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Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   04-29-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By gainsi
Just re-visiting this thread as, sadly, the...

Just re-visiting this thread as, sadly, the centre stand on my 2001 bike gave way when I was (attempting) to raise her onto the stand. Looks as if the steel just gave way - not much degradation &, of...
Forum: FJR Central   04-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,043
Posted By gainsi
In 12 years of Gen 1 ownership (2001 Oz model), I...

In 12 years of Gen 1 ownership (2001 Oz model), I always get between 17-18 km/L, which equates to 50+ mpg, so well over 40 mpg for the US gallon.

I'd change the air filter, & think about...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   03-09-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By gainsi
Shame that I live half a world away, Mike as I'd...

Shame that I live half a world away, Mike as I'd be up for that !

This might give your thread a bump. Good luck with the wrenching & enjoy your riding season. Ian.
Forum: FJR Technical   01-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,230
Posted By gainsi
Hi Stuart, as a long time FJR owner, I agree with...

Hi Stuart, as a long time FJR owner, I agree with all the the advice here. My only additional suggestion would be to remove the front wheel & get the wheel bearings checked out before you go to the...
Forum: FJR Technical   01-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By gainsi
Sounds like they are out of adjustment from the...

Sounds like they are out of adjustment from the dealer. A tweak of the up/down adjuster & making sure the two beams come together could make a huge difference.

On my Gen 1, this wasn't hard to...
Forum: FJR Technical   01-13-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By gainsi
You don't say which year of bike you have. Have...

You don't say which year of bike you have. Have you checked out the adjustment of the lights? Mine were very poorly adjusted by the dealer prior to delivery (if at all). It was worth the time playing...
Forum: FJR Central   01-13-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,496
Posted By gainsi
Thanks fellas, I know about the helmet holders. I...

Thanks fellas, I know about the helmet holders. I use the pannier with an internal bag, carrying spare gloves, visor, cap, water, mobile phone etc. I have a tank bag, but the pannier is rain proof, &...
Forum: FJR Central   01-10-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,496
Posted By gainsi
I agree with all of the comments about the FJR...

I agree with all of the comments about the FJR looking good with & without the bags.
When I do a day trip in & around country Melbourne, I want somewhere to put the helmet so that I don't have to...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-18-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By gainsi
Welcome Simon. Plenty of Aussies on here. Enjoy...

Welcome Simon. Plenty of Aussies on here. Enjoy the bike & ride safe.
Forum: FJR Central   12-15-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,658
Posted By gainsi
As a very long time FJR owner, I've read my fair...

As a very long time FJR owner, I've read my fair share of magazine reviews as the new models have been released. In one of the reviews, in a British magazine, the gun review rider wheelied the bike &...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   12-05-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,550
Posted By gainsi
Your bike, your call. I'm up to 62,000 kms on my...

Your bike, your call. I'm up to 62,000 kms on my '01 & haven't done them yet, based like you on what I've been reading for 8+ years on various forums from the owners of much higher mileage machines....
Forum: FJR Central   11-27-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By gainsi
Hi Stuart & welcome to the FJR family. Most...

Hi Stuart & welcome to the FJR family. Most owners tend to leave the valve clearance check interval longer than Yamaha suggest, based on the experiences of lots of early bikes that were checked &...
Forum: FJR Technical   11-27-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,775
Posted By gainsi
Hi Neil, have you stripped & greased the rear...

Hi Neil, have you stripped & greased the rear brake pivot point ? They are very prone to getting crud in there & then slow to release the rear brake. Not hard to do & might be worth the effort before...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   11-02-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,593
Posted By gainsi
Sound advice. So cheap & easy to do. I'm a...

Sound advice. So cheap & easy to do. I'm a synthetic convert & when you touch the final drive housing after a ride, it feels cooler to the touch.
Makes me wonder about the latest BMW's with their...
Forum: FJR Central   11-02-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,862
Posted By gainsi
Had same problem & I'm tall (6' 4") so solved it...

Had same problem & I'm tall (6' 4") so solved it with a Corbin seat that places me back about 4" in the saddle compared to the stock seat. It reduces the angle the knee is at & hence the pressure on...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   10-24-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,431
Posted By gainsi
:D. Have you seen the new, even uglier Honda ?...

:D. Have you seen the new, even uglier Honda ? Now that is the Anti Christ !
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   10-24-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,431
Posted By gainsi
You poor buggers in the UK with your wonderful...

You poor buggers in the UK with your wonderful salted winter roads !

Out of interest, do all of you with centre stand failures on the early models ride all year round ?
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   10-24-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,030
Posted By gainsi
I share your pain. How did this muppet ever get a...

I share your pain. How did this muppet ever get a licence ?

Being a brand new bike, you should find that everything that is damaged gets included in the claim & replaced. With regards to the...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   09-29-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By gainsi
Hi Mike. I have an 11 year old Gen 1 &...

Hi Mike. I have an 11 year old Gen 1 & fortunately don't have your problem. Couple of things I know & can suggest - pretty sure that the Gen II engine won't fit in a Gen 1 frame. Also, I'd get yours...
Forum: FJR Technical   09-04-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,162
Posted By gainsi
Thanks for the info Ken. I must have missed the...

Thanks for the info Ken. I must have missed the reply on the Aussie board - I tend to switch off around SoO time !

I'm not surprised that this appears to be more common than it initially seemed. I...
Forum: FJR Technical   09-04-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,162
Posted By gainsi
I did see the post on the USA Forum - not much...

I did see the post on the USA Forum - not much gets them to head scratch over there, but this did. I'm actually a little surprised that it hasn't surfaced previously, purely for the reason that there...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   09-03-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By gainsi
Or go for the Michelin Pilot Road 3 that you...

Or go for the Michelin Pilot Road 3 that you SHOULD become familiar with !

You can thank me later !
Forum: FJR Technical   09-03-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,842
Posted By gainsi
I've heard of many guys using Chromeit's heat fix...

I've heard of many guys using Chromeit's heat fix with no adverse result. Really, all that should happen is that the fan kicks in quicker if the coolant warms up.

Melbourne gets bloody hot too,...
Forum: FJR Technical   09-03-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,162
Posted By gainsi
Glad to hear that you had got to the bottom of...

Glad to hear that you had got to the bottom of this issue, Ken - I hadn't seen the outcome on the Aussie site.
Just goes to show - DON'T hurry the coolant change procedure & DO burp the system...
Forum: FJR Technical   09-03-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,989
Posted By gainsi
Hi Doc. I've used a Scott's for 4-5 years &...

Hi Doc. I've used a Scott's for 4-5 years & reckon that they are the way to go too.
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