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by ranmar850
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: FJR Specific
Topic: How to destroy a PR4
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: How to destroy a PR4

Brakes pads on the leak side are toast, of course. Refitted front forks and wheel this morning, still waiting on new pads to finish the job. Yes, bare concrete floors can suck the life out of tyres where they contact them, but mine is well sealed, never been an issue.
by ranmar850
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: FJR Specific
Topic: How to destroy a PR4
Replies: 2
Views: 314

How to destroy a PR4

As detailed elsewhere in this forum, I had a fork seal go earlier in the year. The bike ( around 42,000k) had been ridden hard in the first half of last year, then just parked up when I changed jobs and went back FIFO. Major house renos were also going on and the bike was surrounded by materials. I ...
by ranmar850
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: FJR Specific
Topic: Kinda sad....
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Kinda sad....

Mine is happy with the seating position and Givi topbox. Less happy with the ZRX1200r as the pegs are rather higher than the Fjr's, can't say i blame her. But, as that bike resides in NZ, it is usually short between stops, anyway.
by ranmar850
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Other bikes/Bike related topics
Topic: National Veteran Motorcycle rally
Replies: 2
Views: 450

National Veteran Motorcycle rally

Just back from a week at the bi-annual National Rally. The venue was the Barossa Valley, and we were based at Nuriootpa. The local Tourist park is a great venue for such things, and virtually all participants stayed there, whether camping, caravanning, or in a cabin. The Barossa is just a picture th...
by ranmar850
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: FJR Specific
Topic: Brake pad part #
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Brake pad part #

Cheers, Steve. Useful resource, but I ordered from an Australian supplier. Annoyed at having to replace a virtually brand-new PR4 after the fork oil got to it. Turned the contact area to chewing gum. But the same issue on the Buell, on a Pilot Power, didn't affect it at all. paul at Chain Reaction g...
by ranmar850
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: FJR Specific
Topic: Brake pad part #
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Brake pad part #

Hello all, as I mentioned earlier, had a fork seal fail on the Gen 2 FJR. Also cost me a front tyre as apparently the PR4 doesn't like fork oil, and, of course, a set of brake pads. And bushes were stuffed. Went to order the pads, and see there was a difference between 03-05 , and 06 to 13(?) I'm no...
by ranmar850
Wed May 17, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Is there a doctor in the house?
Topic: Fork seal replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Fork seal replacement

Without looking at the manual, would assume it is the normal procedure of disassembling, removing slider, then using a seal puller? Or can it be done with the forks intact?
by ranmar850
Wed May 17, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Is there a doctor in the house?
Topic: Fork seal replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Fork seal replacement

Thanks for all that. I don't feel the bushes will need replacing, wear-wise, as the bike has only done 40-odd thousand k's. Disappointint that a seal let go at such low kilometrage, but it is now 11 yo. I am reasonably handy, mechanically -wise, just end to be time-poor. I don't know of anyone withi...
by ranmar850
Tue May 16, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Is there a doctor in the house?
Topic: Fork seal replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Fork seal replacement

My Gen 11 developed a bad leak on the RHS fork seal some time ago, haven't ridden it since. How difficult are these to replace? Do I need to remove much of the plastic bodywork up top? I was riding the wheels off it for a while last year, commuting to and in Perth for a casual role , then went back ...
by ranmar850
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: FJR Specific
Topic: Bolt thread: Top Front Fork clamp bolt - Triple Tree
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Bolt thread: Top Front Fork clamp bolt - Triple Tree

I made one of those "Motorcycle Larry" type ones myself--just bought a RAM ball with threaded post, then drilled and tapped the top nut myself. Easy. Loctited the RAM ball in, all done. The balls come with different post threads, just make sure you have the right tap for it.

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