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In 1984 Yamaha presented FJ 1100, the RD 350 YVPS and XJ 600 models. More cheaper, faster, and reliable the XJ 600 and RDs were sold like hotcakes in Spain with others like own Yamaha XS400, and eventually destroyed the oily Guzzi , Ducati, Laverda and BMWs reign that plagued a protectionist country, ling homeland with scrap when broken and saturating workshops awaiting parts that never came for mechanical breakdown bikes.


The FJ1100 was out of the reach of mortal people in Spain : at 1,680,000 pesetas
was unattainable (wow!, 10,000 euros then!) . So those of us who were poor were in the workshop most of the time with our broken Italian bike or humiliated mercilessly on any road for the Japanese machinery.  Then we talked about the "Italian character" or "the German tourer " , but those nonsense words were only to avoid exploding in cries and tears BUAAAAAAA !


Yamaha itself was the first surprised with the success of the FJ : a bike that was in fact a sport- tourism bike, triumphed in all types of championships all over the world against bikes like the GPZ 900 or VF1000 R... and sank Bimota with a better bike at a quarter the price.
And it was comfortable , easy and safe ( even a novice can ride a FJ since the first contact due to his low centre of gravity and easy handling) . And the expert rider could destroy a pair of tyres on the weekend on a closed track and go the next day to commute with the FJ, starting first time in the morning without any apparent effort.

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News

Section

November 25, 2017 FJ 1200 1TX restoration FJ 1200 1TX
October 25, 2017 Tyre section revamped Tyres
October 3, 2017 Gear lever trick Engine
September 7, 2017 FJ 1100/1200 fuel petcock repair kit Carburetion
August 14, 2017 YZF 600 rear rim swap Rim swaps
August 14, 2017 Exup rim swap updated Rim swaps
July 25, 2017 YSS shock tested Suspension
July 14, 2017 Yamaha optional 1TX higher screen tested Cosmetics
October 26, 2016 Bridgestone T 30 Tyres
April 4, 2016

Oil temperatute gauge fitted

Add-ons
February 16, 2016

YSS shock fitted

CBX Suspensions
December26, 2015

CBX shock dismounted & analyzed

CBX Suspensions
December22, 2015

My Yamaha FZ750. Full test

Yamaha FZ750
October 24, 2015 Vibrations FJ consulting room
October 3, 2015 Optimizing FJ 3XW handling Suspension
September 19, 2015 Metzeler MZ8 tested Tyres
March 11, 2015 F1S cans tested Exhaust
March 10, 2015 XJ 900 clocks trick Cosmetics
May 14, 2014 Left crankcase oil seal changed Engine
May 14, 2014 New Dunlop StreetSmarts tested Tyres
February 25, 2014 CBX footpeg platforms CBX mods & tuning
February 21, 2014 Home made ignition advancer Carburetion
February 21, 2014 Engine support grommets changed CBX engine
January 27, 2014 KERNITE bearing grease Suspension
January 18, 2014 Gemini cans fitted Exhausts
December 5, 2013

Hagon fork springs fitted

CBX mods & tuning
October 19, 2013 FZR 1000 fork swap (in progress) Suspension
August 19, 2013 Spin on oil filter conversion Engine

August 8, 2013

CB 750 RC42 engine swap

CBX engine
June 9, 2013 Gear indicator kit improved Add-ons
December 29, 2012

CBX Swiss/Pacific version derestricted

CBX mods & tuning
December 29, 2012

CBX rims swap

CBX mods & tuning
November 27, 2012 Gear indicator kit fitted Add-ons
August 20, 2012 Coils relay fitted to my CBX CBX mods & tuning
August 4, 2012 Improve your ignition:  coils relay fitted Engine
May 1, 2012 Shift kit fitted Engine
February 15, 2012 Goldfren pads tested CBX mods & tuning
December 12, 2011

Carb manifolds trick to refit them

Tips & fixes
December 11, 2011

Fuel tap bypass

CBX mods & tuning
November 26, 2011

CBX 750 F2 double headlight fitted

CBX mods & tuning
November 10, 2011

ZZR 1100 clutch master cylinder swap

Engine

October 1, 2011 FJ Emulsion tubes & pilot jets changed Carburetion
September 11, 2011 FJ Dashboard lights switch Add-ons
September 3, 2011 Relay fitted bypassing the charging system CBX mods & tuning
September 2, 2011 In-line fuel filter & new carb settings CBX mods & tuning

September 1, 2011

Coil problem fixed CBX engine overhaul

August 14, 2011

Adjustable front brake lever fitted

CBX mods & tuning

August 7, 2011

HRC tap mod

CBX mods & tuning
July 27, 2.011

CBX 750 Mac exhaust fitted

CBX mods & tuning
July 25, 2.011

Carburetion tests explained

Carb tuning
July 12, 2.011

CBX rear shock oil change procedure

CBX mods & tuning

April 26, 2.011

FJ 1200 clutch kit change improvement

Engine

April 25, 2.001

CBX 750 F2G gearing calculator

CBX mods & tuning

April 24, 2.011

CBX 750 F2G fork overhaul

CBX mods & tuning

April 6, 2.011

CBX 750 F2G engine overhaul

CBX engine

February 1, 2.011

Web re-launched after 3 years down

 

So good we went that Yamaha sold FJs for14 years! all over the world and superseded more modern bikes like the own Yamaha GTS 1000 or  competence's motorbikes like 1100F Suzuki or Kawasaki GPZ 1100.

FJ are  low tech motorbikes that performs well in all the tasks: sport ridding (first FJ won production races with a minimum of mods, only Carb, foot pegs & exhaust ones), tour solo or 2 up, everyday commuter and easy maintenance, combined with a long-lived motor, even today on production, and near luxurious comfort.

Do you want to travel all day long at 200 km/h without fuss, with the engine purring below you at 7.000 rpm and with 2.500 rpm still on your hand?

¿Or do you prefer ride on 5ª gear all the day long, from 40 to 240 kmh,  spending little fuel and looking at the landscape?. And carrying a passenger and a lot of luggage in perfect comfort.

Do you enjoy weekends frantic rides with your friends or do you use your bike like a workhorse, or both things at the same time?

Are you a home mechanic or simply you don't want to listen about a expensive invoices only for connect tour bike to a computer?. Do you like to personalize or improve your bike or the opposite, do you want a bike with near no maintenance that it doesn't transform in a expensive labour time invoice nightmare every time that you take your bike at your workshop?

The way to make my own web in 2003 was speaking about my near 30 years experience with motorbikes and compare the modifications and tune-  ups that I have done to my 5 FJs along the time, riding on them more than 400.000 kms. (one 36Y FJ 1100, three 3 CV FJ 1200s and one 3XW) with the objective to be useful to all of you who are , like me , in love with the FJ model.

That I couldn't imagine was that I was going to make a lot of friends.

Please, send me your questions, FJ photos, comments, suggestions or simply tell me your experiences, tips or whatever you like, simply clicking at my mail.

And if you have any problem, don't doubt to mail me. I will try to help you

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Enjoy the Fast Jota experience!