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Author Topic: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300  (Read 1648 times)

Offline Sonreir

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My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« on: Feb 28, 2018, 11:46:21 »
I inherited this bike from my dad a couple of weeks ago. Had to bring it home on the trailer because it had been sitting outside (unused) for almost two years and wouldn't start. A little research mentioned that these bikes are prone to getting water in the tank (especially when left outside and if the tank wasn't full; both things true).

Plans for the bike are to get it running again and to return it to mostly stock with a few upgrades. I'm planning a memorial trip down Hwy 101 to San Diego later this year. My dad and I had always planned to do that ride together, but it never seemed to get scheduled. After he got out of basic back in 1970, he bought his first bike (Suzuki X6) and rode from Albuquerque to San Diego. There was something in San Diego he really wanted to show me, but my memory fails me. I keep hoping it will come back to me.

Anyway... here's how she looked when we got her home.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2018, 11:50:45 »
About five hours of work later, all the plastics are finally off. What a chore.

I've also removed the makeshift trailer hitch, homemade voltmeter and ammeter, and the wiring for said items.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2018, 11:53:43 »
As of last weekend, the rear is cleaned up and back together. New LED replacement bulbs all around and I've added a brake light modulator. I still need to clean up the dangly portion of the tail. I'll probably stop by the auto parts store and grab some plastic polish on the way home from work today.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #3 on: Feb 28, 2018, 12:00:39 »
Just got her running over the weekend. Drained all the old gas, put in new spark plugs, and tossed a bottle of K100 into a couple of gallons of the fresh gas. Turned over the engine a bunch of times, but nothing. Pulled the plugs and they smelled faintly of fuel, but not as much as I would have expected. I added a couple of drops of fuel into cylinder two, closed everything back up and tried again. I got a little popping that stopped after two or three tries of starting.

I was getting pretty frustrated at this point, so I pulled one of the emissions hoses from the air box and put a couple of shots of starting fluid in. More popping, but it went on a bit longer this time. Tried a second time, but also held the bike at half throttle. She fired up, revved to 3000 RPM, and then died again. Third time (with more ether) was a charm. The engine started, revved up to 3000 RPM again, but held steady.

Since then, I've drained the old oil (it looked a little light in color, but otherwise not too bad). Coolant looks OK. I still have some more electrical work to do up front and a lot more plastic to clean before I button things up.


https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPO241gqnyInvFlf8Iuvsje8jdJJ9X6vvS85GXs

In the video, you can also see the new EarthX battery I installed. It's just under the right handlebar controls (what a weird place for a battery).
« Last Edit: Feb 28, 2018, 12:03:46 by Sonreir »
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #4 on: Feb 28, 2018, 12:07:11 »
Right on Matt.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #5 on: Feb 28, 2018, 14:00:24 »
Crazy amount of business stuffed into the front end of that bike.

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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #6 on: Feb 28, 2018, 14:03:12 »
Crazy amount of business stuffed into the front end of that bike.


Yeah... it's nuts. The underseat area is for the air box and additional storage. Up front is the battery, solenoid, fuse box, windsheild adjustment mechanics, and a ton of wiring. Even getting to the headlight bulbs was a couple of hours of work.
« Last Edit: Feb 28, 2018, 14:05:04 by Sonreir »
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2018, 00:56:13 »
I love the feejers.  Awesome job getting it running!  I'm looking to get one of these one day, hopefully in the not too distant future.

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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #8 on: Mar 01, 2018, 01:05:03 »
Nice work so far Matt. FWIW i've had great luck with VHT Satin Black Epoxy on Plastics. Light scuff, acetone cleaning and direct spray.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #9 on: Mar 01, 2018, 12:00:14 »
Nice work so far Matt. FWIW i've had great luck with VHT Satin Black Epoxy on Plastics. Light scuff, acetone cleaning and direct spray.

Thanks, man. I'll have to take a look. There's some rash on the front right panel and mirror when it got dropped in the driveway a few years back. I was hoping I'd be able to sand it out and give it a light spray. I can try the satin black one some of the other plastics while I'm in painting mode.
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