Well I stripped her (ooooer!) got down and ditty (ohhh Matron!) and found that the fuel pump was indeed leaking.Not familiar with the sv but I have had Vacuum taps stick on various bikes over the years gsx1100 other gs motors e.t.c and can & will leak petrol into the oil worse you can cause a hydraulic lock which you really do not want.
Well I stripped her (ooooer!) got down and ditty (ohhh Matron!) and found that the fuel pump was indeed leaking.
Replaced it, lengthened the vacuum tube, and changed oil filter etc... as it was due a service anyway. Runs much better than in a very long time, it most've been leaking for a while but due to no use, neve really noticed it! Throttle response feels better, all round win. I also found that there was no rust in my tank and that she is pretty clean as far as the fuel system is concerend.
Used some ACF-50 while I was down there, and all is well!
Anyone got much experience with FJR1300s? Potentially looking at getting one in mid to late summer, it will be an older one probably 2005-9 depending on price and mileage for a bit of 2 up touring. Only thing is I'm currently on an Mt09 and haven't ridden anything that big so I'm not sure how hard the jump up would be?
Cheers, I'll probably have to go to a dealer and test ride one because I don't know anyone with one, but that sounds good to me. And I'm not looking to go at 180mph (it would scare me let alone the Mrs!) so saying it lacks a bit to a zzr1200 is fine haha.Ive ridden FJR1300 friend has one you will be fine big lump very comfy nice to ride and they do hold there money feels a little gutless compared to my zzr1200 but in a nice way.
Brilliant for 2 up.
Pretty good deal this if you need a chock.
I did nearly 300 miles today.
Up from where I live, through Downham Market, Swaffam, Fakenham, then up to Wells. Then followed the coast round east, through Cromer (99p a litre there FYI) all the way around to Great Yarmouth, then down through Lowestoft, stopped briefly in Kessingland at the beach there, then down the A12, back up the A14 through Bury St. Edmunds, Newmarket, then back into Cambridgeshire.
Bloody wing mirror came loose, I've had problems with this for years on the odd occasion, although it's been ok for a good while now. Fortunately happened about 10 miles from home.
I've screwed it back down and put metal epoxy on the bolt and around the top, hopefully that should do the trick.
If it ever comes loose again I'll give up and get some bar end mirrors.
Yup that's what I put in last time.
The thread on the bike end is pretty stretched. It's was the bloody bike shop, o put it on for an MOT and it came out they'd obviously knocked it loose, never been tight since.