Fast forward 16 years. I had been wanting to get back into motorcycling for a few years. On a whim, I got on Craigslist, and the very first motorcycle listed was a 1989 Yamaha FJ1200. I test rode it and bought it. When Yamaha came out with the White and Silver FJ1200 in 1989, I lusted after it. After 23 years, I finally had one. Four years of ownership with this FJ has been pure magic. Thanks to the help of online forums, and the availability of aftermarket parts online, I did the teardown and rebuild in my garage January of this year, and increased the displacement to 1297cc’s.