night.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: andyb on May 16, 2012, 12:03:10 PM
Randy, 4YR-26240-02 is the 1/5 turn and 2CO-26240-00 is the 1/6 turn. 

I'm shocked that people haven't discussed it here, it's a very common mod for many other types of bikes, as it gives a more sensitive throttle.  I'm using the 1/6 turn on my ZX9 and am really quite pleased with it, though it did take some dremel work within the housing to fit properly.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: WhiteBeard on May 16, 2012, 12:17:12 PM
Would also be interested in rear indicator lights from one of the later models, for the ones of us who would like to upgrade to the teardrops...  :pardon:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 16, 2012, 12:25:04 PM
Would also be interested in rear indicator lights from one of the later models, for the ones of us who would like to upgrade to the teardrops...  :pardon:

Nat,

I doubt those will go into stock. I can check on S/O of those for you if you'd like, but since it is not a high movement item, I doubt they will be on the shelf.

Plus, I am sure the used market is probably pretty big as well.

Let me know if you want me to get pricing for you.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 16, 2012, 12:29:45 PM

Nat,

Foot peg rubbers are already on order, I am checking on the tool kit.

Randy - RPM

Okay, the tool kit will not be sitting on the shelf either...It has a list price of $181.37, I can supply it for $168.70. The inventory says, two (2) available and after that he doesn't think they will be available anymore.

If anyone wants me to S/O a tool kit for them, email me directly.

Randy - RPM
[email protected]


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Dads_FJ on May 16, 2012, 01:38:14 PM

Nat,

Foot peg rubbers are already on order, I am checking on the tool kit.

Randy - RPM

Okay, the tool kit will not be sitting on the shelf either...It has a list price of $181.37, I can supply it for $168.70. The inventory says, two (2) available and after that he doesn't think they will be available anymore.

If anyone wants me to S/O a tool kit for them, email me directly.

Randy - RPM
[email protected]

For $181.37 it should come with a Snap On tool box.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 16, 2012, 02:19:15 PM

For $181.37 it should come with a Snap On tool box.

I don't make the prices...I just pass them along.

Somebody might need to OE tool kit for their restoration.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Dads_FJ on May 16, 2012, 02:59:27 PM
True enough, and I wasn't giving you (the messenger) a hard time Randy, that's why I chose the list price to poke fun of and not your discounted price.  You're a good guy.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: craigo on May 16, 2012, 03:02:22 PM
Would also be interested in rear indicator lights from one of the later models, for the ones of us who would like to upgrade to the teardrops...  :pardon:

Jeez Nat, I got a set collecting dust on the shelf.  :wacko3:
Your brake parts are on the way, shoulda, woulda, coulda, oppps  :empathy3:

CraigO


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Dan Filetti on May 16, 2012, 03:06:41 PM
A perfect/ near perfect restoration would be the ONLY reason you'd want that Yamaha Tool kit in my mind.  As was alluded to, you could easily put together a much higher quality, much more comprehensive tool kit for that $$. 

My $0.02

Dan


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: WhiteBeard on May 16, 2012, 03:23:10 PM
Would also be interested in rear indicator lights from one of the later models, for the ones of us who would like to upgrade to the teardrops...  :pardon:

Jeez Nat, I got a set collecting dust on the shelf.  :wacko3:
Your brake parts are on the way, shoulda, woulda, coulda, oppps  :empathy3:

CraigO

Gosh Craig,

where would this solidarity end?

I will be able to source them from Ebay UK or something I am sure.
Funny coincidence though.

Thanks for the thought.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: WhiteBeard on May 16, 2012, 04:01:23 PM
Yes, the pricing on the tool kit was a bit steep for my wallet (not your fault Randy).

Randy, I sent you a PM regarding the indicators.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 17, 2012, 12:11:38 AM
I did receive a bunch of part this week but just not had a chance to add them to inventory yet, they include; Side panel oval & round grommets, Swing arm & linage bearings/bushings/seals, Foot peg rubber washers & small head bolts, Fairing protectors (blk covers), Swing arm chain wear block, Odometer Knobs, and another order is scheduled for today as well.

Randy - RPM


Okay, the following items have been added to the RPM inventory tonight.

84-85 FJ1100 Petcock (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A36Y-24500-01)
Swing Arm Wear Block (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASAG)
89-93 Fairing Protector 1 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A89-93L%2FSProtector)
89-93 Fairing Protector 2 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A89-93R%2FSProtector)
86-87 Fairing Protector 1 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A86-87L%2FSProtector)
86-87 Fairing Protector 2 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A86-87R%2FSProtector) (On B/O scheduled for next week)
Odometer Trip Rest Knob (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AODOKNOB)
Rubber Backed Foot Peg Washer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFootPegWasher)
Bolt for Rubber Backed Washer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A91-93FootPegBolt)

I am working on the small head shifter pivot bolt, I have ordered several bolts trying to determine what will work since the FJ bolt has been discontinued.

I have also received all of the swingarm & linkage bushings, bearings and races. I am trying to determine if I should offer this as a kit or the part individually.

If you are in need of any of the swingarm parts prior to them being added to my inventory.

Thanks again and keep the recommendations for stocking items coming in, if the price is right and there could be a market, I will consider adding it the the RPM inventory.

Thanks, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 17, 2012, 12:13:31 AM
A perfect/ near perfect restoration would be the ONLY reason you'd want that Yamaha Tool kit in my mind.  As was alluded to, you could easily put together a much higher quality, much more comprehensive tool kit for that $$. 

My $0.02

Dan

Dan, I know and I am of the same opinion, unless for a resto not worth the price.

But there are those out there who want the O.E. stuff and I want to be able to accommodate them if they need it.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 17, 2012, 05:33:10 PM
RPM is now a Shorai Battery dealer.

I have the FJ batteries in stock and can special order all others if you need something else.

I also have the Shorai specific charger in stock as the normal maintenance chargers are not compatible with the Shorai battery.

Check them out at www.RPMracingCa.com (http://www.RPMracingCa.com)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Arnie on May 17, 2012, 06:47:11 PM
Randy,

What is the difference between the up to 90 and the 91+ batteries other than terminal position?  Why the $70 diff in price?

Arnie

RPM is now a Shorai Battery dealer.

I have the FJ batteries in stock and can special order all others if you need something else.

I also have the Shorai specific charger in stock as the normal maintenance chargers are not compatible with the Shorai battery.

Check them out at [url=http://www.RPMracingCa.com]www.RPMracingCa.com[/url] ([url]http://www.RPMracingCa.com[/url])

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Dan Filetti on May 17, 2012, 10:25:10 PM
I also have the Shorai specific charger in stock as the normal maintenance chargers are not compatible with the Shorai battery.

Huh?  Really?  Or is this just a ploy to sell battery chargers?

Seems really odd to me that of the hundreds of brands of batteries out there, Shorai are the only ones (that I have heard about anyway) that require a proprietary charger.

Randy, when you get a chance, I'd be curious to hear what you've been told is the difference.

Dan



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: The General on May 17, 2012, 10:38:07 PM
I also have the Shorai specific charger in stock as the normal maintenance chargers are not compatible with the Shorai battery.

Huh?  Really?  Randy, when you get a chance, I'd be curious to hear what you've been told is the difference.

Dan


+1   I got a shorai battery i use as a floater. (spare between bikes). Didn`t know I needed another charger.  Doug


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: pdxfj on May 18, 2012, 11:31:37 AM
Their batteries are Lithium based, which usually require a specific charger.

Back in the day when Lithium batteries were first being used in R/C airplane applications most people used a standard charger which at times resulted in overcharging the packs and starting a Lithium fire.  Dozens of people's houses burned down or vehicles caught fire (common to charge batteries at the air field from your car).  Those of us registered to fly R/C airplanes received a letter in the mail warning of the issue.

Looking at Shorai's FAQ this is what they have to say.. they do say that a "tender" is not usually required because of the low natural discharge rate of Lithium based batteries.  http://www.shoraipower.com/t-faq.aspx (http://www.shoraipower.com/t-faq.aspx)

Reply with Quote
Q. Can I use Lead-Acid battery chargers or charger/tenders?
A.Yes. HOWEVER, you may NOT use a charger/tender if it has an automatic "desulfation mode", which cannot be turned off. We have confirmed with Deltran, makers of the "Battery Tender" brand, that their products do NOT have a desulfation mode, and are therefore OK for use with Shorai LFX, for example. But the best possible charger/tender for Shorai LFX is the SHO-BMS01, which will be released on about March 15th 2011, we expect. It uses the 5-pin BMS port in the LFX batteries, in order to monitor, diagnose, and balance the individual cells during charge. And it also has an optimized storage mode that will give the longest possible service life to your LFX.

If you are storing your vehicle and want to check the remaining capacity, or you're a racer with a constant-loss system, you'll want to know how resting voltage (i.e. with no load or load under 200mA) maps to remaining capacity. LFX batteries should be maintained such that 20% capacity remains at minimum, as best practice. Use a good-quality voltmeter to check remaining capacity, and consider recharge whenever the battery capacity falls to about 50% remaining. Of course, if you get the Shorai dedicated BMS01 charger, you can just hit the "Store Mode" button and leave it to do the work for you.


If it was me buying one, I would get the charger for it.  Lithium fires are very nasty.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on May 18, 2012, 12:53:36 PM
Thanks Garth, that's good info. to know. Pat


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ Flyer on May 18, 2012, 04:08:42 PM
I put a Shorai inthe FJR. It so freakin light you think its an empty shelll. The FJR has the battery up high in the front right side of the fairing, so the weight loss helps. And it spins the motor faster. I believe a Battery Tender meets the Shorai requirements and is approved/does not void the warranty.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RichBaker on May 19, 2012, 08:06:16 PM
Damn, wish I'd known.... Just got a Shorai for the WR, put it in yesterday.  1/3rd the weight and it definitely spins the engine faster.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 24, 2012, 12:02:42 PM
Randy,

What is the difference between the up to 90 and the 91+ batteries other than terminal position?  Why the $70 diff in price?

Arnie

Arnie,

I cannot answer on the pricing issue, but they are a different battery in size & capacity. I have them listed at their suggest price and have no personal experience with them. I added them based on the inquiries to purchase them.

Huh?  Really?  Or is this just a ploy to sell battery chargers?

Seems really odd to me that of the hundreds of brands of batteries out there, Shorai are the only ones (that I have heard about anyway) that require a proprietary charger.

Randy, when you get a chance, I'd be curious to hear what you've been told is the difference.

Dan

Garth,
         Thanks for posting the response. While I do not claim to know much about these batteries yet, I plan on understanding more as time goes along. The one thing that they told me and was listed in the response from Garth is the design of most maintenance battery chargers is they maintain 100% of the battery capacity. The Shorai battery should not be held at 100% as it leads to premature failure. They told me this is why 99% of the returned batteries comeback to them.

Their charger maintains the 20% remaining capacity and when you are ready to use you just hit the recharge button and within a short time (30-45mins) it is full charged and ready for use.

I will say that as I have received and sent them out already, they are cool batteries. They are super light, more powerful and do not have acid in the to spill on the bike and corrode the parts.

The will end up in my bikes when I need to replace batteries next time.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj11.5 on May 24, 2012, 04:13:50 PM
the new batteries sound great , but I can't wait for my uni pods and rear shock spanner to arrive , , thanks rpm  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 30, 2012, 01:04:53 PM
Well, it has been a busy summer of 2012 and I finally took a bunch of time yesterday and added a ton of new parts to the website.

Some of the items include:
 
The recently requested 84-85 black fairing protectors
Choke & throttle cables
Replacement foot peg rubbers
The Odometer trip button boot to go along with the new button
Bleed screw covers
Stainless steel reusable oil filters for the RPM adapter
DID chain tool
Windshield well nuts
Rear M/C rebuild kit
O.E. under-tank fuel filter
Fork protectors
Throttle cable box and individual parts

I have a box sitting on the floor and I still have to add all of the rear suspension bearings & bushings.
I have a few other new O.E. parts on order that should be in this week and hopefully will be added after I return from the 2012 Renegade Rally.

I am working on several other things and products that once were pipe dreams but they are now on the front burner. From  RPM exhaust & engine bars to the new RPM shift kit. I have sourced a better roller bearing detent as well as a spring that is in the middle as far as stiffness compared to the other shift kit available. That should be added to the inventory middle to late October. The testing of the springs is what I worked on throughout the summer and I have come up with the best combination.

Testing on the rear shock is going well. I am currently testing different sag heights to see the effects on the rear suspension. I can tell you the rear of the bike is much more stable. Even though we are using a light spring, compared to the other aftermarket shocks, the valving of the shock allows the rear suspension to work well without much suspension travel, but the high speed (bumps) travel is great as the IAT valve allows the shock to fully adsorb the bumps. The rear of the bike sits higher all the time because the valving is controlling the suspension movement, not just the spring. I guess I was really not aware of how often my stock shock would bottom out and that has not happened with the new shock yet.

I am also playing with the fork valves as well. The improved rear suspension has caused the front to be too stiff and I am working with the preload there as well. I guess the front suspension was carrying more of the rear suspension than originally thought and now that the rear is carrying its own weight, the front is now a little too stiff.

Keep your eyes on the website for new items as I add them to stock. Please fell free to contact me for any of your O.E. Yamaha part requirements. I order throughout the week and the supplier sends me a box every Friday with the parts that have arrived at the warehouse.

If you have joined my website by added your email, I hope you enjoy the RPM newsletter I send out several time a year. I list several of the new items there as well as featuring riders & racers and have a lighter side read as well. If you do not get the RPM newsletter, go to www.RPMracingCa.com (http://www.RPMracingCa.com) and create your account. You will then receive the newsletter when I send them out throughout the year.

I appreciate everyone's support and it is with your support I am able to continue to bring in more & more FJ parts & pieces to you. It allows me to design and bring to the market new products like the suspension parts and the upcoming exhaust system. Sure, you might find some of the items I have at an online vendor for a cheaper price, but they are not selling with the intent of making your FJ a better bike and keeping it on the road.

If you have a recommendation for an item that you think I should have in stock, please drop me an email and I will look into making it part of my inventory.

Thanks again, Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: SlowOldGuy on September 30, 2012, 07:38:51 PM
I am working on several other things and products that once were pipe dreams but they are now on the front burner. From  RPM exhaust & engine bars to the new RPM shift kit. I have sourced a better roller bearing detent as well as a spring that is in the middle as far as stiffness compared to the other shift kit available.

Another spring?  Will it have adjustable damping, and detent height adjustment, and, and ...?

Wait, these questions seem kind of familiar for some reason....  :-)

Thanks for all the stuff you do and provide for us Randy. 

I have the fork valves installed, but it's been raining since I finished them.  I did get a short ride of a few blocks in before the rain started. 
Hopefully I'll get a better test ride next weekend.  The week after that I'm heading to Arkansas for a few days.

DavidR.





Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fintip on October 01, 2012, 12:38:38 PM
I don't even have an FJ yet and I want to give this guy a hug and hundreds of dollars of my money. The fact that there is such a great partsman for these bikes is hugely confidence inspiring as far as investing in one for long term.

I'm just hoping that rear shock is done testing by the time I get my bike.  :good2:



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on October 01, 2012, 08:31:59 PM
Damn it Randy I may never buy a new motorcycle because of you. Great work!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: markmartin on October 02, 2012, 06:38:48 PM
Some of the items include:
 
Stainless steel reusable oil filters for the RPM adapter



Hi Randy, do you have a picture of this filter mounted on an FJ?

Mark


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 02, 2012, 08:07:14 PM
Some of the items include:
 
Stainless steel reusable oil filters for the RPM adapter




Hi Randy, do you have a picture of this filter mounted on an FJ?

Mark


Not mine, but the original owner who installed.

Randy - RPM

 (http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/fjrichie/Farkles/DSCF0508.jpg)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on October 02, 2012, 08:13:04 PM
Kind of Frankenstein look eh? Anything to save the planet......


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: markmartin on October 03, 2012, 04:50:37 AM
Cool, thanks.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on October 03, 2012, 03:53:58 PM
Is that a oil filter...or a screen?                Running for cover..... (popcorn)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: SlowOldGuy on October 03, 2012, 03:59:58 PM
I think it either an oil screen solenoid or maybe an oil filter relay.

DavidR.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 13, 2012, 06:41:09 PM
Is that a oil filter...or a screen?                Running for cover..... (popcorn)
I think it either an oil screen solenoid or maybe an oil filter relay.

DavidR.

Dang, I missed this in preparation for the Nor-Cal Renegade rally.

It is a stainless steel mesh screen used to filter the oil.

I am not going to debate the micron rating of the filter as that has been heavily debate on this forum. I have just added it to inventory at the request of the FJ enthusiast.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 13, 2012, 06:47:46 PM
Parts added inventory today.

Clutch Cover Center Gasket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=36Y-15449-00)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: WhiteBeard on October 13, 2012, 10:29:47 PM
Parts added inventory today.

Clutch Cover Center Gasket ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Clutch%3ACoverCenterGasket[/url])

Front Fender ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJFF[/url])

I am trying to order every color suffix. At this point I have the red, Medium Blue and Dark Violet (blue). It is difficult to get good photos of the colors and I will work on that, but they are listed by year & color in the drop down box.

Randy - RPM



That's just great!
Is the rear part of the front fender also available new from Yamaha?
Powersports Plus lists them as obsolete.
Parts# 36Y-21556-00-1U (early model)

/Nat


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 22, 2012, 08:15:07 PM
Okay, for those of you with 87-88 FZR1000 Calipers I have done some research today. The 87-88 FZR1000 calipers use the same rebuild kit as the 89-93 FJ1200.

I have those kits in stock and each kit has the seals for rebuilding one four (4) piston caliper.

Yamaha 89-93 FJ1200/87-88 FZR1000 Caliper Piston (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACaliperpiston%282%29)

The FZR1000 wheel bearings are also the same as the FJ.

Yamaha FJ1100-1200/87-88 FZR1000 Front Wheel Bearing Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFWBK)

More parts that I have in hand are to be added to the website this week, stay tuned.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on October 22, 2012, 08:21:30 PM
Randy, your kids need to be as good or better than you!!!! Someone needs to keep the FJ supply going strong and true..... Not selfish, just thinking of my kids getting my FJ when I pass on to the twisties in the sky... Rock on man....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 29, 2012, 06:34:16 PM
Well guys, it has been a hectic couple of months, but more & more inventory is arriving weekly.

I have added a bunch of tools to the website, like EZE brake bleeder syringe kit, one man brake bleeder kit, bearing drivers, 90* idle speed adjusting tool, two different safety wire pliers, master link pliers, liquid filled air gauges, 27mm sockets for the axle and steering head nut, just to name several. I have not been able to get time for photos yet, but I am hoping to have them up in the next week.

There are still other items I have not added yet, like a bearing removal tool, deluxe sync gauges, wheel weights (stick & slip on), 90* aluminum valve stems.

I have added magnetic oil pan drain plugs and oil filter magnets.

I am sourcing new machine shops as the one I have been using for years has fallen on hard times and lost most of their CNC equipment and cannot meet the higher demands for product.

Also, as previously posted, RPM is now the U.S. importer for Renntec products. I will be adding to the product line with each & every order. The Renntec line is not going to Yamaha specific, but anything and everything Renntec has to offer. This includes, grab bars, racks, soft luggage, back packs and paddock stands. So, if you have a need for any other Renntec item for anything else you own, please let me know. I am ordering bi-weekly and if you need something I can add it to any order.

The inaugural RPM t-shirt will be delivered to me tomorrow and I will get them posted up.

There is some new shop equipment that has found its way into the door, but more on that later.

Testing is still in progress on the rear shock. We are now on the third cycle for valving as the balance between the rear and front ,regarding rebound circuit is concerned is being a little trick. We started at point A, took a big swing to point Z and now we have to find the happy medium. The biggest delay at this point in the rear shock is the weather, combined with the fact I cannot work on the valving like I did with the fork valves and I have to send it back for them to re-valve, dyno and send back to me. But, I am pleased with the progress, but the IAT circuit definitely reacts differently than the other aftermarket shock valving, so even though we thought we were closed based on the other brand shocks dyno numbers; we weren't.

One thing that has happened and I am proud to say as RPM continues to grow, the buying power continues to increase. With this increased buying power, I have been able to lower the price on many items. As time moves on I will continue to search high & low for products for your FJ. I will continue to develop products I see that will fill the need of the aging FJ fleet and the continuing issue of Yamaha making parts FJ obsolete.

If you guys see something that you think would be a valued addition to the FJ, please let me know and I will evaluate the item and try and get it in hand for you.

Without you guys, I would not be able to continue to do this and your ongoing support is much appreciated.

Randy - RPM

Don't forget to get your RPM gift certificate for Christmas.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 30, 2012, 07:32:40 PM
They are here, the inaugural RPM t-shirt. They are sized from small to XX-Large. I also included X-Large tall/long per the requests.

RPM T-Shirt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMTS)

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/T-Shirt006.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/T-Shirt007.jpg)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 30, 2012, 07:34:51 PM
Can I get a mock turtle in long sleeve in XL????? Red and White of course.....  :yahoo:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 30, 2012, 07:38:41 PM
Can I get a mock turtle in long sleeve in XL????? Red and White of course.....  :yahoo:

Someday Mark, someday...

Randy


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 30, 2012, 07:40:59 PM
Just teasing cuz I love you man.... I like the image, I need to have a few in my ride gear....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerman_27410 on November 30, 2012, 08:15:50 PM
Can I get a mock turtle in long sleeve in XL????? Red and White of course.....  :yahoo:


Just hearing a FJ owner say "mock turtle" is some funny stuff right there. I have got to get out there for a rally! :lol:!


KOokaloo!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on November 30, 2012, 08:46:28 PM
The T Shirts look great.

Would it be possible to obtain a beanie with the RPM logo for your follicle challenged customers?

Those poor bastards get cold heads in in-climate weather.

Just curious...

Thanks.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on November 30, 2012, 08:48:12 PM
Can I get a mock turtle in long sleeve in XL????? Red and White of course.....  :yahoo:


Just hearing a FJ owner say "mock turtle" is some funny stuff right there. I have got to get out there for a rally! :lol:!


KOokaloo!

The shirts look great Randy... :good:

I agree, I am going to have to make the WCR so I can meet Mark and Randy..... :drinks:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 17, 2012, 10:00:51 PM
As I already posted earlier Christmas is upon us and I have gotten a couple new items for the FJ owner.

I have added the following to the website ready to ship to you.

Renntec FJ1200 carrier/rack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=FJ1200Rack)

Moovamoto Stand (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Moovamoto)

It has been a great year and there are great things on the horizon here at RPM and for your FJ.

When I was in Vegas last week I stopped in and had a heart to heart with the shock manufacture about the constant delays in the shock work. They now fully understand my position and what needs to be done. I was able to bring both versions of the shock back with me and they are both installed for the next round of testing which started yesterday.

The RPM stainless steel exhaust is in the final design stages and is being fitted on all models of the FJ and should be ready before spring of 2013. At this point it looks like we are going to have the choice of four mufflers. I am also having a set of slip-on mufflers designed and I believe the four mufflers will fit there as well.

I continue to add to the Yamaha inventory on every order and I have already depleted some parts from stock and they are now obsolete which is a shame. (86-88 Right fairing protector & Yamaha factory internal allen header nuts to name to from the top of my head)

2012 has been a great year as I was able to meet many new FJ'ers at the WCR & Colorado rallies and I am looking forward to the 2013 rally circuit and hope I can attend more.

It is because of you that I am able to continue to grow the inventory for the FJ. It is also because of you that I have continued to search for new vendors to purchase from and start to design RPM specific parts for your FJ.

It is because of you that I have ventured down this road, I want to help each and everyone of you when and if you need me help.

I hope you all have a safe holiday season and a Merry Christmas.

And don't forget, I have maintenance battery chargers to maintain your FJ battery while it is in winter hibernation.

Again, Thank you for the continued support and if you need something you cannot find on my website, shoot me an email. I will find it if I can or point in the direction you need to find it.

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: airheadPete on December 18, 2012, 02:31:44 AM
Thank you Randy; Merry Christmas to you as well! (From ALL of us, I expect.) I won't need the battery charger though, she doesn't hibernate. :-)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 18, 2013, 04:05:01 PM
I am now having the oil galley adapters made instead of buying them from another vendor. I have been able to lower the price as well.

I also will be posting up shortly that I now have the fitting for the oil pan galley as well.

If you are looking to install an oil temp or pressure gauge these adapters are what you need to install into the engine.

Yamaha Main Oil Galley Fitting (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Engine%3ARPMMGP)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Alf on February 19, 2013, 08:02:38 AM
It would be fantastic if you stock a complete oil temperature clock kit


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: yamaha fj rider on February 19, 2013, 08:38:30 AM
Randy we know you have been working diligently on getting shocks ready. Just wondering on how that is going and when they might be ready? Thanks for all your efforts and the update.

Kurt


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 19, 2013, 12:19:06 PM
Randy we know you have been working diligently on getting shocks ready. Just wondering on how that is going and when they might be ready? Thanks for all your efforts and the update.

Kurt


Kurt, here is the latest on the shock from last week; http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=7469.msg77537#msg77537 (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=7469.msg77537#msg77537)

I hope to have the final feedback by the 1st of the month and be able to get into production.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: big r on February 19, 2013, 02:24:34 PM
Hi all. Randy, I was trying to get into your website and set up an account. Every time I tried to input my email address it would tell me that there was already one in use. Am I doing something wrong? Maybe you could enlighten me, mind you that might be a bit difficult as I am just a truck driver( insert joke here). Thanks for any help Big R


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 19, 2013, 04:15:55 PM
Hi all. Randy, I was trying to get into your website and set up an account. Every time I tried to input my email address it would tell me that there was already one in use. Am I doing something wrong? Maybe you could enlighten me, mind you that might be a bit difficult as I am just a truck driver( insert joke here). Thanks for any help Big R

Shoot me an email and I can see if we cant figure it out.

Randy  - RPM
[email protected]


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 28, 2013, 07:53:37 PM
I just wanted to post up a few little tidbits that have come up recently.

As of 2013 I have been able to increase my buying power with a couple of vendors. With that news you will see the price dropping on items I receive from these vendors when applicable.

Today I was able to lower the price on several items, including the EBC 88 & 252 brake pads, valve cover gaskets and flat key ignition switch. As items are ordered when restocking I will be continually adjusting the pricing.

The FJowners Shim kit; I have the shim kit that I was able to obtain for "club" use. I am not exactly sure how we want to do this and I will make a separate post for suggestions.

The exhaust system is moving right along and it is now back in the hands of the manufacturer for some minor tweaks regarding fit & finish. Once everything is tweaked, the programming will be completed and I will be able to establish pricing for the unit. They said once the programming is complete I am looking at about a two week time frame to get them completed. It looks like there are going to be 3-4 muffler options for the system. You will have mufflers in Aluminum, Titanium and Carbon Fiber. The is also going to be a polished S/S megaphone muffler available as well. The prototype system that was a lot of bent tubing welded together and the aluminum muffler, which is the heaviest, weighed in at 9.5lbs. Once the system is single piece tubing the estimate weight will be 9 lbs. I am not sure yet of the weight difference of the other two lighter mufflers.

They are also designing a set of slip-on mufflers that will be a direct replacement for the stock cans.

Testing is continuing on the rear shock and right now weather is the biggest hurdle. The manufacture is currently working out the weight/spring combinations. I have the other items related to the shock ordered so they will be in my hands when I finally get to pull the trigger.

The fork brace...this has been a thorn in my side trying to get them done again. I was able to find a machine shop that seems to understand what I want and work with me for the best product I can have made. There have been a couple of design changes and I like them much better.

There are several other cool things that I am currently designing and exploring to keep the FJ current and to be able to supply the products you guys want & need.

Again, I know I have said it time & time again, but...

Without your support I would not be able to continue to supply, innovate & manufacture FJ parts, for that I thank each and every one of you.

My wife and I are looking forward to the upcoming WCR, meeting all the new people as well as seeing friends again.

Thanks again and I tip my hat to you :hi:, Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on February 28, 2013, 07:57:23 PM
Rock on Randy!!!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: dayta on February 28, 2013, 11:36:51 PM
Thanks for the update randy...do you have any pics of the test exhaust on your bike to wet our appetite and get a feel for the look??


