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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-23-2020, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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After swapping out the K&N for a standard one the bike now runs much better. The hesitation when opening the throttle at around 3.5k rpm has virtually gone. There is still a little but it seems very smooth with none of the jerkyness that it had with the K&N.


I also put the idle back to 1100 rpm, adjusted the throttle cable freeplay to almost none, tweaked the gear selector position and adjusted clutch and brake lever positions. It's starting to feel like my bike now!


Still to do:- inspect CCT and replace is necessary, clean TPS - is this straightforward?


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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-23-2020, 03:38 PM
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The TPS is a sealed unit, but the connector terminals can be cleaned.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-24-2020, 01:09 AM
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Please check the CCT like now!!! From what I've heard/read there can be no warning and you grenade your engine when you hit the start button. Not all of them give you any noises to warn you. I would hate to see that happen no matter how unlikely, especially since you found a great machine IMO!!
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-25-2020, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Iíve inspected the CCT and thereís no coloured dot. 70,000 miles and three owners - I canít believe itís not been changed!

So Iíll be taking the plunge. Parts and tools ordered. Iíll update.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-01-2020, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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So yesterday installed the new cam chain tensioner. Dan Maurice’s video was so useful. I made do with a regular 8mm combination spanner - it just took me a while to do the lower bolt, 1/16th of a turn at a time! The engine sounds so much nicer now and I can ride without worrying about the possibility of failure. For anyone contemplating doing this in the UK I got the CCT from MSP for £45. Everywhere else including the FJR owners club wanted £95+. Delivered in three days from Europe and arrived on bank holiday Monday!
Looking forward to getting the fairing back on today and having a nice long ride after being off the road for a week. 🙂
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So yesterday installed the new cam chain tensioner. Dan Mauriceís video was so useful. I made do with a regular 8mm combination spanner - it just took me a while to do the lower bolt, 1/16th of a turn at a time! The engine sounds so much nicer now and I can ride without worrying about the possibility of failure. For anyone contemplating doing this in the UK I got the CCT from MSP for £45. Everywhere else including the FJR owners club wanted £95+. Delivered in three days from Europe and arrived on bank holiday Monday!
Looking forward to getting the fairing back on today and having a nice long ride after being off the road for a week. 🙂
Congrats YYZ, go for a ride & enjoy YOUR bike, itís a good one !

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-03-2020, 10:33 AM
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OK, loving the handle!

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