Old school rocket!!!
For my 1986 FJ1200, the gas petcock would leak after sitting for 24hrs, and flow out of the carb over flow hoses, and new friction plates in the clutch.
I have been riding for 26 years, always and all year, even winter. I have had many motorcycles: 3 GSXR 1100s. My last bike was a 1990 GSXR 1100; great bike, but not comfortable, and not on long trips.
Now my bike is a 1986 Yamaha FJ1200. It's very comfortable anytime or all day long riding. This this FJ1200 pulls very hard in every gear. The best and fastest roll-on out there for carburated bikes. This FJ1200 might be old, but will still bite most all of your late model sport bikes to date, stop light to stop light, and for a 570lb motorcycle, it handles like it's on rails.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2010