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 28, 2013, 11:49:32 PM
Thanks for the update randy...do you have any pics of the test exhaust on your bike to wet our appetite and get a feel for the look??

No, sorry no pictures of the system. I only took photos of the areas of concern and forwarded to manufacture.

Don't worry, it wont be long.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mark Olson on March 01, 2013, 10:26:20 AM
thanks for all you do Randy. :good2:

do you have a dyno yet at your shop?  It would be cool to check my tune job and get some real rwhp numbers.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: oz.fj on March 01, 2013, 06:10:45 PM
I just wanted to post up a few little tidbits that have come up recently.

As of 2013 I have been able to increase my buying power with a couple of vendors. With that news you will see the price dropping on items I receive from these vendors when applicable.


I just want to say well done Randy :good2:
It's a rare thing in this day and age to see suppliers dropping there price on there own accord
Thank you for your continued commitment towards making our machines become the best they can be.

Darran


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: big r on March 01, 2013, 06:34:28 PM
Randy just called this afternoon to say that he was getting my order together. Called to inform me he was one grommet short. I think that this was awesome. Most suppliers would just short ship you and not say anything. Thanks for the call Randy. Big R


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Jeff0308 on March 03, 2013, 02:52:41 AM
Bike parts specialists over here wouldnt know what discount down means!......More like discount up.... Add more Tax and Carbon Tax.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj11.5 on March 03, 2013, 05:08:27 AM
not wrong mate,, buy a new helmet, they wont even discount on a tinted visor, let alone throw one in


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: X-Ray on March 03, 2013, 05:11:07 AM
Looking forward to seeing the new and even more improved fork brace Randy,  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: WhiteBeard on March 03, 2013, 06:01:54 AM
Looking forward to seeing the new and even more improved fork brace Randy,  :good2:

Same here, would love to get it!
 :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: nurse on March 05, 2013, 03:46:43 PM
Me first!!!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: baldy3853 on March 06, 2013, 03:59:09 AM
Randy for PRESIDENT  :sarcastic: Hey buddy doing well good to see all these bits and pieces comming together, am looking forward to the WCR and catching up with you Shakey and Ryan and spending a couple of days in the shop and is gonna be a hoot!!!  :biggrin:
Baldy


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 23, 2013, 09:21:36 AM
Well, it has been a while since I have posted any parts updates but things continue to grow. There have been dozens more of the O.E. Yamaha parts added to inventory such as fuel tank mounting hardware, oil level sight glass, master cylinder rebuild kits to recall a few from the top of my head.

I have been able to stock up on other items to ensure I have what you need when you need it.

I think I have finally found the new machine shop to handle all of my wants and desires for the FJ. There is a very strong rumor that the fork braces will be available again very soon. The machine shop and I have worked on some design changes to address the pinching of the fork tube issue that was present with the other brands of fork braces. They will again be available in both clear and black anodizing.

I have already sent in many other items I want to start manufacturing as well and as I can afford to make these items I will be bring them into production.

The testing of the exhaust system is completed, the final fitment issues are currently being addressed and once those are completed the system will head to the computer programmer and the RPM FJ exhaust system program will be written. Once that is done, we are only a week or two away for starting production.

As posted by Mike & David the shock testing is winding down and the beginning of production will be starting really soon. You can read about that topic here:
R.P.M. REAR SHOCK... Authorized...?  (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=8662.0)
Totally Unauthorized Teaser for the RPM Shock (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=8658.msg80705#msg80705)

There are many things on the horizon and I have grand thoughts for some trick stuff coming down the pipe as well, but I just can't let the cat out of the bag.

Marsh is still working on the new website for the Renntec product line and hopefully that will be up and running shortly as well. If you need engine bars or racks for your other bikes, please let me know.

As the winter thaw is starting here in the US, the riding season is just around the corner and I am looking forward to a great season putting miles on the FJ.

Thank you, Randy - RPM

P.S. - Mark the dyno is on the list for this year, hopefully I can make it happen. I already bought the M/C tire machine & digital wheel balancer.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: The General on March 23, 2013, 03:30:41 PM

errr... Randy (Mate, Buddy, Pal)  :praising: . You do realise that downunder is a totally different environment. Apart from lush forests, painfull twisting roads, particularly in our Alpine country, a little rain and a few bushfires in tha middle of summer... we also ride on the left hand side of the road most of tha time. We have black soil country where the roads kinda waver over time. We have Red soil country with moving bumps..some with long tails! Have you run the shock upside down?...NO! ...I think you really need tha finished product (preferably 2) to be thoroughly tested here in Oz. ...to be fair, I would put it to the previous Rally committee for deliberation on who should do the testing.  :mail1:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on March 23, 2013, 03:38:26 PM
Good plug for getting a shock or 2 for testing Down Under.

Riding in the LEFT hand lane does present some challenges to shock tuning...... :morning1: I think I figured out what kind of coffee you all were drinking at the rally..... :drinks:


Fred


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj11.5 on March 23, 2013, 04:00:31 PM
dougy forgot to mention, if you park in tas too long in the shade, the shocks likely to have moss grow on it,  but only on the southern facing side,  , does it have an anti moss coating  :biggrin:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 28, 2013, 10:33:25 AM
Well, The Easter bunny has stopped by the shop a little early this year and dropped off the newly designed RPM fork brace.

RPM Fork Brace (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AForkBrace)

Hopefully a few other anticipated items will be ready shortly too.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on March 28, 2013, 11:44:50 AM
Well, The Easter bunny has stopped by the shop a little early this year and dropped off the newly designed RPM fork brace.

RPM Fork Brace ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AForkBrace[/url])

Hopefully a few other anticipated items will be ready shortly too.

Randy - RPM


Randy,

 The new design looks great. I will be ordering one very soon.  :drinks:

Fred


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on March 28, 2013, 12:29:59 PM
Howdy,

A new & improved Fork Brace from R.P.M for the stock FJ...?

There is gonna be hell to pay when the Preacher hears about this...!

Uh oh... ride safe,

Midget


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on March 28, 2013, 01:16:51 PM
Bless you my son, I have one on my '92 and, yes, they do work. (I have said that all along)

Although I haven't figured out how to fit one on my '84.....

Oh wait...it doesn't need one...isn't modern engineering just grand? Peace be with you my brother...

Ride well.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: nurse on March 28, 2013, 02:09:28 PM
Well, The Easter bunny has stopped by the shop a little early this year and dropped off the newly designed RPM fork brace.

RPM Fork Brace ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AForkBrace[/url])

Hopefully a few other anticipated items will be ready shortly too.

Randy - RPM


Will be ordering as soon as payday comes around, keep a black one by for me!

General wondering...the opening for the fork tubes looks...elliptical/oval?!? Is that just the picture or is there a reason for this?  The previous brace looked rounder if memory serves.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: yamaha fj rider on March 29, 2013, 05:05:55 AM
Fork brace looks great Randy, super job, Thanks again.

Kurt


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on March 29, 2013, 07:22:08 AM
General wondering...the opening for the fork tubes looks...elliptical/oval?!? Is that just the picture or is there a reason for this?  The previous brace looked rounder if memory serves.
I noticed the shape as well, Randy mentioned making a design change in how they clamp on the forks. I think you spotted it.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: nurse on March 29, 2013, 02:16:56 PM
What was the reason for needing the change? 


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: oldktmdude on March 29, 2013, 07:04:02 PM

errr... Randy (Mate, Buddy, Pal)  :praising: . You do realise that downunder is a totally different environment. Apart from lush forests, painfull twisting roads, particularly in our Alpine country, a little rain and a few bushfires in tha middle of summer... we also ride on the left hand side of the road most of tha time. We have black soil country where the roads kinda waver over time. We have Red soil country with moving bumps..some with long tails! Have you run the shock upside down?...NO! ...I think you really need tha finished product (preferably 2) to be thoroughly tested here in Oz. ...to be fair, I would put it to the previous Rally committee for deliberation on who should do the testing.  :mail1:
   Great idea Doug. Randy, if you haven't already shipped the 4 pilot jets that I've ordered, you could slip a new R.P.M shock ( to suit an '85 thanks) into the package and I'd be more than happy to test it for you. If you could get it here before the middle of May I could fit it just in time for my trip out to Broken Hill. Some really good testing conditions out that way. Good mix of sealed and dirt roads. More than happy to help you out.  Regards, Pete.    :hi:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on March 29, 2013, 07:32:32 PM
What was the reason for needing the change? 
I think it was pinching too much on the forks on some bikes.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on March 30, 2013, 12:45:58 AM
Clear Fork Brace ordered.  :yahoo:   I kept putting it off with the old design, I was ready to order one a few months back and they were all gone.  :dash2: Thank you Randy for finding another source to make these.  :drinks:


Fred


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj11.5 on March 30, 2013, 01:15:11 AM
great looking brace, , but dam it randy you've added a whole truck load of great stuff since last time i looked, now my wish list is huge  :biggrin:,, just one question, what colour is the digital gear selector display, please dont say blue as then ill want that too  :dash2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: The General on March 30, 2013, 02:26:21 AM

errr... Randy (Mate, Buddy, Pal)  :praising: . You do realise that downunder is a totally different environment. Apart from lush forests, painfull twisting roads, particularly in our Alpine country, a little rain and a few bushfires in tha middle of summer... we also ride on the left hand side of the road most of tha time. We have black soil country where the roads kinda waver over time. We have Red soil country with moving bumps..some with long tails! Have you run the shock upside down?...NO! ...I think you really need tha finished product (preferably 2) to be thoroughly tested here in Oz. ...to be fair, I would put it to the previous Rally committee for deliberation on who should do the testing.  :mail1:
   Great idea Doug. Randy, if you haven't already shipped the 4 pilot jets that I've ordered, you could slip a new R.P.M shock ( to suit an '85 thanks) into the package and I'd be more than happy to test it for you. If you could get it here before the middle of May I could fit it just in time for my trip out to Broken Hill. Some really good testing conditions out that way. Good mix of sealed and dirt roads. More than happy to help you out.  Regards, Pete.    :hi:
Wow!... that would take in the ocean twisties at Pacific water levels. Then up over your mountainous high country with all those twisties of the Alpine Way, (Yep the Great Snowy Mountains) then...wayyyyy out back to dry, Hot, "BROKEN everything HILL"....and BACK AGAIN!!.... I don`t know any shock that would satisfy all those variables.    :bye2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: oldktmdude on March 30, 2013, 05:21:43 AM

errr... Randy (Mate, Buddy, Pal)  :praising: . You do realise that downunder is a totally different environment. Apart from lush forests, painfull twisting roads, particularly in our Alpine country, a little rain and a few bushfires in tha middle of summer... we also ride on the left hand side of the road most of tha time. We have black soil country where the roads kinda waver over time. We have Red soil country with moving bumps..some with long tails! Have you run the shock upside down?...NO! ...I think you really need tha finished product (preferably 2) to be thoroughly tested here in Oz. ...to be fair, I would put it to the previous Rally committee for deliberation on who should do the testing.  :mail1:
   Great idea Doug. Randy, if you haven't already shipped the 4 pilot jets that I've ordered, you could slip a new R.P.M shock ( to suit an '85 thanks) into the package and I'd be more than happy to test it for you. If you could get it here before the middle of May I could fit it just in time for my trip out to Broken Hill. Some really good testing conditions out that way. Good mix of sealed and dirt roads. More than happy to help you out.  Regards, Pete.    :hi:
Wow!... that would take in the ocean twisties at Pacific water levels. Then up over your mountainous high country with all those twisties of the Alpine Way, (Yep the Great Snowy Mountains) then...wayyyyy out back to dry, Hot, "BROKEN everything HILL"....and BACK AGAIN!!.... I don`t know any shock that would satisfy all those variables.    :bye2:
   I like the way you think Doug.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 30, 2013, 01:36:10 PM
General wondering...the opening for the fork tubes looks...elliptical/oval?!? Is that just the picture or is there a reason for this?  The previous brace looked rounder if memory serves.

Well,

the first production run of the fork brace as well as reported issues with other brands of fork braces I addressed the clamping portion in the redesign. The lower fork sliders are not a machined surface where the clamp mounts, they are sanded on a belt sander. This means they are anything but round or consistent is the outside diameter.

So, a few of the original fork braces were returned by customers as when they were mounted they would crimp the upper bushing and cause binding. So, we looked and several different mountings to allow for effective clamping and eliminate the crimping.

We found the biggest pressure point of the clamping force was found at the two parting lines. So, we opened up that portion of the brace to spread the clamping load over more of the slider and eliminate the pinching. The hole is not oval, it is only clearanced at the parting lines of the brace.

It is just another evolution of design that I needed to look at to have the best product on the market and to allow every FJ owner to bolt it on without having to do any modifications.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: nurse on April 02, 2013, 03:08:54 PM
And now I know!  Cheers Randy! :good:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on April 02, 2013, 06:39:47 PM
Received the Gen II Fork Brace today. Thank You Randy, It looks GREAT. Hopefully I will have the bike back very soon to install it.  :yahoo:

Fred


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 30, 2013, 04:26:55 PM
A couple of parts updates from my convalescence bed...

Evan from Racetech Electronics is having supply issues for the FJ regulator, so after several months of discussion we determined it would be the best for the time being that I buy the Electrosport regulator. They are now back into the stock. Evan is working with suppliers trying to nail down the IC chip used for the regulator as the one previously used has been discontinued by the manufacture.

So, they are back in stock and I was able to work out a 10% discount on the them but I had to add the shipping cost into each one. So instead of the ES list price of $86.00 I am selling them for $78.99.

FJ Voltage Regulator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Electrical%3ARegulator)

The oil filter adapters have also had a couple of small changes. First, the machine shop I have been using for almost 20 years closed there doors on 4/1. I have found a new machine shop for them and they are now back in stock. I have been able to hold the price of the adapter for the last 5-6 years, but the price has gone up by $3.00.

I also made some changes to the adapter regarding the fitment of the small K&N filters. The outer holes were moved closer to the center by .030" for a combined .060" to make sure there is no issue sealing the gasket. There was never a problem with any of the close to 1000 of these I have sold over the years, but since the new machine shop was making them I made the change to eliminate the worries of some purchasers.

RPM Spin-on Oil Filter Conversion (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=spinonfilteradapter)

I hope to have some good news on the exhaust and rear shock once I get back to the shop in a couple weeks. Believe me, with all of this "extra" time I have recovering from surgery there will be many phone calls and emails getting these products to the market.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on April 30, 2013, 10:09:08 PM
I have recovering from surgery .

Randy - RPM
I missed something.. what surgery?
Mike


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on April 30, 2013, 10:13:06 PM
Knee surgery.... Look at Randy's 'Bump in the Road' post.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on April 30, 2013, 10:17:43 PM
Thanks Pat. I was hoping vasectomy or some other enhancement. I will check that post, glad it was not something more serious.
Mike


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 16, 2013, 12:49:19 PM
Well, spring has sprung here is the US...but as I say that is it raining here at the shop in northern California at the moment.

There is progress on the rear shock and the first round is on the bench being built. Hopefully sometime in the next week or so they will be headed to me. I do not have the final price nailed down yet as they need to get hem built to determine the time frame they need. They told me after they get a few built he will have the price ready for me.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/RicorBuild_zpsd5d69f69.jpg) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/RicorBuild_zpsd5d69f69.jpg.html)

The newest version of the RPM shirt is now online as well.
RPM T-Shirt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMTS)

I just got off of the phone with the exhaust company and the process is still in the works. Now we are trying to figure out several other details. I will have demo systems at the WCR.

Things are coming in daily, new ideas are being looked at and some parts are being made since they are no longer available from Yamaha.

Keep in mind and I have been noticing more & more of this. I put an item in stock, I then sell it. I reorder and the part is now no longer available. For instance I have been buying the dark violet fender now for a year and sold 6 of them, I order another yesterday and they are no longer available. The right fairing protector for the 86-88 is also no longer available either, I ordered sold them all.

The parts from Yamaha specifically for the FJ are going out of stock as I buy them and just because I have this one week doesn't mean there will be another, it could be the last one. And for those who have not learned yet, websites like Boats.net, Partzilla and others that show parts in stock usually do not have them. Once you order the part they order it, they then advise you it is a obsolete part after that.

I work a little differently, if you can click the link in my website that means I have it to ship to you. If when I go to re-order it becomes obsolete I then remove it from inventory.

Thank you as always for your support.

Randy - RPM




Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: keand3 on May 16, 2013, 01:09:11 PM
Excellent Randy! This is great news.

I can't wait until the rear shock and exhaust is nailed down the price set :good2:

Hmm, since the right fairing protector for the 86-88 is no longer available, that explains why the PO on my bike have put the right side protectors backwards.....  :dash1:

I might skip them all together when the new fairing will be installed.

Looking forward to more updates! Keep up the good work, we are all depending on you.

Cheers
Ken


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fintip on May 16, 2013, 02:45:39 PM
Anyone who wants to get rid of any fairing protectors, let me know, I'd love a complete set. I'm a firm believer in them, and like the way they look. I would even be interested in having extras. I know some people voluntarily take them off.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: movenon on May 16, 2013, 03:45:55 PM
This winter while working on my bike I could see that some of the parts were going to dry up (when a dealer/wholesaler puts OEM parts on sale he is trying to get them out of the system IMO). Unfortunately its normal for older bike/auto parts to be phased out. On the flip side if there is a  demand it creates an opportunity for small business's to pick up the slack. It would seem if you are going to restore one now is probably as good as it going to get. The sky isn't falling, it's just clouds on the horizon.... Seen this before with classic cars.

Hey, thanks for the quick delivery of the clutch parts ! It worked great. The clutch lever feels like new now ! I stacked the pressure plates but thought it was to firm for normal riding so I just went with the single FJR pressure plate. Replaced the narrow disk in the rear with a wide one, deleted the cushion spring, plate and the fine wire retainer. All the clutch disks were over 3mm thick. So all is good, not that it was bad to begin with. Just upgrading and inspecting.
George


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RichBaker on May 16, 2013, 06:37:40 PM
Anyone who wants to get rid of any fairing protectors, let me know, I'd love a complete set. I'm a firm believer in them, and like the way they look. I would even be interested in having extras. I know some people voluntarily take them off.

 They rattle.... And, they DON'T "protect" anything, all they do is cover the screws.  Learned that the "hard way"...


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ribbert on May 16, 2013, 08:05:02 PM
Anyone who wants to get rid of any fairing protectors, let me know, I'd love a complete set. I'm a firm believer in them, and like the way they look. I would even be interested in having extras. I know some people voluntarily take them off.

 They rattle.... And, they DON'T "protect" anything, all they do is cover the screws.  Learned that the "hard way"...

After losing and replacing one, got lucky on ebay after about 6 mths, I now have velcro dots on them, can't fall off.

Noel


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on May 16, 2013, 08:09:09 PM
Randy, are you getting this, you need a 3D printer...


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: movenon on May 16, 2013, 09:02:31 PM
Anyone who wants to get rid of any fairing protectors, let me know, I'd love a complete set. I'm a firm believer in them, and like the way they look. I would even be interested in having extras. I know some people voluntarily take them off.

 They rattle.... And, they DON'T "protect" anything, all they do is cover the screws.  Learned that the "hard way"...

After losing and replacing one, got lucky on ebay after about 6 mths, I now have velcro dots on them, can't fall off.

Noel

I drilled two holes in each and put black screws in them................ At least they don't rattle and they stay put...
George


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 22, 2013, 11:49:09 PM
The RPM coil over rear shock has been listed on the RPM website. I have a $50.00 introductory offer for the first ten units sold.

Re: Let the fun begin...RPM Rear Shock (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=7469.msg91064#msg91064)

RPM Coil Over Shock - Early Version (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMShock%2884-88%29)

RPM Coil Over Shock - Late Version (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMShock%2891-95%29)

I have also added the new RPM stainless steel shifter pivot bolt. The bolt is designed with the small head for use on all versions of the FJ1100/1200. The early model owners can update their foot pegs to the rubber mounted versions that are standard on the late model version.

RPM Shifter Pivot Bolt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ShifterPivotBolt)

I am having trouble getting the pictures loaded on the website, but you can see the bolt below.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/RPM008_zpsb27404e4.jpg) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/RPM008_zpsb27404e4.jpg.html)

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj11.5 on June 23, 2013, 01:56:48 AM
Bolt looks good mate :good:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: CatTomb on June 23, 2013, 10:28:08 AM

I have also added the new RPM stainless steel shifter pivot bolt. The bolt is designed with the small head for use on all versions of the FJ1100/1200. The early model owners can update their foot pegs to the rubber mounted versions that are standard on the late model version.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM

Hey Randy, New stuff looks great. What other parts would I need to upgrade my foot pegs to rubber mounted?

Thanks, Jeff

p.s. Love my new fork valves.  :dance2: They are amazing and I am really happy with the Renntec rear rack, used it yesterday to carry a five gallon jug of gas!  :i_am_so_happy:

p.p.s. I like that your site keeps my "wish list" in the cart. Current total is $1500... and counting... oil cooler is next on my list  :flag_of_truce:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 23, 2013, 02:22:37 PM
Hey Randy, New stuff looks great. What other parts would I need to upgrade my foot pegs to rubber mounted?

Thanks, Jeff


Jeff,

You need the following to update to the rubber mounted foot pegs;

4) Rubber backed washers (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFootPegWasher)
3) Late model mounting bolts (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A91-93FootPegBolt)
1) RPM shifter pivot bolt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ShifterPivotBolt)

This will remove the wide head allen bolts that came from the factory and allowed the foot peg to contact the head and transfer the vibrations to the rider.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 23, 2013, 04:48:35 PM
I finally figured out how to re-size the pictures and all of them have been added to the website.

That includes the 90* valve stems as well.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: rktmanfj on June 23, 2013, 06:02:18 PM
I finally figured out how to re-size the pictures and all of them have been added to the website.

That includes the 90* valve stems as well.

Randy - RPM

You sure did!

I included a couple on today's order before it was up.    :i_am_so_happy:






Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 20, 2013, 05:57:28 PM
Part of the new RPM handlebar risers have arrived and are ready to ship. I had a slight issue with the later model center plugs and they have already be sent back for correction. I hope to see them by the end of the month.

RPM Handle Bar Riser (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AHandleBarRiser)

I personally have had a few of the other sets that are on the market and I saw a product I could improve upon. The other brand has an aluminum tube with a cheap, chrome hardware store plug on the center. It also has a hard time staying inside of the handlebar clip-on as it relies solely on the clamping force of the clip-on. I have lost three of the four center caps on the two sets I currently own.

So, I had an aluminum plug machined and it includes an o-ring around the diameter to keep it firmly in position within the handle bar clip. Look at the finished, it is almost mirror quality and they are not polished yet.

This riser will raise the bars 3/4" and does not require any modification to hydraulic lines or cables. I have included stainless steel mounting hardware and they are cheaper that any other FJ riser on the market.

Thank you, as always for your continued support.

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 23, 2013, 11:50:50 AM
I have been ordering fenders now for quite a while and there are only two colors currently available from the Yamaha warehouse; red and black.

The red (AJ) is for the 84-88 versions.
The black is an undocumented color, it is definitely black and has a metal flake in it.

Yamaha FJ Front Fender (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJFF)

It is not the dark blue color like the black FJ's like Marsh has.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: 1tinindian on July 23, 2013, 12:10:30 PM
Crap, this reminds me Randy, I meant to get back to you after the WCR, but the fender you were holding back for me will NOT be needed.
Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts.

Leon


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: skymasteres on July 29, 2013, 05:42:11 PM
Any news on the RPM exhaust?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fintip on July 30, 2013, 06:26:07 PM
Any news on the RPM exhaust?

I've been wondering about this too!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 30, 2013, 07:08:32 PM
Any news on the RPM exhaust?

I've been wondering about this too!

Yes...


Patience young ones; patience.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 08, 2013, 08:15:26 PM
It has been sometime since I have made any parts updates, so I figured I better get a few out that have changed/updated recently.

I have heard from several people that they did not care for the blue & red anodize fittings of the original RPM oil cooler. Well, I have heard you and now have available the fittings in black too. You can see one installed in the product description.

RPM Oil Cooler (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJCoolerKit)

The handle bars risers are now available for all FJ1100 & 1200's; RPM Handle Bar Riser (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AHandleBarRiser)

The RPM exhaust system is still in the prototype & fitment stage. I have received the first set from the jigs and there is some minor tweaking required to get it where I want it to be. It does look & sound great and the complete system is under 10 lbs. That is a reduction of 23lbs over the stock exhaust system and in fact the complete RPM exhaust system weighs as much as one of the stock mufflers. I wish I had a released date, but I do not. I also do not have the price yet as the details still have not been ironed out.

I continue to add to the Yamaha inventory at every order. You can now use the search function of my website with a Yamaha part number to find most O.E. Yamaha parts I have in stock.

The FJ1100 twist grip choke cable is now in stock; 84-85 FJ1100 Choke Cable Assy (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A84-85ChokeCable)

There are many other things I have on my note pad I want to do as well as many things already in the works. I am always watching the posts and looking to see patterns of things that might be a useful item, needed regularly or just plain cool.  If you have a suggestion or recommendation for a part or product let me know. I have a running list of requests and the more I get determines what might hit the shelf before something else. Also if you need an O.E. part from Yamaha and I do not have it let me know, I will get you a price for what you are looking for.

As always, I appreciate your continued support and once I get the website updated this week, any order over $200.00 will receive a free RPM T-Shirt while supplies last. Once I get it sorted you will be able to select your size at the time the order is placed.

Thank you, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJscott on September 09, 2013, 04:49:14 AM
Any update on the integrated stop/turn/ LED tail light?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 09, 2013, 12:51:22 PM
Any update on the integrated stop/turn/ LED tail light?

I received the prototype unit for final approval about three weeks ago and signed off on it. The production date was 3-4 weeks so they should be done pretty soon and then the have to be shipping to the US.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 09, 2013, 05:10:02 PM
Look what showed up on UPS this afternoon. :good2:

RPM LED Smoke Brake Light with Integrated Turn Signal Function (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ALEDSMKBL-TS)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on September 09, 2013, 05:28:50 PM
Look what showed up on UPS this afternoon. :good2:

RPM LED Smoke Brake Light with Integrated Turn Signal Function ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ALEDSMKBL-TS[/url])

Randy - RPM


I will be ordering one shortly for the black 87'.

Fred


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJscott on September 09, 2013, 05:50:06 PM
Just ordered mine :good2:
Scott


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mattman on September 09, 2013, 07:41:17 PM
Cool! Just ordered!  lol
Look what showed up on UPS this afternoon. :good2:

RPM LED Smoke Brake Light with Integrated Turn Signal Function ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ALEDSMKBL-TS[/url])

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 15, 2014, 03:01:48 PM
Well, 2014 is starting off with a bang. Because of you guys and your continued support I was able to get into the next pricing bracket level which allows my to buy parts cheaper from Yamaha power engine division.

I just received my first Yamaha order of the year and of the 41 part numbers ordered, I was able to lower the online sale price of 37 of them. Three other prices stayed the same and only on went up.

I am waiting on the boat to arrive which is supposed to be sometime in February and hopefully it will be clear of customs upon my return from Australia. I know I am out of slave cylinders and I have over 100 on the next order in both black & silver.

Also, hopefully the final version of the header pipe arrived today for the new RPM exhaust system. I will be able to start the test fit tonight after the close of the business day, I have my fingers crossed this is the last one and I will be happy. If I am I will be on the phone tomorrow with the manufacture getting them into production and ready for the spring riding season.

On a tough week note, as many of the local guys as well as the guys I have met at the rallies have also met our dog, River. Well Monday afternoon he followed my dad across the street without his knowledge. He was struck by a car, which fortunately was not traveling very fast. He has a couple of small fractures of the pelvis along with a dislocated rear, right hip. The hip was reinserted and he is home convalescing. He is expected to make an excellent recovery based on his age & fitness and he is already up & walking better than anyone expected. But man, that was a tough call home to my wife and many tears were shed; we were very fortunate.

Guys, thank you again for all of your continued support of me and RPM, it is because of you guys supporting me, I can continue to support you.

