View Full Version : Yamaha FJ1100 1984.
08-28-2006, 05:35 AM
This is my bike,,its an FJ1100 Yamaha, 1984 model.Ive just got the frame back from the powder coater.
The engine is in a million bits,,I was just gonna do a bit to it,,but it got out of control,just like everything I do,,now its getting a full rebuild.
I have 3 Jawa Peraks under my house,they are about 1948 models,they are completley stuffed and will take a lot of restoration,,but Ive got all the time in world.
08-28-2006, 09:23 PM
Nice. Just curious about the "Jawa Peraks",. What model is that?
08-28-2006, 11:00 PM
What happened to the engine?
Seems like a nice bike
08-29-2006, 02:03 AM
The Jawas are around 1948 model I think.,I got them out of crusher at the scrap yard where I work on saturdays,luckily they hadnt been crushed yet.Its amazing what people throw out
You can get parts from Indonesia and Europe that are still in there boxes brand new from the 1940's. I thought they were Indians at first till I saw the engines,,they have the same seat as the early Indians and Harleys,,but they only come in 250 and 500 cc
08-29-2006, 02:19 AM
This is a pic of a Jawa Perak,,,circa 1948
09-07-2006, 12:15 AM
I had the baby brothers of the FJ - a couple of XJ650s and an XJ750 - in the late 80s. I rode the 750 around Australia. 16,000klms or so in a bit over 2 weeks. Went through 3 rear tyres and came off twice (at low speeds) but that bike never missed a beat.
09-07-2006, 03:30 AM
G'day Scott,,the're pretty much bullet proof mate,,Ive come off mine 3 times,,twice in a driveway,,and once out the front of someones house.I was stopped all 3 times.Im due for a big one soon enough.( I hope not)
09-07-2006, 10:22 PM
I had a few scares on that trip around the country - got run off the road once in the NT by a road train, nearly got cleaned up by a camel etc.
I rode the last leg from Rockhampton to Sydney without stopping - there was a cyclone up the coast and I was trying to stay ahead of the rain. It took 22 hours.
A week after I got back, I sold the bike. Figured I had tempted fate enough. Haven't been on a bike since. About a year after I sold it, a friend of a friend came by and he had an XJ750. I recognised the fuel tank - mine had some distinctive scratches. He said he bought it from a wrecker. The bike was totalled. He reckoned the guy who was riding it does, but he might have been making that up.
My brother-in-law keeps offering me his Ducati for a weekend, but I'm not game.
09-08-2006, 05:36 AM
I used to live in Lismore and work in Sydney,every friday at lunchtime Id ride up north,stay the weekend til very early monday morning,,and then ride back to Sydney again,,the bikes pretty well worn out.
09-08-2006, 03:51 PM
Sorry that none of your pictures come through.
09-09-2006, 03:47 PM
thats odd.Ive had messages from other guys who got the pics.
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