Details about Phil 'Doc' Hacker

Phil's back ground and how it all started!

I started up the FJ Owners Club in 1993, so this means its been running for over 14 years now and the last 12 years it has been my full time job.
The FJ Club has approx 2000 active members who own the Yamaha FJ1100 / FJ1200 or the New FJR1300.

My back ground stems from being an Aircraft Technician in the Royal Air Force on fast jets (served 12 years).
Before this I did a full apprenticeship with British Aerospace (Filton) as a Toolmaker.

One part of the club facilities is the Clubs workshop, FUDGE MOTORCYCLES (name due to the FJ’s nickname 'Fudge) which I spanner in. The main work is servicing or repairing the early FJ models (Ernie works on the newer FJR models)
The Clubs workshop has built up an excellent name with its quality of workmanship, I have also acquired a massive knowledge on this one make bike which can be of great advantage when fault finding. In addition to this, is the added bonus of both cheap parts and labour charges? If you wish to contact me please ring 01454 299326

All the servicing is carried out in accordance with the Yamaha service schedule (see Maintenance Details page in the club catalogue), this is no tyre kicking establishment.

Reason for racing the FJ stems back when I was instructing for a Track day company, when I guy I was teaching was on a FZR1000 and he mentioned that he was racing it in the Forgotten Era racing.
This had me thinking ‘perhaps I could race a FJ1100 1984 bike against them’. This may show a few people that the FJ is an underrated bike and in its day it was a sports bike not an old tourer that most bikers think it is.
With the support from the club and its members in 2006 this is what I did. The end result was third in the championship, not bad for a non racer riding a touring bike!

In 2007 we plan to have two bikes in the races. The other a chap racing a FJ is Liam Horgan. Let’s hope we can get two bikes in the top three.

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Phil's working out what's best. Gilles lower handle bars or the higher Renthal type?

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