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“Fj1200 an awsome bike, ”

Written on: 23/10/2013

Had my 1200 3cv for around 7 years now, had an xj900f before that. the fj1200 is easy to ride i do short and long journeys and never have any pain. i have done a few upgrades, R1 blue spot calipers, FJR clutch and brake master cylinders span adjustable levers. Dyno jetted. Scott oiler. progressive fork springs. bike is just brill very forgiving, an easy ride(if you have some self control) Beware can be a wolf in sheeps clothing. has very good manners but be a bit silly with the throttle and she… Read Full Review

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“my 900mile weekend away on my fj1200 from turo to skagness”

Written on: 06/05/2012 by penfold53 (1 review written)

i packed the fj told the wife to pack a few things .the fj was heavyer than a van when loaded off we went at a nice steady 80 and a ton .the old fj just took the wetnwindy english weather in her stried never missed a beat .the fjs got pleanty of power cheap to run handles ok she aint a sports bike but shes fun and good for long distance two up touring… Read Full Review

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“My 3CV was laid up in a nice dry garage for 9 years...”

Written on: 15/10/2010 by Davebucky (1 review written)

My 3CV was laid up in a nice dry garage for 9 years with 20k (miles) on the clock. All I had to do was fit a new battery, clean the carbs and away she went. My previous bikes were all old Brits (with the exception of a CX500 for a couple of years) so the power was very addictive. I now still only have 27K on the clock but the bike is awesome, pulls like a train, I dropped to 110 miles per tank so put a new inline fuel filter on, the existing one was original and absolutely full of, well full… Read Full Review

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Written on: 01/05/2012

hey davebucky. i have a fj1200 for a year now and I am busy with my carbs. its a very very fast machine bt i need rear tire. also want to replace my swing arm to take a 17 rim bt i cant get one here in cape town south africa.wen I got the bike it was like very fast, after resetting the carbs I got a massive fright because at 200kph I decided to give it more throttle and I was almost without my machine . my ass was almost off the seat and I actually let go of the handle bars , the power was so tremendous like a nuclear eruption. I dnt think l will buy any other bike bt an fj.

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Written on: 02/05/2012

Hi there Cape Town Fj'er. Hope all is still going well with the 'train'. They sure as hell pull some hey? If you want parts at great prices (no part unavailable as yet) join the UK FJowners club. It is well worth it. I have had, front mudguard, Fibreglass belly pan (much, much stronger than the original and loads of other paqrts. Have a look on the web, if you cant find it, email me on david.buckingham155 @ gmail and I will forward a link and some great FJ foto's I have taken over the pasy 12 months whilst we have been out n about on the FJ in North Wales in UK. Regards Dave Bucky

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“I purchased a new FJ11 in the mid 80's and also owned...”

Written on: 13/06/2010

I purchased a new FJ11 in the mid 80's and also owned an 86 FJ12 in the early 90's. Since then, I have tried a ZX11, ZX12 and a new Hayabusa-all amazing bikes. I recently went back to where I started, purchasing a one owner 89 with 14K miles. These bikes will still run hard with most of the new superbikes on the street. Although I do miss the fuel injection, these bikes are a great buy. $3K should get you a beauty. Enjoy!

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“I have owned my FJ1200 since new and after owning many...”

Written on: 24/11/2009 by Toni P (1 review written)

I have owned my FJ1200 since new and after owning many other bikes from various manufacturers there is nothing out there that can compare. I used change my bikes every two years but there is just something about the bike, and the fact I started my family, that made want to keep it. It is bullet proof!! Apart from the usual chains, sprockets, tyres etc. every thing on it is totally original. 21 years on and the kids older I decided to get a new bike. The FJ now shares the garage with a… Read Full Review

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“I have had my fj1200 for 19 years. It has always been...”

Written on: 12/11/2009

I have had my fj1200 for 19 years. It has always been more than dependable and a reliable ride. Has great torque and its mid range is excellent. Had to ride it for transportation in Atlanta for several years and it was always a controlled ride even on the beltway. Great bike and I still have it.

I changed the pipes to slip ons and changed the seat to a Corbin. The fj1200 sits a little high and the corbin seat puts you down and closer to the ground. I have replaced several minor parts and… Read Full Review

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“I did have a Honda super bold'or it was a s... box i...”

Written on: 17/10/2009

I did have a Honda super bold'or it was a s... box i sold it and got the FJ 1200,its an excellent bike i have done 70,000 km on it and i have only put a 4 into 1 on it and a taller windshield the power of the bike is brilliant from 60 to 200kms it dosn't miss a beat, i think yamaha got it right with the FJs. thanks Bull Ant… Read Full Review

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“I had a 94 fj1200 for a couple of years and it was a...”

Written on: 29/08/2009

I had a 94 fj1200 for a couple of years and it was a great bike ! I added a scottoiler and a givi top box , otherwise it was standard services every 6000km . Bike never let me down , was awesome when you opened up the throttle and my teenage children loved to go for a ride with dad . alas a divorce and the temporary seduction of a 98 model 1100 virago meant we were parted . I am now looking for another fj1200 as the cruiser kills my sore back , with its soft rear end . The fj1200 had 250,000km… Read Full Review

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“I own a 1993 FJ1200 ABS. Awesome bike. Have owned...”

