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Autumn 2.010 . FJ 1989 1TX vs. FJ 3CV

On September 2.010 my friend JC visiting to me in Tenerife, so we ride on my 2 bikes on a week, and we met my friend with his fabulous FJ in order to together. In the 3 years that passed away since I the last face to face between the 2 FJ, there some My bike looks another but it is near the same, only 3 more years of refinement.

FJ looks exactly the same, but some secrets inside. there be more differences before between the 2 bikes. how does the Honda compare the 2 refined FJ in thigh roads. on

Alf’s FJ 1200 1989 3CV

around 130.000 kms. and In perfect shape. Since the differences are larger mains, plugs and open exhaust It sounds like a tractor and like a missile.

Chassis and at the front the things continue the Hagon fork springs, R1 pots and pads and Fazer master cylinder. SAE 10 w fork Minimum settings both spring.

The brake hoses are now the OE ones, one line from the to the OE distributor and 2 lines to the calipers. The feels a little spongy abusive use, not like the 2 lines from the pump to the

Forks legs upped 1 cm the steering stem.

OE shock the spring mod done, situated in position 1 (it will be OE 3) and damping on 3rd Shorter shock rods lift up the bike.

Tyres: superb Bridgestone in 120 front 170 rear sizes.

special seat, Randy Yamaha team paint Zero Gravity screen, mirrors, Yamaha rack Givi plate adapted, protectors, stainless steel cover, front light a relay installed, leds on light, aluminium front and brake levers, stainless nuts and bolts all around, gearchange lever, right cover. and more

Riding on: raw, round kicks on low with bloody-mindedness power and run fierceness. Perfect stability and handling with the new advanced Yeah, a missile, but with the that always you ride

Mingo’s FJ 1200 1TX 1.986

with around 70.000 and in perfect shape. Dynojet with OE main jets, KN air and complete exhaust system by with the collectors and pan connexion to avoid air leaks. Sweet and feeling, go fast thought the rev and it doesn’t vibrate anything at all

Dunlop D205. Yes, the pair that 3 years Mingo doesn’t ride his properly, it’s clear.

perfect paint, chrome painted and perfect engine, outside and inside. Still do not do to the photos. And with emergency and pilot alarm box.

see when I install it, Mingo!.

on: fine, comfortable, soft, to rev up and really fast. No vibrates and handling and flickable with the 16 on curves and with the fork calibrated and an antidive that in love with. In fast It is noticeable the high wall tire flexing and a rear 17 would be perfect.

It feels much smaller the 3CV by the lower fairing.


All the by clicking on the menu, the bike is good, fast, secure and with an entrance in curve 2 FJs makes 2 trucks look, but of power compared with the engines of the FJ. It is also bad compression, 8 when it should give 12 to 14. is, roughly, 30% less power.

deserves to wait for the complete restoration planned for this to have any chance in benefits. this and a opened pair of at least pretend to have 90 hp, but real, to the wheel. Keep you

Great suspension, good good tires and a clutch and feel far superior to the 2 FJS make a easy and safe on riding. The controls are good and the fairing is The only thing that it it is a clock in the panel, like the FJs

details or finish in reference to the FJ, are better and worse ones. At the the Honda quality was legendary in to the other Japanese builders, in engineering and fiability. The time is the judgment.

The general design of the engine, easy access, wiring integrated. the Honda is that superior: the complete takes 10 min. to dismount, wire has its place, all is very working access, the bike vibrate and it doesn’t break the panels. Everyone know the to dismount the FJ fairing or the shock top access. At the Honda everything is and easy and a really a pleasure to in.

And that the shock keeps all the oil after 25 years is to give a big to Mr Honda.

Now the worst thing: I we other 80s Honda bikes with its problem with and temperature, CBX 550 camchains nightmares, CBR 600 and the camchain tensioners, CB 750/900 ) the Honda fiability was a myth: FJs with more than kms don’t have any expensive problem like the generator in my Honda with 30.000 And after in seven months in the lacquered parts (steering, ) start to show premature With the FJs there is not that


Highway. the 3CV fairing better, but the Mingo bike not vibrate absolutely anything and is as comfortable. A legal or quasi-legal up to 160 km / h, the CBX fairing is the best, and the engine is and softer even than bike, but the stability is not the same as of the FJ at this speed, mainly due to it is sensitive to the wind: the enormous actuate like a wing and the is even dangerous with wind from 120 km/h on.

Honda FJ 1100
Honda FJ 1100

On bike is more natural of the less protective cowl, but in my FJ you that you go 50 km/h slower in the other 2 at the same speed. here, the 3CV motor, tyres and chews kms on the motorway at ultra-fast the 205 tyres are not as sure footed to the comfort and support of the BT020.

The BT045s fitted by the CBX are at the same and comfort level of the BT020

Tourism. with 2 suitcases FJs go to the end of the The CBX is to travel sedate, especially 2 people. The fairing is better on the 3CV but the 1TX is Watch at the pic the superior fairing on the

Curiously, the geometry of my FJ with the and the protrude fork legs is the same as the OE 1TX, maintaining of FJ1100. I think that softening the FJ, Yamaha built a bike.

Sport riding. my FJ, hard, with evil powerful and you feel exhausted a stretch of slow corners. itґs ultra powerful! You to be careful with the gas, catapults you to the next corner you arrive very fast, hard and turn the gas again. it is a beaten up in this environment, but it is to maintain against predators as the latest R. The 1TX is softer, very and with a perfect fork and perfectly with the rear adjustment.

But in areas where you to stretch up to 8,000 rpm, mine did not go to 6,000 rpm. and even stronger. I estimate my FJ should give about 20 hp. In of the open curves 1TX can not follow the 3 CV, because of power in addition to the of the BT020.

The only opportunities for the Honda is on this areas of thigh which is just the usual in Tenerife. On weekends I ride 1 day the FJ and another with the CBX. And the day I go to the is most enjoyable when on the roads around here, two hundred and something miles get off the bike.

Ri ding the FJ I need a and a coffee for the same distance it is much more tired and

In a well known 11 kms. tight curves road my home, the FJ is always around 30 faster than the Honda, no dependence of the way. It is more a road, so even with the engine, I don’t think you go faster on the CBX.

What is is the honda anti-lock clutch. gears at high revolutions the slips and prevents rear lock. You get to the bend, brake, the throttle, 7,000 rpm. down click It’s

And fit something similar to the FJ could be

The 2 FJS are 2 amazing bikes. You do not need else, whatever your style. If I were buying an FJ I buy a 1TX like Mingo, then I enhance like mine and the swingarm by one of 3CV to avoid the heavy, train rods back of the adapting a 5.5-rim GSXR

And the CBX. If I only had this and try any of the 2 FJ I will be amazing with the FJ power, and living in Mainland with open roads, is no possible comparison. You can go on tour full luggage. because the is doing very well, as I did in the with Jose Carlos and his FJ, but you the FJ unflappable poise in every and that rocket engine under your seat.

Now, living in Tenerife, that after amazed at of 2 FJs I would be happy with my which makes everything, it is handy and fast.

Perhaps the of this bike would be appropriate with a Diversion for half the price as a Yamaha, the is as economical and convenient for everyday use and superior to anything that is than just going for a A 90 hp motor and 230 km / h with good and brakes is still a good it does not mind being 25 eager.

Honda FJ 1100
Honda FJ 1100
Honda FJ 1100
Honda FJ 1100
Honda FJ 1100
Honda FJ 1100
Honda FJ 1100

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