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kboehringer
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Thank you for the addition..... GEORGIA - U.S.A. Reply with quote

Fellow FZR Enthusiasts,

Thank you for allowing me to become a member of this forum.

I am an avid motorcyclist and own several Vintage Yamaha Motorcycles. I recently purchased a 1992 FZR 1000.

The bike had been sitting (full of fuel) for more than 5 years. Amazingly, I was able to get her started the day after I brought her home. I have her in shape enough to take around the neighborhood but the machine is not ready for safe riding. The real work is just beginning.

This is the machine when I purchased here:


I've done a bunch of work already including:
- Petcock, Fuel sensor, all fuel lines and clamps & filter all replaced with OEM (Damaged with gas sitting over 5 years).
- OEM color added back to the gauges, supports, and grips.
- Front and rear brake pads replaced (needs a rotor thanks to metal on metal).
- Radiator hoses and OEM Yamaha temp sensor (OUCH! that one was pricey ). Hoses are long discontinued but Summit Racing had some 1" heater hose that has done the trick.
- Complete cooling flush too. Had some AUDI coolant handy....Yamaha doesn't seem to mind..... Might just replace the water pump haven't pulled it but being a little cautious can't hurt
- Oil & filter has been changed twice to assure all the muck is predominately gone.
- Replaced front badly damaged turn signals with re-pops
- Replaced rear tail lamp (badly melted by loose bulb) and installed LED bulbs.
- Replaced rear fender - MIA on purchase. Had been removed apparently to "Cool Up" the bike.....STUPID!
- New Battery - Maintenance Free Model
- Clutch Master & Slave completely rebuilt with new seal kits.
- Chain guard replaced (brackets found in England couldn't find here) was MIA on purchase.
- Tank completely cleaned, degreased, and liner installed.
- Repaired a couple fairing cracks and one decent size hole using 3M Structural Repair/Bond Kit.
- Cleaning, Cleaning, More Cleaning, and More Cleaning yet to do.[/list]

Today she is "Running" but needs a great deal more work...



I will post more photos in a moment...

Kurt Boehringer
1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
1980 - XS1100SG - The Duck
1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Café
1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Thank you for the addition..... GEORGIA - U.S.A. Continued. Reply with quote

Everyone loves photos...... Here are some more...

Here is what I found inside the carbs after sitting for YEARS with fuel in them.




Fuel level sensor was badly damaged sitting in fuel for so long (new unit beside).


Previous owner (we refer to as the dreaded PO) got a bit creative with the red paint shown here.


I've returned this to what I believe is the OEM coloring.


More to come.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome in Kurt and boy that's some list you've got through. I've never seen carbs in that condition ever. She's starting to look in better shape already. Keep the photos coming. nod thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Thank you for the addition..... GEORGIA - U.S.A. Continued. Reply with quote

more photos for my new friends across the pond.

Rear Brake Pads had worn out and have severely damaged the rear rotor (old vs. new) shown.

I've ordered a replacement rotor.....

JUST FOR FUN.... These are my OTHER bikes sitting on my front lawn.


1970 Honda Trail 70 (My only non-Yamaha).


2016 Yamaha FJR 1300


1982 Yamaha SECA 650
(photo taken before it was 100% done)

This SECA won BEST IN SHOW at a 100+ Vintage Yamaha Rally.

1981 Yamaha MAXIM 550 (Teaching my wife to ride on this)


1981 Yamaha XS 1100 Special (Heavily Modified)


1980 Yamaha XS1100 Special (Customized)


1980 Yamaha XS1100 Special (Customized)


1979 Yamaha XS1100 Special (Work in progress _ now on hold for work on the FZR!!!!)


1992 Yamaha FZR 1000!!!!!!
My newest Project!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: Thanks nuggitt Reply with quote

nuggitt wrote:
Welcome in Kurt thumbsup

Thank You nuggitt


Here are a couple YOUTUBE videos of the machine from a week or so back.

https://youtu.be/Laeagc_4gAs

https://youtu.be/GoAfW772I3M

I did not have the tank repairs completed so I was using an old lawn mower tank I normally use only for tuning carbs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the bikes on what you have on your lawn is what we call a bike shop in England. laugh

I haven't seen one of those xs1100 in years and then four come along all in one day. You've got some nice heavy metal there Kurt.

As for the Honda shame on you. thumbsdown laugh

I've seen the videos and you're nothing but an hooligan, and I bet the neighbours just love you. laugh laugh

She sounds sweet with that can on. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful, and sod the neighbours right Nuggitt nod
The green XS is a peach and takes me back to memories long forgotten of the 750 version in silver.
More pics are necessary without doubt.
OMG those carbs and your crappy methanol, what happened next ????
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OGRI wrote:
Beautiful, and sod the neighbours right Nuggitt nod
The green XS is a peach and takes me back to memories long forgotten of the 750 version in silver.
More pics are necessary without doubt.
OMG those carbs and your crappy methanol, what happened next ????
OGRI


OGRI,
Thanks for the compliments on the GREEN one. We call that one "UGLY DUCKLING" and I will post a photo of that one from the day I purchased it. It was in fact in very bad shape. I paid $300 but have about $2500 spent on it in total ( not sure what that is in your terms). That machine runs like a champ and is incredibly fun.

