High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Randy, I had a similar deal years ago with a Honda 650 nighthawk where the starter was pretty much junk. what I did was I took it to a local Certified “rebuilder” that rebuilt automotive starters, alternators, water pumps and such and hd them go through it. It wasn’t much more money than just buying a kit (bearings, brush’s, etc.) and doing it myself and l feel they Did a more thorough job than I could have done because of their equipment & experience.
On the unauthorized tbs, if the motor ran better it was a good thing, the unauthorized tbs allows for more/better compensation for cylinder to cylinder variations than the simple bleed screws on the gen 3/3.5 bikes,should be able to get a better result across the entire rpm range, less vibration.
On your airbox, mice seem to just love the fjr airbox for some reason, I feel (no scientific data) that a Oiled k+n air filter seems to keep them out but you still need to check regularly, this reminds me that I need to check mine. Also I’ve added dryer sheets around the bike and used a rodent spray through out my bikes, I will add that all that didn’t keep them out of my 81 cbx where they also like the airbox and the tail section, they stayed out of the freshly cleaned & oiled air filter air box this winter but found home in the tailpiece that’s had a dryer sheet, rodent spray & Irish spring soap. Besides the wiring they munched on the soap as well requiring some repairs this spring.
Good luck, hope you Get to ride soon, I think you’re on the proper path.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !