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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 09:04 AM
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The only practical way to get new cylinders with the proper coating is to buy a set of engine cases. Sure there are services that will recoat them, I was quoted nearly C$900.... cases a couple of years ago were U$1100, but they are now $2600... fergedaboutit...
Then once you start on something with that mileage, where do you stop... new pistons, rings, gaskets, crank and rod bearings, head work..... ??

Good used engines are available for a fraction of that. It cost me U$1000 for a used 2014 engine with no miles, this went into my '06 project bike. Be patient, look around, there's a good one out there somewhere.

Mine came out of a red 2014 that had been in an accident from the rear and side (I saw the pics)... too slow to get out the way, I guess, eh Steve?
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Lets play devils advocate. If he buys it for $2,000 the worst he can do is lose $2,000 and sell parts off of it and recoupe a portion of it. I lost more than $2,000 on mine when I rode it out of the dealership.

Iím obviously guessing at the $2,000. That would be worst case to pay for it.

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Looking at an 04' with nearly 250,000 miles on it. Sounds good and owner has all maintenance records.

Any thoughts? How expensive are rebuild kits? Etc...

Must be a miss type.... 250,000 miles?! Are we talking about a Toyota Camry? I have NEVER seen an actual motorcycle with over 150,000 miles.



As far as buying it? For what? Sell it back to Yamaha for R&D?
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There are quite a few FJRs with over 200k on te clock. I saw three in one place at the Stagecoach Cafe during the 2016 Last Ride of the Year.

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There are quite a few FJRs with over 200k on te clock. I saw three in one place at the Stagecoach Cafe during the 2016 Last Ride of the Year.

That's good to hear! My fist gen 2008 slipped a timing chain at 50,000 due to the none updated chain tensioner.



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Well I pulled the trigger and bought it. I can always part it out if need be.
Rode it home and all is well EXCEPT, after about 10 minutes it puked some coolant out! I'm not used to the bar gauge but the last couple of bars were flashing.

The PO said he just changed the coolant. I wonder if he didn't burp the system. It never completely over heated to the point of blowing coolant and steam everywhere, just that small amount and then ran hot.

Tomorrow I'll check the levels for sure. I know some of these systems can be a pain to get all the air out.
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Maybe poured the coolant in too fast and didn't give the air a chance to rise/come out. At this point, fill the rad not quite full, let it circulate as it warms up, and when the level comes up and thermostat starts to open (top off as necessary if it doesn't rise to the filler neck), put the cap on. Ensure the reservoir is filled say 3/4" above the max line, when it cools off it should suck in coolant and it will end up near the max line. Might take a couple of coolant cycles to get there.
If you haven't already, check the CCT that it has a green or blue paint dot on the flange, if it doesn't it may be the old style (can't imagine the old one is still there after that kind of mileage). Replace it very soon if no dot. If it's running well, just ride it and do regular maintenance. Nothing bad is likely to happen unless that CCT fails.

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The plated cylinders would be the problem in a rebuild. again in my opinion.
The dirtbike market keeps several cylinder platers busy. But I might question just how many FJR pistons does Yamaha have in the parts channel, worldwide?

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Looking at an 04' with nearly 250,000 miles on it. Sounds good and owner has all maintenance records.

Any thoughts? How expensive are rebuild kits? Etc...
I have a 05 nearly New with less than 3,000 miles on it!!! Yes 3,000! In awesome shape with many add ones. I injured my back and could not ride it so I kept hoping to get better but not do lucky.
I’m asking $5,000 due to condition and goodies included. I posted an add a couple months ago it’s still up here somewhere.
I live in CA near Modesto/ basically between San hose and Sacramento in he valley.

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I have a 05 nearly New with less than 3,000 miles on it!!! Yes 3,000! In awesome shape with many add ones. I injured my back and could not ride it so I kept hoping to get better but not do lucky.
Iím asking $5,000 due to condition and goodies included. I posted an add a couple months ago itís still up here somewhere.
I live in CA near Modesto/ basically between San hose and Sacramento in he valley.
https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/22-...ca-6500-a.html

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