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Author Topic: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"  (Read 34446 times)

Offline Kickeroo

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #50 on: Jan 30, 2012, 09:04:15 »
Some pictures to chew on...

Yeah...I've had enough of this particular 'rasslin match;


Credit to one of my GF's old BF.  He left a saws-all behind.  Thanks babe!


The bar to go with it;


it's $9 ebay replacement;


Some Simple Green


Works wonders!


Do dealerships still put their sticker on bikes after servicing?


I must have weighed a ton to be able to do this...


Really...the fork seals are still good.....but I know, I know....


No comment. 


Coming soon from ebay:


OEM price is about $126


OEM price for the missing damper is over $9!!!
« Last Edit: Feb 02, 2012, 11:45:35 by Kickeroo »

Offline Griff5268

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #51 on: Jan 30, 2012, 13:50:15 »
I have a set of Yamaha front signals off my radian if interested let me know..

Offline Kickeroo

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #52 on: Jan 31, 2012, 14:58:17 »
Maybe....there's a lot of them nearby at the local junkyard..

Cool stuff to go in....


My replacement fairing, needing a little TLC to firm up a few areas, waiting patiently in my loft:


The forks, of which I have new seals, a seal tool,  and a service manual.  I'll get to these once the front wheel bearings are out and replaced.  Only one problem with that...,

I CAN'T GET THE FREAKING OLD BEARINGS OUT (yet)

Offline Kickeroo

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #53 on: Feb 02, 2012, 11:51:27 »
What you're looking at right here is actual progress.  Still it took one trip to Sears (for the wring kind of puller) and one trip to Harbor Freight (for the right puller).  At the end of the day, with exception to the 20-year old Metzler that still is on it, the front wheel has all new bearings and hey, cleaned up pretty well (Simple Green...again)


Onto the next phase, which is dissassembling the forks, something I have never done before.  There's the 17mm hex cap bolt that, once undone, all hell breaks loose;


And the impact bit and torque wrench that loosened it:


Shown is the lower for brace.  What is a good way of cleaning this up, i.e. getting rid of that yellowish patina.  Is that the aluminium's original clear coat, or what?  I'll take suggestions.

Offline NoHonestlyitsme

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #54 on: Feb 08, 2012, 00:14:55 »
bring it back to life. Nice to see a bike restored by its Owner from back in the day rather than buying a bike from the previous owner and restoring it like every other build.
Build It And They Will Love.

Offline Kickeroo

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #55 on: Feb 08, 2012, 09:51:51 »
After MUCH light-sanding and MOTHER'S polish, the fork brace looks much better....which also means I've just opened a can of worms in regards to refurbushing all of the other aluminum parts on this old girl:


use it, love it, live it.  The passenger grab rail will be addressed in due time:


The first of the ones I truly don't remember ordering;


which means, later today I get to 'rassle this.....something I've never done before either:
« Last Edit: Feb 15, 2012, 08:04:42 by Kickeroo »

Offline Kickeroo

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2012, 10:29:55 »
Ok...Update time.  Work throughout March and most of April was ZERO due to an ongoing personal issue regarding my soon-to-be-ex, my AWESOME daughter, and lawyers.  Understandable to say the least.

First up, or, er, off: the steering stem/triple tree: I had to elist some help to get the lower bearing race off.


And how it looks this morning in my outdoor rattle can paint booth:


When the paint is dry, I'll be able to continue to put the FRONT back together:


Forks have new seals...finally


And an All-balls kit is ready to go in as well:


While the forks were out, and, well, I needed to take out some frustration, I started taking apart the rear wheel.  Needless to say, it's a mess back here:


Really:


That's about 20 years of grime on there.  Can you say PRESSURE WASHER??


PROGRESS: Cleaned up the rear socket and boot assembly:


And earlier last week, the fairing-stay gor a new coat of Krylon:


And I'm keeping everything else organized...to an extent with these bins I got at Home Depot for $1 each:
Handlebar assembly bin:


Triple tree and forks bin:


Rear Wheel bin:


And the rear wheel itself (not cleaned or devoid of its crustry old Dunlop yet)


And no project thread is completer without a shot of a rusty old chain...which, with exception of MAYBE a few bushings, fittings, and other odd lots is the only thing MAJOR that I need to replace anytime soon:


OK, maybe brake pads and replacment lines...but no, really, that's all I need, I swear:


Thanks for looking
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 10:32:03 by Kickeroo »

Offline Maritime

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2012, 10:39:27 »
Nice work, I am about to attempt my first tire change, fork oil change etc. on my 79 GL1000.  Let us know how it goes for you on those tires.  Amazing what a little wet sand and mothers can do for crusty aluminum.  Give it at least a few coats of car wax or if you can find it a product called sharkskin can protect it really well.  I am still trying to obtain an bottle of that for my polished bits.  I spent hours on it and with the weather around me it will look terrible in a couple days if I don't do something to protect it.

Cheers
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"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Online Bozz

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2012, 12:49:52 »
Lookin good so far!


The secret to tires is making sure the opposite side of the bead stays down in the well of the wheel when you spoon it off/on the rim.
That and a dash of soapy water.


An extra pair of hands helps a LOT if you can get them.
Cheers!
-Bozz

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Offline Maritime

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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ 600- Rise of "The Mighty Jig"
« Reply #59 on: May 11, 2012, 13:06:06 »
I also read to be careful with what brand/kind of soap as some is caustic/acidic and can eat holes in alloy wheels.  Cause slow leaks and inproper beat seating. I bought tire intallation lube designed to be safe on all types of metal wheels. it was 6 bucks for a lifetime supply.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson