FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by XF650 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:04 pm

Got very fond memories of my old FJ1200, good to see one being used as intended ie mile munching! First thing I did with mine was to rip out the abs, made the bike 25 pounds lighter. Would definitely consider another one. (thumbs)

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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by Redmurty » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:16 pm

Good old tug those I know when I was in the military lots of guys lusted after them, me I bought a R100/7 of a pissed up submariner in a bar in pompey unsighted for a good price :whistle: did some miles on that thing. several mates had nice FJ's

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FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by FJ1200 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:25 pm

Thanks all. She (the bike) does exactly what a bike should do. Granted I won't be doing any off road stuff but I probably wouldn't if I had a dedicated adv bike. My leg as are far too short for that sort of stuff so the bike is a no compromise machine. It does what it should do really well. Got lots of sensible mods to make it better than designed and I have no need to change it.

Now I have to think about the next ones. Probably South Wales


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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by XF650 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:59 am

Was on the FJ/FJR forum when I had mine under the name of Nix. Did a Cat n Fiddle video on the FJ around 2010 ish and stuck it on Youtube. If you go to Youtube and search for 2nix2 it should still be there in the listing. Had the touring screen option which was one of the best screens I've ever had, coupled with that silky smooth top gear roll on, it was a fantastic bike!

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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by FJ1200 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:23 am

[video width=425 height=344 type=youtube]PijM5blcB0Y[/video]

Here it is :) Cracking road - very local to me..
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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by FJ1200 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:24 am

Mine is a 1989 3CV - pre ABS. Best mod was to fit Blue Spot Calipers at the front. I can stop it releably now :)
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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by Billy Bananahead » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:17 am

XF650 wrote:Was on the FJ/FJR forum when I had mine under the name of Nix. !
I'm banned from that forum. My name was FJ111200. Fook 'em. :ohmy:

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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by Scott_rider » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:21 am

They still look a good bike. Yamaha got it right with the FJ.
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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by FJ1200 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:24 am

Many people claim that the FJ1200 was the daddy to the FJR. Personally, I think it was more of an early incarnation of a Fazer 1000.

Chain Drive
Half fairing
Stonking Engine
Comfortable
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Re: FJ1200. Martyn's feeble effort

Post by Scott_rider » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:35 am

FJ1200 wrote:Many people claim that the FJ1200 was the daddy to the FJR. Personally, I think it was more of an early incarnation of a Fazer 1000.

Chain Drive
Half fairing
Stonking Engine
Comfortable
etc
(thumbs) The mighty Fazer is indeed a jack of all trades bike, I love mine.
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