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Author Topic: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300  (Read 1294 times)

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #10 on: Mar 01, 2018, 13:10:24 »
Following, sir.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #11 on: Mar 05, 2018, 11:42:46 »
I put another five hours of work in on Sunday.

It turns out there is definitely a correct order to follow when putting on or taking off the plastics. I had the battery in and out of the bike on for separate occasions because I'd missed one of the screws on the fairing (some can only be reached with the headlight off and others will only fit after everything is mostly assembled).

After two busted knuckles, a screwdriver to the palm, running a metal tab through the "webbed" part between my pinky and ring fingers, and a whole hell of a lot of questionable language, I have the front of the bike back on. I've removed the wiring for the rear camera, ammeter, voltmeter, and the HIDs (and relays for them). LED bulbs are now in place for the headlights. I ordered some for the front turn signals, but they're not working. I'll probably swap back to incandescent for those.

Not pictured is a lot of the plastics I cleaned up. I still need to spend some time on the panniers and the big side panels, but just about everything else is looking pretty good.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #12 on: Mar 15, 2018, 12:03:56 »
The rest of the front plastics are on and I've also put the stock windshield back.  Just the dashboard to put back together, then I need to source some knobs and hardware for the headlight levelers (my dad had removed them a while ago for reasons unknown).

I hope he'd like my choice for the license plate bolts.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2018, 13:09:10 »
The rest of the front plastics are on and I've also put the stock windshield back.  Just the dashboard to put back together, then I need to source some knobs and hardware for the headlight levelers (my dad had removed them a while ago for reasons unknown).

I hope he'd like my choice for the license plate bolts.

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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #14 on: Mar 19, 2018, 11:18:33 »
All finished. Took her for a short ride on Friday afternoon. Front end feels a little unstable but heavy at the same time. Might just be me getting used to a 600 pound motorcycle, but I also hadn't checked the tire pressures. After sitting unused for almost two years, it might just be time for new rubber anyway.

I need to track down a little hardware for the headlight level adjusters (knobs are both currently AWOL), but other than that, I think we're done.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #15 on: Mar 19, 2018, 13:34:45 »
Job well done. I would bet the front tire is just low on air.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #16 on: Mar 19, 2018, 13:45:35 »
+1 on nice job and also yes to the low pressure. makes a big bike feel even heavier.
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Re: My Dad's Bike - 2012 Yamaha FJR1300
« Reply #17 on: Mar 20, 2018, 19:49:49 »
Yup. Tire pressures.

Front was at 15PSI and rear was at 20. Both sitting at a healthy 35, now. Much better.
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