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Author Topic: 1984 Yamaha FJ1100 Touring Turd  (Read 3324 times)

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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #10 on: Apr 25, 2017, 06:28:55 »
Does anyone recognize the front windscreen on my inspriational bike?  It seems like it may be from an atv, but I can`t find any pics for confirmation.   
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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #11 on: Apr 25, 2017, 07:04:48 »
Could it be a re-purposed belly-pan?

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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #12 on: Apr 25, 2017, 11:18:46 »
I never thought of that, but I guess it could be.  I've never really looked straight on at a belly pan. 
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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2017, 15:05:00 »
New direction!  All stock parts are going back on, and I want to find a corbin seat and luggage for it.  Retro cruiser  ;D
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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2017, 07:15:02 »
The wiring harness came pretty much hanging from the machine.  I spent this morning trying to place it back in its original location.  It wasn't really too hard, but finding the exact way it once laid was challenging.  I think I'm about 75% there  :D  The only thing I'm missing is the flasher unit (I think).  The throttle is a push-pull and all the parts are there, but I need how to figure out how it lays under the tank.  It's all good, I'm having fun - Any progress is rewarding to me  8)
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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2017, 07:46:14 »
I got a bunch of stuff figured out this morning. Its cool looking a pictures on the internet, recognizing something, and then running out to the garage to put the parts in place.  Got the carbs mounted last night, ordered a used air box and figured out some more wiring.
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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2017, 11:18:38 »
This morning, I realized, after looking at a parts diagram on Bike Bandit, I forgot to install the shield behind the carbs. So off came the carbs again, and on goes the shield.  They did seem to go on a little bit better than last time  8)  After that, I tackled the choke cable.  Being the cheap ass I am, I went to the local bicycle store yesterday and bought a stretch of bicycle brake cable.  It already had a piece on one end of the cable, but I had to make something work for the other side.  My buddy Eric gave me a universal end that I used.  The only thing I had to do was drill out a pocket in the barrel and weld a tit on the end of the cable.  It fits into the pocket and should work just fine. For $3, I'm happy  ;)   
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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2017, 20:21:14 »
This morning, I realized, after looking at a parts diagram on Bike Bandit, I forgot to install the shield behind the carbs. So off came the carbs again, and on goes the shield.  They did seem to go on a little bit better than last time  8)  After that, I tackled the choke cable.  Being the cheap ass I am, I went to the local bicycle store yesterday and bought a stretch of bicycle brake cable.  It already had a piece on one end of the cable, but I had to make something work for the other side.  My buddy Eric gave me a universal end that I used.  The only thing I had to do was drill out a pocket in the barrel and weld a tit on the end of the cable.  It fits into the pocket and should work just fine. For $3, I'm happy  ;)


I hope when you say "weld a tit on the end" you meant solder??


Anyway, bicycle cables are a great resource - I use them all the time. You should get some more and make up new throttle cables to ditch that connector box under the tank. They have been known to seize often.


And it's probably not a bad idea to run a fuel pump like the 1200's do - the fuel line routing for the 1100 is pretty sketchy and they often get vapour lock and other fuel delivery issues (hence why they ran a fuel pump on the 1200).

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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2017, 20:58:01 »
I tried soldering it, but it wouldnt reveive the solder. I used flux, too. Anywys, i put a magnet to the wire and it was attracted to it, so I put my welder on A and 2 wire feed, and welded a tit on the end. Worked great!  Good to know about the fuel pump. And i will look into the throttle cables.  Thanks ;)  Also found some 20mm ammo boxs` to make my panniers  ;D
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Re: FJ1100 Street Turd
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2017, 22:15:35 »
Welding the wire will probably not last long - it makes it brittle and will more than likely snap.


You need to make sure the wire and the nib are TOTALLY CLEAN so the solder will flow. I use brake cleaner.