The addition of the RPM store on eBay should also help boost sales and then hopefully we can get to the top tier pricing structure that most large conglomerate online sellers buy. That way I can be more competitive with that market and you will still receive the great service of knowing that if you buy the part from RPM, it is in stock and will be shipped in one business day. This unlike most online Yamaha online vendors who order the parts from Yamaha when you place the order with them.

The RPM eBay store will continue to expand & grow just like the RPM website.
http://stores.ebay.com/raduechelperformancemotorsports/ (http://stores.ebay.com/raduechelperformancemotorsports/)

Thank you all again and hope to see as many of you as possible this year.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Alf on January 15, 2014, 03:18:10 PM
We´re fortunate having Randy that help us to maintain our loved & cared FJs

And I´m fortunate to that there are no other guy like Randy with a CBX 750 business because it would suppose me going to bankruptcy  :lol:

Cheers


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJscott on January 15, 2014, 05:57:05 PM
Randy,
Hope river makes a full and speedy recovery. Thanks for all you do for the FJ brotherhood.

I got home from Alaska Saturday to find a big box of goodies from RPM. Just installed the bar risers, uni pods, spin on filter and clutch slave. 

Scott


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: TexasDave on January 15, 2014, 09:54:24 PM
Good to hear River is going to recover. Hope everything is going good for you. Dave


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on January 16, 2014, 09:28:24 PM
In a sense River is one lucky dog! He survived the accident and he is not my dog. Glad to hear RPM is doing well too.
Mike


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: andyoutandabout on January 17, 2014, 12:36:52 AM
Get well soon River!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: BikeryJeff on January 17, 2014, 10:30:57 AM
Hey Randy,
Sometimes your dog getting run over isn't a bad thing. Four years ago I had saved up about ten grand to replace my sold 1980 XS Special. Growing up a Yamaha kid from a JT1 60 ...DT1 250...IT200 and so on etc.
I was gonna make a big move! An FJR I thought. Well that all changed on a Sunday night. I had just picked Farley, he was a rescue from the wifey's girlfriend. A Rottie mix. She couldn't handle him. He was super hyper running around like a nut. Well one fateful night he snuck under the garage door ran out into the street and whamo! Some high school kid runs him over from head to tail right in front of me. I immediately run over and the kid takes off. I pick up my dog Farley and his rear leg is crushed and paw torn off. I rushed him over to the 24hr Vet hospital. I'm sitting in the waiting room the doctor comes out and says  " We have him stabilized but his leg is in bad shape". That's when I said fix him up doc I don't care what it costs. Well to make a long story short about $8500 later my boy Farley is ok. . With only two grand left in my pocket I start scanning craigslist and there it was! A 1988 (yes Canadian) FJ with 17000 miles. asking price $1800.00  She had been repainted not a good sign I thought. The guy hadn't used  it in years. We get her to turnover and she coughed to life. Well I took a chance brought her home. Turned out to be the best deal I ever made.  I love my FJ now with 27000 miles and just broken in. Besides Farley's one leg being a little shorter then the other he still manages to kick me in the balls at least twice a week. He needs to live about 30 more years for me to break even.  I also just fixed up an old 1968 Larson All American boat. I threw on a Yamaha outboard of course!  My boat's name. FARLEYS PAW. My best to River on a speedy recovery.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: yamaha fj rider on January 25, 2014, 11:54:47 AM
Sorry to hear about River, glad he will be ok. Hope you and the of your family are well.

Kurt


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 07, 2014, 12:58:33 PM
Well, Yamaha continues to discontinue FJ parts left & right as well as raise the pricing on other things.

The biggest change so far that has shocked me, is carbs. They have more than doubled the cost and the list price has gone from $600.00 to $1227.45.

So, I was able to afford to buy eight sets at the old price before the new price went into effect on February 1st.

I am going to hold the price of these last sets and when they are gone, carbs will be a special order only item. So, this is the last eight sets of new carbs you can buy for under $500.00.

They are only available as fuel pump version carbs but can be converted to gravity feed using parts from the original gravity carbs. (see product description for details)

New Mikuni Carburetor Assembly (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3AXJRCarb)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 21, 2014, 08:08:53 PM
The last eight sets of carbs are all gone. Thank you to those for your purchases and I am glad I was able to get them for you guys before the price jumped up.

I can special order them in the future without any problem, so if anyone wants to do that let me know and we can work that out.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 27, 2014, 07:40:49 PM
I have added a few more items to inventory. I know have Hi Flo oil filters in stock. These are very common filters used internationally. I have added both black & chrome.

Hi Flo Oil Filter; Black (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=HiFloBlk%3ASmall)
Hi Flo Oil Filter; Chrome (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=HiFloCrm)

I have also added a small can of Tri-Flow chain lube. This four ounce can is perfect size to fit in your tank back for use on the road.

Tri-Flow chain lube; 4oz (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=tri-flowS)

The fork rebuild kits (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJ41ForkR%2FBKit) arrived today after being on back order for the better part of two months.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Alf on March 28, 2014, 02:23:48 AM
Randy
You have the Hi-Flow 303 displayed. I use the 202 with the spin-on that is bigger and take more oil capacity


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 15, 2014, 06:41:27 PM
Guys, I was informed today that the black "FF" color coded fender is now an obsolete part number. I have one left on the shelf if someone has been on the fence about ordering it.

The only color still available at this time is the red fender (AJ) and will be the only color offered after the final black one sells.

84-93 Yamaha FJ Front Fender (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJFF)

Yamaha parts are drying up like the 2014 California drought, so if there is something you think you might need, you probably should buy it because the next time I go to order it it might not be there anymore.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: TexasDave on July 15, 2014, 06:56:47 PM
PM sent. Dave


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 15, 2014, 06:57:18 PM
PM sent. Dave

I already replied...

twice...

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: TexasDave on July 15, 2014, 08:36:06 PM
Ok the black fender is still available I need a red one. Randy sorry for the delay in posting this I have been fighting this *&^^%%$ computor and until now its been winning.  Dave


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: dayta on July 23, 2014, 05:02:40 AM
evening everyone...I have been away for a little bit but since my return I have been checking through the posts listed but can not seem to find any recent update on the new RPM exhaust? Anyone have any idea when it may be available and final pics of what it looks like etc  :scratch_one-s_head: I have checked the RPM web site but nothing is listed.. Curious on price also if some one has any ideas?

stay upright

Dayta
PS - we forget how great this forum community is - until we haven't been here for a while. Keep up the good work everyone! most enjoyable.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on July 23, 2014, 10:57:25 PM
evening everyone...I have been away for a little bit but since my return I have been checking through the posts listed but can not seem to find any recent update on the new RPM exhaust?

Only contributing members get the updates.....



Just kidding...


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: keand3 on July 24, 2014, 01:51:49 AM

Just kidding...
I love how you wrote that with 1pt in size!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Burns on July 24, 2014, 11:07:41 AM
Elsewhere I noted that the FJ 11-12's are "forever bikes". Randy's continued success is testament to the fact that a critical mass (sufficient to self-sustain a chain reaction) is well established for this venerable steed.

I for one am very glad that a racer's hand is at the helm.

Yah-Ta-Hey!!



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 24, 2014, 11:30:25 AM
evening everyone...I have been away for a little bit but since my return I have been checking through the posts listed but can not seem to find any recent update on the new RPM exhaust? Anyone have any idea when it may be available and final pics of what it looks like etc

Dayta

Soon...really soon...
     They have arrived today. I have to inventory everything & put it on the shelf ini the proper kit form. I also am going to do a test fit to make sure the final production system fits like the final R&D system.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/013_zps534bfecf.jpg~original) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/013_zps534bfecf.jpg.html)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/014_zps889fd1de.jpg~original) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/014_zps889fd1de.jpg.html)

Here is a post with a couple of photos of the RPM megaphone muffler; http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=7167.msg113624#msg113624 (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=7167.msg113624#msg113624)

Here is the test carbon fiber system on Ramos' bike.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/Mike_zps6ca470dc.jpg~original) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/Mike_zps6ca470dc.jpg.html)

Soon, really really soon...

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: yamaha fj rider on July 24, 2014, 12:36:48 PM
Randy the exhaust system looks fantastic!!!! The carbon fiber system on Mike's bike, is the exhaust I have always wanted. Thanks for your efforts.

Kurt


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: dayta on July 25, 2014, 07:02:25 PM
Thank you for the update on the exhaust Randy...is the intention to supply a jetting kit for the carbs tuned to the exhaust also?  (popcorn)

Thank you for the support of our hobbie

Rob



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 25, 2014, 07:53:42 PM
Thank you for the update on the exhaust Randy...is the intention to supply a jetting kit for the carbs tuned to the exhaust also?  (popcorn)

Thank you for the support of our hobbie

Rob

Rob,

Jetting will not be included as it is different for region to region and will need to be taylor to the conditions.

If will be part of the equation, but not included as there are too many variable to supply a jet kit.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: gumby302ho on July 26, 2014, 08:46:16 AM
  The decrease in weight from stock exhaust is a big bonus but would love to see some posted dyno numbers with jets used on said dyno pull on the test bike if and when it is possible. Horse power sells!!!!!! :wacko3:    For me its the carbon fiber all the way, total FJ porn. I need to write Santa a long ass kissing letter! :hi:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on July 29, 2014, 12:34:05 PM
Re: RPM Exhaust...

I have had the opportunity to use the prototype exhaust system since August of last year and about 22,000 miles ago.  The carbon fiber muffle was chosen because of the unique sound; also it is not excessively loud and it has a pleasant sound while cruising on over the road excursions.

It is said that horsepower sells & I do not make claims regarding that issue, I can illustrate many instances where in the real world the performance of the FJ is enhanced by the RPM exhaust system.  I do not “quarter mile” per se; however the type of riding I do emphasizes mid-range performance with, as in the following instance, top end performance from time to time.

The most recent episode occurred at the end last week.

I had traveled through the foothills and fueled up just south of town on my way to the Interstate.  The entrance leading to the Interstate is an uphill grade about ½ mile long and two lanes wide until just before the Interstate where it becomes one lane and then quickly merges onto the Interstate (which is three lanes wide).

At the beginning of the on ramp there is a traffic signal which was red as I approached in the left lane; there was a Porsche in front of me with an impressive looking pick-up truck in the right lane.  Just as I was putting my foot down and glancing in the mirror, tires could be heard squealing.  Looking up, the light had turned green and the Porsche had hooked up and was accelerating rapidly.  Caught off guard, I accelerated moderately; the truck on the right also took off briskly and leaving me momentarily stuck behind the Porsche.
 
It quickly became apparent that the Porsche had no intention of moderating speed.  Although concerned with Mr. C’s admonishment about my passing on the right, but since it was in a separate lane I thought it would be permissible (anyone else with a problem return to your sewing), throttle was applied liberally to the FJ, also with no intention of moderating speed.

Glancing far off to the left at the Interstate the cars seem to have slowed; uh oh, not likely I surmise.  Glancing at the speedometer it is at the 3:00 position and the tach confirms the speed and the Porsche is staying with me although perhaps a car length or so behind & still in the left lane.  I am in fourth gear and normally (with stock exhaust) the power would be tapering off however  with the engine breathing freely and the need to rapidly merge into one lane and then almost immediately enter the Interstate I thought it prudent to attain extra space between the Porsche and the FJ.
So I remain hard on the throttle up to almost red line and cleanly and crisply pull fifth gear, easily pulling away from the Porsche, merging into one lane and then onto the Interstate itself.

Although it happened faster than one can read about it, this illustrates the all-around improvement in performance afforded by the R.P.M. exhaust.  In this instance the Porsche had no markings so I do not know the model however it pulled hard into the triple digit range.

Apologizing for the long post, it should be noted that the suspension settings were unchanged from earlier in the day when I was on back country roads which were in poor condition, albeit at more moderate speeds.  The tires are not new with almost 6k miles on them yet there are considerably more miles left in them (air pressure @ 42 psi). There are faster motorcycles less comfortable and more comfortable motorcycles not as agile, however with after-market components from R.P.M. which are  available to everyone, for all around performance & comfort the FJ is hard to beat.

The FJ community as a whole benefits from the efforts of the gentleman from R.P.M.  At times it is a matter of self-preservation…!

Ride safe,

Mike Ramos.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on July 29, 2014, 09:02:12 PM
I'm a little turned on right now. :dance:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: simi_ed on July 29, 2014, 11:01:45 PM
I'm a little turned on right now. :dance:

TMI ...  :bye2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on July 30, 2014, 09:12:45 PM
Would you like to Yamabond?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on July 30, 2014, 10:58:32 PM
Would you like to Yamabond?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: X-Ray on July 31, 2014, 02:02:07 AM
As always, I love reading your reports Mike. Your unique way of expressing yourself has me sitting on the back of the FJ with you, fantastic!  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: skymasteres on August 01, 2014, 10:51:03 AM
You know, as much as I advocate using the brakes over the throttle to get out of trouble. There is a point where having extra power on tap gives you a warm fuzzy. Glad this worked out for you and I'm sure you were fully aware of your surroundings and machine Steve.  I know I've engaged in shenanigans like that, and maybe I'm the wrong guy to say anything, but I've found that at higher speeds it's possible to get yourself into an accident before you even recognise it. (Meaning, you eat up a braking or handling margin before you engage in corrective action)

Let the good times roll, but be careful guys. (Remeber "Everyone out there is TRYING to KILL YOU. They just don't know it")

So great parts commiing from RPM. I know I've been eagerly awaiting the exhaust but now this fuel injection idea has fully captured my attention....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 01, 2014, 04:12:00 PM
Alright, the final test fitting is done on all models of the FJ and it is now listed on the RPM website for sale; RPM S/S Exhaust System (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMHeader)

The weights for all options are listed as well.

I am awaiting the arrival of the shipping boxes and they are supposed to be here Monday or Tuesday. Once the boxes are here they will be shipping.

Thank you again for your continued support and I am looking forward to bring more & more options to the market for the FJ.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: simi_ed on August 01, 2014, 04:15:26 PM
Randy, very nice!  Having fondled the pieces and parts last week, I can attest that this is a well made product. 
I'm impressed that you've put this excellent product together for a very reasonable price.  Well done!  :drinks:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on August 01, 2014, 05:00:06 PM
A Public Service Announcement....

After installation, clean that ss header system with lacquer thinner or alcohol before starting the engine and heating up the tubes....... or you *will* burn in all the finger prints you left on the tubes...

Actually, clean it twice... really...

For the lucky soul who gets the system that Ed fondled...you may need to clean it 3 times...


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: simi_ed on August 01, 2014, 05:24:01 PM
Actually **fondled** may be the 100% correct term.  But I think the triple wash with alcohol would be a wise plan. 
BTW, it wasn't 1 system, but the 1st SHIPMENT,  All of 'em  :lol:  It was fun too!   :good:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: simi_ed on August 01, 2014, 05:25:31 PM
Actually **fondled** may be the 100% correct term.  But I think the triple wash with alcohol would be a wise plan. 
BTW, it wasn't 1 system, but the 1st SHIPMENT,  All of 'em  :lol:  It was fun too!   :good:

OK, not all of em, but a few.  No jelly-jam paw prints or anything.  I think most of them were still in bags, actually ...  :empathy:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on August 01, 2014, 05:50:38 PM
Great news from RPM  :yahoo:

Having seen the full system on Mike Ramos's FJ, the megaphone system on the EFI FJ and the other mufflers available at the WCR. I am now wondering how soon we will see a flood of used 4-1 exhaust systems for sale.... :rofl:

Thank you Randy for your hard work on this and the many other products that you provide us.  :hi:

Fred


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJscott on August 01, 2014, 07:04:22 PM
I will get the system with the megaphone for my 92 in time for the ECFR.
im hoping to regain some of the lost power at the bottom end when I did the
Uni Pods and lost the airbox. I gained a ton on the top end with no noticable feel in the mid.
also gained a cool induction swoosh sound. I will put the Jardine cans on my latest FJ project
I just aquired a month ago.

Scott


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Dan Filetti on August 01, 2014, 09:16:54 PM
Alright, the final test fitting is done on all models of the FJ and it is now listed on the RPM website for sale; RPM S/S Exhaust System ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMHeader[/url])

The weights for all options are listed as well.

I am awaiting the arrival of the shipping boxes and they are supposed to be here Monday or Tuesday. Once the boxes are here they will be shipping.

Thank you again for your continued support and I am looking forward to bring more & more options to the market for the FJ.

Randy - RPM


Congratulations Randy. 

I hope you sell a shit load of 'em.

Dan


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ribbert on August 02, 2014, 12:08:56 AM
Looks good Randy.

Will it be possible to buy the system without the can for we international buyers and if so, when will you have freight costs calculated?

Noel


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on August 03, 2014, 08:05:57 PM
I assume photo # 2 on the web site is the muffler that comes with base system. Is there an appreciable difference of the loudness between the SS and the carbon fiber? The CB would be my choice, if I were go the extra cost. Which is the least loud? I figure they all are "loud" as compared to stock. I fear the lure of this goody is more than I can resist. Generally speaking is re-jetting carbs and or other tweaking required to make this work well on an otherwise stock engine? Guess I'm asking can you recommend changes based on circumstances; say for instance, LA county So. Cal., California edition 86, with Unipods. I'm not a shade tree mechanic, more of dark of night with blindfold type. With instruction, I can get by most of the time.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on August 03, 2014, 08:43:04 PM
I assume photo # 2 on the web site is the muffler that comes with base system. Is there an appreciable difference of the loudness between the SS and the carbon fiber? The CB would be my choice, if I were go the extra cost. Which is the least loud? I figure they all are "loud" as compared to stock. I fear the lure of this goody is more than I can resist. Generally speaking is re-jetting carbs and or other tweaking required to make this work well on an otherwise stock engine? Guess I'm asking can you recommend changes based on circumstances; say for instance, LA county So. Cal., California edition 86, with Unipods. I'm not a shade tree mechanic, more of dark of night with blindfold type. With instruction, I can get by most of the time.


Here is a video Randy posted of the Carbon Fiber muffler. Sounds mellow and should be relatively quiet in traffic. I am sure that above 5000 rpm it has a healthy sound.

http://s1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/?action=view&current=025_zps8abea39c.mp4 (http://s1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/?action=view&current=025_zps8abea39c.mp4)

Fred


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on August 03, 2014, 08:46:00 PM
Bastard!! Just teas us till we give in... That is so sweet... I love sound... I don't even have the RPM shock yet.. The pain...


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on August 03, 2014, 08:50:53 PM
Well, so much for retirement.....I gotta find a job....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 08, 2014, 01:09:54 PM
There are a several new items that have hit the shelves here at RPM over the last few weeks.

There are now oversize valves for the performance improvement of your cylinder head on the shelf;
Oversize Intake Valve (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3AOsInValve)
Oversize Exhaust Valve (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3AOsExValve)

I have added replacement fork tubes to stock; Replacement Fork Tube (http://www.rpmracingca.comproddetail.asp?prod=m%2Fc%3Aforktube)

By multiple requests I now have the Barnett Kevlar clutch friction kit; Barnett Kevlar Friction Clutch Pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Clutch%3ABarnettFriction)

I know have a main jet needle that has the most common jetting change applied to the circuit; RPM Main Jet Needle (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3ARPMMainJetNeedleSet)
The shimming of the needle by .50mm/.020" which is half of all other clip notch adjustment of the other aftermarket brands. So, no shimming required with the RPM needle, just drop the clip.

The exhaust has already been talked about, but here it is again; RPM S/S Exhaust System (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMHeader)

Replacement 86+ fiberglass chins fairings are on order and should be here in the next week or two.

Plus, many more small things that I cant seem to recall at this time. If you don't see something you are looking for listed on the website, please let me now. I might have it sitting here or if not, I can probably get what you need.

Thank you again for your continued support and I will continues to offer as many parts as I can as well as my constant development of items specifically for the FJ platform

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 15, 2014, 04:23:59 PM
It has been a busy summer at RPM and I finally had to force myself to sit down and get more of the parts I have ordered on the shelf and added to the website. I made a small dent this afternoon and there will be more updates as the weather turns to fall, the riding season slows and there is more "computer" time available, although spring is right around the corner in Australia...

I have added several Hi-Flo filters to stock at the request of many. I am closing out the current Fram CH6006 Oil Filters (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Engine%3AOilFilter) and the Hi-Flo's will then be added.

For those still using the FJ air box I have added the Hi-Flo air box filter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3AAirBoxFilter) element.

At the request of the larger diameter Hi-Flo oil filter for the RPM spin on filter conversion, I now have the Hi-Flo HF-202 spin on filter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=HiFloBlk%3ALarge) in stock. The diameter is 78mm compared to the 65mm of the Hi-Flo HF-303 spin on filter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=HiFloBlk%3ASmall)

I have added the following tools to inventory,

A Brake Caliper Piston Press. (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ACaliperPistonPress) This allows the pistons to be pushed back in without having to remove the caliper.

The FJ/XJR Clutch Boss Holding Tool. (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3AClutchHoldingTool) This is a multipurpose tool that is used to hold the clutch boss hub, but can also be used to hold sprockets and gears with the pins on the backside of the tool.

Based on requests I added the following factory Yamaha parts,

Side Stand Switch 86-90 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AKSS86-90)
Side Stand Switch 91-93 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AKSS91-93)
Yamaha Oil Cooler Grommet (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AOilCoolerGrommet)
Yamaha Oil Cooler Collar/Washer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACoolerCollar)
89-93 Fuel Pipe (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A89-93fuelpipe)

And for all of us that have converted over to the 17" Suzuki GSXR rear wheel & caliper, I now have the EBC H/P Organic Brake Pads (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFA63) in stock. I can special order the HH pads if required, just send me an email.
EBC H/P Organic Brake Pads (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFA63)

The 86-93 fiberglass chin fairings did arrive and I will have them listed by the end of the week.

The exhaust has gotten rave reviews from those who have purchased and they are extremely happy with all aspects of the system, from the weight savings, to the quality and best of all the sound.

Remember, the holidays are right around the corner, so if you need to give ides to those who are buying for you, a RPM Gift Certificate (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) is a great items to get. I have been asked about layaway this year too and I would recommend purchasing RPM Gift Certificate (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) as a means of lay-away for any item.

Also remember, if you do not find something on my website, send me an email and I will tell you if I can get it or not. As always, every single part listed on the RPM website is in stock and ready to ship.

Thank you all for the ongoing support which allows me to bring you more and more items, products and service for the beloved FJ.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 12, 2014, 04:15:50 PM
A whole bunch of items have been added to the website over the last few days, from parts to tools to kits.

I have been asked many times about being able to just buy a clutch friction kit so each one would not have to be purchased individually. So, I have assembled two clutch kits, the RPM kit which eliminates the rear cushion spring and uses a full size friction disc and the O.E. factory friction package. Both of these kits include a free clutch cover gasket with purchase.

RPM Yamaha Clutch Pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:RPMClutch)
Yamaha OEM Clutch Pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:ClutchPack)
T-Handle, Ball-End Set (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools:MPTHandleAllen)
Steering Stem Bearing Installer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools:HdBrngInstaller)
86-87 Swing Arm Seal (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MC:SASeal)
84-93 Speedo Cable Loop (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:CableHolder)
84-93 Damper Strip (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:DamperStrip)
FJ Master Cylinder Bolt Plug (Plastic) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:PlugMC)
84-93 Yamaha FJ Battery Strap (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:BatteryStrap)
89-93 Fuel Petcock Gasket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:FPetcockGasket)
89-93 Yamaha FJ Alternator Brush Holder Assembly (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:AltBrushHolder)
FJ/XJ/FJR/XJR Camshaft Gear Bolt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACamGearBolt)
84-90 Yamaha FJ Lower Shock Bushing (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:LShockBushing)
89-93 Yamaha FJ Undertank Fuel Filter Bracket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:FFBracket)
86-93 Clutch Reservoir Diaphragm (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C;ClutchResDiaphragm)
86-93 Yamaha FJ Choke Cable and Reserve Switch Cover (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:ChokeCover)
High Performance Muffler Packing Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M/C:MufflerPacking)
Liquid Filled Air Gauge 0-60 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ALFAG60)

Christmas is only 43 days away, now is when your family & friends are looking for ideas for you. Send them the RPM Gift Certificate (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) link for the perfect present for you.

Thank you for the continued support, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 12, 2014, 04:32:21 PM
The T-handled tool kit makes working on the bike easier. I used it this last two weeks at the RPM shop to drop my engine for some needed repairs. It provides a longer reach, the T-handle allows good leverage for torque (on and off) as well as an easy way to spin on/off the bolt once it is lose. The image is not up yet but the storage rack was nice as well. And as usual Randy and his sons were good hosts making my visit to the FJ Mecca a good experience. I so happy to be driving distance to Randy and all his FJ goodies....  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on November 13, 2014, 12:16:46 PM
Hey Randy, I couldn't find the chin fairing...do you have a link?  How's the dyno coming?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 13, 2014, 12:38:13 PM
Hey Randy, I couldn't find the chin fairing...do you have a link?  How's the dyno coming?


The chin fairings are here, I just want to fit one up before putting it on the website.

Dyno is on the stove, just on a back burner as I am still trying to source out the required funds/financing for the business purchase I am trying to buy; http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=11898.0 (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=11898.0)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 17, 2014, 05:26:32 PM
The list of great products offered here at RPM is continuing to grow here are a few more parts added today

86-87 Left Hand OEM Mirror (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ALHMirror)

And for everyone who has already upgraded to the FJ11-12/XJ12/XJR13 S/S Screw & O-Ring Carburetor Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=carbkit) here is a kit to replace all the necessary O-rings for your next carburetor rebuild FJ11-12/XJ12/XJR13 O-Ring Carburetor Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACarbORing)

Robert - RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on November 19, 2014, 09:42:36 PM
And as usual Randy and his sons were good hosts making my visit to the FJ Mecca a good experience. I so happy to be driving distance to Randy and all his FJ goodies....  :good2:
Don't ever go up there again without checking with me first!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 20, 2014, 02:57:56 AM
And as usual Randy and his sons were good hosts making my visit to the FJ Mecca a good experience. I so happy to be driving distance to Randy and all his FJ goodies....  :good2:
Don't ever go up there again without checking with me first!

Okay Mike, I will clear my next flight to RPM with you (San Dimas Flight control) before I go.  :empathy3:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on November 20, 2014, 09:11:12 PM

[/quote]
Okay Mike, I will clear my next flight to RPM with you (San Dimas Flight control) before I go.  :empathy3:
[/quote]

Pat spilled the beans new shock eh... oh yeah. Swing arm? Stock?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on November 20, 2014, 11:46:45 PM
Pat spilled the beans new shock eh... oh yeah. Swing arm? Stock?

I had the shock for a month or so, but the 84/87 swing arm will not bolt on with the 89+ shock so I did not install till yesterday. When I also installed an 89 swing arm and 89 shock link and other associated bits. You will see my other posts and challenges of doing this mod. Randy found my oil leak, and in the day and a half I was there we dropped my my engine twice and reinstalled it. Not sure if you would have enjoyed the pandemonium. But I will keep you posted if I ever plan a trip to the FJ mecca we call RPM....

I look forward to more good times at RPM....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 21, 2014, 12:19:42 PM
We got a few more tools in and added to the inventory to make life easier working on your FJ.

Shaft Type Seal Puller (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ASealpuller)
7 Pc. Metric Socket T-Handle (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3AMPThandleSocket7PC)
T-Handle Rack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ATHandleHolder)

Robert - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 29, 2014, 04:38:09 PM
I have added the clutch lever and pivot to stock.

86-95 Yamaha Clutch Lever (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AClutchLever)
Yamaha Clutch Lever Pivot (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AClutchLeverPivot)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 21, 2014, 06:20:46 PM
RPM is now a GIVI dealer. They have a warehouse in Reno which is only one day away from the shop.

You can go to the GIVA website and if you see it there, I can get it for you; http://www.giviusa.com/ (http://www.giviusa.com/)

I have not added anything to inventory at this point as there are so many options GIVI offers.

As the new years rolls around, I will start looking at adding their items to the website, but need to know where to start.

If there is anything GIVI related you need, please let me know and I will see what I can do for you.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 13, 2015, 05:39:57 PM
Well, it has been quite a while since there has been a RPM parts update and a lot needs to be updated.

I have added a lot of brake parts including brake rotors and we are currently testing both brake & clutch radial master cylinders. The results so far are very promising and I really hope to have the testing done in the next couple of months. I can offer you this; I am not testing any offshore parts as I am just not comfortable selling those items to you.

