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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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A new chapter

For many years I would throw a tank bag on GSXR's or R1's and call it sport touring and after a couple of kids and some miles behind us my wife decided we needed something that fit my idea of sport and her idea of touring (comfort). I found a good deal on a '04 with 30K on it that needed a little love. The PO, I am the 4th, left it outside uncover and as near as I can tell didn't do anything to the bike but put fuel in it. One of the owners before him did maintain it as the PO gave me a box of parts, he had no idea what was in it, that included a service manual, spare fasteners, oil, filters, tinted windshield and original rear rack. Someone along the way also dropped it, at least twice, once on the left and once on the right, no longitudinal scratches so I think it just fell over. The plan is to repaint it, change all the fluids, check the valves, new brakes, tires, and clean out/change the oil in the forks. Comfort wise it needs a new seat and I'm rebuilding the Givi rack to support a passenger backrest, use as a flat spot to bungee stuff to and support a rack for a road bike. So far the fairings are off and partially sanded, the lights have all been refurbished, and I have started on the rake. I have found a lot of great info on this site, thank you, and am hoping to use this thread to track my progress. The pictures are after washing the first day it was home, before the snow and how it sits now.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 08:05 AM
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We are looking forward to hearing and seeing your progress, and hopefully add some advice. Remember this, as you go forward. Some of us here, like me, will do just what is necessary to keep our FJR's in good mechanical shape so we can ride with confidence, and others, will insist that everything be done PERFECTLY. It's their nature, and mine. You will do as much as YOUR nature insists. {like the guy who left your FJR out in the weather without protection, OUCH that offends even me}. Google most things before you ask so things aren't too redundant, and PM myself or someone else with a lot of posts if you need info that your pretty sure has been addressed a thousand times. Good luck.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 08:21 AM
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Kool deal....... time for a custom colour to make it totally "yours"...... burnt sienna would be one of my suggestions

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Dont forget the rear dif oil. All the pivot points are gonna need grease too.
If my '14 ever needs paint is gonna get the '16 blue.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 12:20 PM
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Welcome to the forum.


Looking forward to see what your bike looks like after its painted.




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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the offer philharmonic, I have a tendency to over research projects but if I get stuck I won't hesitate to pm you.

RaYzerman - I haven't completely decided on a color yet, but the front runner is not far off from burnt sienna..

mobilemike - thanks, it's already on the list
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Despite ski season, work and not having a great place to work on the bike I have been able to make some progress. Through searching and Youtube I have been able to lube all the pivots on the back of the bike, drained and replaced engine and final drive oil, replaced clutch and brake fluid and put on some new brake pads. We found a Sargent seat on Ebay to replace the ripped and weather pos that was on it and have finished most of the fab work for the rear rack to hold a backrest, carry a bike and make it a little more useful for me than the Givi top box.

The biggest part of the project has been the body work. I was able to sand out all the scratches with just a little filler, primed, painted and clear coated the panels and am working on finish sanding, compounding and polishing them out.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 08:28 PM
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Welcome.

That's a Givi SR346 on the back. It's ideal. It strengthens the subframe and allows you to carry even Givi's biggest trunk.

A worthwhile, and expensive upgrade.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 08:36 PM
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Cool colour!! It will be nice to see it all back together!

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