XJR-1200

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– started end of november ’01: everything okiedokie. The 1200 was another story, as I remember. Some extra parts were mounted. the Secdem bugscreen, roll-bars and rear interior fender (originally from the 1200) and heated grips from Hein Gericke.

– 1000 km. first free maintenance, added extra oil in the fork legs (10cl in each leg)

– 2000 km. refitted the repaired Rino mufflers. The grunt is -kinda- very different. Now we’re really back in business !

– 6000 km. maintenance, carbs synchronised, CO from 2.5% set to 3.0%

– 12000 km. maintenance, filters changed, spark plugs changed

– 15200 km. A complete Fazer 600 top fairing has been mounted. It took a lot of money and a lot of work but I’m very pleased with the result. There’s a link to the rework page at the bottom.

-16500 km. front braking pads replaced. I noticed that the inner pads were gone, the outer still had some friction material left. The new pads are SBS.

-18300 km. Maintenance. carbs sync, air filter (which wasn’t replaced on 12000 km for obvious reasons) AND I finally got rid of the Michelen Macadam horror tyres. They were not worn to the thread and would probably have lasted another 2000 km, but I had them replaced by Pirelli Dragon GTS.

Now I can take my turns in a more appropriate way.

-24000 km. Maintenance, valve adjustement. not one single valve was out of spec. Nice.

-28500 km. Clutch caliper oil changed. It was converted in an unidentified black jelly. Strange.

-30150 km. Maintenance. oil+filter. Checked the front sprocket, it is apparently coming to an end.

-31300 km. Driving over an L-shape metal bar results in 2 tyres busted. Good thing it happened only 500 metres away from the bikeshop.

It’s not a disaster though, both tyres were fairly worn, and the rear was kinda square. When it was demounted from the rim, it could stand up by itself. While the bike was in for the tyre change, I took the opportunity to change the chain/sprocket kit too.

It was still the original set, the front sprocket was at the end of its life. The new kit is an SP kit with a golden chain.

-32900 km. the XJR obviously doesn’t like winter temperatures and salty roads. One of the ignition coil housings is cracked, so when riding through heavy rain the engine often falls back to 2 cylinders. Also the fuel tap has left the building. The membrane appears to be broken, so now it is always on pri.

Not very convenient when you have to remove a filled up fuel tank. Both coil and tap will be replaced under warranty, and this is the first warranty claim.

– 33700 km. First and hopefully last accident with the 1300. Again a blind man changing lanes without even bothering if there could be anyone else already riding there. in this case, me. I went down on the right side, resulting in a broken Fazer fairing, signal light, mirror, brake handle, exhaust and roll bar. I got away with no physical injuries, only some loss of confidence.

At this time the bike is already completely repaired. The Fehling rollbars did an excellent job preserving the engine. My 1200 probably would have survived with these bars.

During the repair, I finally fitted White Power springs and fork oil. This should have been done much earlier.

– 36000 km. regular maintenance ; oil, filters, spark plugs

– 36900 km. front braking pads are end of life. They lasted long enough, so the SBS pads are reinstalled.

– 39000 km. the lower clutch pump starts leaking oil. Warranty please !

The Rino pipes are put in the closet for now. Accute shortage of ground-clearance and some circuit use that has been planned for this summer (in Belgium you can’t access a circuit with loud pipes) have helped me making up my mind, so the original pipes are remounted. Hey, they don’t look that bad.

– 42000 km. oil-change, maintenance

– 44000 km. Tyre change. The Pirelli’s weren’t completely gone, but stability was getting worse. Me no like that, so me change tyres. Dragon GTS again, of course.

– 48000 km. maintenance. Oil + filter, valves adjusted. Also a new chain/sprocket set. the DC chain suddenly went completely bad. several links got stuck, despite good lubrication and maintenance.

The new set will be a Yamaha original, since they became affordable some months ago. Someone at Yamaha got the genius idea that a set can be sold less expensive than all the parts seperately. Great. Better late than never !

– 54000km. maintenance. oil change. I had a small problem with the cabling. the connector of the right-hand buttons apparently began to corrode, finally resulting in a small wire-fire (. ). I had to rebuild almost the complete front-wiring using second-hand R6-wiring. In the process the Fazer head was not mounted anymore.

For now.

– 57000 km. Remounted Fazer fairing, wiring reworked. Replaced the valve cover gasket, which was leaking oil on 5 places. Also replaced all exhaust system bolts and nuts. I really do hate salt.

– 57500 km. spark plugs replaced after the nbr 3 failed.

Yamaha XJR 1200 SP
Yamaha XJR 1200 SP

– 58000 km. front tyre replaced (Dragon GTS)

– 60000 km. maintenance. oil+filter, braking pads front, new rear tyre (Dragon GTS), bairings of swingarm and wheels checked.

– 63500 km. clutch oil replaced

– 66000 km. maintenance. oil change

– 68000 km. new front tyre (Dragon GTS)

– 72000 km. maintenance ; all filters, spark plugs, synchronised carbs and valve adjustements (5 exhaust valves out of specs). Still no noticeable oil consumption.

– 74000 km. rear tyre replaced, Pirelli Dragon GTS

– 75500 km. front fork oil replaced, chain + sprockets replaced (original Yamaha)

– 78000 km. maintenance, oil change

– 79000 km. replaced front tyre. The GTS is no longer available, so I fitted the Diabolo Strada.

– 81500 km. speedo cable broken

– 84000 km. maintenance. all filters, oil, spark plugs

– 87200 km. exhaust collector replaced, first expensive repair (412 euros). Both muffler-ends broke off simultaniously, completely corroded. New rear-tyre. Diabolo Strada.

– 90000 km. maintenance, oil change, and second expensive repair. new front brake discs (and pads). I’ve installed an original set, as this -surprisingly- turned out to be the cheapest solution. All after-market brands appeared to be a lot more expensive. This used to be otherwise in the past !

– 92000 km. Speedometer drive housing and drive plate inside the front wheel gave up. Replaced both.

– 94000 km. both rear shocks started leaking oil. Since Yamaha does not give support or parts on the shocks, I had them revised and reworked at www.bikesetup.be. Better than new.

At the same time I replaced the front fork oil again. Al damping was gone, now it’s back. That previous oil was rubbish if you ask me, since it only lasted approx.20k.

Also fitted new front tyre, Strada.

Yamaha XJR 1200 SP
Yamaha XJR 1200 SP
Yamaha XJR 1200 SP
Yamaha XJR 1200 SP
Yamaha XJR 1200 SP
Yamaha XJR 1200 SP


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