I am awaiting the BRAKING brand floating brake rotors for the late model bikes, but I have the solid rotor in stock. They have two options of the floating rotor. I have sold a bunch of the solid rotors already and they all have great reviews. In fact this is the only rear brake rotor Mike Ramos has not warped compared to all of the other eBay and name brands that did warp. BRAKING is an Italian company and I have been very impressed with the quality of each and every item I have received & tested and am proud to offer them to you.

BRAKING Brake Rotor (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Brakes:ERotor)
EBC Brake Rotor (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=brakes%3AEbcERotor)
EBC X Brake Rotor (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=brakes%3AEbcXRotor)
EBC XC Brake Rotor (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=brakes%3AEbcXCRotor)
Yamaha Brake Rotor Bolt (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BrakeRotorBolt)

For those who are buying FJR front brake master cylinders with the three wire brake light switch, RPM now has a bolt on, replacement switch to allow your FJ brake lights to work properly and not be constantly illuminated.

FJR Brake Master Cylinder Switch (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ABrakeLightSwitch)

For those that are rebuilding from forks, the copper washer at the external damper rod bolt is now available;

Gasket, Copper Fork Damper Washer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CopperForkGasket)

As an answer to the obsolete carb choke plunger from Yamaha, I now have this plunger kit available;

Choke Plunger Replacement Kit (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ChokePlunger)

I have also now produced the obsolete lower two throttle cables for the 84-90 FJ1100/FJ1200:

84-90 Throttle Cable 3 (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A84-90TC3)
84-90 Throttle Cable 4 (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A84-90TC4)

We have added a carb O-ring only kit for those who have already purchased the screw & O-ring kit and don’t need all of the screws as well as Intake O-rings & needle shim washers

FJ11-12/XJ12/XJR13 O-Ring Carburetor Kit (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACarbORing)
Intake Manifold O-Ring Kit (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3AIntakeO-Ring)
.5mm Main Jet Needle Shims (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3AMainNeedleShim)

EBC clutch parts have also been added for a wider range of available products above the Yamaha & Barnett products;

EBC Clutch Spring (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Clutch%3AEBCClutchSpring)
EBC Clutch Pack (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=clutch%3AEBCClutchPack)

More tools have also been added;

Yamaha Damper Rod Holder (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=27mmForkHolder)
Chain Alignment Tool (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ChainAlign)

The UNI air filter specified cleaner is now in stock;

UNI Filter Cleaner Spray (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3Afilterspraycleaner)

I have added K&N recharge kits at the request of those running the K&N air box & pod filters;

K&N Recharge Kit (Squeeze Bottle) (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3AKNSqueeze)
K&N Recharge Kit (Aerosol) (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3AKNAerosol)

I have added the WPS brand of lithium Ion batteries. These batteries are lightweight and include a charge level indicator as well;

84-90 WPS Lithium Battery (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BatWPS%3A84-90)
91-93 WPS Lithium Battery (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AWPSBatE)

I am now stocking many more NGK spark plugs, including standard plugs as well as step colder range plug in both standard and Iridium;

NGK - Standard Spark Plug (Standard Heat Range) (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3ADP8EA9)
NGK - Iridium Racing Spark Plug (1 Stage Colder Heat Range) (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3ADPR9EIX-9)
NGK - Spark Plug (1 Stage Colder than Stock) (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3A2-DP9EA9)

And then there are general items that have been requested and added to stock;

86-93 Speedometer Cover Lens (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASpeedometerCover)
86-93 Yamaha FJ Choke Cable and Reserve Switch Cover (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AChokeCover)
Course Thread Oil Cap (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Engine%3ACourseOilCap)
Oil Level Sensor (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=OilLevelRelay)
Yamaha Pick-Up Cover (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=TimingCover)
Yamaha FJ Exhaust Collector Gasket (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Exhaust%3ACollectorGasket)

There is now a washable & reusable canister filter element for use with the stock oil filter canister housing;

Reusable Stainless Steel Canister Filter (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=FLOCanister)

I also now have a HID headlight kit in stock and I am currently testing a LED headlight kit for the near future;

HID Head Light kit (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=m%2Fc%3AHID)

For the XJR1300 folks, I have assembled a complete fork tube rebuild kit which also uses the NOK brand, Yamaha supplied seals.

RPM/XJR 43mm Fork Rebuild Kit (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJ43ForkR%2FBKit)

The RPM t-shirts have been redesigned with a smaller logo on the front and Yamaha apparel is starting to find its way to the shelf too. RPM hats should be available in the next couple of weeks as well.

RPM T-Shirt (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMTS)
Yamaha T-Shirt (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=YAMTS)

Tires…
    If anyone would like to check with me before buying tires, please let me know. I have access to the following brands:
Michelin
Shinko (radial & bias ply)
   They have a 16” rear radial. I have just ordered a set and will be installing them next week couple of weeks for testing on my stock 92. I want to get them tested before converting over to the 17” non ABS configuration
Pirelli
Metzeler (radial & bias ply)

I am not stocking tires so I can ensure you get the freshest tire possible and I can usually get them overnight. I also have both a tire machine and electronic spin balancer for full service.

I want to thank everyone for their continued support. If not for you supporting me, I would not be able to continue to invest in new parts for the FJ. Parts continue to be discontinued by Yamaha and they are forever gone unless myself, or someone else, steps up to start manufacturing the item(s) again.

It was good to see everyone at the recent rallies and I appreciate your support and kind words. I really do have a lot of fun with the FJ and I will continue to work diligently to invest in them and keep you on the road.

There are always twenty things going on around here at the shop, but we are here to support you. If you want to come by to say hi, or to have work done on your FJ, we are here for that as well. There are many things that are out there on the horizon coming from RPM that are either being tested, researched or just an idea on a piece of paper, but I never stop working to improve the FJ.

It still amazes me when people from other countries walk through the door and say, “Are you Randy?”

It truly is humbling.

It has been a real pleasure working on many FJ’s over the past couple of years as we have be able to upgrade & update the FJ with current technology, bringing it out of the 80’s & 90’s into the 21st century. We continue to learn from everything we do, with everything we do we gain more knowledge and we are happy to pass that knowledge on to those who ask and need help.

For those of you who prefer Facebook, my youngest son also has developed a Facebook page, I am not sure how it works, but it is there as well and there will be semi-regular updates there as well;

RPM Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/RPM/239886352721366)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/RPM/239886352721366 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/RPM/239886352721366)

As always, every time you order from RPM, the parts on here, on the shelf ready to ship out to you. We strive for the same day shipping whenever possible and will continue to operate this way. You will never order a part from RPM and then have to wait for me to order it before shipping it to you.
 
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to either Robert or myself and we will be glad to help.

Thank you, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Firehawk068 on June 13, 2015, 10:11:12 PM
Randy, it was great to see you at the Black Hills Rally.
And I was really lusting after the exhaust system you had for sale there . :blush:
I just wish funds would allow the purchase right now.............

Anyway, sorry I didn't get to ride with you much, except the one blast down Deerfield Rd before the skies opened up.
Riding across the river, with water up to my knees will be a memory that sticks with me for quite awhile.  :drinks:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 16, 2015, 08:13:45 PM
The time has come, at least for the time being, for the lower 48 United States of America, Yamaha FJ1100 & FJ1200 owners to be able to buy a professionally rebuilt set of FJ carbs outright. That's right no core required, but if you want to send your undamaged and rebuildable carbs back to RPM you will receive a online RPM credit of $150.00

These carbs are not just rebuilt using the "Chinese repair kits" like the other rebuilders, these are a full and complete carb rack tear down, clean & inspecting, then rebuilt and re-jetted for your specific application. Clean, re-plated hardware, carb internals replaced, stainless steel allen head screws and all new o-rings are used, resulting a set of carbs that is better than new as they are jetted for you.

Be careful of the other online & eBay carb rebuilders and please, read the fine print to see what you are actually getting when you win the "auction".

RPM carbs are the most comprehensive build on the market, we are ready for you to tell us your jetting requirements so you can bolt them on and go riding.

RPM Professional rebuild carbs (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMRebulitCarb)

(https://www.rpmracingca.com/prodimages/large/RPMRebulitCarb-1.jpg)
(https://www.rpmracingca.com/prodimages/large/RPMRebulitCarb-2.jpg)
(https://www.rpmracingca.com/prodimages/large/RPMRebulitCarb-3.jpg)
(https://www.rpmracingca.com/prodimages/large/RPMRebulitCarb-4.jpg)

If you don't want to give up your "original" carbs, we can also rebuild your carbs if you want to send those in for rebuilding as well.

I have also added the re-plated carb hardware to the website as well.

Carb Cover Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3ACoverKit)

Hopefully in the near future I can offer this carb package world wide.

Thank you, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ZOA NOM on June 16, 2015, 08:34:40 PM
By way of uncompensated endorsement, I have to say my '93 absolutely purrs after I had Randy rebuild my carbs. Most notable during my short stay at the WCR up in Coleville, having run across the 9000' pass on CA108 without a hiccup, or hesitation. Just let him set'em and forget'em.

Thanks again, Randy, for your contribution to the legendary FJ world.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on June 17, 2015, 09:54:30 AM
Ah yes, nothing quite like a well tuned & fine running FJ….

I happened to be with Rick and several others on the 2nd day of riding... 

Originally planning to stop at the summit to take pictures and await the others, when Rick and I stopped he immediately suggested to keep riding and to wait for the others further on down the road.  Without a second thought I concurred and on we went. 

It seemed neither one of us wanted to interrupt the reverie of a good ride.
 
Thoroughly enjoying the beautiful scenery as we ventured down into the foothills; we eventually passed a late model Porsche and flirting with triple digit speeds (left the driver wishing for Mr. B’s Audi) motored into and waited at the preplanned foothill town for the others.

From a good to a great ride (!) ending our respective stays at the very enjoyable West Coast Rally.

Ride safe,

Midget   


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 24, 2015, 07:02:29 PM
I have received the Braking brand floating brake rotors for the FJ1200. These are really nice pieces and they are head & shoulders over anything you can get from Chinese brands via eBay, they are even much better than the EBC rotors.

I have both a non directional and lighter weight direction rotor in stock.

Floating Brake Rotor - Left (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=brakes%3ABrakingWaveLeft)
Floating Brake Rotor - Right (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Brakes%3ABrakingWaveRight)

Float Brake Rotor - Non-directional (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=brakes%3ABrakingRound)

We are also in the process of testing Braking radial master cylinders as well. So far testing is going very well and their patented lever pivot technology allows for easy adjustment. Look for them in the near future as well.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ribbert on June 25, 2015, 12:47:43 AM
I have received the Braking brand floating brake rotors for the FJ1200. These are really nice pieces and they are head & shoulders over anything you can get from Chinese brands via eBay, they are even much better than the EBC rotors.

Randy - RPM


In what way?

Noel


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on June 29, 2015, 04:14:23 PM
Hello everyone,

Speaking of radial master cylinders…

Some months prior to the West Coast Rally I began a search to improve the Blue Dot caliper’s performance.  I have always used the master cylinder matched to the Blue Dots and stainless braided lines along with the HH brake pads.  Earlier this year when new front rotors were needed I invested in the EBC SD units.  Performance was and remained much better than stock.

It was hoped that not only an improvement in absolute stopping power could be achieved (which may be acceptable with the axial m/c) but also when on a winding roadway, quicker yet better controlled deceleration from high speed to modest speeds would be possible.  Already having the ability of two finger braking, additional factors considered were an improvement in “feel” and more linear stopping power.  Also desired was better performance in wet weather defined by a more gradual application of the brakes when the lever is engaged.

Based on information available and several postings on the Forum it appeared that a radial master cylinder would offer the best chance of completing the modernization of the front brakes.  So the search began: initially with a m/c from a 2003 Suzuki which although it had a remote reservoir, turned out to be an axial unit; this was followed by a Nissan radial - however with the clip-ons on the FJ the unit would not fit because, when looking from the bar end, it could not be rotated into position without interfering with the riser section of the clip-on.

Hoping that the third time was the charm, a Brembo unit which, while there was a compromise in positioning it close enough to the center line, again because of the style of FJ clip-ons, fitment was possible.  I rode with this m/c for several thousand miles and while a subtle improvement, the performance was not markedly better than the previous unit.

I then contacted Randy at R.P.M. and he researched additional options.  The m/c he suggested was another Made in Italy brand by the name of Braking.  This particular unit, in addition to the standard lever adjustment that positions the lever at various distances from the handle bar, has a second adjustment knob that involves a cam which in essence changes the fulcrum of the lever but with the added advantage that it is progressive, as the further the lever is squeezed, the cam appears to change the fulcrum, adding to the leverage all the while offering excellent “feel” using two fingers to engage the lever.

At one end of the adjustment the brakes come on hard and without delay - almost scary quick.  At the other end of the adjustment there is, relatively speaking, a momentary delay before the brakes come on hard. 

The brakes come on hard and continue to pull in a linear fashion -  incessantly and intensely  – interestingly the release seems to be improved by being better modulated, allowing a more gradual, better controlled release which enables continued braking a little deeper into a turn. 

Both adjustments can be made effortlessly on the fly.  An added plus is the brake lever folds up in case of a fall and I continue to use the same brake lines as before.  Although the brake switch is now located in the m/c banjo bolt, connecting it to the existing wiring is simple.

In excess of 7,000 miles with this radial m/c, while perhaps not exponentially better than before, from a safety stand point it is a major improvement nonetheless and well worth the investment. Not to mention it is a significant enhancement of braking performance which improves one’s confidence and hence the enjoyment of each ride.

Ride safe,

Mike Ramos.
 


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Urban_Legend on June 29, 2015, 06:17:31 PM
Hi Mike

Along with upgrading the wheels on my FJ11 I want to upgrade the Master Cylinders as well (brake and clutch) Which model of Braking brand MC did you use?

Mark


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on June 30, 2015, 12:49:54 PM
Howdy Mark,

Without looking at the invoice I actually do not know!  I should be home over the weekend and will let you know at that time.

My understanding is RPM continues to test models of this brand for fitment as well as performance with stock calipers.  I do not know where they are in testing but once it is completed no doubt they will be made available.

Ride safe,

Mike


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 03, 2015, 05:07:38 PM





                                                                                   GARMIN








Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 15, 2015, 04:23:37 PM
RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com) is now an authorized GARMIN dealer. Keep your eyes out for the new products that should be hitting the website in the next week or so.

GARMIN has a very strict "MAP" (minimum advertised price) policy. This means, no one is allowed to advertise online or in any publication a price cheaper then the manufacture set MAP.

So, that means I also cant offer FJowners.com contributing members a deal if they email me.

So, for instance the GARMIN 590LM has a MAP of $899.99, not matter where you look online. If you find someone advertising for under the MAP pricing they will be suspended as a dealer.

So, if you are a FJowners.com contributing member and need any GARMIN products or accessories, please let me know and I will get you taken care of.

Thank you, Randy - RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 02, 2015, 02:48:43 PM
A few new items available from RPM.

I have added the Ride-On LED tire caps. When you purchase the caps you receive a one year roadside assistance policy in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico
Ride On LED Smart Tire Valve Cap (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A85-4210)

Since Electrosport has not been able to supply their replacement regulator for more than a year, I have sourced a replacement regulator from Rick's Motorsports Electric. Voltage Regulator (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=30-502)

The Center Stand Rubber Bump Stop (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACenterStandStop) has been added to stock.

I also have kickstand springs on the way and the will be on the shelf shortly.

I have added the Yamaha Rubber Handle Bar Grip Set (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AYamahaGripSet) for those who are not keen on the foam grips.

Thank you, Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on August 03, 2015, 08:12:21 AM
A few new items available from RPM.

I have added the Yamaha Rubber Handle Bar Grip Set ([url]http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AYamahaGripSet[/url]) for those who are not keen on the foam grips.

Thank you, Randy - RPM



http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=14004.msg141484#msg141484 (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=14004.msg141484#msg141484)

You are welcome!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 03, 2015, 11:59:20 AM
You are welcome!

 :scratch_one-s_head:

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on August 03, 2015, 01:11:46 PM
You are welcome!

 :scratch_one-s_head:

Randy - RPM

I had asked before if anyone knew if these would fit our bikes, no one was able to advise on if they would or would not.

Finally, I get the chance to install them, post the findings here - and a short time later, you are offering them for sale!

Ironic timing on your part, probably just a coincidence  :rofl2:

I give credit where credit is due - and as soon as I have the money, I hope to buy one of your exhausts.

Be nice to see some dyno results.....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 03, 2015, 02:35:30 PM
I had asked before if anyone knew if these would fit our bikes, no one was able to advise on if they would or would not.

Finally, I get the chance to install them, post the findings here - and a short time later, you are offering them for sale!

Ironic timing on your part, probably just a coincidence  :rofl2:

I give credit where credit is due - and as soon as I have the money, I hope to buy one of your exhausts.

Be nice to see some dyno results.....

Well, I guess you get the credit then for determining they worked.

I was contacted by another forum member and asked to order them, so I wasn't aware of where the part numbers came from. But, just like 99% of all of the Yamaha parts available I usually don't order just one, I order more I add them to stock so they are available.

Hopefully sooner than later there will be dyno closer to me than several hours away and wont cost me an arm & leg to use.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on August 03, 2015, 03:16:11 PM

Hopefully sooner than later there will be dyno closer to me than several hours away and wont cost me an arm & leg to use....

Hopefully you will have a dyno in your shop, but it will still cost you an arm & leg, and your first born.

Speaking of which, please say hello to Robert. I hope he has healed well. What a good kid :good:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 03, 2015, 03:24:39 PM
I also have kickstand springs on the way and the will be on the shelf shortly.

Side stand springs arrived today.

Side Stand Spring (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASideStandSpring)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 03, 2015, 08:22:48 PM
Hopefully you will have a dyno in your shop, but it will still cost you an arm & leg, and your first born.

Speaking of which, please say hello to Robert. I hope he has healed well. What a good kid :good:

Well, if it is going to cost the first born...Robert is gone...

All kidding aside, he is all healed and we have had a ride, it just going to take some time to get back in to the swing of it.

Thanks Pat.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 06, 2015, 02:24:00 PM
Alright, what we are currently offering from Garmin (http://rpmracingca.com/products.asp?cat=2) can be seen by clicking the red Garmin (http://rpmracingca.com/products.asp?cat=2) link. There are some accessories such as additional charging cables and mounts that have not been added yet. If there is something you do not see that Garmin offers that you would like to have please shoot us an email or a phone call and we will be glad to check it out and see what we can do.

Robert - RPM (http://rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 20, 2015, 03:49:39 PM
Sena (http://rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=sena&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman=) Has now been added to the RPM website. The accessories like spare batteries and mounts etc are not on there yet but I can get them for you as well. All the Sena items can be found here (http://rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=sena&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman=) or by looking in the accessories tab or by typing Sena (http://rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=sena&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman=)  into the search field on our website.

Also after special ordering a few of these Oil Filter Drain Funnel (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ADrainFunnel) for those of you who have the RPM Spin On Oil Filter Adapter (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=spinonfilteradapter) they are now in stock in our current inventory.

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: giantkiller on August 20, 2015, 04:42:38 PM
Sena ([url]http://rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=sena&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman=[/url]) Has now been added to the RPM website. The accessories like spare batteries and mounts etc are not on there yet but I can get them for you as well. All the Sena items can be found here ([url]http://rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=sena&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman=[/url]) or by looking in the accessories tab or by typing Sena ([url]http://rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=sena&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman=[/url])  into the search field on our website.

Also after special ordering a few of these Oil Filter Drain Funnel ([url]http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ADrainFunnel[/url]) for those of you who have the RPM Spin On Oil Filter Adapter ([url]http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=spinonfilteradapter[/url]) they are now in stock in our current inventory.

Robert - RPM

Been thinking about getting a sena 10c for a while. Saw Randy is now selling them. So I pulled the trigger. And ordered one. Can't wait. Says it'll pair up with any other brand. So I will be able to use it with my brother (the one with the FJR) now have to get my other brother to get one. And talk my other rideing buddys into getting them. Looks like they do everything. Including built in action cam.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on August 20, 2015, 04:55:57 PM
Been thinking about getting a sena 10c for a while. Saw Randy is now selling them. So I pulled the trigger. And ordered one. Can't wait. Says it'll pair up with any other brand. So I will be able to use it with my brother (the one with the FJR) now have to get my other brother to get one. And talk my other rideing buddys into getting them. Looks like they do everything. Including built in action cam.

Dan, I got my Sena 10 from Randy years ago when he had them on sale. It has worked very well with my phone, and GPS. It may have issues when paired to a Sena 20. During the Colevill rally one of guys had a 20 and when tapped into the conversation we would get an annoying sound like something was playing drums in the mic. The next firmware upgrade for either will likely fix it. Sena is really good about keeping their product up to date. Upgrading the firmware can be a little tricky, during the connection process you have to turn it off after it turned on. Not intuitive. 


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: giantkiller on August 20, 2015, 07:36:19 PM
Yah Monkey. The 10c just came out in early June. It's basically a 20s with a built in action cam.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 25, 2015, 11:21:42 AM
RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp) is now a proud Spiegler dealer. Keep an eye out for Spiegler products being added to our inventory. In the meantime, if you have any stainless steel brake lines you would like to order please give us a call or send an email and we will get you set up. On another note, we have just received the Spiegler LSL Handlebar Conversion Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASpieglerHandleBarKit) and it can be found by clicking on the link.

Robert - RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: markmartin on August 25, 2015, 12:08:52 PM
These Spiegler products might provide an interesting opportunity to bring the bars back a little more for those that want for a more upright seating position.

Is it  known if there are bars that they sell that would locate the grips a half inch or so higher and an inch or so further back than the FJ stock setup with the 3/4" risers ??  The width and sweep would need to be considered as well. 


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1100mjk on August 25, 2015, 12:42:07 PM
On another note, we have just received the Spiegler LSL Handlebar Conversion Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASpieglerHandleBarKit) and it can be found by clicking on the link.

Robert - RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)

 "Intended For Track Use Only" ?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 25, 2015, 01:20:34 PM
On another note, we have just received the Spiegler LSL Handlebar Conversion Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASpieglerHandleBarKit) and it can be found by clicking on the link.

Robert - RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)

 "Intended For Track Use Only" ?

I just got off the phone with Spiegler and they told me the LSL kit is not "DOT" approved in the US. It is European highway approved.  Since the manufacture, LSL, has chosen not to invest in US DOT approval, Spiegler lists that kit as well as all non-DOT approved parts they sell as "race only". His exact quote was, "to cover our butt".

He went on to say that the LSL products far and away exceeded the prior testing European testing procedures and so the LSL procedures were implemented for all handlebars requiring approval.

I have removed the track use only as Spiegler does not list it in their website description, so since I am a Spiegler dealer I am not required to list that on the website either.

This kit is a high quality kit and I will have no problem install one on one of my bike in the future.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Dan Filetti on August 25, 2015, 06:31:17 PM

On another note, we have just received the Spiegler LSL Handlebar Conversion Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASpieglerHandleBarKit) and it can be found by clicking on the link.

This kit is a high quality kit and I will have no problem install one on one of my bike in the future.

Randy - RPM

Someone should install one of these and report any foibles they may encounter (if any), particularly around throttle/ clutch/ brake line routing etc.  I bough the Heli-Bars for my Gixxer and they indicated that the brake/ clutch and throttle lines 'did not need to be replaced'.  While true, I DID need to create and add a wire hook to ensure that the throttle line stayed below the ignition housing.  If it drifted up, as it did on my testing, it would catch and prevent the bars from turning full lock to the right.  Seemed to me like a parking lot disaster waiting to happen so I made and installed my wire hook to hold the lines down.   Just a thought.

Dan


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on August 27, 2015, 09:35:29 AM
Thank you for the quick service and quality goods!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on August 27, 2015, 09:40:18 AM
On another note, we have just received the Spiegler LSL Handlebar Conversion Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASpieglerHandleBarKit) and it can be found by clicking on the link.

Robert - RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)

 "Intended For Track Use Only" ?

See the same thing on many performance parts - Exhausts especially (legally too loud for the street, no cats, etc.)

I avoid non-DOT brake lines for street use (they don't last long), that is about it.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Firehawk068 on August 27, 2015, 10:53:17 AM
Thank you for the quick service and quality goods!

I just ordered a set of these.
I had to pull the trigger on them, now that my seat is an inch or so taller than it was.  :good:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: markmartin on August 27, 2015, 11:56:39 AM

I just ordered a set of these.

The Spiegler  bars?   Great!  I expect a full report upon completion. :-)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: CutterBill on August 28, 2015, 07:33:26 AM
RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp) is now a proud Spiegler dealer. Keep an eye out for Spiegler products being added to our inventory. In the meantime, if you have any stainless steel brake lines you would like to order please give us a call or send an email and we will get you set up. On another note, we have just received the Spiegler LSL Handlebar Conversion Kit (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASpieglerHandleBarKit) and it can be found by clicking on the link.
Is the adapter black or silver?  Handlebars black or silver?  Are the handlebar ends threaded for the stock end-weights?  The kits comes with a brake hose but no clutch hose, correct?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 28, 2015, 09:20:07 AM
Is the adapter black or silver?  Handlebars black or silver?  Are the handlebar ends threaded for the stock end-weights?  The kits comes with a brake hose but no clutch hose, correct?

Adapter is black, bars are silver. No since they are aluminum bars the wall thickness is greater so they are smooth bore. Robert 7 talked yesterday about seeing if we could tap them to fit the bar ends.

The kit includes a new brake hose only.

I have not install on of these yet, I only added it to stock at the request of a customer after he saw someone install one on FB. Until I get to install one, I will not be able to fully answer your questions, but I do know that this is a very popular kit in Europe and they buy the kit, install it and ride.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Firehawk068 on August 28, 2015, 10:43:26 PM

I just ordered a set of these.

The Spiegler  bars?   Great!  I expect a full report upon completion. :-)

Unfortunately, no. I can't really afford the bar conversion right now.
I got the RPM risers.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Flynt on August 28, 2015, 11:15:31 PM
Is the adapter black or silver?  Handlebars black or silver?  Are the handlebar ends threaded for the stock end-weights?  The kits comes with a brake hose but no clutch hose, correct?
Adapter is black, bars are silver. No since they are aluminum bars the wall thickness is greater so they are smooth bore.

FWIW...  I installed an LSL setup on the top of my YZF750R front end.  The bars that came with are as Randy describes, although mine were black.  I used FZ1 bars that are slightly less wide and swept back a little more, but more importantly are threaded for the screw in bar ends.  I also have a standard FJ Spiegler braided steel lines on front and they fit fine (dual from MC to Calipers).

I think the LSL stuff is very nice, but I have experienced some fading and the whole thing looks purple now instead of the black it was when new.  Doesn't impact performance, purely cosmetic.  Maybe I got bad anodization or maybe I just ride too much  :yahoo:

Frank


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on August 29, 2015, 09:18:12 AM
I think the LSL stuff is very nice, but I have experienced some fading and the whole thing looks purple now instead of the black it was when new.  Doesn't impact performance, purely cosmetic.  Maybe I got bad anodization or maybe I just ride too much  :yahoo:

Frank
That color fade is normal for anodize finish when exposed to sun and heat, black turns purple, red turns pink, blue turns to a baby blue, you just ride too much... If you refinish it you will need to have it acid stripped. And if you want a black that will not fade and be hard as hell, have it Hard Anodized. 


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: skymasteres on September 03, 2015, 11:24:34 AM
Yah Monkey. The 10c just came out in early June. It's basically a 20s with a built in action cam.

The 10c is NOT a 20S with the action cam. It's basically the original SMH10 upgraded to Bluetooth 4.1 with a camera added. The main difference between the 10 and 20 series is the 20 series has a dual Bluetooth transceiver which allows simultaneous use of the universal and standard intercom feature, while remaining hooked up to your GPS or phone. With the 10 series it's an either or deal.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 20, 2015, 10:37:40 AM
After some feedback over the weekend and the knowledge that people were not aware, I wanted to make sure I post up.

I have been a Western Power Sports (WPS) dealer now for sometime. While I scour the catalogs and stock FJ specific items, there are hundreds of thousands of items available for all power sports applications. This includes street bikes, American v-twin products, motocross, ATV/UTV, snow, watercraft, apparel and even bicycle.

