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Author Topic: ***SOLD***1989 FJ1200 7500 original miles  (Read 15148 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2020, 10:11:36 PM »

Hey Chris, it will be awhile until I get out to Dan’s house, probably around May ish....
My initial thoughts on the bike is to keep it stock ish.
FZR 3.5” front rim, RPM front suspension, Fork brace, blue spots w/FZ1 m/c, Galfer lines. Penske shock. RPM spin on filter, UniPods, I like that Avon radial 3D Storm 150/80-16 back tire, so I think I’ll keep the 16” back rim (for now)
I might need to do some remedial electrolysis treatment and sealant on the tank....I’ll know more when I get my camera in there.
For a start price of $2k, I can afford ~$1k in mods, I’ll have a well sorted, like new 7500 mile FJ....in theft resistant white.

If or when our convict friends or perhaps Alf, come over to visit, I’ll have a spare FJ available for their use.
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2020, 10:43:10 PM »

....Penske shock...

Hold up Patrick, maybe you should wait until the new year. The prototype 89-90 RPM shock is in the testing phase.

There's something new with with this RPM shock.

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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2020, 11:08:38 PM »

You know i think I have a brand spanking new never out of the box 93 yzf750r front rim. From when my  93 yzf got knocked off the  kickstand at work. His insurance paid to get all the parts imported. The rim just got a little scratch on it  so I never  replaced it. It's  probably still at my friends house. I still haven't gotten all my stuff back. Hopefully its still there. I think they work on the fj front end?
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2020, 01:06:19 AM »

That's brilliant news Pat, and it couldn't have gone to a better owner. You now have one of each of the 2 best FJ paint schemes.

I'm just sad that you've excluded me from borrowing it when we visit California, as I'm neither a convict, nor called Alf.   rofl

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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2020, 03:23:26 AM »

If you're out of country. You can come and stay as long as you want. I have a spare bedroom. And an acre. Of land to camp on. 

That's a very generous offer Dan. Although no longer needed, it was none the less made and is yet another shining example of the camaraderie the FJ fraternity is known for.

There have been many examples of this over the years and I know Doug, (The General) was blown away by the hospitality of the FJ family on his trip through the US and Canada a year or so back.

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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2020, 07:56:28 AM »

I’m glad you got that bike, Pat. I thought about it, but, I really am a “one is enough” motorcycle kind of guy. I love the paint scheme. Perhaps we could make your arrival to get the bike a mini forum event, brats on a grille, and an hour or two of locals in the area wishing safe travels home?

I’m also happy to hear there is a new shock for bikes of that vintage in the works. I’ll need one too, Randy.

Best wishes for a safe holiday for all, and great new bike karma for Pat! I am envious of that machine.

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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2020, 08:46:37 AM »

....Penske shock...

Hold up Patrick, maybe you should wait until the new year. The prototype 89-90 RPM shock is in the testing phase.

There's something new with with this RPM shock.

Randy - RPM

Sounds great Randy!  These mods won’t happen until next summer.
Although....I will have Dan pull the carbs and send them to Robert for him to work is magic on them.
The bike was in storage for 30+ years so a good bubble bath would be in order.
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2020, 09:10:05 AM »

You know i think I have a brand spanking new never out of the box 93 yzf750r ..... I think they work on the fj front end?

Dunno Dan, we would need to take some hub measurements to make sure the rotors line up and we can use the FJ axle spacer and speedo drive. A quick check shows a 20mm dia. axle for the YZF750r so I would need to take a bearing out and check the OD and width, then see if I can find a comparable OD bearing with a 15mm ID to fit the FJ’s axle..... or 17mm ID if I drill out the fork legs to run a FZR axle.

I look forward to coming out to your new house.  It will be a fun adventure.
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4) Important items for the ‘84-87 FJ’s:
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2020, 09:22:02 AM »

I'm just sad that you've excluded me from borrowing it when we visit California, as I'm neither a convict, nor called Alf.   rofl


You know your are included Dean....even Noel is on my guest list.

The term “convicts” was introduced to this forum by Klavdy as a identifier for Australians, just as Seppos is a term used to describe Americans......and then there’re bog trotters, frogs, etc, etc....
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3) Replace your old stock rubber brake lines.
4) Important items for the ‘84-87 FJ’s:
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2020, 09:36:19 AM »

I’m glad you got that bike, Pat. I thought about it, but, I really am a “one is enough” motorcycle kind of guy. I love the paint scheme. Perhaps we could make your arrival to get the bike a mini forum event, brats on a grille, and an hour or two of locals in the area wishing safe travels home?

I’m also happy to hear there is a new shock for bikes of that vintage in the works. I’ll need one too, Randy.