I believe you are correct that the crappy fuel played a part in the carb and tank damage. I am located close to the city of Atlanta and all of our gas is 10% ethanol. This fuel has a very limited life expectancy and will eat all BUNA seals quickly. Very bad for older machines.

The carbs on the FZR has a large amount of pitting and damage inside. Fortunately none of the ugliness of the damage has an effect on performance. EXCEPT, the tips of two of the slide needles were rotted off slightly. I still need to replace those. This rotted off tips is certainly causing a rich condition at low speed and the mid-range transition. I need to get those replaced. Everything else cleaned up well.

Kurt
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I`ve read about the USA ethanol problem, but boy I didn`t realise it could go that far.
Who calls it the ugly duckling, they must be paid up members of the Stevie Wonder fan club.
Hey so glad to see you bought the Honda for the wife, top man as we say over here.
As for your needles, there is a company in Cali that makes them in titanium.
I will dig the address out for you, they were about $120 a set and if you want to go the whole hog, they offer extra hard nickel plated tubes to match.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it great to get fettling?
Those pix of your carbs should induce a certain rectal tightness for Stig. His bike has been sitting in his smart garage for years.

Once again we can enjoy the international brotherhood of Exups.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OGRI wrote:
Yes I`ve read about the USA ethanol problem, but boy I didn`t realise it could go that far.
Who calls it the ugly duckling, they must be paid up members of the Stevie Wonder fan club.
Hey so glad to see you bought the Honda for the wife, top man as we say over here.
As for your needles, there is a company in Cali that makes them in titanium.
I will dig the address out for you, they were about $120 a set and if you want to go the whole hog, they offer extra hard nickel plated tubes to match.
OGRI


Factory Pro do stainless steel tubes. I liked them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the 650 Seca ,
what are they like to live with.?
nice collection.
cheers mark
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:02 am    Post subject: About the SECA..... Reply with quote

two-stroke-brit wrote:
I like the 650 Seca ,
what are they like to live with.?
nice collection.
cheers mark


Thank you Mark.
The SECA is a real rarity here in the U.S.A. Although the 550 & 750 versions were available for several years here the 650 was a one year only 1982 here. VERY RARE! I had one as a younger man and when I saw this one I had to buy it. I traveled over 300 miles to get it!

Again another bike needing a great deal of work much like my FZR 1000 but it is my intention to bring the FZR to this quality of restoration. The 650 required a complete engine disassembly to repair the starter clutch deep within the motor.

The 650 has a very SNAPPY throttle response, handles very well in the corners, and will put a real smile on one's face with very fast pickup. In my opinion it is a little small for our interstate highways where 70mph (~110km/hr?) is typical. She's a little light when moving at those speeds with large trucks and etc. sharing the road. Likely the best 650 of it's type/style made at that time.


This is a more current photo with the machine completed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:20 am    Post subject: How the Ugly Duckling got her name.... Reply with quote

OGRI wrote:

Who calls it the ugly duckling, they must be paid up members of the Stevie Wonder fan club.
OGRI


OGRI,
Thank you so much for your compliments on this machine. You must see (photo) how she looked when I had to drag this one home. I believe it was my wife that said "That is one UGLY DUCKLING", and the name has stuck with it ever since.



This was my first attempt to rebuild a vintage bike in such poor condition. Now I think I can do just about anything (the other bikes were similar (or worse). Again, I am anxious to make my FZR look like new.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:40 am    Post subject: Today's Postal Deliveries..... Reply with quote

FZR Friends,

As stated, I want to RESTORE this machine to factory condition. The dreaded PO (previous owner) removed the ExUP exhaust and installed an aftermarket exhaust. I was able to find a header pipe in our northern state of Minnesota for what is an exceptional price ($73 [57.73 pounds sterling?] ). The header is completed with the bracket and cover. However, it has two broken bolts which I am currently soaking in a very good penetrating oil (Aero-Kroil). These will be an easy fix.



I am having no luck finding an OEM silencer muffler that is in good shape. Anyone have one for sale?

I would like the exhaust stock to avoid being called a "Hooligan"by my neighbors!! big grin big grin big grin big grin




I also received a new fuel pump. I am unsure of the real condition of the old pump and would prefer a new one before I start riding any distance. This bike would not be fun to push home cry baby

Yesterday, I upgraded the bulbs in the tail lamp to LED 1157. I think they look great and are definitely a safety improvement.



You can see my personal "Bike Shop" in the background.... smile
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