Here is the link to the catalogs with everything offered by WPS and available through RPM: WPS Catalogs (http://www.wps-inc.com/catalogs)

If there is anything you need, shoot us an email with the part number(s) or give a call as these types of orders will have to be manually completed.

Thanks, Randy - RPM (http://rpmracingca.com[/url)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 23, 2015, 02:39:26 PM
Alright we have added some new items to the inventory here at RPM some of these were raffle items and a few other requested items from our Fj brethen.

NOCO GENIUS USB BATTERY PACK 11WH (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3BNocoXGB3)
NOCO GENIUS USB BATTERY W/LIGHT 11WH (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3ANocoWLight)
LIL LIGHTNING LITHIUM JUMP START PACK ULTRA SLIM (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3ALightningUltraSlim)
Choke Knob Set Screw (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AChokeScrew)
FLY RACING HYDRO PACK (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3AHydrationPack)
FLY Racing Hydro Pack Replacement Bladder (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3AReplacementBladder)
Fork Leg Drain Screw (Allen Head) (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AForkDrainScrew)
Fork Leg Drain Screw Washer (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AForkLegDrainWasher)
Yamaha Steering Stem Wrench (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3AYamahaStemWrench)

A big thank you to you guys, without your support we wouldn't be able to provide the items we do. We look forward to continuing to provide outstanding customer service and hope to continue to grow our community and provide the parts you need and want here at RPM.

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Garett67 on September 25, 2015, 11:39:14 AM
ok so I don't get it how to post a subject , would be nice just to have a new post button.
So ok here it goes I need to buy a complete set of stickers/decals for my 1984 fj1100 .

And the challenges are as follows, I'm in South Africa ,the postal system has collapsed , however my wife is going to America tomorrow . :scratch_one-s_head:
So please please just let me know how I can get a complete set of decals

I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their support and to say it has been a pleasure working with FJ owners all over the world.

I have finally had some movement on some of the parts I have been waiting on for what seems like an eternity.

The fork braces are back in my hands, the carb kits to cover all years have also been received.

The Vibrantors are scheduled to be shipped on 9/23. The fork rebuild kits, fuel pump points and the 89-93 petcocks are scheduled to be received by the distributor around 10/1.

I never got enough interest in the clear LED taillight with signals to have it manufactured so it has been removed from the website. I am still not sure if I am going to restock the other LED lights when stock has been depleted.

The slave cylinders are one of the items that does not have a receipt date and is one of the many items I am having trouble getting from Yamaha. As I have stated before my supplier gets 3 full size shipping container stock orders a year and they have only received one due to the Japan earthquake. He stated when the order was placed for the last container, their inventory was good and since they order 3-4 in advance they use purchase history to order. Well things like slave cylinders and some carb parts were not big movers for them prior to the RPM website getting up & running. Once those items arrive in the US I will have them available to you guys.

The urethane motormount and aftermarket oil coolers kits are continuing through the testing phase.

I have not had an update in quite a while on the new front fork valves, hopefully they are at the Tellico rally for some good riding this weekend.

I am working diligently to find a supplier to get chain & sprockets from and I hope to make an announcement on that in the next week.

Again, I thank everyone one for their input and as always if you do not see something on my website shoot me an email and I will look at adding it to the inventory.

Once again thank you for your support. :hi:

Randy - RPM
www.RPMracingCa.com (http://www.RPMracingCa.com)
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Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 27, 2015, 04:18:13 PM
ok so I don't get it how to post a subject , would be nice just to have a new post button.
So ok here it goes I need to buy a complete set of stickers/decals for my 1984 fj1100 .

And the challenges are as follows, I'm in South Africa ,the postal system has collapsed , however my wife is going to America tomorrow . :scratch_one-s_head:
So please please just let me know how I can get a complete set of decals

Email has been sent.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: carey on October 05, 2015, 07:34:33 PM
I haven't owned a FJ for a few years, but I've been working on a couple recently and all I have to say is;

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/fjcarey/FJ%20Parts%20meme_zpscnrslidu.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/fjcarey/media/FJ%20Parts%20meme_zpscnrslidu.jpg.html)


Title: 2015 RPM Spooktacular Sale
Post by: racerrad8 on October 30, 2015, 04:38:22 PM
ONE DAY ONLY

RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/) is having a Spooktacular sale Saturday 10/31/15

Buy a set of RPM Vibranator - Yamaha FJ (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AVibranator) and get a free pair of black Foam FJ Handlebar Grips (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFoamGrip).

Buy a Valve Cover Gasket (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3AV%2FCGasket) and get eight new FJ Valve Cover Bolt Grommet (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3AFJGrommet).

The following NOCO Items are 10% off
NOCO XGB3L Battery Pack with Light (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3BNocoXGB3)
NOCO XGB3 Battery Pack (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3BNocoXGB3)

Any order over $300.00 prior to shipping will receive a free RPM T-Shirt

Randy - RPM (https://www.rpmracingca.com/)

All sales must occur before 11:59 PST 10/31/15
Sale limited to items in stock; no rain checks.
Orders over $300.00 excluding the shipping charges; Add shirt size to "Additional Information" box during check out.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 01, 2015, 07:33:16 PM
Okay, my wife tells me I do not give enough notice when there is going to be a sale on the RPM website (http://www.rpmracingca.com) , so I wanted to get this out early this year since it is November and the start of the holiday season.

RPM will be having a 10% off sale beginning Friday, November 27th through Monday November 30th. This will cover the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't' forget you can also get RPM gift certificates (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) any time of year.

Thank you for your continued support and I will probably bump this a few times between now & the beginning of the sale so everyone knows.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 23, 2015, 09:44:30 AM
Sale begins Friday November 27th.    Sale begins Friday November 27th.    Sale begins Friday November 27th.    Sale begins Friday November 27th.    Sale begins Friday November 27th.    Sale begins Friday November 27th.    Sale begins Friday November 27th.    Sale begins Friday November 27th.

Okay, my wife tells me I do not give enough notice when there is going to be a sale on the RPM website ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url]) , so I wanted to get this out early this year since it is November and the start of the holiday season.

RPM will be having a 10% off sale beginning Friday, November 27th through Monday November 30th. This will cover the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't' forget you can also get RPM gift certificates ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp[/url]) any time of year.

Thank you for your continued support and I will probably bump this a few times between now & the beginning of the sale so everyone knows.

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 28, 2015, 11:33:50 PM
Sale ends Monday, November 30 at midnight PST    Sale ends Monday, November 30 at midnight PST    Sale ends Monday, November 30 at midnight PST    Sale ends Monday, November 30 at midnight PST    Sale ends Monday, November 30 at midnight PST    Sale ends Monday, November 30 at midnight PST    Sale ends Monday, November 30 at midnight PST    Sale ends Monday, November 30 at midnight PST


Black Friday is over, Small business Saturday is winding down quickly, which means you only have two days left to get in on the 2015 RPM holiday sale. Everything in stock is marked down 10%, if you can add it to your cart you will get 10% off.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)
RPM will be having a 10% off sale beginning Friday, November 27th through Monday November 30th. This will cover the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't' forget you can also get RPM gift certificates ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp[/url]) any time of year.

Thank you for your continued support and I will probably bump this a few times between now & the beginning of the sale so everyone knows.

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 30, 2015, 10:20:15 AM
Well, the temps are below freezing in the RPM shop but...
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/001_zpswi9jmpfr.jpg~original) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/001_zpswi9jmpfr.jpg.html)
(Remember those days Texas Dave)

The 2015 RPM holiday is  :diablo: smokin hot  :diablo:

Today, until midnight PST everything is still 10% off.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 11, 2015, 06:04:00 PM
Guys, Christmas is two weeks away today. If your S/O is in need of gifts for you, let them know about RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com). I have gift certificates available if they are unsure what to get you: RPM gift certificates (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp)

Also, if you are looking at Sena or Garmin and they are not happy with the price, have them call. Due to MAP pricing restrictions those are the minimum advertised price (MAP). That does not mean that is what I can sell it to you guys for. My only requirement is I need to know your forum screen name at the time of purchase.

If I am not at the shop, Robert can get pricing as well.

Thank you, Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 11, 2015, 06:38:22 PM
Well, some of the guys are aware, but the majority is not. I inquired in the middle of last year if anyone was willing to invest in RPM for a return on investment so that I could purchase my main Yamaha supplier.

Do you want to earn 25%...? (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=11898.msg118125#msg118125)

Well, it took me a little more than a year from that post to secure the funding and purchase the business. Robert and I went across the country in October, boxed everything up and brought it back to California.

So, over time I will be creating and/or updating the website to include all of the new parts. 99% of the parts are all engine specific at this point and I now have, in stock more than 95% of each and every engine part for the FJ series engine. A lot of parts have been superseded and are now reference as XJR1300 parts but they are still an applicable part for your FJ1100 or FJ1200.

So, what does this mean for the future?

It means we, the Yamaha FJ owners, will still be able to get parts that are no longer offered in the US market because they have been discontinued based on Yamaha North America. It also means RPM can now be more competitive with other online vendors in the future.

If there is something you need for your FJ in regard to engine, clutch or carbs and you do not see it on the RPM website, please send an email because we probably have it on the shelf now.

We are very excited about the new acquisition and are glad to be able to keep the FJ supplied with the parts that you can no longer get from your local Yamaha dealer. Will this last forever, no one really knows but you can still buy a brand new 2016 XJR1300 everywhere but North America which means the engine is still in production and RPM will be able to get the parts.

We will be taking baby steps to grow from here, but we are looking a long way down the road and the FJ will continue to remain the focus of RPM.

Thank you for your continued support, I really do appreciate it.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1100mjk on December 11, 2015, 08:51:43 PM
Randy:

That's very good news. Thanks for the update, and congrats on your acquisition.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Neoday2 on December 11, 2015, 10:03:08 PM
Great news, congratulations and thanks for passing along the information!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mark Olson on December 11, 2015, 11:32:21 PM
Go Randy Go.
Sweet news , glad it worked out.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 22, 2015, 07:16:02 PM
The latest batch of parts & products added:

Aluminum Banjo Bolt Crush Washer (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AAlumWasher).
Copper Banjo Bolt Crush Washer (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACopperWasher).
Noco Genius G750 Battery Charger (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=G750).
Noco Genius G1100 Battery Charger (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=G1100).
Noco Genius G3500 Battery Charger (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=G3500).

And finally, RPM now has the square cut o-ring that goes between the brake caliper halves when rebuilding.
Square Cut Brake Caliper O-Ring (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ACaliperORing).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Randy & Family - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on December 22, 2015, 07:25:29 PM
It should be noted that anyone with Spiegler lines should use the aluminum crush washers. (per Spiegler)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on December 23, 2015, 09:41:35 PM
Did I mention RPM service cant be beat!! :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: 4everFJ on December 24, 2015, 05:59:49 AM
It should be noted that anyone with Spiegler lines should use the aluminum crush washers. (per Spiegler)

You should always use aluminum washers if the end fittings are made of aluminum.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FeralRdr on December 28, 2015, 03:32:01 PM
Why so?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on December 28, 2015, 04:55:19 PM
Why so?


See chart on page 4, Alum with Copper vs. Alum with Alum.

http://www.pdhonline.org/courses/s118a/s118content.pdf (http://www.pdhonline.org/courses/s118a/s118content.pdf)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FeralRdr on December 28, 2015, 07:50:57 PM
Thanks for the info Monkey.

Looking at the chart in question, I'm wondering what the original Banjo Bolts and Fittings were made out of as the OEM washers were copper.    :scratch_one-s_head:

(http://fjowners.com/gallery/9/692_28_12_15_7_45_17.jpeg)

Or, does it really matter as I know that there was some type of coating on both original components.   :unknown:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on December 28, 2015, 08:12:04 PM
Or, does it really matter as I know that there was some type of coating on both original components.   :unknown:

It only matters if you are still using brake lines over 25 years old.  :bad:

What is the cost of new brake lines vs. bursting a line when you need to stop???


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Capn Ron on December 29, 2015, 04:36:05 AM

Or, does it really matter as I know that there was some type of coating on both original components.   :unknown:

Hey Greg...

Take if from the Cap'n...I've been dealing with galvanic corrosion on the sailboat and the struggle is real.  Mixing stainless, aluminum, bronze, cast iron, steel and brass all dancing in a salt water electrolyte is a battle.  I have seen keel bolt nuts that are the size of your fist look like someone took a bite out of them!   :shok:  Not something you want to be constantly be battling with...so if you can reduce the dissimilar metals problem, you're much better off.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FeralRdr on December 29, 2015, 03:35:32 PM
Or, does it really matter as I know that there was some type of coating on both original components.   :unknown:

It only matters if you are still using brake lines over 25 years old.  :bad:

What is the cost of new brake lines vs. bursting a line when you need to stop???

Take it easy Monkey, and have a snickers bar.  You've missed the point I was bringing up.


Or, does it really matter as I know that there was some type of coating on both original components.   :unknown:

Hey Greg...

Take if from the Cap'n...I've been dealing with galvanic corrosion on the sailboat and the struggle is real.  Mixing stainless, aluminum, bronze, cast iron, steel and brass all dancing in a salt water electrolyte is a battle.  I have seen keel bolt nuts that are the size of your fist look like someone took a bite out of them!   :shok:  Not something you want to be constantly be battling with...so if you can reduce the dissimilar metals problem, you're much better off.

Let me ask this another way, as I'm not questioning whether galvanic corrosion is an issue or not (yes, I believe it to be so).   First off, the OEM banjo washers were copper.  I've been under the impression that the FJ's OEM banjo bolts (and fittings as well) were steel.  Now according to Monkey's chart, copper has a high potential for a galvanic reaction with steel.  Aluminum would have clearly been a better choice over all, and preferred if the steel was galvanized.  If the banjo bolts or fittings weren't steel, then what would they have manufactured them out of to avoid a galvanic reaction.  Or, did they use some type of coating or treatment of the bolts and fittings (galvanizing or anodizing depending on the metal).  Second (to add to the confusion), some manufacturers are using stainless steel fittings and banjo bolts (Hel Performance and Galfer), and in those applications they are apparently using copper washers. Which by the way, is really not recommended by Monkey's Chart.   

I'm not trying to imply that anyone here is full of crap, I'm just trying to figure out why there seams to be a discrepancy in the information.  :unknown:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Firehawk068 on December 29, 2015, 05:00:45 PM
I have Galfer lines all the way around on my FJ.
The banjo fittings, and the bolts are stainless steel. The kits came with copper washers, and they have been on the bike 5-1/2 years. I haven't noticed any discoloring or corrosion present at all, nor do I imagine there ever will be.
Their kits with aluminum banjo fittings/bolts do come with aluminum washers.

I've worked on cars and bikes my whole life. I've taken apart countless calipers, brake lines, banjo fittings, etc......... from vehicles of all ages. (many having spent a great amount of time in a winter/road-salt environment, and have never seen any copper washers that were corroded to the fittings. Most oem stuff is either bare steel, or zinc plated/anodized steel with copper washers.

 I imagine one would only have to worry if the machine spent it's whole life in a salt-air/damp environment, and some sort of electric current was passing through the junction.  If that was the case I think the copper washers would be the least of your worries. :pardon:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on December 29, 2015, 05:10:47 PM

Take it easy Monkey, and have a snickers bar.  You've missed the point I was bringing up.

Let me ask this another way, as I'm not questioning whether galvanic corrosion is an issue or not (yes, I believe it to be so).

I'm not trying to imply that anyone here is full of crap, I'm just trying to figure out why there seams to be a discrepancy in the information.  :unknown:


The OEM fittings had to be coated/finished with something as raw steel would rust way too fast. So your hunch is likely reality. The finish then allows for less reaction to corrosion. What Capn' Ron is fighting is the best test ground/water. Not just wet, but salty, nature's worst. Also consider that bikes are not marketed as water craft, they are most likely well cared for during the the warranty period and for some years after that. The owners that don't are not likely to complain if things rust.

That is my $0.02 after having a Snickers bar.  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Capn Ron on December 30, 2015, 04:11:21 AM
And to what Alan said as well...because I'm in the water...alongside a LOT of other boats, there is stray current (electrical) involved.  All things combined can make for a VERY corrosive environment.  Stuff most bikes wouldn't be exposed to...


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Ross1 on January 07, 2016, 03:55:33 PM
 This is (another) round of applause for RPM.
 Randy et al are on a par with Len at XJ4ever (and that is very high praise, indeed)!
  Great customer service, fair prices and knowledgeable staff.
I wanted to put in an order for Spiegler SS brake lines (not in RPM's website cart, because of the multiple color choices).
  Spoke with Robert. While at it, he took the rest of my order while we were on the phone, so was able to answer questions that came up. 
Done in minutes, order went out to Spiegler, today.
 Pleasure doing business with RPM.
                                                                        Ross


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 14, 2016, 02:56:41 PM
As RPM is now a Spiegler USA Dealer. We have now added the full line of FJ brake line kits to our website.

Spiegler USA (http://rpmracingca.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=spiegler&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman=)

We have also added the new Air Gap Tool for those of you using the Dyna 2000 system on your bike.

Dyna Air Gap Tool (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=DynaAirGap)

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 27, 2016, 09:33:51 AM
Good news, as I stated in my earlier post, Re: RPM Parts Update (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=4887.msg150421#msg150421), my first Yamaha order has arrived and I have already been able to lower the price on the Yamaha petcocks.

84-85 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A36Y-24500-01)
86-88 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A1TX-24500-02)

We have added more than 500 parts numbers and it will take some time to get everything posted on the website. If you do not see something you need online, please shoot use an email or give us a call.

This is an exciting time to be able to continue to provide the best parts & service fr the FJ series for many more years to come.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 01, 2016, 02:29:18 PM
Couple more parts added to the inventory from our most recent Yamaha order.

Yamaha FJ Valve Cover Conversion Kit (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=XJValveCoverKit)
XJ Series Valve Cover (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=4KG-11191-01)
XJ Series Valve Cover Bolt (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=90109-066FO)
Yamaha FJ Stock Ignition Coil Assembly (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=1WG-82310-09)
OEM Yamaha Cartridge Oil Filter (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=36Y-13441-00)

As always, if there are parts you need and do not see please feel free to email or call us and we will be glad to check on them for you. We do have many parts in stock that are not yet listed on our website, and will be adding many more parts as we inventory and photograph all the new parts we received.

Also don't forget we are a WPS (http://www.wps-inc.com/) dealer so as you get geared up for riding season and you see anything from them that you need let us know and we will get them headed your way.

Robert - RPM






Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 09, 2016, 04:00:51 PM
Few more parts added

Needle & Seat Assy (1.5)(F/Pump) OEM Yamaha (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=3CF-14107-15)
Needle & Seat Assy (2.3) (Gravity) OEM Yamaha (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=3CF-14107-23)
Slave Cylinder Bleeder Screw Kit (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=36Y-W0098-00)
Carburetor Intake Manifold Clamp (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=4KM-13575-01)
Carburetor Intake Manifold Clamp (Set of 4) (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=4KM-13575-01SetOf4)

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 09, 2016, 04:35:49 PM
We have also added 15 more Valve Shim (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3AVs) sizes including the hard to find in between sizes such as the
2.52
2.58
2.62
2.68
2.72
2.78
2.82
2.88
2.92

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 10, 2016, 04:02:39 PM
We have also added 15 more Valve Shim ([url]http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3AVs[/url]) sizes including the hard to find in between sizes such as the
2.52
2.58
2.62
2.68
2.72
2.78
2.82
2.88
2.92

Robert - RPM


One note on these shims is they are genuine Yamaha shims, not aftermarket.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 10, 2016, 04:07:44 PM
Also added today after many requests is the offset front drive sprocket.

Offset 18t Front Drive Sprocket (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AOFFSETFDS)

This has a .250 (6.5mm) offset so you can run different swingarm & wide wheel combinations.

This sprocket also works perfectly for those who are installing the XJR1300 engine into the FJ frame to move the offset back in due to the longer XJR1300 output shaft.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: jscgdunn on February 10, 2016, 04:31:02 PM
Hi Randy,
Does it fit in the standard cover or is the XJR cover required?

Thanks,

Jeff


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: fj johnnie on February 10, 2016, 05:38:54 PM
 XJR cover, shift shaft and clutch pushrod required.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 17, 2016, 11:38:40 AM
The next batch of handlebar risers have arrived at RPM and are ready to be shipped. I timed that out just perfectly, I had just two sets left on the shelf.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/001_zpssrkjdz2p.jpg~original) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/001_zpssrkjdz2p.jpg.html)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/002_zpssomq8k32.jpg~original) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/002_zpssomq8k32.jpg.html)

The 2016 riding season is just around the corner and RPM has what you need so you are ready to go.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Firehawk068 on February 17, 2016, 02:43:46 PM
The next batch of handlebar risers have arrived at RPM and are ready to be shipped. I timed that out just perfectly, I had just two sets left on the shelf.

([url]http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/001_zpssrkjdz2p.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/001_zpssrkjdz2p.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/racerrad8/002_zpssomq8k32.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/racerrad8/media/002_zpssomq8k32.jpg.html[/url])

The 2016 riding season is just around the corner and RPM has what you need so you are ready to go.

Randy - RPM


If anybody is on the fence about these, they are super easy to install, and make a nice difference in riding comfort!  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Nova on February 17, 2016, 03:17:39 PM
The next batch of handlebar risers have arrived at RPM and are ready to be shipped. I timed that out just perfectly, I had just two sets left on the shelf.

The 2016 riding season is just around the corner and RPM has what you need so you are ready to go.

Randy - RPM

Ha! I got mine just last week. And yes, I can attest that they are super easy to install and very nicely made. Even the paper towel they are wrapped in is top grade. I was like, "Is this Bounty? This can't be just any old paper towel. This has got to be Bounty...."


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 24, 2016, 01:28:29 PM
Just added a couple of parts

'84-'92 OE Style Brake Lever (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MP%3ABrakeLever)
'86-'93 OE Style Clutch Handle (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MP%3AClutchLever)

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 23, 2016, 03:20:00 PM
It's been a while since we have got any new parts into inventory with riding and race seasons at the forefront of every bodies checklists this time of year, but I got some time this afternoon to add a few new parts to our inventory that have been requested and are now available here at RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)

10mm Aluminum Valve Stem 90* (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A10mmAVS) Now available in black.
84-92 Rear Master Cylinder Rebuild Kit (Aftermarket) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=AftermarketRearM%2FC84-92) Available for almost half the price of the OEM Yamaha kit.
FJ/XJ/XJR Shifter Linkage Dust Boot Cover (Individual) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=2H9-18154-00)
FJ/XJ/XJR Shifter Linkage Dust Boot Cover (Set of 2) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=2H9-18154-00Set) Save on a set of two.
Grunge Brush Cleaning Pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GrungeBrushKit)
Main Oil Galley Plug (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=4K0-15189-00)

Robert


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 26, 2016, 04:57:40 PM
Added a few more parts today

Yamaha Pick-Up Cover (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=5EA-15416-20-00) No longer available in black it would seem as we ordered black covers from Yamaha but were sent all silver.
Idle Adjustment Screw (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=IdleAdjuster36Y-14103-00)
Spiegler Banjo Bolts M10x1.25 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BanjoBolts)

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 15, 2016, 06:06:45 PM
Had a little bit of time this afternoon to add a few new parts to the website.

I found a lot of the un-obtainable 84-88 alternator o-rings (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=36Y-81642-00). I have sent one out to an o-ring manufacture to see if it feasible to have them made.

While at it, I added the current Yamaha offering for the Alternator/Generator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Alternator). I ordered black but I received silver from Yamaha. So silver is the color until I can order the next batch.

I learned yesterday that the 91+ FJ1200 uses a different well-nut for the windscreen. The proper ones are now on the shelf: 91-96 Windscreen Well Nut (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AWellNut%28L%29).

I have added the Long Reach Master Cylinder Snap-Ring Pliers (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MasterCylinderSnap-RingPliers) to stock. We used them today. All I can say is WOW the snap ring goes in & out without a hassle.

I have added a few Givi times to stock as well. I did not order any boxes as there are just so many options. If you have an interest in any Givi items please let me know, they have a warehouse in Reno and I can get items the next day.

86-96 FJ1200 Monorack Mounting Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GiviFJMountingKit)
Givi Monokey Mounting Plate (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GiviTopPlate)
Givi Rubber Buffer; 4 pk (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GiviRubberBuffers)

And finally for those who are ready to step up to the big bore engines, I have a complete Yamaha XJR1250/1300 Crankcase Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Crankcase) that will handle all you can throw at it up to 1350cc without any modifications.

There are several cool, new things in the pipeline we are working on for the future. These are things that have been requested and there is a need for, so I am taking the steps to bring them to you.

Thank you for your continued support and I am proud to be a part of this great group of FJ Owners.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 21, 2016, 11:41:20 AM
Got these in today and added at the request of some of you FJers out there

84-93 Brake Reservoir Diaphragm (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BrakeResDiaphragm)


Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 02, 2016, 04:47:34 PM
Added some new parts today


Slime Electric 12v Tire Inflator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SlimeInflator)
TireGard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=TPMSKIT)
Economy Tire Repair Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ECONOMYTIREREPAIRKIT)

Robert


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 05, 2016, 12:21:08 PM
Continuing to expand the RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp) inventory

Outer Clutch Ring Cover (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=OuterClutchRing)
Fly Racing Cooling Vest (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CoolingVest)
FLY Racing Hydro Pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3AHydrationPack)
84-93 FJ Headlight Damper 1 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=498-84164-60-00)
84-93 Headlight Damper 2 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=498-84163-60-00)
84-93 Headlight Grommet (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=36y-84354-00)

Robert


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 08, 2016, 10:11:48 AM
A couple new items added to the FJ inventory.

Center Stand Shouldered Bolt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CenterStandBolt)
Center Stand Lock Nut (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CenterStandNut)
'84-'93 Yamaha Brake Lever (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=YamBrakeLever)
Yamaha FJ1100 Clutch Lever (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Yam1100ClutchLever)
Sprocket Cover Gasket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SprocketCoverGasket)

Robert - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: balky1 on September 09, 2016, 02:52:27 AM
A couple new items added to the FJ inventory.

Center Stand Shouldered Bolt ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CenterStandBolt[/url])
Center Stand Lock Nut ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CenterStandNut[/url])
'84-'93 Yamaha Brake Lever ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=YamBrakeLever[/url])
Yamaha FJ1100 Clutch Lever ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Yam1100ClutchLever[/url])
Sprocket Cover Gasket ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SprocketCoverGasket[/url])

Robert - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp[/url])



Just had to order the center-stand lock nut recently. I was lucky I saw it missing, I could have been flying somewhere on the road.  :rofl: :shok:
And while I was removing the stand I also saw one of the engine mount screws nut missing. I think my bike is falling apart.  :flag_of_truce:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 20, 2016, 10:41:12 AM
Added some new parts to the inventory and some old parts that vanished from the website for some reason

Green Indicator Light (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GreenLight)
Red Indicator Light (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RedLight)
Two Position Toggle Switch (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ToggleSwitch)
Carburetor Throttle Shaft Seal (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=256-14997-00)
1984-1993 Center Stand Spring (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CenterStandSpring)
Wiseco Wrist Pin (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=WisecoWristPin)
Shifter Detent Shaft (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=DetentBolt)

Robert-RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 08, 2016, 08:46:32 AM
The sales man dropped off one of the new Sena Prism camera's today for me to check out.

http://www.sena.com/product/prism-tube/ (http://www.sena.com/product/prism-tube/)

He was using it on his helmet so I wasn't able to get the mount, but I am going to take it along today and do some hand held videos from the 2016 RR.

I will have them listed on the website on Monday if anyone is interested.

Don't forget, I have access to all of your Sena needs.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 10, 2016, 04:14:02 PM
The sales man dropped off one of the new Sena Prism camera's today for me to check out.

[url]http://www.sena.com/product/prism-tube/[/url] ([url]http://www.sena.com/product/prism-tube/[/url])

He was using it on his helmet so I wasn't able to get the mount, but I am going to take it along today and do some hand held videos from the 2016 RR.

