1986 Yamaha FJ1200
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
5th Jun 2012, 22:39
Just purchased an '89 with 69,000 miles. Complete fluid change, fuel line cleaner, and it was on. I have replaced the front sprocket and chain at 72,000. Piece by piece, getting it maintained.
OMG!!! This bike is a train. It never stops pulling. Rolled the throttle in 5th; the RPM just climbs steadily all the way to red line.
Coming from an older Honda Sabre to this '89 FJ... Yamaha got it right!!