Written on: 22/05/2009

I own a 1993 FJ1200 ABS. Awesome bike. Have owned numerous Honda's and all have had problems. Not my FJ. Killer motor, dead nuts reliable. Going on 10 years of ownership… Read Full Review

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Written on: 03/03/2012

i would change bikes every six month till i found fj1200 awesome bike dont want to part with it now

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“I've had my 1993 abs FJ for a year now. I travel 280...”

Written on: 21/05/2009 by jamesy12345 (1 review written)

I've had my 1993 abs FJ for a year now. I travel 280 miles a days 3 or 4 week in all sorts of weather and traffic. I've got to say this is a masterpiece, its grunty, noisy and involving and totally placid and predictable when all you want to do is get your head down and knock off the 150 miles home yet will howl like a banshee when provoked. Apart form a thirst for oil of around 2000 miles per litre and petrol at 11 miles per litre it's really cheap to run, insurance is reasonable parts are… Read Full Review

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“The Yamaha FJ1200 3CV has a very torque engine can...”

Written on: 04/05/2009

The Yamaha FJ1200 3CV has a very torque engine can pull strongly in top gear with out changing down on motor ways etc.
fast enough to frighten but very comfy too.
If you Dyno-jet the carbs ( I used a stage 3 Dyna-jet kit as I was running K+N'S and a 4 into 1 S/S Exhaust system it makes the best of the donks power.

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“I replaced my newer 3XW abs with a 1990 3CV,I think...”

Written on: 05/04/2009 by fjtonyashford (1 review written)

I replaced my newer 3XW abs with a 1990 3CV,I think it's a much nicer bike to look at ,mirrors are still next to useless,but the whole bike feels much more robust and settled, I have fitted 4 cone type K&N filters,Laser end cans goodridge hoses and discs and a scottoiler, it's never let me down,it's left out in all weathers,quick splash with a hose and all good again, got abit of a misfire at the moment due to the air filters need to get it rejetted and have the carbs balanced,booked in next… Read Full Review

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Written on: 10/02/2010

Had the bike for over a year now,after the carbs were balanced it was like a different machine,a lot less vibes,better mpg,and quicker to start,I have changed the mirrors to cbr ones,which are better,and have fitted risers to the bars,and a flip screen,but don't like the look of it so will put standard screen back on after winter,only failed mot on a rear suspension bush,gonna need a new rear tyre soon,apart from that been 100%,still recommended

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“My FJ is the BEST bike I have owned... and I've had...”

Written on: 01/12/2008 by Chippa (1 review written)

My FJ is the BEST bike I have owned... and I've had LOTS of bikes...
She is SO good in the twist's, then she will just eat up the highway K's/miles on the way home... For an 'old' bike you won't find any better… Read Full Review

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“I've had mine for 10yrs.She is a 91'reg and had 13k on...”

Written on: 02/10/2008 by john deaks (1 review written)

I've had mine for 10yrs.She is a 91'reg and had 13k on the clock.She has now covered 71k and never let me down.She rides as good as any modern bike.There is probably no other bike that is as flexible for the money.Other than normal consumables all I have replaced is the rear shock… Read Full Review

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“Handle bar origional grips are way too narrow but...”

Written on: 06/07/2008

Handle bar origional grips are way too narrow but other than that the Yamaha FJ1200 best bike 10/10 for value and performance… Read Full Review

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“I have two Yamaha FJ1200s, one runner and one parts. I...”

Written on: 18/06/2008 by syngen (1 review written)

I have two Yamaha FJ1200s, one runner and one parts. I like reconditioning parts and swaping them over. Its all pretty straightfoward. I use the runner to do about 3-400 km per week to work and back no problems. Amazingly we just recovered from a freeway rear ender (high speed) with a bent triple tree two bent parts and no detectable cracks or bends in the frame. I only got one broken leg from somersaulting over the handel bars so I was lucky. So I'm rapt with the bike. Its fixed and so am I… Read Full Review

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“These bikes are awsome after a few mods and will worry...”

Written on: 17/06/2008 by Andy fj modder (1 review written)

These bikes are awsome after a few mods and will worry all but the committed sports bike riders. Can be good without above mods for laid back reliable touring or commuting. Have had no gear problems or any major problems these bikes are bulletproof ask doc hacker of club 180,000 miles and still good… Read Full Review

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“Very comfortable 2 up touring. Low seat height great...”

Written on: 16/06/2008 by Salsa Pete (1 review written)

Very comfortable 2 up touring. Low seat height great for veritcally challenged riders. Lots of torque allowing minimal gear changes. Bullet proof motor. Very stable at high speeds. Easy to maintain and well built.
Steel tank allows for magnetic tank bag. Taller eagle screen offers better protection. Vista throttle lock, heated grips and air hawk seat are great additions for long distance touring… Read Full Review

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“The Yamaha FJ1200 is a GREAT overall bike but it can...”

Written on: 29/05/2008

The Yamaha FJ1200 is a GREAT overall bike but it can be improved. A set of mikuni smoothies help as well as the 97 thunder ace swing arm and rim swap--- you can actually shoe horn a 190 rear tire with this swap! Get newer compound rubber and a little better handling. Go 4mm over bore and you have a stroker busa engine!… Read Full Review

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“On the breakfast run the Yamaha FJ1200 gets more looks...”

Written on: 28/04/2008 by spong (1 review written)

On the breakfast run the Yamaha FJ1200 gets more looks than the R1, K8 Busa you name it. I wouldnt mind a higher screen because the wind gets me square in the face. Standard saddle is uncomfortable for apassenger I have seen photos of very comfortable looking saddles but they are not availible in South Africa… Read Full Review

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