Yamaha FJ1200

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Yamaha FJ1200

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If Yamaha brought this bike back with some updates to frame design and a few more modern features, it would give any current 'sporty' touring bike a run for its money. Easy to maintain and simple to service, it Continue reading...

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For the age of the bike it is still up there as a good tourer,sport's side as we know it's been left behind now.But I have two I think that say's it all. Continue reading...
Overall? Well, this is taking too long. I'm going for a ride, I'll look for you. Continue reading...
Lovely old bike with endless torque. frame and other parts need a bit of TLC through winter.
Very easy to work on and it won't let you down.
Engines good for well over 100k.
Sorry to see mine go, yes I woul Continue reading...
Get a good one, use it and keep it. Continue reading...

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A true long distance machine, you can ride over a 1,000  miles and step off as fresh as when youbegan. 

The FJ1100 is more fuel efficient though.

The FJ owners club is the best. 

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 23:27

my bike FJ 1200 ABS is a wonderful machine but has failed its MOT on the rear shock absorber I am currently looking for a secondhand one or one that may fit reconditioned one please can you help me on this subject as I don't really know who else to ask thank you Ray Humphreys

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 10:45

www.fjclub.co.uk is your best resource for FJ bits. They have been working on them for many years and are reasonable in price as well.  I had one and loved, awesome bikes.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 21:41

A good bike.

Reliable but not perfect as they are getting old now, from my experience of 4 of them that I've owned:

Very very heavy, forget back road scratching.Quite heavy on fuel if you nail it. Eats headstock bearings and brake discs. Hydraulic clutch slave cylinders are crap and fail regularly. OE rear shock is terrible but most will have been replaced by now. Electrical problems due to corroded connectors behind the fairing panels are becoming more common. If you miss the 1st to 2nd gear change once you'll knacker the dogs and it'll jump out of 2nd until you fix it. Usual Yamaha quick bind brake calipers, make sure you wash down after every ride in winter.

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:37



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An old but still capable tourer
 
Starting to show its age now.
  • Price: £5199.00
  • Year: from 1990
  • Top speed: 155mph
  • Engine capacity: 1188cc
  • Power: 125bhp
  • Torque: 70lb ft
  • Weight: 238kg
  • 0-60: 3 seconds

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