At 33,000 miles, my 2006 FJR is due for some maintenance.
Most of this is routine maintenance and not warranty work. Since this is a ‘farkled’ ld bike, I prefer to do as much of the work myself. No sense in having someone worry about my GPS/Radar Detector/XM Radio and other add-on items. Plus I get to know the work was done to my satisfaction.
On the agenda is:
|Final Drive Swap
|…Done… My final drive started weeping again. I have all the seals but even better I have a low mileage (2700 miles) rear end that I nabbed of eBay a while back. I’ve done the swap, lubed up the spines and will replace the seals in my original unit.
|Head Bearing Upgrade/Replace with Tapered Set
Special thanks to ‘Just Roy’ a forum member who makes an awesome head set socket and member ‘AllIn’ who loaned me the tools to remove the races and press in the new ones.
|Ignition Switch Recall Work
A local dealer was willing to provide the parts so I could do it myself. Work performed in this service bulletin. It’s a complete crock that Yamaha only gives these guys an hour service time. It took me a good hour and a half and I already had the bike halfway apart.
|Oil on order, currently just a flush and refill with new fork oil but I’m jonesing for a suspension upgrade.
… Done … Using Maxima 5wt Fork Oil.
|Valve Clearance Check/Adjust
|I have a shim kit in stock and will do this in the next week or two. This is the biggest item on the list and will take a good day for me to complete with coolant flush at the same time. I should probably do plugs too but I did my initial set a little late and they looked great.
… Done …
The 32K clearance check on my ’06 were:
All in spec though a couple of the intake valves were leaning towards the tighter side. Proving once again that having the shims on hand means you won’t need to use them!
|Remove PAIR System and install the fancy block off plates.
|Almost done, stripped a bolt removing one of the PAIR connectors.
… Done …
|HID Headlight upgrade.
|I have the kit and with the front all apart I might as well do this too.
… Not sure I can use the kit that I have. It’s really an auto-kit an the wires are simply too long for me to hide.
|Swap out BlueSeas fuse block for a smaller more compact and integrated unit. (The FuzeBlock)
|Have parts in stock, ready to do.
|Install Aux Plugs for heated gear
|Installed, needs to be wired.
Some photos of my work in progress:
Entire Album is here: http://picasaweb.google.com/mdisher/FJR33000MileMainteance#
Will update this post as things progress.