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Author Topic: 1984 Yamaha FJ1100 Touring Turd  (Read 3634 times)

Offline interceptor

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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2017, 05:59:54 »
Last week, I ordered a few things off of ebay.  First was a new air filter.  The one that came with the air box seemed like an aftermarket type, and I really need this to be stock because I don't want to rejet the carbs.  (Not sure I would have had to, but who knows)  I am worried about the exhaust because what came with it was a 4 into 1 pipe.  Hopefully it won't cause too much trouble.  Some other things I ordered were:  a chain guard, rear foot rest-left side, and most important,  a new shifter with the pivot bolt.  I couldn't find that bolt and was going to try and make something, but when I received it in the mail, I'm glad I found one.  The shifter is actually in better condition, and the pivot/mounting bolt is a lot different that I was picturing.  I also cleaned up the front brake reservoir, and installed new crush washers for the hose.  I'll grab some brake fluid and try to fill the front brake system tonight.  While I was at the dealer, I also ordered another banjo bolt and washers for the hydraulic clutch.  I didn't get around to installing the new spark plugs and changing the oil.  I figured I'll do that when I check the valves, because I think I need to take the left cover off to rotate the engine anyways.  On a side note, this bike is frickin heavy!  I've been dealing with CB twins for that last 8 years, and forgot how heavy bikes can be.  My V Star I had was heavy, but this thing is a tank! 
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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2017, 22:08:59 »
Here's the funny thing.  Even though I haven't gotten too much done in the last few days, I sit back and think about it, and actually I have.  A couple of cotter pins, tightening some things, adding some bolts.... it all adds up.  I got the piece of crap 4 into 1 header I got with the bike and put it in place.  Two of the down pipes have been re welded.  They actually fit into place, so I'll cut off the cobbled welds and weld it right.  I think with some sanding and paint, it will actually work out.  The only thing I am running into right now is that the outlet is 2.25" (57mm)!  It seems kind of hard finding a slip on muffler that will fit that big of an outlet.  I'm looking for some help with a solution here.  Maybe I could build something?  Or also looking for a cheap muffler if someone has one sitting around that might work.  ebay has a few options, but nothing that I like.
 Thanks in advance :)
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Offline hillsy

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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2017, 01:05:42 »
It was a while ago, but I put a car muffler on my ZX9R and I'm pretty sure the inlet was 60mm.





In other words, a lot of 4-1 midpipes had a 60mm exit.

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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2017, 05:25:52 »
Hillsy, thanks for the response  ;)  That's pretty cool, I guess I would never have thought of that.  With exhaust, is it ok to lengthen the whole thing?  I mean to say that the outlet is on the right side, right below my foot.  I'd like to lengthen the mid section to allow the muffler to sit back more. 
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Offline hillsy

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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2017, 06:16:47 »
Absolutely. It will probably run pretty bad if it ends near the foot pegs anyway.

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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2017, 07:07:49 »
Perfect.  Thanks :)
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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2017, 11:12:46 »
Today is a big day for me.  I received the spark plug boots I've been waiting for yesterday!!  I took some time to install the spark plugs a few days ago, installed the new spark plug boots (NGK), installed two new rear brake/running light bulbs (working now), and installed the 4 into header.  It turns over and has spark.  I'm going to attempt to start it today.  If all goes well, I'll be reporting good news later  :D
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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2017, 17:05:08 »
Started right up on starter spray  ;D
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Re: FJ1100 Crusty but Trusty
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2017, 21:44:46 »
I installed the fuel tank this afternoon, plugged everything in, put some fuel in the tank, crossed my fingers I wouldn`t see any leaks. After watching for a good five minutes, I felt good to go.  Turned the key to on, twisted the choke, hit the starter button and..... vrroooommmm!!  Its alive!  Sounds pretty good with the open exhaust, too .  All four pipes were getting hot and when i reved it up, no stumbles and returned to idle quickly.  Pretty damn sweet. On a side note,  I did order a muffler that will be here later this week.  All I have to do now is bleed the brakes and the clutch and I`ll see how it does on the road.
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Re: 1984 Yamaha FJ1100 Touring Turd
« Reply #59 on: Jun 02, 2017, 11:50:52 »
Here are the beautiful welds I`m going to grind off and redo :-)
« Last Edit: Jun 02, 2017, 11:53:08 by interceptor »
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