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What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:51 am

Ok kool. I only know of 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch.. maybe the 3/4 is 5/8 on the inside... or close enough. Flare it out a bit if not big enough. It doesn't take much to hold the cartridge, the problem comes when you have the bottom bolt just loosened and the cartridge starts to spin. No real torque on that bolt by then, so just need a holder....
I never use loctite on the bottom bolt. The copper washer is more than adequate. Keep torque low, I'd say 20 ft. lbs. max.... goodentite, you can feel that with a copper washer. If loctite is used, you will definitely need the cartridge holding tool.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:02 am

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Ok kool. I only know of 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch.. maybe the 3/4 is 5/8 on the inside... or close enough.
He said they made the inside of the top fitting a square so OD of 5/8 is what is needed. Since it is square, I suspect that 1/2" would be good enough. Not like there is a lot of torque needed. I would probably not use a torque wrench to tighten but I expect 20 ft-lb might be too much. (Max, as you say)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:03 pm

Gen2 FSM says 23 which is way too much IMHO, I know a couple who didd that and stripped or broke the lower cartridge valve (just try to find one of those!!). 2016 FSM says 17, which is because of the cartridge design. 17-20 is good enough to me as the copper washer is going to act like a crush washer of sorts. Remember too, unless you cleaned that bolt right dry, it's a lubricated thread and torque should be reduced.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:37 am

I was going through "stuff" that the previous owner gave me with the bike and came across the cardboard box that the Traxxion springs came in. He had placed the OEM springs in the box (anyone need any?) when he installed the Traxxion stuff. He also placed the 5/8" square tube tool that Traxxion provides with their shocks in the same box!! Looks like all I need now are the various seals and bushings.

FSM says to replace the metal wire oil seal clip, the bottom copper washer seal and the top cap O-ring. I did not do so when I did this service on my '07 but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to have them on hand just in case. Those three parts only add about $7.00 per fork to the parts cost and you avoid the headache of dealing with a leak or waiting to order stuff if the part is damaged during disassembly. Easy to nick an O-ring or find that the copper washer at the bottom is damaged. Wire clip to retain the oil seal is probably no issue but they have been known to take flight during removal.

A bit of confusion with the FSM vs on-line parts fiche for the bushings. (I only need the top and bottom - middle is not normally used with the Traxxion setup) Fiche: https://www.yamahasportsplaza.com/oempa ... front-fork

The FSM refers to the bushings as Outer tube bushing 1, Outer tube bushing 2 and Inner tube bushing but does not give Yamaha part numbers.
The parts fiche gives ambiguous identifications plus part numbers.
Metal, Slide 1 4SV-23125-10-00
Metal, Slide 2 3P6-23135-00-00
Metal, Slide 2 4SV-23135-10-00
From the diagram, it appears that I need the first and third item (Items 5, 30 and 3, 28)
Please correct me if I am mistaken...

Season is winding down so this is likely to be a winter works project (or early spring if it is too cold to work in the garage).
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:22 pm

3P6-23135 is the middle bushing, your option to install it or not.
Toss the Yammy wire retaining ring and use Honda 51447-KZ3-003 or rings for a Kawi C14... all have 48mm forks. I like not having to dig for the Yammy wire ring.
Not very likely at all you'll need any of that copper washer or o-ring. I've never replaced one.
You may distort the big washer that holds the upper bushing in... it can get that way from slide hammering the upper bushing out. Just flatten it and re-use. I do have a spare I use as an aid to my 2" ABS "seal driver" when installing bushings and seals.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:35 pm

That is what I thought for the bushings. As I mentioned, the O-ring and copper gasket are cheap and would rather have them on hand than possibly have to wait several days for an order - local dealer doesn't keep much stock. Good info on the wire retainer, thanks. I might have a couple of spares from the last time I did forks on the '07. If not, I'll check out the Honda part.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:59 pm

Despite using the abs lead/switch to cycle the abs just weeks ago, today I cycled front and rear abs manually. When some retard (rē-TARD) decided to turn across three lanes to get to the fourth, far left lane. She was 90 degrees to me for a second. Worked out okay. I may be a little hoarse, but no damage or injury. :)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:09 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Despite using the abs lead/switch to cycle the abs just weeks ago, today I cycled front and rear abs manually. When some retard (rē-TARD) decided to turn across three lanes to get to the fourth, far left lane. She was 90 degrees to me for a second. Worked out okay. I may be a little hoarse, but no damage or injury. :)
Did you break your middle finger on her windshield, or just sprain it?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:23 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Despite using the abs lead/switch to cycle the abs just weeks ago, today I cycled front and rear abs manually. When some retard (rē-TARD) decided to turn across three lane...She was 90 degrees to me for a second...
Glad that you managed to get through that alive. Drivers can do the dumbest things.

