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PostSubject: Woke up the FJ today   Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:45 pm

It is almost a crime, how long I let the FJ sit without starting it.

Re-checked and adjusted the valves, replaced the valve cover gasket and bolt seal, installed a 4 degree ignition advancer - but my gosh, how many months has it been sitting without running!

Dropped the battery in, opened the garage, pulled it out and gave it a shot - did not start easily by any means. Took several tried and there was at least one carb acting finicky.

Warming up while my jacket, helmet and gloves were "installed", it sounded better and better all the time it ran.

Pulled out of the driveway, classic signs of plugged or restricted pilot jets -

But it cleared right out!

A little too cold for me, but I rode farther than I planned anyway.

Been a great day!

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PostSubject: Re: Woke up the FJ today   Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:29 pm

Been working on the GS550 myself, welded in the lower bearing race on the neck and the upper went right in with the use of shim stock. She feels much better now...

I thought about going for a spin but your right about it being nippy today...
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PostSubject: Re: Woke up the FJ today   Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:30 pm

Oh yea i almost forgot, almost done with the chain drive conversion on the XS1100. I'll post some pics of what i wound up doing soon...
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PostSubject: Re: Woke up the FJ today   Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:38 pm

Smoke-Dog wrote:
Oh yea i almost forgot, almost done with the chain drive conversion on the XS1100. I'll post some pics of what i wound up doing soon...

I'm stoked to see what you did to make that work!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Woke up the FJ today   Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:29 am

Great pic's DoubleFat, looks like a great ride!

I wonder if UncleErnie actually does the cooking? :P
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PostSubject: Re: Woke up the FJ today   Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:50 pm

Here is my FJ1200



Just completed another valve adjustment and installed this gem -



Today all the rubber grommets holding the side covers on were replaced.

Need to check the chain and sprockets, maybe change the front brake lines and rotors, but I'm thinking it is ready to go as it is.

Just need the right weather and the time to actually do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Woke up the FJ today   Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:36 pm

DJ wrote:
You had some dandy pictures of it in there, this forum cuts your pictures too far down. maybe some links to your other pictures would work.

I have started just posting links so as not to lose the best of the pictures. Many of the links I post have a perfect size when in says - instead of the + size.

Thank you dj -

I'm going to check, there may be a way to have pictures automatically re-sized to better fit.
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