Randy - RPM


Since the salesman did not bring the camera mount, I held it in my left hand as I started back down the little dragon. It is shaky because I am just holding it in my hand.

https://youtu.be/uGs_GgAZdd4 (https://youtu.be/uGs_GgAZdd4)

The was an FJ spotting at :57...

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 18, 2016, 10:31:39 AM
I forgot to update the thread. The Sena Prism Tube has been added to the website.

SENA PRISM TUBE 4.0 ACTION CAMERA (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Sena%3APrismTubeCameraPT10-01)

Randy  - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 24, 2016, 04:12:35 PM
A few more items added to the website

Blue Yamaha Hat (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BlueYamHat)
Yamaha OEM Filter Washer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=OilFilterWasher)
Yamaha Fairing Screw (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=OEMFairingScrew)
Yamaha Line Protector Grommet (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BrakeHoseProtector)
Disc Brake Lock (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RotorLock)


Robert - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 16, 2016, 11:52:33 AM
RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com) will be having a holiday 5% off sale beginning Friday, November 25th through Monday November 28th. This will cover the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't forget you can also get RPM gift certificates (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) any time of year.

If you are a contributing member, click here (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?board=73.0).

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: vegetta58 on November 18, 2016, 08:22:52 PM
RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url]) will be having a holiday 5% off sale beginning Friday, November 25th through Monday November 28th. This will cover the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't forget you can also get RPM gift certificates ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp[/url]) any time of year.

If you are a contributing member, click here ([url]http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?board=73.0[/url]).

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: vegetta58 on November 18, 2016, 08:25:15 PM
Christmas will be coming early for Daddy :good:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 25, 2016, 10:15:50 AM
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday.

Okay, the sale is now on.

I received several emails/PMs starting yesterday afternoon telling me the discount was not working. I was not able to get the sale started while trying to work from my cell phone at home last night. I had to do it this morning when I got to the shop.

Thank you for the support, Randy


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: vegetta58 on December 21, 2016, 04:53:30 PM
Dear Santa, I just got my order in. Sorry I'm late. Hope you can still get my toy's for Christmas. Thanks Mickey MERRY CHRISTMAS


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 06, 2017, 05:27:39 PM
Well, I have way more than I need...

I have accumulated more of these sprockets than I have been selling lately. These are brand new Yamaha sprockets that are supplied on new engines that are installed into the race car application. These sprocket have never had a chain installed onto the teeth.

Yamaha 17T Drive Sprocket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A17t)

I have dropped the price down from $15 to $10.

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 07, 2017, 06:02:06 PM
At the request of many people over the last year, we have now added the Motul 10wt fork oil to stock as well. This oil will not work with the RPM fork valves (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMForkValve), but is the recommended weight from Yamaha.

So, if buying the genuine Yamaha/NOK fork seals and wipers (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJ41ForkSealKit), you now have the option of getting the Motul fork oil as well.

Motul Factory Team Line 10wt Fork Oil (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Motul10W)

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 10, 2017, 06:08:19 PM
The Heated Grip Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=m%2Fc%3Aheatedgrip) is now back in stock. I ran out just before the end of the year and several people have inquired about when they would be available again.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 19, 2017, 07:21:02 PM
We received the latest Yamaha order late last week. We have got everything on the shelf and the inventory has been updated.

All of the Yamaha parts that were out of stock are back in stock.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 07, 2017, 11:26:15 AM
Got these added to stock from our latest Yamaha order

FJ Timing Cover Bolts (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=33M-15481-00)

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Urban_Legend on February 08, 2017, 05:42:47 PM
Hi Randy.
The aftermarket timing cover bolts you have, do they require the plastic washer/spacer the same as the OEM items have fitted?

Mark


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on February 08, 2017, 05:54:22 PM
Yep, the SS RPM bolts need the grommets.

The oem Yamaha bolts come with new grommets.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 08, 2017, 06:11:33 PM
Yes they do. Unfortunately they are not a separate part that can be purchased from Yamaha. They are already installed on the new screws from Yamaha. However it is possible to get your old grommets off if they aren't too hard and burnt up already.

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Urban_Legend on February 08, 2017, 07:00:06 PM
Thank you. Robert and Pat. I will have to see if I can get the old ones off.

Mark


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ribbert on February 08, 2017, 11:04:00 PM
Thank you. Robert and Pat. I will have to see if I can get the old ones off.

Mark

Mark, don't worry if the old ones crumble, they're just a weather seal. My spare motor only had counter sunk PH screws with nothing sealing them for over 50k of the harshest dusty and wet riding conditions.

I recently bought new ones from RPM and just put o rings on them.

Noel


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Urban_Legend on February 09, 2017, 03:29:33 AM
That idea had occurred to me too, Noel. Just didn't pull my finger out to do anything about it, and left the old screws in.
Mark


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 22, 2017, 01:21:18 PM
The latest shipment of RPM S/S Exhaust Systems (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMHeader) have arrived all ready for spring.

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on February 25, 2017, 06:10:27 PM
The latest shipment of RPM S/S Exhaust Systems ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMHeader[/url]) have arrived all ready for spring.

Randy - RPM



Any performance increase?

Jetting?

Difference in performance between canisters?

The old school in me keeps leaning toward the megaphone - but is it snuffs performance.....

Huge sale on the horizon?   (popcorn)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on February 25, 2017, 10:18:59 PM
Hello FJ1200W,

Here is a post form 2+ years ago re: my experience with the RPM exhaust.  Do not know about power increase, however the engine does appear to breath better & mid range seems enhanced...

Ride safe!



Re: RPM Exhaust...

I have had the opportunity to use the prototype exhaust system since August of last year and about 22,000 miles ago.  The carbon fiber muffle was chosen because of the unique sound; also it is not excessively loud and it has a pleasant sound while cruising on over the road excursions.

It is said that horsepower sells & I do not make claims regarding that issue, I can illustrate many instances where in the real world the performance of the FJ is enhanced by the RPM exhaust system.  I do not “quarter mile” per se; however the type of riding I do emphasizes mid-range performance with, as in the following instance, top end performance from time to time.

The most recent episode occurred at the end last week.

I had traveled through the foothills and fueled up just south of town on my way to the Interstate.  The entrance leading to the Interstate is an uphill grade about ½ mile long and two lanes wide until just before the Interstate where it becomes one lane and then quickly merges onto the Interstate (which is three lanes wide).

At the beginning of the on ramp there is a traffic signal which was red as I approached in the left lane; there was a Porsche in front of me with an impressive looking pick-up truck in the right lane.  Just as I was putting my foot down and glancing in the mirror, tires could be heard squealing.  Looking up, the light had turned green and the Porsche had hooked up and was accelerating rapidly.  Caught off guard, I accelerated moderately; the truck on the right also took off briskly and leaving me momentarily stuck behind the Porsche.
 
It quickly became apparent that the Porsche had no intention of moderating speed.  Although concerned with Mr. C’s admonishment about my passing on the right, but since it was in a separate lane I thought it would be permissible (anyone else with a problem return to your sewing), throttle was applied liberally to the FJ, also with no intention of moderating speed.

Glancing far off to the left at the Interstate the cars seem to have slowed; uh oh, not likely I surmise.  Glancing at the speedometer it is at the 3:00 position and the tach confirms the speed and the Porsche is staying with me although perhaps a car length or so behind & still in the left lane.  I am in fourth gear and normally (with stock exhaust) the power would be tapering off however  with the engine breathing freely and the need to rapidly merge into one lane and then almost immediately enter the Interstate I thought it prudent to attain extra space between the Porsche and the FJ.
So I remain hard on the throttle up to almost red line and cleanly and crisply pull fifth gear, easily pulling away from the Porsche, merging into one lane and then onto the Interstate itself.

Although it happened faster than one can read about it, this illustrates the all-around improvement in performance afforded by the R.P.M. exhaust.  In this instance the Porsche had no markings so I do not know the model however it pulled hard into the triple digit range.

Apologizing for the long post, it should be noted that the suspension settings were unchanged from earlier in the day when I was on back country roads which were in poor condition, albeit at more moderate speeds.  The tires are not new with almost 6k miles on them yet there are considerably more miles left in them (air pressure @ 42 psi). There are faster motorcycles less comfortable and more comfortable motorcycles not as agile, however with after-market components from R.P.M. which are  available to everyone, for all around performance & comfort the FJ is hard to beat.

The FJ community as a whole benefits from the efforts of the gentleman from R.P.M.  At times it is a matter of self-preservation…!

Ride safe,

Mike Ramos.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 28, 2017, 12:38:24 PM
I responded in red below.

Randy - RPM

Any performance increase? Yes, but nothing that I have personally documented via a dyno. But once we bolt on a RPM Exhaust System, the next question is answered.
                                     Another increase is gain from the shear weight removed from the FJ between the stock exhaust and the RPM system. The heaviest RPM system weighs 9.9 pounds, the stock system weighs 31.6 pounds.
                                     That removal of weight also helps performance and handling of the bike.

Jetting? Yes, it will allow you to find the FJ's full potential. There have been many that have not jetted for the exhaust system (RPM Dual Pod Air Filters ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3ARPMPod[/url])  too), but they are not getting the value of the system.

Difference in performance between canisters? No, they are all the same, just the outside material is different.

The old school in me keeps leaning toward the megaphone - but is it snuffs performance..... ??? What is snuffs performance???

Huge sale on the horizon?   (popcorn) The next sale coming up from FJowners.com contributing members will be Memorial Day weekend.




Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on February 28, 2017, 06:17:16 PM
Well, I have way more than I need...

I have accumulated more of these sprockets than I have been selling lately. These are brand new Yamaha sprockets that are supplied on new engines that are installed into the race car application. These sprocket have never had a chain installed onto the teeth.

Yamaha 17T Drive Sprocket ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A17t[/url])

I have dropped the price down from $15 to $10.

Randy - RPM




Ordered and shipping - thank you!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on February 28, 2017, 06:24:37 PM
I responded in green - thank you!

I responded in red below.

Randy - RPM

Any performance increase? Yes, but nothing that I have personally documented via a dyno. But once we bolt on a RPM Exhaust System, the next question is answered.
                                     Another increase is gain from the shear weight removed from the FJ between the stock exhaust and the RPM system. The heaviest RPM system weighs 9.9 pounds, the stock system weighs 31.6 pounds.
                                     That removal of weight also helps performance and handling of the bike. If only I could lose 20 lbs as easily.....

Jetting? Yes, it will allow you to find the FJ's full potential. There have been many that have not jetted for the exhaust system (RPM Dual Pod Air Filters ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3ARPMPod[/url])  too), but they are not getting the value of the system. I keep thinking about those pod filters....

Difference in performance between canisters? No, they are all the same, just the outside material is different. It appears to have less interior volume, that's why I asked.

The old school in me keeps leaning toward the megaphone - but is it snuffs performance..... ??? What is snuffs performance??? as in "snuffs it out"

Huge sale on the horizon?   (popcorn) The next sale coming up from FJowners.com contributing members will be Memorial Day weekend. I only contribute in posts and paying your asking price. But on that large a ticket item, I'll have to make an offer when I recuperate from the $3050.00 tooth crown I just had "installed".




Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 10, 2017, 03:16:39 PM
The RPM vibranators are now back in stock.

As always, we are committed to not resting our laurels and making continuous improvements to the RPM supplied products. So, we have been working on upgrading the product with the manufacture. We have changed the damper to tune it into out FJ frequency for better vibration control. It is difficult to quantify, but it seems the new design works better.

RPM Vibranator - Yamaha FJ (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AVibranator)

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM




Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 15, 2017, 01:14:21 PM
After many requests, the 41 Tooth Rear Sprockets (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RearSprocket) are now on the shelf here at RPM.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 09, 2017, 05:34:15 PM
The first 2017 RPM promotional sale will be occurring over the Memorial day weekend.

If you are a bronze, silver or gold contributor you will find a coupon code in your specific section beginning May 24th.

The sale will be from 5/24-29/17.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ZOA NOM on May 11, 2017, 08:14:48 AM
Hello FJ1200W,

Here is a post form 2+ years ago re: my experience with the RPM exhaust.  Do not know about power increase, however the engine does appear to breath better & mid range seems enhanced...

Ride safe!



Re: RPM Exhaust...

I have had the opportunity to use the prototype exhaust system since August of last year and about 22,000 miles ago.  The carbon fiber muffle was chosen because of the unique sound; also it is not excessively loud and it has a pleasant sound while cruising on over the road excursions.

It is said that horsepower sells & I do not make claims regarding that issue, I can illustrate many instances where in the real world the performance of the FJ is enhanced by the RPM exhaust system.  I do not “quarter mile” per se; however the type of riding I do emphasizes mid-range performance with, as in the following instance, top end performance from time to time.

The most recent episode occurred at the end last week.

I had traveled through the foothills and fueled up just south of town on my way to the Interstate.  The entrance leading to the Interstate is an uphill grade about ½ mile long and two lanes wide until just before the Interstate where it becomes one lane and then quickly merges onto the Interstate (which is three lanes wide).

At the beginning of the on ramp there is a traffic signal which was red as I approached in the left lane; there was a Porsche in front of me with an impressive looking pick-up truck in the right lane.  Just as I was putting my foot down and glancing in the mirror, tires could be heard squealing.  Looking up, the light had turned green and the Porsche had hooked up and was accelerating rapidly.  Caught off guard, I accelerated moderately; the truck on the right also took off briskly and leaving me momentarily stuck behind the Porsche.
 
It quickly became apparent that the Porsche had no intention of moderating speed.  Although concerned with Mr. C’s admonishment about my passing on the right, but since it was in a separate lane I thought it would be permissible (anyone else with a problem return to your sewing), throttle was applied liberally to the FJ, also with no intention of moderating speed.

Glancing far off to the left at the Interstate the cars seem to have slowed; uh oh, not likely I surmise.  Glancing at the speedometer it is at the 3:00 position and the tach confirms the speed and the Porsche is staying with me although perhaps a car length or so behind & still in the left lane.  I am in fourth gear and normally (with stock exhaust) the power would be tapering off however  with the engine breathing freely and the need to rapidly merge into one lane and then almost immediately enter the Interstate I thought it prudent to attain extra space between the Porsche and the FJ.
So I remain hard on the throttle up to almost red line and cleanly and crisply pull fifth gear, easily pulling away from the Porsche, merging into one lane and then onto the Interstate itself.

Although it happened faster than one can read about it, this illustrates the all-around improvement in performance afforded by the R.P.M. exhaust.  In this instance the Porsche had no markings so I do not know the model however it pulled hard into the triple digit range.

Apologizing for the long post, it should be noted that the suspension settings were unchanged from earlier in the day when I was on back country roads which were in poor condition, albeit at more moderate speeds.  The tires are not new with almost 6k miles on them yet there are considerably more miles left in them (air pressure @ 42 psi). There are faster motorcycles less comfortable and more comfortable motorcycles not as agile, however with after-market components from R.P.M. which are  available to everyone, for all around performance & comfort the FJ is hard to beat.

The FJ community as a whole benefits from the efforts of the gentleman from R.P.M.  At times it is a matter of self-preservation…!

Ride safe,

Mike Ramos.

Clearly an inexperienced Porsche driver... :)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 20, 2017, 02:20:52 PM
I have added a few new items to stock and we had a change of one item.

The Lil' Lighting Jumper Battery Pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3ALightningUltraSlim) has been update by the manufacture and is on the shelf ready to ship.

After seeing some posts of items people carry on their FJ for trip, I have added a couple of items to compliment the jumper battery above.

Here is an Economy Tire Repair Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ECONOMYTIREREPAIRKIT) for flat repairs.
In the event a compressor is needed, we have the Slime Electric 12v Tire Inflator. (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SlimeInflator)

I know Pat swears by his tie straps, So I have added Soft-Tye Down Straps (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASoftTie). They come two per pack.

Well, after being asked a 1000 times, I have added the K&N air filters for the FJ into stock. The RC-3510 filter interferes with the sub frame upper mounting bolts, thus the reason the individual tapered pod filters are required for the FJ.

K&N RC-3510 High Flow Dual Pod Air Filter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3ARC-3510)
K&N RC-0984 High Flow Air Filter Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3ARC-0984)

The K&N Air Box filter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3Aknfilter) is still in stock as well.

There are couple of other items that I have been working on for years that are almost to market. Look forward to more updates soon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: 2017 RPM Fourth of July Sale
Post by: racerrad8 on June 21, 2017, 11:53:45 AM
The 2017 RPM Fourth of July sale will begin on 6/26 and end on July 4th.

If you are a Bronze, Silver or Gold contributor you will find a coupon code in your specific section that will be effective during the sale days only.

If you are not a contributing member it is not too late, you can go to this link for all of the details: New for 2017: Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)

FJowners.com membership has it's privileges.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 22, 2017, 01:40:09 PM
Now that summer is here and the temps and humidity are way up, it is time to protect yourself from overheating on your rides.

RPM has the cool vest to ensure your safety.

Fly Racing Cooling Vest (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CoolingVest)


Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 22, 2017, 02:33:06 PM
Well there is a major announcement that is forth coming, right here and right now.

For all of the early model, pre fuel pump FJ1100/FJ1200 owners out there, there is finally an option for your petcock other than straight replacement only.

After many, many years of trying to get someone to build a 84-88 vacuum operated petcock rebuild build kit, RPM has finally been able to bring one to market.

I give you the...(insert drum roll here)

Yamaha FJ1100/FJ1200 Vacuum Operated Petcock Rebuild Kit. (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AVacuumPetcockRebuildKit)

As always, I still have the new petcocks in stock as well.

84-85 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A36Y-24500-01)
86-88 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A1TX-24500-02)

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Flynt on June 22, 2017, 07:39:48 PM
Now that summer is here and the temps and humidity are way up, it is time to protect yourself from overheating on your rides.

I have these cooling vests...  hauling around a hot bride in hot weather doesn't make for a hot date.  Add cool vest and a vented jacket becomes a swamp cooler, lasting for an hour or so in my experience...  longer if you pour water on yourself, even right through the jacket.  All together better experience, and a better/wetter date.

Frank


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on June 22, 2017, 09:31:25 PM
+1 for cooling vests and hydration packs.
A suggestion on the RPM hydration pack is to get yourself a 90* right angle mouth piece so that it fits under the chin bar on your full face helmet.
 The straight mouth pieces don't work so well.
(https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxMjAw/z/ZaYAAOSwgQ9VwDrT/$_58.JPG)



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: balky1 on June 22, 2017, 11:56:58 PM
Well there is a major announcement that is forth coming, right here and right now.

For all of the early model, pre fuel pump FJ1100/FJ1200 owners out there, there is finally an option for your petcock other than straight replacement only.

After many, many years of trying to get someone to build a 84-88 vacuum operated petcock rebuild build kit, RPM has finally been able to bring one to market.

I give you the...(insert drum roll here)

Yamaha FJ1100/FJ1200 Vacuum Operated Petcock Rebuild Kit. ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AVacuumPetcockRebuildKit[/url])

As always, I still have the new petcocks in stock as well.

84-85 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A36Y-24500-01[/url])
86-88 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A1TX-24500-02[/url])

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])


Is there 'behind the lever' rubber gasket in the kit? Just asking because I didn't see it in the pics.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 23, 2017, 04:20:15 PM
Well there is a major announcement that is forth coming, right here and right now.

For all of the early model, pre fuel pump FJ1100/FJ1200 owners out there, there is finally an option for your petcock other than straight replacement only.

After many, many years of trying to get someone to build a 84-88 vacuum operated petcock rebuild build kit, RPM has finally been able to bring one to market.

I give you the...(insert drum roll here)

Yamaha FJ1100/FJ1200 Vacuum Operated Petcock Rebuild Kit. ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AVacuumPetcockRebuildKit[/url])

As always, I still have the new petcocks in stock as well.

84-85 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A36Y-24500-01[/url])
86-88 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A1TX-24500-02[/url])

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])


Is there 'behind the lever' rubber gasket in the kit? Just asking because I didn't see it in the pics.


I presume you are referring to the rubber disc with four holes on the 84-85 petcock. I asked for the company to supply that as well, but they have chosen to make only the part that works between all years of the vacuum operated petcocks.

Their justification was the "limited" number of 84-85's still left on the road would not be a wise investment to manufacture that item. When I told them about the NPR kit, they were then dead set on producing the part since someone else is already making it.

With the vendors I deal with, the closest thing they have is approximately 2mm too small.

I am still working on that disc and o-ring for the lever, but I do not have too many more choices.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: balky1 on June 24, 2017, 01:04:09 AM
Well there is a major announcement that is forth coming, right here and right now.

For all of the early model, pre fuel pump FJ1100/FJ1200 owners out there, there is finally an option for your petcock other than straight replacement only.

After many, many years of trying to get someone to build a 84-88 vacuum operated petcock rebuild build kit, RPM has finally been able to bring one to market.

I give you the...(insert drum roll here)

Yamaha FJ1100/FJ1200 Vacuum Operated Petcock Rebuild Kit. ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AVacuumPetcockRebuildKit[/url])

As always, I still have the new petcocks in stock as well.

84-85 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A36Y-24500-01[/url])
86-88 Yamaha Fuel Tank Petcock ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A1TX-24500-02[/url])

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])


Is there 'behind the lever' rubber gasket in the kit? Just asking because I didn't see it in the pics.


I presume you are referring to the rubber disc with four holes on the 84-85 petcock. I asked for the company to supply that as well, but they have chosen to make only the part that works between all years of the vacuum operated petcocks.

Their justification was the "limited" number of 84-85's still left on the road would not be a wise investment to manufacture that item. When I told them about the NPR kit, they were then dead set on producing the part since someone else is already making it.

With the vendors I deal with, the closest thing they have is approximately 2mm too small.

I am still working on that disc and o-ring for the lever, but I do not have too many more choices.

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/[/url])


Good to know. These are the things that will deffinitely be needed. Not just by me.  :good2:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 08, 2017, 06:36:37 PM
The prices have been lowered on the following tools.

T-Handle, Ball-End Set (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ATHandleAllen)
7 Pc. Metric Socket T-Handle (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3AMPThandleSocket7PC)
T-Handle Rack with wall bracket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ATHandleHolder)

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 02, 2017, 11:50:38 AM
Garmin is offering a $100 off two of their motorcycle GPS units with U.S. loaded maps (Overseas may want to check with a local Garmin dealer.)

Zumo 595LM Navigator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A595LM) Normal price $799.99 on sale until August 31 for $699.99
Zumo 395LM Navigator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A395LM) Normal price $499.99 on sale until August 31 for $399.99

Both of these units also have the ability to use the TPMS Valve Cap (Individual) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A010-11997-00) to monitor your tire pressures and notify you of any problems and they also have the ability to sync to the GARMIN VIRB XE ACTION CAMERA (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A010-01363-11) which can be used to overlay your route onto your videos as well as overlay speed, g-force, and elevation. (Both sold separately) Check out the overlay video Renegade Rally Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA2kSR5TV_c) and a second video for teh sound quality Renegade Rally Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYrPxqrxjCY&t=648s)

I have adjusted the prices on our website for the 395LM and the 595LM to reflect the sale until the end of August.

We have also added a couple of items people have been requesting recently

Speedometer Drive Gear (Wheel Side) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=341-25149)
Handle Bar Clip On Bolt Cover (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=90338-05010)

And finally Sena is supposed to be releasing their new model the Sena 30K (https://www.sena.com/product/30k/) at the end of August if anyone would like to pre-order please PM or email [email protected] and we will get you all set up. They have a list price of $329 for the single unit and $579 for the double set.

Robert - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)










Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Alf on August 02, 2017, 12:37:09 PM
I have a question about a part that I've found recently at the website: the 6,5 mm offset front sprocket

http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AOFFSETFDS (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AOFFSETFDS)

I suppose that then the Exup rear rim fits straight on, and it would be only necessary to make the rear brake alignment, wouldn't it?

Cheers

Alf


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 02, 2017, 02:51:09 PM
I have a question about a part that I've found recently at the website: the 6,5 mm offset front sprocket

[url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AOFFSETFDS[/url] ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AOFFSETFDS[/url])

I suppose that then the Exup rear rim fits straight on, and it would be only necessary to make the rear brake alignment, wouldn't it?

Cheers

Alf


Alf,

This is not a question I can answer. I supply these for those who are using the wide rear rubber.

As far alignment goes, it depends on the wheel you would be using.

Someone else will have to chime in.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: wainot-Phil on August 02, 2017, 06:23:40 PM
I've found recently at the website: the 6,5 mm offset front sprocket

I suppose that then the Exup rear rim fits straight on, and it would be only necessary to make the rear brake alignment, wouldn't it?

Cheers

Alf

I used one of these stepped front  sprockets on my 1997 model XJR1200 Motor that I fitted into my 1987 FJ1200 because on the 97 model motor the output shaft sticks out about 6 mm more than the FJ1200 motor. I also put a YZF600  5" wheel on the back.It all worked out great .bolted straight on. When you put a YZF 600 wheel on any FJ1200 ,you do not have to anything at all to the Rear Brake Stay Rod .You will find it is only about 5mm out of fitting straight back into the calliper. All you do is pull it side ways with your hand and it's all good to go..I have 3 FJs ,  I have fitted the 5" YZF600 to all of them. Photo attached


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Alf on August 03, 2017, 12:35:48 AM
Thanks, Phill

If you dont mind, I´m going to use your info to be useful in my website for other FJ owners

Cheers

Alf


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 07, 2017, 05:30:18 PM
They clear anodized fork braces are back in stock and ready to ship: RPM Fork Brace (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AForkBrace)

RPM dual pod air filters are also back on the shelf and ready to ship: RPM Dual Pod Foam Air Filter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3ARPMPod)

The 2017 FJowners.com shirts are now listed for sale on the website. I added the $4.00 shipping charge to the price for USA customers.

If you are an international customer, please email us and we will complete the transaction manually. The shipping will be the actual cost of shipping the shirt to your address. The counts are what is currently remaining following the rallies.
 
Once they are gone, they are gone...    2107 FJowners.com Rally Shirt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=2017RallyShirt)

As always, I want to personally thank everyone for their ongoing support.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 26, 2017, 09:41:17 AM
UPS is at it again...Jacking up the prices...

I am sure FedEx and USPS will not be far behind...

The following changes will take effect on December 24, 2017.
•   The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services, as well as UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will increase an average net 4.9%.
•   The dimensional weight divisor for packages less than or equal to one cubic foot in size (1,728 cubic inches) will be 139 for all U.S. domestic services subject to Daily Rates or Alaska and Hawaii Rates.
•   Criteria and pricing for Additional Handling and Large Package surcharges will change.


So, take advantage of the upcoming RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com) sales happening at the end of this year before UPS jacks the prices again.

We will have the black Friday/weekend sale as well as the Christmas sale in early December.

This holiday season contributing members will receive an additional 2.5% discount over the listed discount.

Here is the link for membership benefits: Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 02, 2017, 12:25:26 PM
RPM has picked up vendor opportunity for Scorpion EXO products. This includes all aspects of the product line from street & offroad to jackets, pants & gloves.

http://scorpionusa.com/ (http://scorpionusa.com/)

This line is heavily guarded by MAP pricing. I will offer a deeper discount on the line for FJowners.com contributing members.

If you see something that interests you, shoot me an email: [email protected]

Since I can't advertise lower than MAP pricing on the website, I'm not sure if I want to list the complete product line on the website.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: big r on November 02, 2017, 04:51:45 PM
That is some pretty nice looking gear


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 02, 2017, 04:54:42 PM
That is some pretty nice looking gear

Yes, the salesman was here earlier this week and the stuff looked pretty good.

Randy - RPM


Title: 2017 RPM Holiday Sale
Post by: racerrad8 on November 21, 2017, 03:42:07 PM
Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.

The 2017 RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com) 5% holiday sale on now through Monday, November 11/27. This will cover the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

Everyone will be able to take advantage of a 5% discount on everything in stock from now until Monday 12/27/17 at midnight PST.

Contributing members you will see the combined discount amount when using their designation coupon code. See your category for your coupon code.

Gold: 15%
Silver: 10%
Bronze: 7.5%

If you are not a contributing member, it is not too late. You can contribute at the bottom of every page to receive the additional discount. I will do my best to upgrade the contribution status the same day so you can take advantage of the bigger discounts.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't forget you can also get RPM gift certificates (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) any time of year.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)

Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 21, 2017, 06:47:00 PM
Just in time for the 2017 RPM Holiday Sale (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=4887.msg175783#msg175783), we have assembled a Carburetor Rebuild Kit: Genuine Mikuni (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=YamCarbRebuild). These are all genuine Mikuni parts; no aftermarket parts in these kits.