Yesterday I had a car blow through a red traffic light well over the speed limit just as I was entering the intersection. Now I don't need to use a jumper to check and cycle my ABS system. Having the right-of-way and getting the right-of-way are two entirely different things. Situational awareness = you live another day.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:41 am

bill lumberg wrote:
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I may be a little hoarse, but no damage or injury. :)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:43 am

All good. I’m not smart enough to get scared that fast. Pissed comes instantly. Recognition that it could’ve been bad takes a little bit longer to percolate.
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Post by danh600 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:47 pm

Rode it till the map turned blue.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:27 pm

Pre winter nap oil change :-(

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:54 pm

Hack wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Pre winter nap oil change :-(
Wimp! It ain't white out yet and yer givin' up?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:56 pm

Is looking at the long range forecast. Were not gonna get much above 5c for the next couple of weeks. I suspect I'll be tucking it away this coming week as well.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:05 am

raYzerman wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:54 pm
Hack wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Pre winter nap oil change :-(
Wimp! It ain't white out yet and yer givin' up?
Well... In my defense the coming week is a write off as far as time to ride is concerned, so by then I'm sure it'll be about time to give up :D

I still might get out as I'll need to top off the tank before the real hibernation begins
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:33 am

Shell station @ Hwy 6 and Con. 8E has ethanol free... on your way back, jog onto Con. 6W.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:04 am

bungie4 wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Is looking at the long range forecast. Were not gonna get much above 5c for the next couple of weeks. I suspect I'll be tucking it away this coming week as well.
I think we may be OK for a little longer. Temperatures for the remaining bit of October and for much of November are forecast to be mostly above seasonal norms. As long as there isn't salt on the road and temperatures are 5°C or higher, I'm good for a ride with a heated jacket liner. (I can manage lower temperatures but it isn't any fun) I hope I can hold off that final fill with premium gas (no ethanol here for premium) for a few more weeks. Winter works projects for the bike include a valve check, some electrical rewiring, fork bushings and seals, Penske shock to be sent off, LED headlights, relay arm service and maybe swingarm.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:00 pm

raYzerman wrote:
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Shell station @ Hwy 6 and Con. 8E has ethanol free... on your way back, jog onto Con. 6W.


Oh yeah.... for sure.

I forsee a few wintery days hanging out at "Ray's Bike Shop & Red Wings Emporium" in the next few months.

May even trailer the FJR over for a valve check ;-)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:59 pm

Went to a good friend’s place this morning. Wet roads, pine needles, wet leaves, a couple of young deer darting out, and that being the last trip on a PR4GT rear,.. made for an extremely spirited and rewarding ride to his house.

Said friend showed me how a functional adult checks and tightens steering bearings.

Tore the space time continuum to Publix for steaks, then went home and changed my rear tire. All went well until the very end, when my inadvertently leaving the brake brace bolt for last, after everything else had been snugged up, made things hard. Stupid has consequences.

Got that pesky bolt in, left and slowly scrubbed in the rear tire. Went back home and geared up the grandson (cowboy boots outside the pants are stylish for young boys, if you aren’t in the click). We made a run to the nearby, just-opened, racetrack gas station. We (me and Mrs. Lumberg, can’t speak for the grandson), aren’t happy to have a gas station built near our rural neighborhood. But goddamn! I have a 24/7/365 IBA start receipt .5 miles from my house. I’ve had to go 10 miles before my trip officially started, trying to find a gas station open at 2am.

Aaanywho, went to the gas station, did some figure 8’s, bought some candy for the rio, and went home. Proceeded to, true to form, ineptly drill and pin my bags. Right now, I only have big cable ties in the holes. But I kind of like that. I credit the gentleman from EOM for pushing me to pin, not by persuasion, but merely by sharing how his day went.

I am careful and competent at securing my bags. And I have over 100k on FJR’s without losing a bag. But just last week I found a bag locked properly, handle and tab. But both handle and tab were just above the secure point. Yay me...

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