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#1 trimmantom

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 05:10 PM

Well it took eight weeks exactly to get the ticker fixed and I'm glad that ordeal is over.Not only did they fix the valve guide problem but also replaced the camchain tensioner and camchain assembly.Total billing for this little project was $3271.00,man am I glad I didn't have to fork any cash on that deal.
The time frame wasn't real desirable but I think that Lawrenceville Honda Yamaha in Georgia did do an excellent job for me I talked to the tech who worked on my bike and am satisfied that he did a good job.I beleive they made an honest effort on the repair. But if Yamaha would provide a little more info to their dealers about possible problems with their bikes it could eliminate a lot of leg work by the dealers and possibly expedite the process on the repair end.
I took the bike for about a hundred mile run this evening in misting rain and fog.
I couldn't stand it I had to ride that bike when I picked it up regardless of weather conditions.I was really happy with the bikes performance, It seemed to have more spot on power,I guess I didn't notice the gradual loss of power before.
The bike was very smooth and now I'm oh so happy.
You don't know what you lost til you don't have it for a while and just being on this forum and getting info here makes it much easier when you do have to take your bike somewhere for repair work that you're better informed.
Thank you to all owners of previously repaired tickers who shared their experiences because your posts on the subject really heped me.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 05:29 PM

Hello, I was just wandering about my fjr with 23000 miles on and a mild ticking problem as well. Was yours a 2003 model and was the ticking very loud? Steve Meyer in Louisville Ky. at smpha8@insightbb.com

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:43 PM

Steve my bike is an 04 and the ticking got progressively worse.
It was very loud when I finally took it in with just under 24000 miles.

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 07:24 AM

Tom,

Glad to have you back! I know its been frustrating, but the bottom line is that Yamaha paid for everything! I agree with you, that the guys at Lawrenceville Yamaha are a great bunch. Chris Roth the service manager will do what it takes to make it right :clap:
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE(liquidbullet @ Jan 21 2006, 08:29 PM)
Hello, I was just wandering about my fjr with 23000 miles on and a mild ticking problem as well. Was yours a 2003 model and was the ticking very loud?    Steve Meyer in Louisville Ky. at smpha8@insightbb.com

Steve, go to the tech forum here and check the sound out for yourself. Its pinned and it's right at the top o the page.
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:30 AM

O K trimmantom
We all want to know. You mentioned
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But if Yamaha would provide a little more info to their dealers
. Please list the things that you, and the dealer, now know that would have the job of tick fixing go better. Exactly what parts were replaced and were any of then different than the original parts. New head bolts etc? Some of the guys & gals will be taking their ticker to a dealer who has never done this job before and we want them to be armed with all information available.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:10 AM

Ya shouldn't have put "licked" in the title. TDub is gonna be all hot and bothered now...... ohmy.gif
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:24 AM

Shit, and I refrained from making a similar comment yesterday... fuck.gif
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:01 PM

Tom, we are glad to welcome you to the "Former Ticker but now a Happy Camper FJR Owners" club.. biggrin.gif

Keep us posted. I particularly want to know if it runs MUCH better than while ticking.
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:00 PM

First off,Rad and TWN youse guys need to get your minds outta tha gutter.
As for tyrone the info i am referring to specific to the tick repair is generally the parts will be the same,new valve guides throughout,new valve stem seals new head gasket,new cylinder head bolts,new exhaust gaskets,new exhaust valves throughout.They also replaced the spark plugs.Not specific to the tick repair that were also fixed under warranty were the cam chain tensioner and the camchain assembly.The bike has spot on power as before it lagged alittle bit,not a whole lot in my case but I could tell immediately when I got on the highway and gased it.
The mechanic that did the repair told me that there really wasn't a break in period,so I babied it for five miles then goosed it.
I've only got to ride it one time about a hundred miles but every thing seems to be in order, nothing came flying off the bike and no screw drivers fell out of the fairing so I think I'm good to go.