(http://www.rpmracingca.com/prodimages/large/YamCarbRebuild-1.jpg)

You will also be able to select between gravity feed or fuel pump needle & seat. There is also the ability to select what main jet size you want.

Randy - RPM





Title: Re: 2017 RPM Holiday Sale
Post by: racerrad8 on November 24, 2017, 11:56:54 AM
Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.

The 2017 RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url]) 5% holiday sale on now through Monday, November 11/27. This will cover the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

Everyone will be able to take advantage of a 5% discount on everything in stock from now until Monday 12/27/17 at midnight PST.

Contributing members you will see the combined discount amount when using their designation coupon code. See your category for your coupon code.

Gold: 15%
Silver: 10%
Bronze: 7.5%

If you are not a contributing member, it is not too late. You can contribute at the bottom of every page to receive the additional discount. I will do my best to upgrade the contribution status the same day so you can take advantage of the bigger discounts.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't forget you can also get RPM gift certificates ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp[/url]) any time of year.

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])

Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.    Sale is on now through Monday 11/27.


The RPM holiday sale is underway, take advantage of the discounts through cyber Monday.

Thank you for your support, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 11, 2017, 10:58:54 AM
Just in time for the holidays the KOSO Apollo Heated Handle Bar Grips (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=KOSOGrips) are now available. Also, don't forget if you are looking for a Sena or Garmin product to stick under your Christmas tree please feel free to drop a PM or an email so we can get you the FJowners pricing.

Robert - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 12, 2017, 04:47:54 PM
Now through December 25th the Zumo 395LM Navigator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A395LM) is $100 off of the original price of $499 Zumo 595LM Navigator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A595LM) is $100 off of the original price of $799. I have adjusted the price to reflect these sales until December 25th. Both of these models are compatible with Garmin TPMS Sensors (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A010-11997-00)

Robert - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 19, 2017, 01:22:44 PM
Tomorrow, December 20 3PM P.S.T will be the last day I can ship anything to the lower 48 and it still arrive by Christmas.

If you have any inkling that Santa needs to put some RPM goodies under the tree, now is the time.

Don't forget, if anyone in your family needs a gift for you, they can always get a RPM Gift Certificate (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) to stuff in your stocking.

Merry Christmas everyone, Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/christmas/gliter-stocking-smiley-emoticon.gif) (http://www.sherv.net/)



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 09, 2018, 05:50:43 PM
Our latest shipment from Yamaha is in and we have a few new items that we have added to our inventory

Genuine Yamaha 4 brush Starter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=4KG-81890-00)
Genuine Yamaha XJR Series Alternator (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Alternator) (Now available in black)
XJR Alternator Bolt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=XJRAltBolt) (Needed to swap to the new XJR alternator)


The Yamaha Slave Cylinder (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Clutch%3A5EA-16381-00%3A36y-16381-00) are now back in stock as well.

Robert - RPM





Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ_Hooligan on January 09, 2018, 06:15:34 PM
Robert,
Forgive my ignorance but I thought early FJs had a 2-bolt alternator and the later models had 3 bolts?

Did I dream this? Or, did they keep the original 2-bolt pattern and add a 3rd boss for the later model?

Thanks,
David


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 09, 2018, 06:38:04 PM
Robert,
Forgive my ignorance but I thought early FJs had a 2-bolt alternator and the later models had 3 bolts?

Did I dream this? Or, did they keep the original 2-bolt pattern and add a 3rd boss for the later model?

Thanks,
David

Yes, early model FJ's had the two bolt alternator. I believed that changed on 86 model FJ1200. My two 86's have a three bolt alternator.

The XJR alternator will be a direct bolt on replacement for either two or three bolt blocks.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 24, 2018, 12:00:47 PM
With the addition of Garmins' new 5k action camera, the Garmin Virb 360 (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A010-01743-00). Garmin has reduced the current cost of their current action camera, the Garmin Virb X (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Garmin%3A010-01363-01)
by $100. Now making them only $299.99.

Garmin Virb X in action Priest Grade Road (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3owMn-JQADY)

Robert - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 31, 2018, 07:43:25 PM
The majority of the latest order has arrived from Yamaha and we have gotten a few hard to find parts.

We now have in stock the fairing protectors for both sides of the 84/85 and 86/88. If you recall the right fairing protectors have been obsolete in the US for many years now and unobtainable. Not anymore, we have them on the shelf and ready to ship. No need for people trying to get them made via 3D printer or looking for NOS. These are brand new current production inventory.

84-85 Right Side Fairing Protector 2 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A84-85R%2FSProtector)
84-85 Left Side Fairing Protector 1 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A84-85L%2FSProtector)
86-87 Right Side Fairing Protector 2 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A86-87R%2FSProtector)
86-87 Left Side Fairing Protector 1 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3A86-87L%2FSProtector)

We now have the small "Cover, Oil Pump 2 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Crankcover%3A5EA-15426-20-00)" on the shelf as well. It is available in both black and silver. That cover along with the "Cover, Oil pump (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=5EA-15416-20-00)" (timing cover), the Clutch Cover, Outer Ring (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=OuterClutchRing) and Clutch Cover, Cap (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=36Y-15417-10) will transform your engine to a shiny new look.

Genuine Yamaha 4 Brush Starters (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=15427.msg155817#msg155817) are back on the shelf too.

I know they are pricier than the current aftermarket options, but you know you are getting a quality part. When you are broken down on the side of the road you will soon regret the money saved...
If you have not heard about the lower quality standards of the aftermarket units, have a read here: Beware of eBay/aftermarket starters (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=15427.msg155817#msg155817)

We have a couple of other parts on the water right now heading our way that will be exciting additions to the inventory.

Robert has also been working very hard to come up with a solution for the gravity feed bike is reference to the fuel line and plastic Y fitting. We are currently testing a new system that is promising. We are going to have to await some warmer weather to make sure we don't have any issues. If everything works out well, we will have this available for those with gravity feed carbs as soon as we are confident this is the best replacement option.

I will continue to strive to obtain, manufacture and provide the parts you need for your beloved FJ. I have and will continue to invest int he FJ platform as they need to be represented for many, many years to come.

I appreciate everyone's ongoing support and loyalty to the FJ.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike m on February 01, 2018, 07:56:41 PM
Idk What I would have done without rpms help on my engine needs.ill always be a loyal customer.thanks rpm!!!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 05, 2018, 02:59:16 PM
Added a few Motul items people have requested as well as the main jet washer that seals between the main jet and the emulsion tube

Main Jet Washer (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MainJetWasher)
Motul Air Filter Oil Spray (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MOTULSPRAYAIRCLEANER)
Motul Chain Clean (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MotulChainCleaner)
Motul Chrome and Aluminum Polish (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MOTULPOLISH)
Motul Shine & Go (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MOTULSHINE%26GO)
Motul Wash & Wax (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MOTULWASH%26WAX)

Robert


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 09, 2018, 04:08:38 PM
We received another Yamaha shipment in yesterday and we were able to lower the price on a few items as well as add a few new items to inventory.

Genuine Yamaha FJ1200 Fuel Pump (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=YamFPump)
89-95 Short Fuel Line (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ShortFPumpHose)
1984-1993 Center Stand Spring (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CenterStandSpring)
Yamaha Nylon Fairing Washer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ANylonWasher)
Yamaha Fairing Screw (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=OEMFairingScrew)
Vacuum Cap Clamp (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=90467-10039)
Fork Leg Drain Screw Washer (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AForkLegDrainWasher)
86-95 Yamaha FJ Clutch Lever (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AClutchLever)
Sprocket Cover Dowel (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SprocketCoverDowel%3A99530-10114)

A big thanks to everyone that supports us. You help us to be able to grow and continue to provide parts and service for the FJ and this community.

Robert - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/index.asp)



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 13, 2018, 11:43:32 AM
The RPM 2017 Valentines Sale has begun and will run through February 18th.

Now you can get something special for your true love...

Your Yamaha FJ

See your coupon code for your discount in your membership section.

If you are not a contributing member it is not too late, you can go to this link for all of the details: Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)  

FJowners.com membership has it's privileges.

Thank you for your continued support, Randy - RPM




Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on March 12, 2018, 05:03:10 PM
We have received a few items that have been out of stock for some time.

We ran out of a few valve shim sizes and they have been replenished: Genuine Yamaha Valve Shim (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Head%3AVs)

The Blue Yamaha Hats (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BlueYamHat) are back on the shelf as well.

We ran out of swing bearings (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=93317-42550-00) and 84-93 FJ Fuel Sender Unit Gasket (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFuelSenderGasket). The back order from Yamaha has finally arrived.

To answer the most asked question of recent times, yes the vibration dampening handle bar ends will be available again. I foresee a month or two, but they are in the works.

Thank you as always for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 01, 2018, 06:37:49 PM
It has been a while since we have posted any sort of part update, but today we finally got a biggie back on the shelf.

I had to search out a new company to start production of the newest version of the RPM handlebar ends (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMbarend). Since the original manufacture has halted production, I had to go out and re-tooled to get them manufactured. We have made some improvements in the area of the tuned mass damper in relation to corrosion. It is now made from stainless steel instead of plating the original steel design. This should stop the corrosion issues that had been documented prior.

I am sure there are several other things that Robert can add on, but I wanted to get this one out since the new RPM handlebar ends (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMbarend) are now back on the shelf and ready to ship out.

If you had requested notification, should have already received it from the auto-reply from the website.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: PaulG on August 02, 2018, 03:28:55 PM
When I click on either link I get the Genuine Yamaha Valve Shim   :scratch_one-s_head:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RPM - Robert on August 02, 2018, 03:40:40 PM
Fixed it. However, there were 30+ people on the wait list and we only received 15 sets. They have already sold out, we have more on the way but they are currently at powder coating so it may be a week or two before they are back in stock.



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Sparky84 on August 02, 2018, 04:50:01 PM
Fixed it. However, there were 30+ people on the wait list and we only received 15 sets. They have already sold out, we have more on the way but they are currently at powder coating so it may be a week or two before they are back in stock.


They are good and they do work

When I click on either link I get the Genuine Yamaha Valve Shim   :scratch_one-s_head:
That’s why they were changing suppliers  :pardon:


Title: 2018 RPM Labor Day Sale
Post by: racerrad8 on August 13, 2018, 09:22:56 AM
The 2018 RPM Labor day sale will be starting Friday, August 31 and running through Monday September 3rd.

Everyone will be able to get 5% off every item in stock during the sale dates. This only applies to online orders; no rain checks.

If you are contributing member you will see additional levels of discount. Get your coupon code for your discount in your specific membership section.

If you are not a contributing member it is not too late, you can go to this link for all of the details: Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)  

FJowners.com membership has it's privileges.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope everyone had a great summer.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: 2018 RPM Labor Day Sale
Post by: racerrad8 on August 28, 2018, 11:31:42 AM
The 2018 RPM Labor day sale will be starting Friday, August 31 and running through Monday September 3rd.

Everyone will be able to get 5% off every item in stock during the sale dates. This only applies to online orders; no rain checks.

If you are contributing member you will see additional levels of discount. Get your coupon code for your discount in your specific membership section.

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])


The sale 2018 Labor Day Sale will begin Friday morning August 31st and run through Monday September 3rd.

The coupon codes has been listed in the specified section for the contributing members which will be active for the same time frame.

If you have any questions about your membership contribution or have any issue finding your discount code, please let us know. We will get you where you need to be.

If you still would like to contribute for additional savings there is still time: Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)


Title: Re: 2018 RPM Labor Day Sale
Post by: racerrad8 on August 31, 2018, 10:48:08 AM
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The sale 2018 Labor Day Sale will begin Friday morning August 31st and run through Monday September 3rd.

The coupon codes has been listed in the specified section for the contributing members which will be active for the same time frame.

If you have any questions about your membership contribution or have any issue finding your discount code, please let us know. We will get you where you need to be.

If you still would like to contribute for additional savings there is still time: Membership has its privileges ([url]http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938[/url])

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 09, 2018, 01:41:54 PM
A few new things have hit the shelves here at RPM.

Battery Jumper Pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=JumperPack)
Upgraded RPM Vibration Canceling Handlebar Ends (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMbarend)

This fuel cap was observed at last weekend's RPM fall rally and they were unaware we had them in stock. This cap will fit the FJ1200 with the recessed fuel cap.
FJ1200 Vortex Fuel Cap (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=KeylessFuelCap)

There were several other things pointed out on the shelf that people told me, "I didn't know you had that..."

So with that said, here are some of the things people saw and did not know was available form RPM.

Disc Brake Lock (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RotorLock)
Roadside Tire Repair Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ECONOMYTIREREPAIRKIT)
Soft-Tye Down Straps (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASoftTie)

We have a pretty good representation of Motul products beyond oil.

Motul Air Filter Oil Spray (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MOTULSPRAYAIRCLEANER)
Motul Chain Clean (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MotulChainCleaner)
Motul Chrome and Aluminum Polish (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MOTULPOLISH)
Motul Shine & Go (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MOTULSHINE%26GO)
Motul Wash & Wax (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MOTULWASH%26WAX)
Motul RBF 600 Racing Brake Fluid 500ML (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Motul600)
Motul RBF 660 Racing brake Fluid 500ML (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Motul660)

And finally, RPM has all of your FJ drive chain needs with the exclusion of the chain itself.

Here is the DID chain tool that was demonstrated this weekend: DID Chain Tool (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3AChainBreaker)

If there is anything you need for any bike you own. I have access to aftermarket parts for all makes, models and types of motorcycles. if you are in need of something for your other bike(s), fell free to check with us. We would be glad to be able to supply you will all of your motorcycling needs.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com/)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Tuned forks on October 09, 2018, 06:43:39 PM
Did I buy the previous Vibranators or the current upgraded version?

I was admiring your collection of Motul products.

For those that have not seen the DID tool in action, I'm totally sold.  I'm returning the Stockton Tool kit to Cycle Gear and buying Randy's DID tool.

I like the tire repair kit.  Are extra CO2 cartridges available.  Mr Conlon says two for the front and 3-4 for the back.  I'm thinking what happens if you have a very bad day with two flat tires?

Joe


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on October 09, 2018, 09:35:23 PM
Hey Joe, FYI on the 16g. Co2 cartridges, 3 for the front, 5 for the rear....so I carry 8.
Yes, I've had both tires punctured at the same time....I ran over some roofing tacks one night.
I'm a fan of the mushroom cap plugs used on the Stop and Go tire kits. Those are only for straight punctures.
For an angled puncture you need the rope style like Randy sells.

The new generation tire pumps are on my list. Folks here have given them good reviews.

How did your bike feel on the way home with your new chain, sprockets and Vibranators?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Tuned forks on October 09, 2018, 09:41:06 PM
Okay, I thought you said otherwise.  I've only used the rope style and missed most of your "seminar".

I've thought about a mini compressor.  There's just about enough room under the seat.

I "think" there's less vibration in the bars.  Chain feels no different other than peace of mind.  Sprockets result in 500 less rpm at 80mph.  4500 rpm now instead of 5000.  No issues with accel from a stop either.  I'd say Robert's and Randy's recommendation was spot on and the many testimonials from the members helped seal the deal.  I'd say the bar risers and Vibranators combined make for a much more comfy touring machine.

Joe


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ribbert on October 10, 2018, 05:49:02 AM


I like the tire repair kit.  Are extra CO2 cartridges available.  Mr Conlon says two for the front and 3-4 for the back.  I'm thinking what happens if you have a very bad day with two flat tires?

Joe

I seem to have more tyre problems than anyone here, and they always happen a loooong way from home, as in 1000's of kms away, not that there's any convenient place for a flat tyre but it feels more desperate when far away.

For various reasons, not one of my last half dozen flat tyres could have been fixed with cartridges. On three occasions I had to keep stopping to re inflate it. Once because the valve stem broke, and another time with a stick in my tyre too big to repair so I cut it off flush and left it in there until the next town and a third time I had put 7 plugs in and still had to stop every 15 mins to re inflate it when the pressure dropped below 15 psi.
On another occasion, an experienced assistant managed to empty the cartridges without getting any air in the tyre.
I have also had multiple punctures over several days on the one trip.
Then there's the trap of thinking the first puncture you find is the only puncture, a discovery generally not made until you have re inflated the tyre. On all these occasions I was riding alone and on all but one, in remote areas.

I take a compressor everywhere except down to the shops, it has also saved the day for quite a few motorcyclists I have come across on the side of the road (and I bet they never went and bought one the next day like they said they would!)

I also have TPMS (remote tyre monitoring) on both bikes and it has saved my arse and literally and figuratively many times over. Not realising your tyre is going flat until you attempt a corner can kill you!

If you are lucky, and like most riders here, your punctures will be few and far between, hence the need to check you kit from time to time. I have found plugs that have gone off (presumably from heat) glue that's gone hard and a compressor that had vibrated the screws out of the cylinder head.

A flat tyre on the road, while relatively simple to fix with the right tools, can ruin an entire day or worse, a trip, without them. Be prepared.


Noel


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on October 10, 2018, 10:30:54 AM
Yes Noel, I hear you loud and clear. You and others have convinced that the new mini compressors are the way to go.

I did have a bad experience with a 12v compressor ~25 years ago, it ran down my battery.  Damn thing was slow.
No worries today, I also carry a battery jumper pack. It's also great for re-charging my cell and Sena.
This little dude is powerful. It jump started my wife's GMC Yukon 5.3L 4x4.

(http://rpmracingca.com/prodimages/large/JumperPack-2.jpg)
http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=JumperPack (http://rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=JumperPack)



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 10, 2018, 11:38:56 AM
Did I buy the previous Vibranators or the current upgraded version?

You have the new version. The biggest change is we changed from plated steel to stainless steel for the dampening rod.

I like the tire repair kit.  Are extra CO2 cartridges available.  Mr Conlon says two for the front and 3-4 for the back.  I'm thinking what happens if you have a very bad day with two flat tires?

Joe

Yes, replacement canister come in both 16g and 20g and I can get them anytime.

If you are looking for mini compressors, I have access several different mini compressor systems. If you are interested, let me know and I can get you the info.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 10, 2018, 11:54:50 AM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2BQAAOSwJota~wMZ/s-l1600.jpg)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Tuned forks on October 10, 2018, 05:50:16 PM
Jeez Noel, you paint a grim picture.  However, that does move me toward a compressor particularly when I am travelling alone.

Randy, thanks for that info.

Rick...what can I say?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 10, 2018, 06:09:48 PM
Certainly easy to carry... :)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: rlucas on October 11, 2018, 06:57:37 AM

No worries today, I also carry a battery jumper pack. It's also great for re-charging my cell and Sena.
This little dude is powerful. It jump started my wife's GMC Yukon 5.3L 4x4.


Excellent tip, Pat. I bought one of these from RPM last year, and I used it 4 times on a recent trip (I knew I had a weak battery when I left). Never would have occurred to me that I could run my portable compressor off it, too.



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on October 11, 2018, 11:15:04 AM
No worries today, I also carry a battery jumper pack. It's also great for re-charging my cell and Sena.
This little dude is powerful. It jump started my wife's GMC Yukon 5.3L 4x4.
Excellent tip, Pat. I bought one of these from RPM last year, and I used it 4 times on a recent trip (I knew I had a weak battery when I left). Never would have occurred to me that I could run my portable compressor off it, too.

I'm not sure about running the compressor off the battery pack. (I don't have a compressor yet)
 Although, it will certainly jump start my bike if I run the FJ battery down when using a compressor.

I'm curious, has anyone tried running a compressor off a jump pack?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on October 11, 2018, 11:31:46 AM
I'm curious, has anyone tried running a compressor off a jump pack?

I have been told the #1 reason battery packs go bad is they are not designed for continuous voltage output. They are not designed to run an engine with out a battery or I would presume run the compressor.

I had a couple of units I sent back over the past couple of years and both claims were denied because they said the unit was used as a constant output battery source.

They are "jumper" batteries and not for constant voltage supply for significant consumption. Yes, you can use them to charge milliampere devices like your phone or Sena, but not to run high ampere demand things like a motorcycle or car electrical system.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on October 11, 2018, 01:04:49 PM
Yep, I thought so, thanks Randy!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Tuned forks on October 11, 2018, 02:12:15 PM
Just curious but why wouldn't you run the engine, and thus the charging system, while powering a compressor off the battery?  I'm not knowledgeable about how long it takes to overheat a FJ engine at idle.
Joe


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 11, 2018, 11:00:23 PM
Just curious but why wouldn't you run the engine, and thus the charging system, while powering a compressor off the battery?  I'm not knowledgeable about how long it takes to overheat a FJ engine at idle.
Joe

I would definitely run the engine while running the pump. The five or so minutes it would take to inflate a tire wouldn't be a heat issue unless you were stuck on a very hot day. Even then, I doubt it would be an issue.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on October 11, 2018, 11:43:00 PM
I don't know Joe.
How long does it take the new compressors to inflate a 180/55-17 rear tire?
Like Rick said, hot summer day, heat soaked engine, how long should I idle my 1380?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Bones on October 12, 2018, 03:30:34 PM
Just curious but why wouldn't you run the engine, and thus the charging system, while powering a compressor off the battery?  I'm not knowledgeable about how long it takes to overheat a FJ engine at idle.
Joe

At idle the alternator wouldn't be charging the battery anyway, you'd need at least 1500rpm upwards to start charging, at least mine does.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Tuned forks on October 15, 2018, 07:29:42 PM
I saw Randy using a voltmeter on Ryan's bike a week ago.  I suppose that's something I should do as well.  Not only to check charging voltage but it's a good idea to know at what rpm the alternator starts charging at.

Joe


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 12, 2018, 01:43:23 PM
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The 2018 RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com) holiday sale will begin on Friday, November 23rd and run through Monday, November 26th. This sale covers the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and is available to everyone around the world.

Everyone will be able to take advantage of a 5% discount on everything in stock during the sale.

Contributing members you will see the combined discount amount when using their designation coupon code. See your category for your coupon code next week.

Gold: 20%
Silver: 15%
Bronze: 10%

If you are not a contributing member, it is not too late. You can contribute at the bottom of every page to receive the additional discount. I will do my best to upgrade the contribution status the same day so you can take advantage of the bigger discounts.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't forget you can also get RPM gift certificates (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) any time of year.

I hope everyone has a great holiday season with family & friends, but be sure not to forget one of your best friends...Your FJ

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)

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Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 19, 2018, 02:15:04 PM
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The 2018 RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url]) holiday sale will begin on Friday, November 23rd and run through Monday, November 26th. This sale covers the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and is available to everyone around the world.

Everyone will be able to take advantage of a 5% discount on everything in stock during the sale.

Contributing members you will see the combined discount amount when using their designation coupon code. See your category for your coupon code next week.

Gold: 20%
Silver: 15%
Bronze: 10%

If you are not a contributing member, it is not too late. You can contribute at the bottom of every page to receive the additional discount. I will do my best to upgrade the contribution status the same day so you can take advantage of the bigger discounts.

This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Don't forget you can also get RPM gift certificates ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp[/url]) any time of year.

I hope everyone has a great holiday season with family & friends, but be sure not to forget one of your best friends...Your FJ

Randy - RPM ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com[/url])

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I have had a few questions since making this post. This sale applies to all items in stock. That includes:
 
RPM S/S Exhaust System (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMHeader)
91-93 FJ Engine Bar Set (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=91-93FJEB)
carburetors (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=4AH-14900-00-00Tuned)...


As well as all other big ticket items currently in stock.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 17, 2018, 07:05:53 PM
Christmas is right around the corner and getting what you need before then is coming up on Thursday the 20th. If you need something for under the tree, please get your order in before Thursday 1:00pm PST for the lower 48.

If you have someone just doesn't know what to get you for Christmas, tell them you want a RPM gift certificate. They never expire or depreciate and they can be used anytime.

As an added bonus up until Christmas eve 12/24/18, any gift certificate totaling $50.00 or more will receive an additional $5.00 add the the total after purchase. We will also add $10.00 to any gift certificate over $100.00 during the same time period.

Just send them this link and they will be directed directly to the gift certificate link: RPM gift certificates (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp)

So, get yourself some free cash with purchase of a RPM gift certificate through Christmas eve.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Randy, Chandra and family.



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on December 23, 2018, 04:12:28 PM
2018 is just about over and 2019 is right around the corner.

I have been going through some of the inventory and have decided to have a Inventory Reduction Sale on some items. While these items sold very well initially, they have not sold lately. So, I have dropped the price on the following items so I can make room for new inventory.

Noco Genius G1100 Battery Charger (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=G1100)
Noco Genius G3500 Battery Charger (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=G3500)
Noco Genius G750 Battery Charger (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=G750)
Soft-Tye Down Straps (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASoftTie)
EBC Brake Rotor (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=brakes%3AEbcERotor)
41mm Fork Seal Driver (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3Aforksealdriver)
18 LED Turn Signal Lights (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=LEDBlinker)
EBC X Brake Rotor (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=brakes%3AEbcXRotor)
KOSO Apollo Heated Handle Bar Grips (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=KOSOGrips) (I will have a write up on these and more next week)
Fork Level Gauge (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=tools%3AForkLevel)
Motorcycle Brake Caliper Tool (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ACaliperPistonPress)
Motorcycle Wheel Bearing Remover Set (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ABearingRemover)
Grunge Brush Cleaning Pack (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GrungeBrushKit)
Drive Chain Master Link Pliers (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3AMLP)
Safety Wire Pliers - 7" (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tools%3ASWP7)
FLO Stainless Steel Canister Filter (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=FLOCanister)


Now, just because I am taking these parts out of my stocking inventory, I will still be able to get them in just a couple of days if anyone needs them.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on December 23, 2018, 04:59:00 PM
Every FJ motorcycle should have a set of these tucked away in their cowl, or they do lay nice and flat over the back fender...

(http://www.rpmracingca.com/prodimages/large/M%20C%20SoftTie-1.jpg)
http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASoftTie (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ASoftTie)

When the unfortunate time comes that you have to trailer your bike, your front fairing will thank you.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 14, 2019, 01:40:41 PM
I received an email this morning advising the United States Postal Service 2019 shipping rates go into effect on January 27th. I did not see where the cost of anything decreased.

So, you might take advantage of the lower shipping rates before they change.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on February 25, 2019, 12:14:24 PM
I have added the K&N air filter cleaning kits to the inventory reduction sale as well and marked them down to $9.99.

K&N Recharge Kit (Aerosol) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3AKNAerosol)
K&N Recharge Kit (Squeeze Bottle) (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Carb%3AKNSqueeze)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 29, 2019, 06:05:23 PM
A quick parts update. We received the latest shipping container of parts from Yamaha and it filled up the shop.

It has all been counted and added to inventory. So, everything that was on back-order has arrived.

Several things have been discontinued from Yamaha and I will be posting up a list of them shortly. I still have some inventory of these items, but once they are gone, that's it.

Thank you for your continued support and long live the FJ.

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Tuned forks on April 29, 2019, 08:28:01 PM
Yowza!  You weren't kidding about filling up the shop. Robert has some serious inventorying to do.

Joe


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: andyoutandabout on April 29, 2019, 08:44:27 PM
Uncontainable boner


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ZOA NOM on April 30, 2019, 07:56:04 AM
Holy Crap! "We're gonna need a bigger boat!"


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on May 01, 2019, 01:01:03 AM
Yowza!  You weren't kidding about filling up the shop. Robert has some serious inventorying to do.

Joe

Yowza! to say the least...!

I was in need of an oil drain plug gasket and it finally arrived, in fact dozens of 'em.

So after making an appointment, I drove the trusty sedan over to the palatial R.P.M. shop and in addition to the ground floor pictured, both the basement & second story were loaded with crates full of parts fresh off the boat!

Gentlemen, it is quite a sight to see - many thanks to the R.P.M. crew for making the FJ experience even better...!!!

Ride safe,

Midget


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 05, 2019, 12:47:42 PM
The 2019 RPM Memorial Day sales event will be occurring over the week prior to Memorial day and extending until Tuesday after the Memorial Day weekend. The sale will be from 5/20- 5/28. Everything in stock will be marked down for this sales event.