Best wishes for a safe holiday for all, and great new bike karma for Pat! I am envious of that machine.

Ted

Sounds great Ted! Thanks for the good thoughts....I’ll let everyone know my plans.  Pat
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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2020, 09:56:49 AM »

You know i think I have a brand spanking new never out of the box 93 yzf750r ..... I think they work on the fj front end?

Dunno Dan, we would need to take some hub measurements to make sure the rotors line up and we can use the FJ axle spacer and speedo drive. A quick check shows a 20mm dia. axle for the YZF750r so I would need to take a bearing out and check the OD and width, then see if I can find a comparable OD bearing with a 15mm ID to fit the FJ’s axle..... or 17mm ID if I drill out the fork legs to run a FZR axle.

I look forward to coming out to your new house.  It will be a fun adventure.

Pat - a HUGE caution - Yamaha parts fiches have the wrong bearing numbers imbedded in their part numbers.  Pretty sure the yzf’s (1000’s and 750’s) are some of them - and it leads you to an incorrect axle size - and misleads you to an “easy” bearing swap that doesn’t work.  BUT, if it is the same as the EXUP FZR1000s - we know the hybrid bearing for that one. 

I’m looking back through some of my old info trying to get the definite dimensions
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2020, 10:55:51 AM »

Thanks Chris, I just did a quick check here to verify the axle size:
http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=15169.0

I currently have a YZF750 USD front end on my ‘84 so *IIRC* the YZF USD fork spacing to be different, which means that the brake caliper mounts are different, which means the wheel has different spacing on the rotor mounts (or the rotor offset is different)

No biggie, my buddy Paul has an extra FZR rim I’ll finagle out of him...if not...

The ‘87/88 FZR1000/750 front rims are almost extinct. The ‘89+ FZR rims are more common and I like the idea of a beefier 17mm front axle on our heavy bikes. The FJ’s fork legs have plenty of material to allow a bore to 17mm dia. axle.

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2) Don’t store your FJ with E10 fuel https://tinyurl.com/3cjrfct5
3) Replace your old stock rubber brake lines.
4) Important items for the ‘84-87 FJ’s:
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2020, 12:20:06 PM »

If you're out of country. You can come and stay as long as you want. I have a spare bedroom. And an acre. Of land to camp on. 

That's a very generous offer Dan. Although no longer needed, it was none the less made and is yet another shining example of the camaraderie the FJ fraternity is known for.

There have been many examples of this over the years and I know Doug, (The General) was blown away by the hospitality of the FJ family on his trip through the US and Canada a year or so back.



Noel

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That offer still stands. For anyone in the Fj community.  If you're in the area. (Or want to go a little out of your way and stop by) And  need a place to stay. Or work on your bike. My  door and shop will be open to you. I haven't met anyone at any of the rallies that I didn't like. Or didn't offer up friendship.
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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2020, 12:30:15 PM »

I’m glad you got that bike, Pat. I thought about it, but, I really am a “one is enough” motorcycle kind of guy. I love the paint scheme. Perhaps we could make your arrival to get the bike a mini forum event, brats on a grille, and an hour or two of locals in the area wishing safe travels home?

I’m also happy to hear there is a new shock for bikes of that vintage in the works. I’ll need one too, Randy.

Best wishes for a safe holiday for all, and great new bike karma for Pat! I am envious of that machine.

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If Pat gets closer to locking down when he's going to come get it.  That would be great. My place is kinda set up for a get together. Lots of room. 2400 sqft shop and  storage  with a full bathroom downstairs and 1000 sqft living  above 14×24 elevated deck (16' up) An acre of land to camp on.
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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2020, 12:51:41 PM »

My initial thoughts on the bike is to keep it stock ish.
FZR 3.5” front rim, RPM front suspension, Fork brace, blue spots w/FZ1 m/c, Galfer lines. Penske shock. RPM spin on filter, UniPods, I like that Avon radial 3D Storm 150/80-16 back tire, so I think I’ll keep the 16” back rim (for now) ......................................

For a start price of $2k, I can afford ~$1k in mods, I’ll have a well sorted, like new 7500 mile FJ....in theft resistant white.

There's a saying over here that someone looking at a situation and seeing things in an unfeasiblly positive manner is "looking through rose tinted glasses".

Pat.....if you can get all of that stuff for ~$1k you're either getting seriously special discounts (like for free  sarcastic)  on those parts prices, or you're "looking through very FJ tinted glasses"  rofl

Or.........maybe you've contracted that virus again that's hit us all......moditis  lol

And......thank you for the offer, I really do hope to take you up on that one day soon  good2
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