If you are a Bronze, Silver or Gold contributor you will find a coupon code in your specific section for additional savings. For all contributing members, keep an eye out for your coupon code somewhere around Monday the 13th.

If you are not a contributing member of the FJ owners.com forum, it is not too late. Check out this link for all of the details: A FJowners Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)

All memberships are updated within a 24 hour period so there is time to get in on the RPM Memorial Holiday Sales Event.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 13, 2019, 04:38:05 PM
The 2019 RPM Memorial Day sales event will be occurring over the week prior to Memorial day and extending until Tuesday after the Memorial Day weekend. The sale will be from 5/20- 5/28. Everything in stock will be marked down for this sales event.

If you are a Bronze, Silver or Gold contributor you will find a coupon code in your specific section for additional savings. For all contributing members, keep an eye out for your coupon code somewhere around Monday the 13th.

If you are not a contributing member of the FJ owners.com forum, it is not too late. Check out this link for all of the details: A FJowners Membership has its privileges ([url]http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938[/url])

All memberships are updated within a 24 hour period so there is time to get in on the RPM Memorial Holiday Sales Event.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


I have completed the coupon codes and posted them for all contributing members in their dedicated sections.

The codes will be good from around 8:00am PST Monday 5/20 through 3:00pm 5/28.

For everyone one else, the 5% sales discount off of everything in stock will be during the same time frame listed above.

If you would like to enjoy the additional savings, up to 20% off, like the contributing members, please refer to this link: A FJowners Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)

Randy - RPM



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 20, 2019, 12:28:46 PM
The 2019 RPM Memorial Day Sale has been activated today and will run through Tuesday May 28th.

We will be closed Monday May 27th in recognition of the Memorial Day.

I hope everyone has a safe weekend and gets out for a ride on the FJ.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 17, 2019, 04:33:10 PM
Summer 2019

We have couple of things happening this summer season here at RPM. Unfortunately they are not good things in my opinion...

We have already experienced several days last week with the temps in excess of 105* (41c). So with that excessive heat, we are starting earlier in the day and going home earlier. So if someone trys to call in the late afternoon, we might have already gone home.

Secondly, our electrical utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is now causing havoc and over reacting which is causing a public scare. They are now shutting off complete area's electrical service in what they are referring to as extreme weather conditions. This is in response to the Camp Fire where they are confirmed to have cause the fire with electrical equipment failures. https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/15/18626819/cal-fire-pacific-gas-and-electric-camp-fire-power-lines-cause (https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/15/18626819/cal-fire-pacific-gas-and-electric-camp-fire-power-lines-cause)

We are in the central valley and do not have a forest around us, but they are causing this havoc by telling us we are to expect power shutoff for as much as 48 hours.
https://www.pge.com/includes/nots/kcmail/Wildfire-Safety.html?cid=em_PSPS_PSPSMonthlyNL_20190607_view-webpage_email_na_na (https://www.pge.com/includes/nots/kcmail/Wildfire-Safety.html?cid=em_PSPS_PSPSMonthlyNL_20190607_view-webpage_email_na_na)

So, with that said, if we don't have power here we will not be able to process orders to ship them out, answer the phone or respond to emails. So please be patient in the event we are blacked out and we will get your orders out as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Dear Valued Customer:

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Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ZOA NOM on June 17, 2019, 05:51:29 PM
You should see the chaos that is causing us at FAA with our remote facilities located all over the west. PG&E is a mess.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ryanschoebel on June 17, 2019, 06:13:40 PM
Wait, with several over 100 degree days, they are going to cut power, and everyone's AC's and cooling? How does that make any sense at all....


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ZOA NOM on June 17, 2019, 06:45:07 PM
Wait, with several over 100 degree days, they are going to cut power, and everyone's AC's and cooling? How does that make any sense at all....

It costs them less since they don't have to pay for entire neighborhoods that burned down. I guess the logic is they can't be blamed if the power was off, plus they don't have to maintain their power lines!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ryanschoebel on June 17, 2019, 06:56:58 PM
It costs them less since they don't have to pay for entire neighborhoods that burned down. I guess the logic is they can't be blamed if the power was off, plus they don't have to maintain their power lines!

Dick move, much?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on June 17, 2019, 08:14:14 PM
Randy, has PG&E shut off power in Oakdale before?
I thought they were concerned with wind events in forest regions.

I have a portable Honda 5kW generator which runs on natural gas (no need for refilling) I can plug in to my manual transfer switch (very important for safety) and get my house running in 5 minutes.
Those Honda genpac’s  are top shelf equipment and very quiet.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Tuned forks on June 17, 2019, 08:23:09 PM
Dick move, much?

Ryan, that's why we call them Pigs, Greed & Extortion.  Whenever PG&E gets in financial trouble for their reckless ways, they claim bankruptcy and screw everyone.  Check out this story and see what type of people are running our utility.  First they burned a neighborhood.  I guess that wasn't enough so last season they burned an entire town, Paradise Ca.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Bruno_pipeline_explosion

Joe


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Millietant on June 18, 2019, 02:48:58 PM
Randy, has PG&E shut off power in Oakdale before?
I thought they were concerned with wind events in forest regions.

I have a portable Honda 5kW generator which runs on natural gas (no need for refilling) I can plug in to my manual transfer switch (very important for safety) and get my house running in 5 minutes.
Those Honda genpac’s  are top shelf equipment and very quiet.


My family in CT all have emergency generators that come on automatically seconds after their mains power cuts out. The generators also come on automatically for a couple of minutes every Saturday afternoon as a check to ensure that they're working. As they live in a heavily wooded area with the power lines running through the trees the area where they live has a lot of power outages, especially in winter or during high winds.

The generators work superbly and power everything as if there was no supply interruption. They run on LPG from separate tanks in the garden, close to the house that will keep the generators running for about 3 days from full. Over the last couple of years, when I've spent about 4 months per year there, I reckon I've experienced at least 6-8 times each year, for times longer than about 15 minutes.

Don't know if they'd be suitable for use, or how costly a suitable one would be.



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on June 18, 2019, 06:44:38 PM
Randy, has PG&E shut off power in Oakdale before?

Nope,  never even a word about until now.

Really don't know if a generator is cost effective.

Might be time for solar with battery storage to cover any outages that they force upon us.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Tuned forks on June 18, 2019, 07:05:13 PM
We've received the notices in SF as well.  Not sure receiving the notice ensures that you will be part of the blackouts.

Randy, because PG&E shut off the power to my Dad, in Lake Co, last year he insisted on a generator.  We bought a Kohler 14kw unit with automatic transfer switch, Oncue (talks to your WiFi) and a startup contract with the vendor.  That was $5000.  Spent another $4000 with an electrical contractor to wire everything up.  A used 500 gal propane tank was $1500.  Yes, it was expensive but there are ways to cut back particularly if you have friends that can wire and plumb the unit.
Regarding your solar idea, that's our next step.  Dad pays about $300/month for electricity.  Without paying for the battery backup, solar is not all that expensive...relatively speaking.

Joe


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on June 23, 2019, 05:45:34 PM
As luck would have it, I stumbled on a discarded battery backup that holds 10 or so of those small batteries.
It's a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) that has easily run my computer for 45 minutes and just the router/wireless modem for countless hours. I've printed off of it as well.
If/when the power goes out, the computer does not even flicker, it never knows anything happened, flawless.  
I spent maybe $140.00 on quality new replacement batteries - it was discarded because it quit working, doh!
Keep your eyes out for the older big battery backups, they can had for pennies on the dollar and they function fine.
This one also has a place to connect more batteries, probably as many as I want, deep cycle 12V batteries are not outrageously prices, they could utilize solar recharging for not a lot of money, thanks Harbor Freight.  
I think it was for a network, overkill for what I needed, but for the computer, this one rocks, making it about just right.


Title: 2019 RPM 4th of July, Independence Day Sales Event
Post by: racerrad8 on July 01, 2019, 08:09:01 AM
The 2019 RPM Independence Day sales event begins today and last until Monday July 8th. Everything is stock is on sale during this event.

If you are a Bronze, Silver or Gold contributor you will find a coupon code in your contribution section for additional savings.

If you are not a contributing member of the FJ owners.com forum, it is not too late. Check out this link for all of the details: An FJowners Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)

All memberships are updated within a 24 hour period so there is time to get in on the RPM Independence Day Sales Event.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Millietant on July 04, 2019, 09:09:30 PM
Just a quick note to wish all of our fellow, American, FJ Owners a very happy Independence Day.

My wife and I are currently in the USA visiting family and have just enjoyed a very pleasant evening celebrating Independence Day in style with them, with no hard feelings  :lol:

The perfect way to finish off dinner - Grand Marnier 100.

(http://fjowners.com/gallery/11/6213_04_07_19_9_01_02.jpeg)

Red White and Blue cake !

(http://fjowners.com/gallery/11/6213_04_07_19_9_03_00.jpeg)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 05, 2019, 08:54:15 AM
Thanks Milletant,

It was a great day.  Started with a great parade,  an afternoon nap,  great BBQ followed by a great display of fireworks.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 07, 2019, 05:47:53 PM
I hope everyone in the states had a great holiday weekend.

Just a reminder,  there is still time to save money during the RPM 4th of July sales event.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RPM - Robert on July 27, 2019, 06:44:50 PM
The new RPM shirts have arrived. I had to convince pops that we needed to add blue to the graphics. He conceded and the shirt now comes in either red or blue.

RPM T-Shirt (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMTS)

Get them hot off the silk screen press.

BTW, I am working on RPM hats for the near future as well. :good2:

 


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJmonkey on July 27, 2019, 08:49:40 PM
What??? No Gold??

I like the Red.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ryanschoebel on July 28, 2019, 10:18:19 AM
I like the blue! Ill probably add one to my next order


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: giantkiller on July 28, 2019, 11:39:07 AM
I like the blue too. I just ordered the carb  allen and orings last night would have added one but didn't know :Facepalm:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 28, 2019, 11:43:04 AM
RPM customer Tyler Kussman tearing up the track in Fayetteville NC.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on July 28, 2019, 11:45:11 AM
I like the blue too. I just ordered the carb  allen and orings last night would have added one but didn't know

Dan, just call or email Robert tomorrow and he can add one to the order before sending it out.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: giantkiller on July 28, 2019, 01:00:06 PM
Thanks Randy. I'll try sending him an email tonight. Have to work tomorrow 7am -7pm. And I don't want to hold up the order.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 05, 2019, 11:44:33 AM
We have had a couple of calls in the last couple of weeks and I experienced it this weekend on a customers bike. The ignition switch plug melting and allowing the terminals to short out inside the plug. The result is the bike wont shut off...

If you come across this issue, RPM has you covered with a replacement plug kit for both the bike side and the switch side: FJ Replacement Ignition Plug Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AIginitionPlugKit)

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ryanschoebel on August 05, 2019, 05:42:55 PM
The result is the bike wont shut off...

Randy - RPM

Uhh, how do you kill the bike then? Stall it?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on August 05, 2019, 06:36:52 PM
Uhh, how do you kill the bike then? Stall it?

That works, but usually the kill switch. Then you have to unhook the battery to turn of the headlight and all of the electrical system controlled by the ignition switch.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RPM - Robert on August 09, 2019, 03:54:57 PM
WPS recently lowered the price on their featherweight series lithium batteries, so we are passing the savings on to you. Put your FJ on a summer diet and shed a few pounds with the the lightweight highpower lithium batteries.



84-90 WPS Lithium Battery (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BatWPS%3A84-90)
91-93 WPS Lithium Battery (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AWPSBatE)


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on August 14, 2019, 02:53:58 PM
Robert, what does WPS state as the maximum charging voltage for their lithium battery?

I’ll bet you a jelly donut that it’s lower than the 15+ volts the early FJ’s see as output.
My point is that if you are going to drop that kind of money on a battery, you may want to do the Voltage Regulator mod first.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RPM - Robert on August 14, 2019, 03:14:28 PM
According to the instructions they are good to 14.9v but the regulator is not a bad idea. These WPS batteries and some of the newer lithium batteries are much better than when they first came out, as with alot of things. When we first started selling Shorai they were very finicky about the charging and you even had to buy their "special" charger for them. The new ones coming out are much more durable and we haven't had any problems with them like the Shorai.

FWIW Yuasa AGM batteries have a MSRP of $12 cheaper than the featherweight batteries now the price of the WPS batteries dropped. Plus, in California there is now a recycling tax when selling the AGM batteries https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/formspubs/l536.pdf (https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/formspubs/l536.pdf) currently $1 and then $2 in 2022. So for $11 more you get a higher CCA battery that is lighter and supposed to last longer than AGM. That's why we don't even offer AGM batteries anymore.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Mike Ramos on August 14, 2019, 04:14:05 PM
Good discussion gentlemen,

Re: the over charge issue - it may be that there is over charge protection built into the WPS battery.

When my FJ went into sudden & extreme over charge everything that was on burned out; bulbs, relays et al.

The only exceptions were the radar detector (which has low & high voltage protection) and the WPS battery, which I continue to use to this day.

Before utilizing the WPS there were problems with the Sorrai & the WPS is certainly more robust.

For a few additional dollars, a good investment.

Ride safe,

Midget



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: aviationfred on August 15, 2019, 01:54:59 AM
I have used the WPS Fire Power Lithium battery on my 95 for about a year now. Absolutely wonderful battery. Just ordered another for my 1990 project FJ.

Fred


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ribbert on August 15, 2019, 03:45:55 AM
Good to see some positive feedback coming through on the Lithium batteries. On information to date I have not been prepared to risk one myself nor recommend them. I replaced the FJ battery 6 mths ago and the battery man was still a bit iffy about reliability.
No doubt by the time I need another battery in 5 years time, the technology will have improved out of sight, sounds like they're almost there now.

Noel


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Bones on August 15, 2019, 04:57:11 AM
Noel, I fitted an SSB  powersports lithium battery to my bike a couple of months ago, CCA was advertised as 290 but i got a docket in the box that said it tested at 340 CCA. Just look at the button now and it springs to life.  Charging voltage on my bike maxes at 14.5 volts so shouldn’t have any problems there. The cost is higher, I paid $179.00, but if the blurb is correct about lasting 3 times a normal battery, then I should get at least 10 yrs out of it. Pluses are it’s about 1/3 of the weight and can be charged if need be with a normal charger.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: ribbert on August 15, 2019, 08:24:22 AM
Noel, I fitted an SSB  powersports lithium battery to my bike a couple of months ago, CCA was advertised as 290 but i got a docket in the box that said it tested at 340 CCA. Just look at the button now and it springs to life.  Charging voltage on my bike maxes at 14.5 volts so shouldn’t have any problems there. The cost is higher, I paid $179.00, but if the blurb is correct about lasting 3 times a normal battery, then I should get at least 10 yrs out of it. Pluses are it’s about 1/3 of the weight and can be charged if need be with a normal charger.

That's great to hear Tony, with 340 CCA it wouldn't matter if the engine didn't start, you'd probably get 20km's on the starter motor.

Lithium batteries certainly seem to have come of age.

The irony here is, it was the state manager for SSB who suggested going AGM one more time. This was based on some of the places I go and the need for reliability if something went haywire with the electrics. Nudging 400kg with rider and loaded for a trip, the weight saving is of no interest but I like the way lithium batteries deliver their power.

I got 5 years/100,000km from the last battery and while it would still spin the motor over healthily (but not for too long), neither the ignition nor the fuel pump liked the voltage drop.

Lithium next time for sure!

Noel


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: giantkiller on August 15, 2019, 07:07:43 PM
I have a shorai in my raptor 700. Has to be at least 6 years old I'm thinking longer. Bought it just after they started selling them. It sat for a year after I crashed it. Outside my other house with out being started. Then I had the frame straightened. And rode it a few times. Then. Sat in storage rental for 2 year's. Then 2years next to my shed... Many -20 f days and nights. Campbellsport just made it legal to ride ATVs on any street. I needed something from the hardware store. So I thought I'll see if my ATV starts and take that. Pushed the button started right up. Rode it out of the weeds to the store. And backed it back into the weeds.
Never once had a charger attached.


Title: Re: 2019 RPM Labor Day Sale
Post by: racerrad8 on August 20, 2019, 05:54:16 PM
Wow, 2019 is flying by.  :gamer:

Robert asked my today if we were having a Labor Day Sale this year. I looked at the calendar and realized it is less than two weeks away...

The 2019 RPM Labor Day sales event will be occurring over the week prior to Labor day and extending until Tuesday after the Labor Day weekend. The sale will be from 8/26- 9/03. Everything in stock will be marked down for this sales event.

If you are a Bronze, Silver or Gold contributor you will find a coupon code in your specific section for additional savings. For all contributing members, keep an eye out for your coupon code somewhere next weekend.

If you are not a contributing member of the FJ owners.com forum, it is not too late. Check out this link for all of the details: A FJowners Membership has its privileges (http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16427.msg165938#msg165938)

All memberships are updated within a 24 hour period so there is time to get in on the RPM Labor Holiday Sales Event.

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Starquest on August 24, 2019, 07:24:48 AM
Hi. What crimping tool do you need for the ignition switch connectors?


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RPM - Robert on August 25, 2019, 11:13:16 AM
The discount codes have been posted to the contributing members sections for the upcoming RPM Labor Day Sales Event.

Everyone can save 10% on all in stock items purchases during this sale. Contributing members receive additional discounts levels for even more savings.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable Labor Day Holiday.

Robert


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Troyskie on August 31, 2019, 06:38:15 PM
The new RPM shirts have arrived. I had to convince pops that we needed to add blue to the graphics. He conceded and the shirt now comes in either red or blue.

RPM T-Shirt ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMTS[/url])

Get them hot off the silk screen press.

BTW, I am working on RPM hats for the near future as well. :good2:

 


These new shirts are great!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 01, 2019, 06:03:11 PM
The new RPM shirts have arrived. I had to convince pops that we needed to add blue to the graphics. He conceded and the shirt now comes in either red or blue.

RPM T-Shirt ([url]http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RPMTS[/url])

Get them hot off the silk screen press.

BTW, I am working on RPM hats for the near future as well. :good2:


These new shirts are great!


A couple photos would be great Troy.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: oldktmdude on September 01, 2019, 08:29:15 PM
   Are there FREE shirts being given out?  :yahoo:


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on September 09, 2019, 09:04:11 AM
Now that the months are turning cooler and we shouldn't be seeing many, if any more 100+ degree afternoons, Robert will again be here at the shop from 8-4 M-F

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: FJ1200W on September 25, 2019, 02:53:37 AM
   Are there FREE shirts being given out?  :yahoo:

I love the local shops/vendors that offer select customers free branded shirts.

Truly walking advertisements targeted to their markets.

Inexpensive, effective advertising.






Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Troyskie on October 01, 2019, 03:10:23 AM
A couple photos would be great Troy.
Randy - RPM

Here you go mate!


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 05, 2019, 09:55:16 AM
A couple photos would be great Troy.
Randy - RPM

Here you go mate!

Troy,

I am sorry I missed this post earlier. Thank you for the photo, enjoy.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on November 05, 2019, 09:55:29 AM
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The 2019 RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com) holiday sale will begin on Friday, November 29th and run through Monday, December 2nd. This sale covers the US termed shopping days, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and is available to everyone around the world.

Save 10% on all items in stock during this annual sales event.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Contributing members you will see additional discounts during this event.

If you are not a contributing member, it is not too late. You can contribute at the bottom of every page to receive the additional discount. I will do my best to upgrade the contribution status the same day so you can take advantage of the bigger discounts.

Don't forget you can also get RPM gift certificates (http://www.rpmracingca.com/giftcertificate.asp) any time of year.

I hope everyone has a great holiday season with family & friends, but be sure not to forget one of your best friends during the holiday season...Your FJ

Randy - RPM (http://www.rpmracingca.com)

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This sale applies to all in stock inventory; No rain checks, back orders or special order items.

Contributing members, discount codes will be in your contribution section the week prior to the sale.



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RPM - Robert on January 19, 2020, 03:27:49 PM
Hi. What crimping tool do you need for the ignition switch connectors?

Jose, sorry this question was missed. We use a weatherpack crimp tool just like this one: https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-Crimping-Terminals-Metri-Pack-Connectors/dp/B071KFLY43 (https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-Crimping-Terminals-Metri-Pack-Connectors/dp/B071KFLY43)



Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on January 31, 2020, 03:36:27 PM
2020 is starting off with good news, at least as far as RPM suspension components are concerned.

The company who builds the RPM shocks and fork valves has a new owner. The previous owner is a machine shop and off road racer. He did the shocks for the motorcycle, but his passion was in off road racing. Based on his machine shop, he is also a military contract machinist. He got real busy a few years ago with the contract work and the shock portion fell to the wayside.

Fast forward to late 2019, I got word that a long time shock employee was trying to buy the business to just build shocks. I even offered up to invest in the purchase if needed to make this happen. The new owner did not need my investment and finalized the purchase just after the first of the year.

The equipment and inventory has been moved to the new shop and production is back underway. With that said, we have gotten the first batch of late model RPM FJ Rear Shock; 91-95 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMShock%2891-95%29) in today. When they arrived I was surprised because we had not spoken for a couple of weeks when he called to tell me the purchase was complete and I was on the top of the list for shocks.

He said he is having more components made as we speak so he can continue to build the RPM shocks. Components are in progress now and when complete he will be making up the early model shocks as well.

I hope to see the early model version of the shocks within the next month so we can get those back on the shelf before the spring riding season hits.

We also spoke at length that he is aware of the need for the 89-90 version of the shock. He said once things settle down hopefully by the summer time, we can start getting that specific shock designed and into production. The RPM FJ Rear Shock; 91-95 (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3ARPMShock%2891-95%29) will work on the 89-90 with a clearance hole and different dog bones as they have in the past.

I also discussed the addition of ride height adjustment. He said we will talk about that too as we go into design on the 89-90 shock and hope to be able to incorporate that into the other shocks down the road.

After being out of shocks for more than a year, it is good to see the light at the end of the tunnel is right in front of me.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: Pat Conlon on February 01, 2020, 12:47:58 PM
Good news indeed Randy, especially the height adjustment for the non dogbone ’84-‘87’s.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 04, 2020, 04:17:37 PM
We have a new tool to replace an existing tool and a new fitting for your FJ.

First off, we have always stocked the Yamaha Fork Tool for disassembling and assembling for FJ forks. But over the years, Yamaha has continued to raise the price and the latest price has driven it over $40.00, plus they have not had regular inventory to have them on the shelf and available.  Well, RPM has now manufactured this tool for a cheaper price and plenty on the shelf for you.

RPM 27mm Fork Tool (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=27mmForkHolder)

We now have on the shelf the oil galley adapter that fits in the oil pan galley. This allows the use of aftermarket temperature gauges on your FJ. Oil Pan Galley Adapter (https://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=OilPanGalleyAdapter)

During this difficult time. I continue to appreciate all of your support.

Thank you very much, Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RPM - Robert on April 15, 2020, 10:43:21 AM
Due to Covid-19 there are now international countries that are not accepting shipments.

If when placing your order you are not able to complete an order, it is because of the receivers country not accepting packages at this time.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: T Legg on April 15, 2020, 10:49:34 AM
I wonder if those country's have stopped accepting our agricultural products as well.


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 15, 2020, 03:11:13 PM
The RPM Undercut Transmission Output Shaft (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=UCT) is back in stock.

Unfortunately, I had to raise the price for the first time in nine years. It went up by less than $50.00, but never the less, the cost has risen over the years and I have been able to hold the price.

I had to raise the price of the transmission itself and on the core charge. The reason the core charge went up so much is because I am down to just one or two core transmissions for future undercutting. The core charge is 100% refundable with the return of a good, rebuildable core. Everyone that has kept their core means I have had to pull a core transmission I had here.

I have also lost out on a couple of cores as the damage wasn't noticed until the assembly was disassembled for undercutting. I am going to be to the point where I am going to have to start buying eBay cores to keep this up without the return of the cores. Here are a couple of photos of one that obviously did not have the oil changed properly or it ran out of oil at some point.
(https://i.postimg.cc/0NGKBvcM/IMG-5643.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z9RqWGk4)
(https://i.postimg.cc/MpQQ1VBY/IMG-5644.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sM3xrBwB)
(https://i.postimg.cc/43RhPybR/IMG-5645.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yDndYVbL)
(https://i.postimg.cc/dtXC74h1/IMG-5646.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zVCv6wSZ)

So, the higher core cost will hopefully get them back to me so I can keep providing this needed part.

As always, I appreciate your continued support and I will keep on as long as I can.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: RPM - Robert on April 17, 2020, 10:45:03 AM
Noco has introduced some brand new chargers that are compatible with all lead acid/ agm 6V and 12V systems including lithium ion batteries that have a battery maintenance system (BMS) and lithium iron phosate. They also include a new manual "force mode" to try and rejuvenate dead batteries from 0V on the Genius 5 and Genius 10 models. The new G4 4 bank system can charge from 2.2 Ah up to 40 Ah, with the ability to charge or maintain 4 batteries at a time.

NOCO GENIUS 4-BANK SMART BATTERY CHARGER 6V & 12V 4.4A (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=NocoG4)
NOCO GENIUS BATTERY CHARGER 1 AMP (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=NocoGenius1)
NOCO GENIUS BATTERY CHARGER 2 AMP (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Noco2)
NOCO GENIUS BATTERY CHARGER 5 AMP (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Noco5)
NOCO GENIUS BATTERY CHARGER 10 AMP (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Noco10)
NOCO GENIUS USB BATTERY PACK 11WH (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3BNocoXGB3)
NOCO GENIUS USB BATTERY W/LIGHT 11WH (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Acces%3ANocoWLight)




Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 17, 2020, 12:00:35 PM
With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the news people should be wearing masks when outside, one of RPM's vendors went to work getting masks made. I have been trying all of my vendors up to this point for masks and everyone has been out of stock.

This morning we received an initial order of REUSABLE, NON-MEDICAL, PROTECTIVE MASKS (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CottonFaceMask).

This initial order is only for the color of black and white is on the way. At this time, RPM is offer these masks for $14.95 with free USA shipping.

From now until, May 1st, all orders to RPM over $100 will include a free mask with request. This is for any anyone around the world. Please just put a note in the comments that you would like a mask included. If you would like additional masks, we can settle up on those after the order is placed. Just leave a note in the comments when you place your order that you would like more than one.

Take care and wash your hands.

Randy - RPM


Title: Current shipping situations
Post by: RPM - Robert on April 28, 2020, 03:08:31 PM
While we are still getting packages shipped as quickly as possible it has come to our attention that some of our international customers are experiencing delays in shipping. Please be aware of this when ordering. Here is the most current list of countries either completely not shipping or are experiencing service delays.

https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm?_gl=1


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on April 30, 2020, 11:05:56 AM
The initial order of REUSABLE, NON-MEDICAL, PROTECTIVE MASKS (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CottonFaceMask) flew out of the door, thank you. I am glad to be able to provide a useful product to help everyone protect themselves in this uncertain time.

A new order arrived this morning and they are back in stock.

Stay safe and wash your hands.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: RPM Parts Update
Post by: racerrad8 on May 08, 2020, 05:19:55 PM
We are seeing product delays and shipping issues and delays as a result of covid-19. This is both for parts I purchase from vendors and with parts being sent out to customers.

A couple of vendors who have a 3-4 pm order cut off time have moved them up to 9 and 10am...

Vendors who manufacture are running light staff and product is slow in being received.

International customer's are being affected by quarantine of packages for 14 days before even beginning the customs process. Other international customers are seeing no delay.

I appreciate everyone's ongoing support and patience when a package is sitting someplace for weeks without any updated info. So far is every package has arrived, albeit severely late.

I do notice customers using priority mail service are getting their packages quicker than first class.

We are doing everything on our end from wearing PPE when packaging orders to Lysol spraying and leaving incoming packages in the sun for a couple of hours before handling.

Keep in mind, the RPM Memorial Sales event is coming up at the end if the month. Right now the only thing out of stock is the RPM dual pod air filters that have been on order for more than a month now. Hopefully they will be back in stock before the sale.

The 84+ FJ Oil Cooler Kit (http://www.rpmracingca.com/proddetail.asp?prod=M%2FC%3AFJCoolerKit) will be back in stock before the sale starts.

We have several other exciting things in the works and will post up announcements when they are ready to roll.

Thanks for your continued support and stay safe.

Randy - RPM